It’s not yet known if Kerry gardaí will be disciplined in relation to youth programme failures

It’s not known yet if any Kerry gardaí will be disciplined in relation to failures in a youth programme.

Superintendent of the Tralee Garda Division Dan Keane revealed that 20 people in Kerry have been affected by failures in the Garda Youth Diversion programme.

He says the victims were due to receive letters of apology today.

Yesterday it was revealed that 3,500 children nationally got away with committing almost 8,000 crimes, including serious crimes, over a seven-year period.

A report showed the juvenile offenders, the majority of whom were already known to gardaí, should have been prosecuted, but were not.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the work of 3,400 gardaí is being examined by chief superintendents to see whether or not disciplinary measures are required.

In relation to Kerry members, Tralee Superintendent Dan Keane had this to say.


Registered letters of apology have been signed by district officers and should be delivered to those affected today.

It’s has not been revealed what offences were committed against the 20 victims in the county.