It appears on the basis of this case that a Garda does not have to explain to a Judge why the DPP decided not to prosecute a case.
One would expect that the Judge should know the reason before dismissing the case.
GAA star's drink-driving charge is withdrawn - Independent.ieBut when the case was called, at Naas District Court, Chief Superintendent Pat Mangan told Judge Desmond Zaidan that the cases against the famous footballer were being withdrawn, on the instructions of the DPP.
"Why?" the judge asked.
The charges of dangerous driving and drink-driving were withdrawn for "procedural reasons".