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# garda-commissioner - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Will this be James Reilly's last official outing?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Will this be James Reilly's last official outing?

Jul 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,602 Views 19 Comments

The Health Minister is one of a few Cabinet members expected to be undertaking their last official engagements today, ahead of the reshuffle.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 3 July, 2014

GSOC commissioners reject call for their resignation
# Goin Nowhere
# Goin Nowhere

GSOC commissioners reject call for their resignation

Jul 3rd 2014, 2:00 PM 5,923 Views 38 Comments

Simon O’Brien says he feels he and the two other commissioners are “discharging an important function”.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint

Jun 24th 2014, 4:31 PM 8,568 Views 18 Comments

Pádraig Mac Loclainn said that GSOC had to delay investigating a complaint made by the family of Seamus Doherty due to a lack of cooperation from gardaí in Donegal.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 20 June, 2014

Garda Commissioner admits 'listening hasn't always been a priority'
# Lend Me Your Ear
# Lend Me Your Ear

Garda Commissioner admits 'listening hasn't always been a priority'

Jun 20th 2014, 1:14 PM 6,268 Views 11 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan has told a justice reform conference: “I can’t guarantee perfection on my watch, but I can give it a good try.”

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?

Jun 17th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,572 Views 6 Comments

The Technical Group will put forward a Bill today that would update the current process.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 16 June, 2014

Alex White: Right now, a reasonable person could conclude that Kenny sacked Callinan
# Alex White
# Alex White

Alex White: Right now, a reasonable person could conclude that Kenny sacked Callinan

Jun 16th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,740 Views 34 Comments

The Labour leadership hopeful tells TheJournal.ie the Taoiseach needs to give a full account of what happened in the period leading up to the Garda Commissioner’s exit.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

"You've some neck" - Martin calls for Kenny to admit he 'fired' Callinan
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

"You've some neck" - Martin calls for Kenny to admit he 'fired' Callinan

Jun 11th 2014, 12:47 PM 12,334 Views 58 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said it was “very serious” that junior minister Alex White agreed that the Taoiseach forced the former Garda Commissioner to quit.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 6 June, 2014

Alex White thinks Enda Kenny fired the Garda Commissioner... maybe
# Lack Of Communication
# Lack Of Communication

Alex White thinks Enda Kenny fired the Garda Commissioner... maybe

Jun 6th 2014, 1:52 PM 8,244 Views 22 Comments

The junior health minister reportedly told Labour members the Taoiseach acted “without as much as a phone call” to Eamon Gilmore.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

May 28th 2014, 10:46 PM 22,799 Views 55 Comments

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan
# None The Wiser
# None The Wiser

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

May 28th 2014, 7:40 PM 9,414 Views 49 Comments

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief

May 14th 2014, 11:32 AM 5,828 Views 43 Comments

Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 9 May, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald sets up full inquiry and an independent Garda authority
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Frances Fitzgerald sets up full inquiry and an independent Garda authority

May 9th 2014, 2:48 PM 10,166 Views 28 Comments

The new Justice Minister announces plans for “new era of policing”.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach
# Prime Time Remarks
# Prime Time Remarks

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach

May 7th 2014, 8:56 AM 6,402 Views 54 Comments

He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

€11m in drugs seized this month in gardaí's 'relentless pursuit' of organised criminals
# Relentless
# Relentless

€11m in drugs seized this month in gardaí's 'relentless pursuit' of organised criminals

Apr 29th 2014, 5:43 PM 7,335 Views 19 Comments

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan said the force is determined to focus on drugs and organised crime.

Garda chief: 'The Anglo case was a very complex, complicated investigation'
# Reaction
# Reaction

Garda chief: 'The Anglo case was a very complex, complicated investigation'

Apr 29th 2014, 4:38 PM 9,788 Views 81 Comments

Meanwhile, a Labour TD is far from pleased as the initial reaction to the decision not to jail the Anglo executives rolls in.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Just 49 gardaí have applied for the €36,000 career break
# Cash Offer
# Cash Offer

Just 49 gardaí have applied for the €36,000 career break

Apr 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 21,450 Views 44 Comments

Last month, senior officers complained that the scheme could impact manpower.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
# Column
# Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

Apr 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 121 Views 29 Comments

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 31 March, 2014

Leo Varadkar is 'concerned' that the gardaí allegedly wanted to destroy tapes
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Leo Varadkar is 'concerned' that the gardaí allegedly wanted to destroy tapes

Mar 31st 2014, 1:09 PM 9,449 Views 56 Comments

The Minister for Transport also says that the opposition have “got it all wrong” by focusing on Shatter and not the gardaí.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.

