The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has published the third annual report of the Independent Oversight Authority for the Garda Fixed Charge Processing System (FCPS) Cancellation Policy.

 

Judge Matthew Deery was appointed as the sole Independent Oversight Authority in January 2015. The appointment followed a recommendation contained in the Garda Professional Standards Unit (GPSU) report, “Examination of the Procedures, Policy and Decision-Making Processes in relation to Cancellations on the Fixed Charge Processing System of Road Traffic-related Offences”.

 

The Minister said: “I am pleased that Judge Deery’s annual report for 2017 continues to confirm the “substantial compliance” with Fixed Charge Processing System policy and procedures reported in 2016. The independent nature of Judge Deery’s oversight is critical in maintaining confidence in the FCPS and acknowledging the significant contribution it makes to road traffic enforcement.”

 

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Note for editors:

The annual report can be downloaded at Third annual report of the Independent Oversight Authority for the Garda Fixed Charge Processing System (FCPS) Cancellation Policy