Retired Kerry Garda Sergeant says latest controversy taking toll on lower ranking members

A retired Garda Sergeant and former Fine Gael town councillor in Listowel says Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan must step down.

Tim O’Leary, who is also a former AGSI branch secretary, says what is happening is very damaging to An Garda Siochana.

Mr O’Leary says he hopes Garda management won’t shove responsibility down to lower ranking members from this latest controversy to rock the force.

He adds that the matter is taking a toll on the Garda on the beat: