The Garda Commissioner, Noirín O'Sullivan, is facing calls to quit amid the latest scandal to hit the force.
It's emerged thousands of drivers have been wrongly convicted of motoring offences, while the number of breath tests that have carried out have been exaggerated by around a million.
The Garda Commissioner has announced an overhaul of roads policing after last week's revelations that roadside breath tests were hugely exaggerated.
Noirin O'Sullivan says she’s conscious of the damage of the breath testing and penalty point debacles is having on the force.
Commissioner O’Sullivan says Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn, who heads up the national roads policing bureau, will head up the new Roads Policing division.
Commissioner O’Sullivan said a process was underway of looking at how almost 1 million recorded breath tests never took place – and said if individuals or groups of individuals were found to be responsible, they would face penalties.
The Gardaí have also announced that all 14,700 people wrongly convicted in court of road traffic offences will be contacted and a process put in place to have their convictions set-aside.