Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan TD has welcomed confirmation of the membership and full terms of reference for the new Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.

Deputy O’Callaghan commented, “Fianna Fáil demanded the establishment of this Commission in response to the string of issues emerging from An Garda Siochána. While we were critical of the length of time it has taken to get to work, we welcome the news today that full membership and and terms of reference for Commission have now been established.

“The Commission’s membership is an appropriate balance of academic and senior practical experience and will, I hope, lay the groundwork for a new start for policing and a foundation upon which An Garda Siochána can begin to rebuild public trust.

“Fianna Fáil looks forward to working constructively with the Commission in this very important process.”