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# garda-commissioner - Friday 14 February, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Feb 14th 2014, 10:56 PM 24,831 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about power outages, top-ups and LOVE.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 3 February, 2014

Varadkar: 'Right thing' for Ombudsman to investigate penalty points LAST year
# Last Word
# Last Word

Varadkar: 'Right thing' for Ombudsman to investigate penalty points LAST year

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:32 PM 8,726 Views 37 Comments

The Transport Minister noted today that he said a year ago that the case should have been given to the Ombudsman.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.
# Stranger Than Fiction
# Stranger Than Fiction

Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 359 Views 24 Comments

As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Callinan: Not in public interest to stop garda whistleblower appearing before PAC
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Callinan: Not in public interest to stop garda whistleblower appearing before PAC

Jan 29th 2014, 1:11 PM 7,770 Views 46 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has dropped his threat of possible legal action as the Public Accounts Committee prepares to hear from a serving sergeant tomorrow afternoon.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 27 January, 2014

Ombudsman investigation into gardaí will be 'wide-ranging'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Ombudsman investigation into gardaí will be 'wide-ranging'

Jan 27th 2014, 6:02 PM 8,447 Views 48 Comments

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan says that the Garda Ombudsman’s probe was vital to maintain public trust in the force.

'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members

Jan 27th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,590 Views 26 Comments

An ambulance chaser or an indispensable public spending watchdog? The Public Accounts Committee’s work and role is coming under increasing scrutiny from its own members.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Whistleblower wants an independent inquiry into penalty points allegations
# John Wilson
# John Wilson

Whistleblower wants an independent inquiry into penalty points allegations

Jan 25th 2014, 3:43 PM 8,225 Views 31 Comments

John Wilson asked “who has the right to terminate four speeding tickets in one day?”.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 24 January, 2014

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly

Jan 24th 2014, 1:46 PM 6,512 Views 62 Comments

Even if the Public Accounts Committee is able to hear from the whistleblowers it is not clear whether this will happen in public or private session.

Poll: Should the garda whistleblowers be brought before the PAC?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the garda whistleblowers be brought before the PAC?

Jan 24th 2014, 9:44 AM 13,060 Views 212 Comments

The Garda Commissioner is reluctant to have the whistleblowers appear in front of the committee, but government ministers want answers.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 23 January, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Jan 23rd 2014, 4:51 PM 8,074 Views 7 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'The facts as I know them': 11 things we learned from Martin Callinan's evidence to the PAC
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

'The facts as I know them': 11 things we learned from Martin Callinan's evidence to the PAC

Jan 23rd 2014, 4:45 PM 17,641 Views 133 Comments

The Garda Commissioner spent five hours giving evidence to TDs on the Public Accounts Committee today. Here’s what he told them…

Callinan: Whistleblowers’ penalty points allegations are ‘quite disgusting’
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Callinan: Whistleblowers’ penalty points allegations are ‘quite disgusting’

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:50 PM 14,700 Views 104 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has said he will take legal advice over the appearance of two garda whistleblowers before the PAC over the penalty points controversy.

‘Where is the national scandal here?’: Callinan defends garda handling of penalty points
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

‘Where is the national scandal here?’: Callinan defends garda handling of penalty points

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 12,877 Views 77 Comments

The Garda Commissioner is appearing before TDs on the Public Accounts Committee at Leinster House today.

Penalty points, parliamentary allowances and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Penalty points, parliamentary allowances and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:00 AM 4,376 Views 3 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Burglaries down by 10 per cent this year - but thefts increased
# Crimes
# Crimes

Burglaries down by 10 per cent this year - but thefts increased

Dec 19th 2013, 11:54 AM 5,569 Views 35 Comments

The figures were welcomed by the Garda Commissioner, who said that we must not be complacent.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Dec 18th 2013, 11:22 PM 22,728 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 9 December, 2013

Garda Commissioner attempts to prevent release of Toscan Du Plantier files
# Sophie Toscan Du Plantier
# Sophie Toscan Du Plantier

Garda Commissioner attempts to prevent release of Toscan Du Plantier files

Dec 9th 2013, 9:06 AM 10,885 Views 43 Comments

Ian Bailey is bringing a case against the state, but his solicitor says that a number of files are being kept secret.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

What does the real-life Commissioner think of the Love/Hate gardaí?
# Watching The Detectives
# Watching The Detectives

What does the real-life Commissioner think of the Love/Hate gardaí?

Nov 13th 2013, 4:35 PM 23,974 Views 51 Comments

Martin Callinan admitted today that he watches the RTÉ drama. But what does he make of how the force is portrayed?

Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases "not accurate"
# Martin Callinan
# Martin Callinan

Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases "not accurate"

Nov 13th 2013, 3:16 PM 6,796 Views 43 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that local social workers were left out of the loop when gardaí removed a two-year-old Roma boy from his family.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Commissioner confirms Love/Hate garda to face inquiry
# Love/Hate
# Love/Hate

Commissioner confirms Love/Hate garda to face inquiry

Oct 15th 2013, 2:29 PM 22,879 Views 179 Comments

Detective Kieran O’Reilly, who has worked on real-life undercover drug operations, plays a member of the elite squad cracking down on ‘Nidge’ and his gang…

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Poll: Is a DNA database a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is a DNA database a good idea?

