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# Garda Whistleblower
Disclosures tribunal: 'Appalling' idea to hold investigating interviews in station both whistleblower and accused garda worked
The Disclosures Tribunal is in its fifth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of garda Nicholas Keogh.
# disclosures tribunal
Tribunal hears claims garda whistleblower went 'awol' from duty for four-day drinking binge
Garda Nicholas Keogh believes the days off duty were a medically certified absence.
# frenzy and betrayal
'I was constantly being vilified': Alan Shatter speaks of 'years of upset and difficulty' since resignation
The former justice minister resigned over a garda whistleblower controversy in 2014.
# Whistleblower
Garda whistleblower resigns from force three years after making allegations of serious misconduct
She is still currently waiting to hear back on a protected disclosure submitted over three years ago.
# Blowing the whistle
Senior gardaí allegedly spread rumours that whistleblower was having an affair to discredit her claims
A protected disclosure alleging a litany of misconduct incidents has been made to garda management.
# garda press office
No evidence on Taylor's phones that he was ordered to smear McCabe, Tribunal hears
Twelve out of fifteen senior Gardaí’s phones could not be found to be handed into the Disclosures Tribunal.
# disclosures tribunal
Auditor General says Martin Callinan told him of sex assault allegations against McCabe
Seamus McCarthy described it as an attempt to shake his conviction in his report into penalty points.
# liveline poll
The lowest moment of 2017? Liveline listeners say it was the treatment of garda whistleblowers
Liveline listeners have had their say on the highs and the lows of the past year.
# email controversy
Tánaiste defends position after emails show she 'noted' legal strategy against whistleblower
Talks between the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin concluded this evening without a resolution
# disclosures tribunal
'It wasn't stood over by the witness': Tribunal hears closing arguments in Keith Harrison module
Information about the threats came from two anonymous 999 calls in October 2013.
# disclosures tribunal
Retired garda says colleague's death in line of duty had 'devastating effect' on officers
Retired Garda Sergeant Daniel Devlin told the Charleton Tribunal “emotionally, everyone was badly affected” after Garda Gary McLoughlin was killed.
Tribunal to hear about anonymous letter sent to HSE about whistleblower Keith Harrison
The module on allegations made by whistleblower Keith Harrison begins today. Here’s what the Tribunal is looking at.
# get up to speed
'Grave error', 'emotional', 'catastrophic': The who, what and when of the Maurice McCabe saga
16 days in to the Disclosures Tribunal, we give you a breakdown of what people said happened and when they said it did.
# charleton tribunal
'That was an oversight on my part and human error': Social worker says she failed to notice two names on same file
The Disclosures Tribunal has heard how a HSE social work team leader wrote to gardaí about the claims in 2013.
# Garda Whistleblower
No record of Donegal garda's tax evasion and fraud claims, Dáil hears
Former garda Kieran Jackson had reported incidents of tax evasion by a now retired garda superintendent back in 2001, the Dáil was told.
# Whistleblower scandal
Maurice McCabe files suit against HSE, Tusla over false sexual abuse claim
Members of his family have also filed suits for damages against the State Agencies.
# Neverending Story
Moriarty Tribunal will cost another €10m this year, despite taking place 20 years ago
The money is spent on third party legal fees.
# Garda Whistleblower
'I am innocent': Nóirín O'Sullivan says she won't step aside
The commissioner says her position remains the same as it did before this weekend.
# Mistake
False sex abuse allegations against McCabe circulated due to 'clerical error'
Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said revelations that such an error was made were “quite frankly disgusting and vile”.
# Garda Whistleblower
Former garda commissioner's phone to be examined - but SIM may have been destroyed three years ago
There have been fresh calls today for the Commissioner to stand aside as an investigation is held.
# Garda Whistleblower
Nóirín O'Sullivan refutes Dáil claims about her treatment of Maurice McCabe
O’Sullivan strongly refutes the claims made by Labour leader Brendan Howlin under Dáil privilege today.
# Under Pressure
You're hearing a lot about garda whistleblowers today - here's why
There have been fresh calls today for the Commissioner to stand aside as an investigation is held.
# report for duty
Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison cleared to return to work
Harrison has been on unpaid leave for a number of months after his illness benefit scheme expired.
# o'higgins
Bailieboro locals say it was resources they needed, not enquiries
The community is not worried about corruption in the force, but it is screaming out for more gardaí to police it.
# Crime
Fitzgerald and O'Sullivan poring over report into serious crime investigations
The report examines how gardaí dealt with serious crimes over the last number of years.
# Bullying
Garda whistleblower to meet with Commissioner over harassment
McCabe’s legal team have written to Noirín O’Sullivan’s office to arrange the meeting this week to discuss 13 allegations of harassment.
# Allegations
Garda whistleblower has 'very constructive' meeting with Fitzgerald
Wilson said he and the Justice 4 All group outlined a number of serious allegations and the minister said she would now look at mechanisms needed to address these concerns.
# Corruption
Whistleblower claims he was targeted after arresting garda for drunk driving
Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty revealed the allegations in the Dáil today, telling TDs the whistleblower claims the case against the arrested garda was struck out of court on dubious grounds.
# Guerin Report
Sgt McCabe still not allowed access to PULSE - but it's under review
Maurice McCabe still does not have access to the garda PULSE system and has said he is the subject of ongoing harassment.
# Guerin Report
'I don't want this to happen to anyone else ever again'
The handling of the case of Mary Lynch, who was viciously assaulted by a taxi passenger in 2007, was looked at in the report published today.
# news wrap
Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know
Catch up as you refuel.
# Shatter resigns
Garda whistleblower: Shatter had become a liability
John Wilson said that while he took no pleasure in Alan Shatter’s demise, he felt it was the right outcome.
# Cabinet split
Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate
Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil
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.
# Garda Inspectorate
Garda Inspectorate praises 'credible' Maurice McCabe, says 'nobody was watching the store'
Garda Inspectorate chief inspector Robert Olson has shed more light on the damning findings in his report at a press conference in Dublin this evening.
# Election 2014
‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections
The former garda’s revelations about penalty-point terminations in 2012 are now the subject of an official inquiry.
# Maurice McCabe
This letter confirms the PAC can't release a transcript of the garda whistleblower's evidence
Maurice McCabe’s evidence about the penalty points system will not be released.
# Gardaí
Oliver Connolly: I’ve been subjected to a concentrated attack by certain TDs
Connolly was relieved of his duties as Garda Confidential Recipient by Justice Minister Alan Shatter in February and his made his first public comment on the matter today.