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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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# Shatter out
'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go
The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.
# bugged
Here's what Enda Kenny and 6 ministers said about security sweeps at their offices
Some were more forthcoming than others…
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about GSOC (again), domestic violence and the 34th best city in the world…
Adams contacted by man claiming to be convicted drug dealer Kieran Boylan
The Sinn Féin president said the man took issue with comments he made in a radio interview linking bugging at the GSOC offices to the ombudsman’s inquiry into garda collusion with Boylan.
# terms of reference
GSOC surveillance inquiry to report on findings within eight weeks
Retired High Court Judge John Cooke will conduct the independent inquiry.
Shatter on GSOC: "My only interest is that we get at the truth"
The Justice Minister is facing questions over the ongoing controversy surrounding the Garda Ombudsman.
# surveillance claims
Verrimus 'stand by' the evidence in their original GSOC report
The security company indicated today that it would cooperate with the judicial review.
# gsoc
Insomnia Coffee's response to the GSOC scandal is absolute PR genius
Finally, this scandal has a winner.
'Like the fox designing the chicken coop': Opposition says Shatter has undermined the GSOC review
Sinn Féin have called for an independent review into the controversy.
# grilling
Shatter to address ‘grave concerns, unanswered questions’ over GSOC bugging
The Minister for Justice will appear before an Oireachtas committee later today to discuss the suspected surveillance of the Ombudsman’s office.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about top-ups, GSOC surveillance claims and an alleged sexual assault on a child.
# GSOC bugging claims
Retired judge to review GSOC surveillance claims and report “within eight weeks”
It comes as Sinn Féin prepares to table a motion calling for the establishment of an independent inquiry into claims that the Garda Ombudman’s headquarters was placed under surveillance.
# Controversy
Shatter: "No evidence at all" of surveillance of GSOC
Shatter said that he has received more information on the accessing of the wifi at the GSOC offices.
# Compromised
'I would say to Charlie Flanagan to cop on': Mary Lou hits back at FG chairman over GSOC claims
Claims from Charlie Flanagan that Sinn Féin has undermined the work of a committee chaired by one of its own TDs have drawn sharp criticism today.
GSOC hits back, but Paul Williams "stands over" coffee shop wi-fi story
The article has been described by the company at the centre of the row as “wholly inaccurate”, but Williams says he stands over it.
Surveillance company says Paul Williams report on GSOC was "wholly inaccurate"
Verrimus, which carried out the security sweep of GSOC, has dismissed suggestions made in the Irish Independent today about the source of the anomalies.
Security specialists deny trying to sell bugging equipment to gardaí
Reports today said that Verrimus had tried to sell the type of equipment found at GSOC offices to gardaí, but they say that can’t sell that type of equipment.
Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations
Faith in our national authorities has been badly shaken – the only way to restore it is to hold an independent inquiry, says Mark Kelly.
# Spy Games
Human rights watchdog believes Shatter has been 'editorial with the truth'
The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says an inquiry is needed to “staunch the erosion of public trust”.
# say that again
Keeping it real and a change in weather patterns: The week in quotes
“We have pulled resources from every part of the company and beyond to get the lights back on as quickly as we can.”
# gsoc
TD's support for independent GSOC investigation could 'compromise' Oireachtas questioning
Charlie Flanagan has said comments made today by the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Oversight and Petitions could hinder his ability to preside over questioning.
# Garda
"It's called accountability": Tánaiste defends course of GSOC bugging controversy
Speaking today, he also cast doubt on whether the exact nature of water charges will be known in the coming weeks.
Callinan "entirely satisfied" that no guards bugged GSOC
The Garda Commissioner says that he raised the issue of leaks with GSOC.
No comment from Gardaí on GSOC "slip-up" story
After new revelations today, the Garda Síochána is staying tight-lipped on the issue of bugging.
# seven days
The GSOC bugging saga: Here's what's happened since the story broke last Sunday
Further revelations about what happened at the garda watchdog’s Dublin offices are expected this weekend.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about power outages, top-ups and LOVE.
Commissioner “very very satisfied” no members of the gardaí spied on GSOC
Martin Callinan made his first public comment on the bugging saga today, speaking alongside Justice Minister Alan Shatter at a garda event.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about storm damage, a meningitis warning and a suspicious device in the UK linked to the Republic of Ireland.
# bugging claims
Shatter asks GSOC to clarify 'surveillance' comments
Minister Shatter also said that an inquiry into the issue would suggest there is no confidence in GSOC.
Shatter rules out independent GSOC inquiry
The Justice Minister will appear before the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions.
# Eamon Gilmore
'Am I satisfied that no organ of the State put GSOC under surveillance? Yes I am'
Eamon Gilmore has accused the opposition of playing politics with the bugging controversy, claiming they are using it as “another issue to have a thump at Minister Shatter about or the government about”.
# bugging claims
Oireachtas committee has “grave concerns” about issues raised by GSOC
GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien and other members of the Ombudsman faced questions from TDs and Senators over a report in the Sunday Times that the agency’s communications systems were bugged.
# Whistleblower
Dáil hears alleged conversation: 'If Shatter thinks you're screwing him, you're finished'
Alan Shatter said that suggestions in a transcript, read into the Dáil record last night, that he threatened anyone or authorised threatening were “absolutely outrageous”.
# bugging claims
GSOC prepares to face panel, as commissioner says breach can't be ruled out
“It would be lovely to be able to say we could be certain one way or the other,” GSOC’s Kieran Fitzgerald said last night.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about phone bugging, Shirley Temple’s death and today’s snow.
Garda Ombudsman in 'state of heightened awareness' over Boylan inquiry
Kieran Fitzgerald said his office would have a “list of suspects” if it was found that surveillance had taken place.
GSOC chairman’s position is ‘not in question’, and he won’t be retiring
The head of the AGSI says it’s not acceptable that GSOC suspected a crime may have taken place and that it wasn’t reported to gardaí.