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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# gsoc

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# who said what
We'll have to "wait and see" who leaked GSOC 'bugging' information - Fitzgerald
The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.
GSOC welcomes Cooke report, Gardaí say they're reviewing it
An Garda Síochána acknowledged that their working relationship with GSOC needs to be more constructive.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.
# cooke report
Cooke Report: There is no evidence that GSOC was bugged by gardaí
The government has published retired High Court Judge John Cooke’s report into the claims of surveillance at the Ombudsman’s office.
# cooke report
This is what Cooke found out about those three anomalies at GSOC
Were the Ombudsman’s offices bugged or not?
Fitzgerald has confidence in GSOC, says Cooke report is 'food for thought' for Shatter's critics
The Minister for Justice was speaking after the publication of the report into allegations that the offices of the Garda Ombudsman were bugged.
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.
# Gardagate
GSOC bugging report expected to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow
The Cooke report was commissioned in February following reports of “unlawful surveillance”.
Taoiseach's office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn't seen it yet
The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.
# Dublin
GSOC investigate fatal road crash after pursuit by gardaí
A woman died and two other passengers were injured in the incident.
# none the wiser
Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan
Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.
# gsoc
Investigation launched after death of young man who was in garda custody
Gardaí arrested the man in Maynooth and have said he was intoxicated.
# Drogheda
Man injured as stolen ambulance collides with a bus
Gardaí were in pursuit of the ambulance at the time and GSOC is investigating.
# somebody's watching me
Someone in the Department of Finance is having a little fun with their WiFi
Department of MESSERS, more like.
# Justice Committee
Gardaí claim GSOC tells them: 'Accept this, it's no biggie... you just have to suck it up'
John Redmond, chair of the AGSI, said gardaí sometimes had to apologise to complainants even if they weren’t in the wrong.
# Justice Committee
Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief
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”.
# Guerin Report
GSOC and the Guerin Report: where the Ombudsman is mentioned
Where did GSOC fall down, and what is their response?
# 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.
# gra conference
Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies
In his opening address to delegates at the Garda Representative Association Conference, President John Parker also says there had been draconian prosecutions by GSOC in some cases.
# Gardaí
Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference
Alan Shatter won’t be there because he wasn’t invited, but we were so here are some of the issues we’ll be keeping an eye on.
# 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.
# Penalty Points
GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower
GSOC said it is examining whether they can investigate the accusations under their remit.
# news wrap
Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know
Catch up as you refuel.
# Gardagate
GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner
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.
# On the Line
This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…
…AND strongly criticised. Read this GSOC report arising from a complaint made in 2010.
# Whistleblowers
Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation
The Garda Commissioner was widely criticised for labelling the actions of whistleblowers “disgusting”.
# Explainer
6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner
He’s gone, but why did he do it?
# 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.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Enda Kenny tells Fine Gael: 'For Ireland, our best days are up ahead'
Enda Kenny has quoted Einstein and Lincoln in a keynote speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight.
# Gardaí
Wallace: 'I've heard so many people cry now, it really is heartbreaking stuff'
Since this week’s publicity surrounding the gardaí, Mick Wallace said more people have come to him with information.
# Whisteblowing
"Snide, frequently partisan and dismissive" - opposition takes aim at Shatter
‘Spinning’, ‘circling the wagons’ and ‘making shapes’ – Alan Shatter took a battering in the Dáil today.
Column: The #GSOC debacle is a war of spin
With a constant flow of leaks, jousting between journalists and politicians, and the resulting war of words spinning out of control, the casualties in the Garda Ombudsman conflict will be high, writes Paul Allen.
# outta here
GSOC staff member quits - but it's 'nothing to do with the recent controversy'
A spokesperson for the GSOC said that the staff member is leaving to take up a more senior position at another agency.
# Your Say
Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events?
An Garda Síochána has been all over the news recently, has it affected how you feel about them?
# Alan Shatter
Government using 'spin and obfuscation' to delay whistleblower apology - Martin
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says the Government is purposely trying to introduce confusion.
# Under Pressure
Minister Alex White wants Shatter to correct Dáil comments on whistleblower
The cooperation of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was questioned by the Minister.
# shatter resistant
Look at Luke Ming Flanagan's new Twitter pic
Has he got a problem with our rulers?
# Shatter-gate
Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive? explores the background to the current controversy surrounding the Justice Minister, the questions that remain and what’s likely to happen next.