Top-ranking Gardaí lose penalty point removal power

Top-ranking Gardaí in stations have officially lost the power to delete penalty points.

The acting Garda Commissioner, Noirin O'Sullivan, has officially transferred the power to the central Fixed Charge Processing Office in Thurles.

Anyone who wants penalty points removed will now have to apply directly to that office using a form available on the Garda website.

The change follows allegations of corruption within the penalty points system and will also see more regular audits of how the system is managed.

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