Sinn Fein says Callinan resignation was ‘the right thing to do’ – calls on Shatter to follow suit

martin callinanGarda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned with immediate effect.

A Garda spokesman confirmed the resignation with the morning.

His decision follows a political controversy over comments he made about Garda whistleblowers.

Martin Callinan had been under pressure from government ministers to withdraw the comment, and deep divisions had emerged between the coalition parties over the issue.

Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLoughlainn is Sinn Fein's Justice Spokesperson - he says the resignation was the right thing to do: