Garda Commissioner To Apologise

Garda Commissioner To Apologise To Majella Moynihan

Elaine Stenson
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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is to meet Majella Moynihan to apologise for the way she was treated in the force over 30 years ago.

Arrangements are being made for Commissioner Harris to meet with the former Garda, who revealed she was threatened with dismissal when she had a baby with a colleague outside of marriage in the 1980s.

Majella Moynihan – who was 22 at the time – was subject to an investigation after she became pregnant by another Garda in 1984.

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She was charged with two counts under the 1971 Garda Síochána Regulations, which related to premarital sex and giving birth outside marriage.

The Garda Commissioner and the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan have issued statements apologising to Ms Moynihan, who left the force in 1998, after she told her story in a documentary on RTE.

Mr. Harris will now deliver his apology in person.