Clare Daly TD has said she has received new information from garda whistleblowers regarding alleged corruption in the force.
Daly told The Last Word on Today FM that she has been in touch with two serving gardai who are facing internal pressure in the force because of their allegations. The claims include “gardai being involved in drugs”.
Daly says the allegations are being investigated internally within An Garda Siochána, with the Deptuy Commissioner handling one of the two men’s allegations, but so far there has been no action.
“We’re presently in contact with two active garda whistleblowers, one of whom is out sick now for 10 months, his allegations are not being processed adequately,” Daly said.
“Another man who now goes into work in very difficult circumstances every day. The Deputy Commissioner is in charge of his case and these are serious allegations that are being investigated, including gardai being involved in drugs – no action taken their either,” Daly added.
She says both cases are being internally investigated, but there is no guarantee of action being taken.
Daly says both cases have come to light since the appointment of the new commissioner, Noirin O'Sullivan, and it is “disappointing for the hundreds of people who approached us and put their cases before the minister about cases of garda malpractice not being treated appropriately.”
“There was a recent batch of garda promotions in recent weeks and some of the people on the list for promotion are senior officers in areas in which internal investigations are currently underway,” Ms Daly added.