Sep 11th 2013, 9:39 AM 7,173 Views 156 Comments

Proposals to set up a new database are being published today – but is it a good idea?

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation
# Murder
# Murder

Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation

Aug 13th 2013, 3:45 PM 6,056 Views 54 Comments

Martin Callinan said the verdict endorses the capacity of the State to deal with this type of serious criminal case.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Ombudsman investigates death of young man in Dungarvan Garda station
# Investigation
# Investigation

Ombudsman investigates death of young man in Dungarvan Garda station

Jul 30th 2013, 4:53 PM 14,905 Views 116 Comments

The man in his early 20s was found dead in the station shortly before 11am this morning.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 29 July, 2013

USI withdraws condemnation of 2010 student protesters
# Student Protest
# Student Protest

USI withdraws condemnation of 2010 student protesters

Jul 29th 2013, 4:01 PM 10,146 Views 131 Comments

The comments from the union come after harsh criticism of gardaí by the Ombudsman for withholding information.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 8 July, 2013

Over €7m in compensation paid to gardaí injured on duty last year
# Compensation
# Compensation

Over €7m in compensation paid to gardaí injured on duty last year

Jul 8th 2013, 5:32 PM 8,838 Views 97 Comments

The average award to an injured garda last year was €59,685.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Gardaí did not cooperate with watchdog investigation...again
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Gardaí did not cooperate with watchdog investigation...again

Jun 18th 2013, 11:24 AM 8,746 Views 32 Comments

The Garda Ombudsman Commission has released yet another damning report claiming gardaí would not fully cooperate with its investigation.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? ...Of course I do’
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? ...Of course I do’

May 28th 2013, 8:51 PM 13,749 Views 94 Comments

Alan Shatter admits to an error of judgement, but defends his record, as the Dáil begins debating a motion of no confidence.

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'

May 28th 2013, 4:14 PM 11,093 Views 116 Comments

The Taoiseach is pressed on why a report exists of Mick Wallace’s encounter with Gardaí, but none of Alan Shatter’s.

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'
# Checkpoint
# Checkpoint

Shatter: 'No garda report generated on breathalyser incident'

May 28th 2013, 7:46 AM 8,287 Views 125 Comments

An official statement from the Justice Minister came after inquiries made by the Garda Commissioner to local garda management.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Garda watchdog slams force for not cooperating with investigations
# Complaints
# Complaints

Garda watchdog slams force for not cooperating with investigations

May 23rd 2013, 5:31 PM 6,570 Views 59 Comments

Garda Ombudsman Commission received more than 2,000 complaints last year.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe
# Garda Memorial Day
# Garda Memorial Day

Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe

May 18th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,996 Views 10 Comments

The medal was presented at the annual Garda Memorial Day, honouring the 87 Gardaí who have died while on duty.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 17 May, 2013

Commissioner welcomes garda recruitment “as soon as possible”
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

Commissioner welcomes garda recruitment “as soon as possible”

May 17th 2013, 6:40 AM 9,916 Views 44 Comments

Martin Callinan said that he anticipates the number of gardaí to drop below 13,000 which indicates that recruitment should begin.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Callinan "has no axe to grind" with penalty points whistleblowers
# Garda
# Garda

Callinan "has no axe to grind" with penalty points whistleblowers

May 16th 2013, 3:31 PM 5,263 Views 48 Comments

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee questioned the Garda Commissioner on the recent report on the quashing of penalty points.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Garda Commissioner rubbishes claims that crime figures are 'massaged'
# GRA Vs Garda Comm
# GRA Vs Garda Comm

Garda Commissioner rubbishes claims that crime figures are 'massaged'

Apr 30th 2013, 8:54 AM 8,670 Views 119 Comments

Martin Callinan said he had “no information or evidence of the allegations being spoken about” by John Parker.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out

Mar 28th 2013, 11:47 AM 12,414 Views 110 Comments

“The government is not disciplining anybody,” the Tánaiste says, saying Garda discipline is a matter for the Commissioner.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Garda Commissioner says 'more needs to be done with fewer resources'
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner says 'more needs to be done with fewer resources'

Mar 26th 2013, 7:22 PM 9,389 Views 100 Comments

Speaking at the AGSI’s annual conference, Martin Callinan said that gardaí are “not immune” from the cuts to public expenditure.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner to meet with GRA over cuts
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner to meet with GRA over cuts

Feb 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,802 Views 39 Comments

The committee will meet with Callinan at Garda Headquarters in Dublin this morning at 11am.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body

Feb 16th 2013, 9:55 AM 11,398 Views 70 Comments

Earlier this week the GRA called for a meeting with Callinan, saying it is convinced he is unaware of the impact of proposed pay cuts.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 15 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway

Feb 15th 2013, 8:27 AM 11,347 Views 121 Comments

The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Garda body passes motion of no confidence in Shatter
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Garda body passes motion of no confidence in Shatter

Feb 14th 2013, 7:32 PM 18,167 Views 190 Comments

Martin Callinan has arranged to meet with the Garda Representative Association as it calls for solidarity against pay cuts.