Under heavy speculation that the new head of the PSNI could be a highly qualified Gardai officer, unionists have hit out at the idea without giving any real reason why a qualified Gardai officer should not recieve the post.
Considering the fact that people from the Republic are already in the PSNI i find the opposition from unionists to be nothing more than bigotry.
Garda replacement for Orde 'unacceptable' - Belfast Today
"Not satisfied with the promise of policing and justice being devolved after the European election, no doubt Sinn Fein will be anxious to speed the further greening of the PSNI with a stooge from the Republic. This must not happen." - Jim Allister.
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There is speculation about this woman being in for the running.
She certainly seems qualified.