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# Gardagate

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# Fennelly
Another garda report is dropping today. This is what you need to know
The report was three years in the making.
# Martin Callinan
Enda: The only people I can sack in the country are ministers
The Taoiseach faced more questions about the Fennelly Commission today.
# One Year On
We still don't know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked...
Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.
# Gardagate
It'll be next year before we find out just what happened right before Martin Callinan 'retired'
The Fennelly Inquiry into covert recordings at garda stations and the circumstances surrounding the ex-garda commissioner’s departure will issue an interim report next year
# Gardagate
"Shafted? No": 10 things we learned from Alan Shatter's Late Late Show interview
The TD and former Minister said that resigning wasn’t a pleasant experience.
# top jobs
Ross: 'Senior garda appointments should be a minister-free zone'
The Minister for Justice said reforms were already underway in relation to the establishment of an independent Garda Authority.
# Gardagate
Calls for public inquiry into the policing of Corrib gas project
The group said there is no faith in GSOC as it currently exists.
# BUGGING
Cooke report into 'bugging' of GSOC headquarters to be published tonight
It is unknown when the report in to the bugging of GSOC headquarters will be published.
# answers
White: The sooner we know what happened with Callinan's resignation, the better
White was speaking at the Labour leadership hustings in Dublin this evening.
# Gardagate
GSOC bugging report expected to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow
The Cooke report was commissioned in February following reports of “unlawful surveillance”.
# what's your emergency?
Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?
The Dublin Metropolitan Region office handles ten times as may calls as the next busiest centre.
# Gardagate
'I don't have the authority to sack anybody': Taoiseach asked what Purcell told Callinan
Kenny said there was nothing “mysterious” about the matter.
# Charity
Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation
The former Minister for Justice was entitled to these recently abolished payments.
# Gardagate
Taoiseach won't say yet what he told Secretary General to tell Callinan
If he is called before the Commission of Investigation into the GardaGate scandal, he will “respond fully” on the issue.
# Bit of bother
Eamon Gilmore: 'I think we’ve had a bad couple of months'
The Tánaiste has told TheJournal.ie that the issues surrounding the gardaí have distracted the government from its agenda and explained why he’s bullish about Labour’s election prospects.
# Gardagate
Government: No, we don't record incoming and outgoing phone calls - and we never have*
* With a few minor exceptions.
# Analysis
Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake
Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.
# Gardagate
Mary Lou says Taoiseach held secret meeting with Shatter... but government says he didn't
The Taoiseach’s office says a ‘clerical error’ is to blame for the diary entry that recorded a meeting taking place 36 hours before it actually did.
# Penalty Points
Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding
Shatter can appeal the decision, but has not commented on the finding.
# 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
Five appear in court charged over throwing paint at Department of Justice
The incident occurred in March, with the five saying they were protesting the ‘whitewashing’ of the GardaGate scandal.
# Gardagate
Du Plantier investigators sourced equipment and recorded conversations 'on purpose'
The equipment was placed on a specific phone in Bandon Garda Station according to documents seen by RTÉ.
# Gardagate
Taoiseach says three dozen allegations of garda wrongdoing have come across his desk
Enda Kenny said he has no idea if they are true or not.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…
# whisteblowers
More serving gardaí have made 'serious allegations of malpractice and corruption'
Whisteblower John Wilson has also called for GSOC to be completely reformed.
# Gardagate
TD brands bullying of garda whisteblower as "unacceptable"
Sinn Féin Pádraig MacLochlainn has noted that senior Garda management has a responsibility to protect whisteblowers.
# No Show
Otherwise engaged: Alan Shatter has decided not to attend this year's AGSI conference
The minister was at last year’s meeting of garda sergeants and inspectors but has said that he cannot attend this year because it clashes with the Passover festival.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s been talking about President Higgins’ State visit to the UK, Peaches Geldof and Oscar Pistorius wailing in the witness box.
# Gardagate
GardaGate inquiry will look at Du Plantier case and Callinan's 'retirement'
The inquiry will look into the recording of calls at garda stations over a number of years.
# scope
Civil Liberties group writes to Taoiseach, wants GardaGate inquiry expanded to protect human rights
The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says new revelations mean the inquiry’s scope needs to be expanded.
# taking the lead
Labour reminds us it wanted a Garda Authority 14 years ago
Lead author of a policy paper, TD Anne Ferris, denied this was an attempt by the party to take charge of government discussions on the establishment of the new body.
# Gardagate
Cabinet to discuss terms of reference for GardaGate inquiry
Ministers will discuss the issue during today’s meeting, and it is expected the terms will be released very soon.
# Gardagate
Terms for inquiry into GardaGate 'to be decided on tomorrow'
Paschal Donohoe said he expects the inquiry will look at issues such as why Martin Callinan resigned.
# Gardagate
Witness says garda cried on the phone to her about Ian Bailey
Marie Farrell made a statement to gardaí in which she said she had been under ‘constant pressure’ to wrongly name Ian Bailey as the man she saw at the murder scene.
# credibility
Majority of Irish people don't trust ministers, TDs and business leaders
A third of people don’t trust gardaí but they still came out of the poll better than most other groups.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána?
Three quarters of the Irish public think its reputation has been damaged by recent controversies – do you have confidence in the force?