Mar 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 47 Views 56 Comments

The ex-Garda Commissioner was hung out to dry in the most contrived way – but the Taoiseach’s handling of GardaGate was razor sharp.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

Mar 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 75 Views 33 Comments

This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Mar 27th 2014, 11:05 PM 19,907 Views 11 Comments

From the Taoiseach to the Archbishop, everyone’s been talking about the fallout from GardaGate (but there’s been plenty else happening too)…

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals

Mar 27th 2014, 1:32 PM 7,328 Views 65 Comments

Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place
# Shattered
# Shattered

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place

Mar 26th 2014, 7:45 PM 12,943 Views 12 Comments

From the ‘disgusting’ comments, to the shock resignation, to the garda tapes, TheJournal.ie has it all here…

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment '
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment '

Mar 26th 2014, 2:57 PM 10,006 Views 38 Comments

The Minister whose remarks kicked-off a series of controversies last week has been speaking this afternoon in Dublin.

GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner

Mar 26th 2014, 8:29 AM 6,486 Views 45 Comments

A report outlining concerns about the recording of incoming and outgoing calls at a garda station in Waterford published last year was not sent to the Department of Justice.

"Resign rather than apologise?" - The reaction to Martin Callinan stepping down
# Gone
# Gone

"Resign rather than apologise?" - The reaction to Martin Callinan stepping down

Mar 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,746 Views 35 Comments

Reaction to Martin Callinan’s announcement that he was retiring has been swift.

Profile: The rise and fall of Martin Callinan
# Gone
# Gone

Profile: The rise and fall of Martin Callinan

Mar 26th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,587 Views 23 Comments

It’s been less than 24 hours since Martin Callinan stepped down as Garda Commissioner.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning
# Garda Tapes
# Garda Tapes

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

Mar 25th 2014, 11:38 PM 21,000 Views 94 Comments

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

Noonan 'assumes' officials didn't think they were under pressure to inform Shatter of Callinan letter
# Garda Tapes
# Garda Tapes

Noonan 'assumes' officials didn't think they were under pressure to inform Shatter of Callinan letter

Mar 25th 2014, 11:07 PM 7,279 Views 50 Comments

The Minister for Finance said the government were “not happy” with the situation.

This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…
# On The Line
# On The Line

This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…

Mar 25th 2014, 6:40 PM 20,681 Views 66 Comments

…AND strongly criticised. Read this GSOC report arising from a complaint made in 2010.

Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation

Mar 25th 2014, 2:00 PM 8,172 Views 28 Comments

The Garda Commissioner was widely criticised for labelling the actions of whistleblowers “disgusting”.

VIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan's resignation
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

VIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan's resignation

Mar 25th 2014, 10:59 AM 10,301 Views 38 Comments

The controversial comments were made at a Public Accounts Committee meeting on 23 January.

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner
# Explainer
# Explainer

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

Mar 25th 2014, 10:50 AM 30,289 Views 64 Comments

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

# garda-commissioner - Monday 24 March, 2014

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil

Mar 22nd 2014, 3:50 PM 16,051 Views 74 Comments

A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.

"General snooping" likely reason gardaí looked up model 80 times --- Data Commissioner
# Pulse Checks
# Pulse Checks

"General snooping" likely reason gardaí looked up model 80 times --- Data Commissioner

Mar 22nd 2014, 1:03 PM 30,560 Views 94 Comments

An audit of the force’s data system found that the records of several high-profile people had been accessed inappropriately.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Mar 20th 2014, 11:00 PM 19,061 Views 6 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t
# Garda Whistleblowers
# Garda Whistleblowers

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t

Mar 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 18,320 Views 91 Comments

Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"
# PAC
# PAC

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"

Mar 12th 2014, 7:31 PM 13,535 Views 127 Comments

The Garda Commissioner said that he was actually referring to the manner in which sensitive data appeared in the public domain.