Mac Lochlainn says gardai should explain penalty point decisions

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Gardaí who wipe out penalty points are being told to leave behind a 'paper trail' to explain their decision.

The call from Sinn Fein follows fresh allegations about abuses in the system.

Yesterday it was revealed that whistleblower, Maurice McCabe, said points are still being quashed for family and friends of members of the force.

Sergeant McCabe's original allegations that Gardai were routinely abusing their discretionary powers were upheld by the Guerin report in May.

GSOC is to independently examine the new allegations.

Sinn Féin's Justice spokesman is Donegal North East Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn. He accepts there will be genuine cases, but says they need to be backed up with proof...........