Garda commissioner says "no criminality" in financial irregularities at Templemore

Commissioner O'Sullivan says the irregularities found in an internal audit are "legacy issues"

The garda commissioner has said there was no criminality involved in the misuse of funds at the Garda training college.

A leaked internal audit uncovered serious financial irregularities at Templemore - including the use of public money for entertainment, gifts and for clubs and societies.

However Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan says there was no misappropriation of funds,

“The issues span back twenty years so they are very much legacy issues,” she said.

“Very much focused on accounting practices that by today’s standards would not be acceptable accounting practice or wouldn’t be in line with best practice.

“I am informed that there is no misappropriation of money and that there is no criminality has been identified; if there was we would be taking action in that regard.”