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# Bullying
Multiple senior gardaí under investigation for alleged bullying and harassment
Official complaints were lodged against these members in the last six months.
# timeline
Guerin, Fennelly, O'Higgins and O'Neill: A quick guide to garda whistleblowing
Sometimes they can be difficult to digest.
# Protected Disclosures
Investigation to begin into treatment of garda whistleblowers' claims
A report compiled by retired Judge Iarfhlaith O’Neil will be published in a redacted format.
# guerin
How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?
We knew he was not on board with the Guerin Report findings. Now we know just how far he intends to go with it.
# You can blow my whistle
How should TDs and Senators deal with whistleblowers? Here's some advice they got...
A guidance note was issued to all deputies and senators last night in the wake of recent controversies surrounding whistleblowers.
# Guerin Report
Taoiseach and Justice Minister apologise to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe
The Taoiseach said that he was sorry that matters raised by McCabe weren’t dealt with sooner, words echoed by Frances Fitzgerald a short time later.
# Guerin Report
Maurice McCabe has access to PULSE system restored
The decision follows 18 months in which McCabe had no access to the system.
# Guerin Report
A young female Garda was sexually harassed at Bailieboro - but a Superintendent 'refused' to deal with it
The Guerin Report found that Gardaí had taken “all appropriate steps” to deal with the case.
# Guerin Report
Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?
It’s already brought down a Minister for Justice before it was even published, but what is the Guerin Report about?
# Guerin Report
So what's in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?
The Guerin report notes that Alan Shatter did what Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sugested, “without that advice being questioned or analysed”.
# Guerin Report
"It’s very easy to have an establishment view." Minister wants open competition for top Garda job
Frances Fitzgerald also says she will “take lessons” from the criticisms of her predecessor Alan Shatter.
# Guerin Report
Frances Fitzgerald sets up full inquiry and an independent Garda authority
The new Justice Minister announces plans for “new era of policing”.
# garda whistleblowers
Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed
The report recommends: The entire bail process, nine Garda investigations and the whole management of whistleblower complaints should be thoroughly probed in upcoming inquiry.
# New minister
Fitzgerald: There's been a crisis of confidence about the gardaí, and that has to change
Frances Fitzgerald paid tribute to the garda whistleblowers at her first press conference today, saying: “We do have to listen to critics.”
# Analysis
In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He'd become a distraction
Numerous controversies had been dogging the Justice Minister for months which is why he may well have decided to call it a day.
# Luke Ming Flanagan
Ming: I was followed by an unmarked Garda car... and so was John Wilson
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said he and John Wilson were under surveillance by an unmarked Garda car when they visited GSOC offices this morning to make the organisation aware of new allegations of corruption within the force.
# Gardagate
Leo Varadkar is 'concerned' that the gardaí allegedly wanted to destroy tapes
The Minister for Transport also says that the opposition have “got it all wrong” by focusing on Shatter and not the gardaí.
# Whistleblowers
Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark
The Department of Justice has responded to claims that ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s withdrawal of the infamous ‘disgusting’ remark was delayed on the advice of Alan Shatter’s officials.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Alan Shatter apologised to garda whistleblowers, teachers vote to strike and RTÉ on Pantigate action.
# Gardagate
GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain
Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…
# Whistleblowers
Callinan the name on everyone's lips as Cabinet meets
Martin Callinan is under fire for a remark he made about Garda whistleblowers.
# Walk and talk
VIDEO: Taoiseach declines to answer questions on Callinan controversy
Journalists had to make do with a brief walk and talk with Enda Kenny in Dublin today.
# 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.
# Cabinet split
Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately
Ruairí Quinn has backed Labour colleagues calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that two whistleblowers’ actions were “disgusting” just hours after the Taoiseach told ministers not to air their concerns in public.
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'
The Fianna Fáil leader has said that the Taoiseach is trying to shut down the controversy surrounding remarks made by the Garda Commissioner about two whistleblowers.
# garda whistleblowers
The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark
Several government ministers have now called on the Garda Commissioner to withdraw his remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were disgusting.
# garda whistleblowers
Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t
Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.
Voices
Column: Shatter's focus is on whistleblowers themselves, rather than their allegations
The investigation into the penalty point controversy is minimising the independence of the Garda Ombudsman: the body won’t have autonomous access to the PULSE system or any remit to examine the Commissioner’s role, writes Mick Wallace TD.