Donegal south west TD Pearse Doherty has named Donegal based Garda Keith Harrison as the latest whistleblower
during a Dáil debate on the Guerin Report.
Deputy Doherty said that over a month ago he was contacted by a serving gardaí, who expressed serious concerns about practices in the Westmeath district.
This afternoon the Dáil heard claims that whistleblower Garda Harrison was victimised after arresting a colleague who had been drink-driving.
At that meeting, he said, sworn affidavits were handed over, including one expressing concerns about a member of a garda drugs unit.
Deputy Doherty said that it was not for him to investigate the claims. He said that he had confidence in the gardaí, but where there is wrong it must be rooted out and whistleblowers protected.
Deputy Doherty said that Garda Harrison’s sworn affidavit said that he had been totally undermined and destroyed; his good name and that of his family has been tarnished as a result of his actions.