Drew Harris must give members of An Garda Síochána "confidence" that he is on their side. That's according to Monaghan Senator Robbie Gallagher, who is also the Justice spokesperson for Fianna Fail.
The local senator was speaking on this morning's Joe Finnegan show in relation to the recent GRA vote of "no confidence" in Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.
According to Senator Gallagher management need to be "doing more" and "listening" to the 12,000 rank and file members of Gardaí who are on the streets every day of every week.
He added that in all disputes, people have to sit down, negotiate and try find a pathway to a solution.
"Apparently meetings are happening between Drew Harris and the Garda Associations this week, so I think that is a positive first step," explained Senator Gallagher.
"Drews Harris is the man with the top job, and part of that job is bringing the people with you. The challenge that Drew Harris has at the moment is giving rank and file members of the Gardaí confidence that he is on their side and that he will find a solution that's agreeable to to both sides. That's what management is all about."