IRELAND 23 February 2018
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The Garda Síochána (Police)Transport Section has overall responsibility for the management and maintenance of the Garda vehicle fleet. Newspaper reports alleged that senior members of the Transport Section involved in the purchasing of tyres for the fleet had been entertained on recreational trips abroad, paid for by the principal supplier of tyres to the force. The report presents the results of an examination that looked at whether there was a loss of economy in the purchase of tyres by the Garda Síochána. It also examined the tendering, procurement and payment procedures for tyres for the Garda Síochána to establish if they accorded with best practice.