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Garda Commissioner Mr Martin Callinan Resigns

gardaIt has just been announced this morning that Garda Commissioner Mr Martin Callinan has resigned his post in the wake of the recent ‘Garda Whistleblower’ controversy.

It is understood the Commissioner informed the Minister for Justice, Mr Alan Shatter of his decision taken, this morning.

The Commissioner, who was to remain in his present position for at least another 14 months stated that he had taken the decision for “family reasons”.

Mr Callinan has been at the centre of controversy in recent weeks after he stated “Frankly, I find it quite disgusting,” latter in reference to the activities of whistle-blowers Garda Mr John Wilson and Garda Sergeant Mr Maurice McCabe.

Last week, Minister for Transport Mr Leo Varadkar called on Mr Martin Callinan to remove these remarks from the record, latter which he had made at a recent Public Accounts Committee hearing, causing enormous friction within present coalition Government circles.

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