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Garda Commissioner Says He Has 'No Regrets' Over His Sinn Féin Comments

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6:49 PM - 26 Feb 2020



The Garda Commissioner says he has "no regrets" over his comments linking the Provisional Army Council to Sinn Féin.

Last week, Drew Harris said An Garda Síochána doesn't differ from the PSNI view that a provisional army council oversees both Sinn Féin and the IRA.

PSNI-MI5 report from 2015 claimed both the IRA and Sinn Féin are overseen by a council with a political strategy - nothing that a "much reduced" Provisional IRA (PIRA) leadership remains committed to the peace process.

The PSNI reiterated its view last year.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald responded to the Garda Commissioner's remarks by saying nobody directs the party other than members and the leadership.

Speaking after a meeting with the Policing Authority this evening, Drew Harris said he stands over the comments he made last week.

He said: "I never engage in political interference, and my comments require no clarification or amplification.

"As I said, my comments require no clarification - so that's obvious that I do stand over those comments and I have no regrets about them."

Main image: File photo of Drew Harris. Picture by: Leah Farrell / RollingNews.ie


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