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#Penalty Points

# penalty-points - All time

'Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign' - Wallace
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

'Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign' - Wallace

May 6th 2014, 6:05 PM 12,995 Views 104 Comments

Mick Wallace was named by Alan Shatter as having been cautioned by gardaí for using his phone while driving – an act that has been ruled as having broke the law.

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?

May 2nd 2014, 9:39 AM 16,268 Views 133 Comments

A similar rule already applies in Australia.

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
# Put It Away
# Put It Away

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:35 AM 18,480 Views 90 Comments

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

Monorail, al-Qaeda, and Easter eggs: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Monorail, al-Qaeda, and Easter eggs: The week in numbers

Apr 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,092 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many Easter eggs are people planning to give tomorrow?

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month
# GoSafe
# GoSafe

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month

Apr 16th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,715 Views 35 Comments

There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
# Column
# Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

Apr 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 148 Views 30 Comments

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

Majority of Irish people don't trust ministers, TDs and business leaders
# Credibility
# Credibility

Majority of Irish people don't trust ministers, TDs and business leaders

Apr 5th 2014, 11:34 AM 8,068 Views 81 Comments

A third of people don’t trust gardaí but they still came out of the poll better than most other groups.

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána?

Apr 5th 2014, 9:55 AM 36,574 Views 195 Comments

Three quarters of the Irish public think its reputation has been damaged by recent controversies – do you have confidence in the force?

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable

Apr 5th 2014, 7:40 AM 15,926 Views 117 Comments

In an interview on The Late Late Show, John Wilson questioned why fellow whistleblower Maurice McCabe’s access to the PULSE system is now being reviewed.

'Motorists were wrongly fined' --- speed camera whistleblower
# Fixed Charges
# Fixed Charges

'Motorists were wrongly fined' --- speed camera whistleblower

Apr 1st 2014, 11:44 PM 19,222 Views 39 Comments

Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

Mar 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 103 Views 34 Comments

This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.

GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower

Mar 28th 2014, 5:24 PM 7,852 Views 0 Comments

GSOC said it is examining whether they can investigate the accusations under their remit.

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Mar 26th 2014, 11:15 PM 21,239 Views 62 Comments

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

Here's what whistleblower John Wilson thinks of Alan Shatter's apology
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Here's what whistleblower John Wilson thinks of Alan Shatter's apology

Mar 26th 2014, 10:34 PM 15,232 Views 32 Comments

He says he’s glad the Minister corrected the record of the Dáil — and he’s calling for his former colleague Maurice McCabe to be allowed access to PULSE again.

"The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall": Calls for Minister Shatter to quit
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

"The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall": Calls for Minister Shatter to quit

Mar 25th 2014, 2:40 PM 18,464 Views 97 Comments

Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.

Gay Byrne: If Callinan had said sorry, this would have all passed by
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Gay Byrne: If Callinan had said sorry, this would have all passed by

Mar 25th 2014, 11:00 AM 12,073 Views 50 Comments

The RSA Chairman said the former Garda Commissioner had ‘dug a hole and kept on digging’.

VIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan's resignation
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

VIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan's resignation

Mar 25th 2014, 10:59 AM 10,343 Views 38 Comments

The controversial comments were made at a Public Accounts Committee meeting on 23 January.

Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated

Mar 23rd 2014, 3:39 PM 13,927 Views 57 Comments

Fergus O’Dowd said he stood over his comments that “the whistleblowers did a fantastic job”.

Byrne "always treated with respect" by Callinan
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Byrne "always treated with respect" by Callinan

Mar 22nd 2014, 12:31 PM 15,952 Views 58 Comments

The broadcaster had earlier called for the Garda Commissioner and Minister Shatter to apologise to the garda whistleblowers.

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately
# Cabinet Split
# Cabinet Split

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately

Mar 21st 2014, 10:58 PM 27,829 Views 156 Comments

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.

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'

Mar 21st 2014, 6:41 PM 6,467 Views 42 Comments

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' use of PULSE system criticised by Data Commissioner
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Garda whistleblowers' use of PULSE system criticised by Data Commissioner

Mar 21st 2014, 2:11 PM 9,142 Views 68 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has said he shares the concerns “and I have expressed my disquiet about this publically on several occasions”.

The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark
# Garda Whistleblowers
# Garda Whistleblowers

The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

Mar 21st 2014, 2:00 PM 11,613 Views 38 Comments

Several government ministers have now called on the Garda Commissioner to withdraw his remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were disgusting.

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t
# Garda Whistleblowers
# Garda Whistleblowers

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t

Mar 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 18,360 Views 91 Comments

Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.

Using a mobile while driving is comparable to driving drunk
# Driverdistraction
# Driverdistraction

Using a mobile while driving is comparable to driving drunk

Mar 20th 2014, 1:24 PM 7,136 Views 77 Comments

That’s according to Gay Byrne who was speaking at the RSA’s annual conference today.

How did your county do when it comes to not wearing seatbelts?
# Buckle Up
# Buckle Up

How did your county do when it comes to not wearing seatbelts?

Mar 14th 2014, 9:22 AM 17,254 Views 49 Comments

The Road Safety Authority have released figures showing the number of drivers per county who were given penalty points for seatbelt offences.

Over 8,400 drivers caught not putting seatbelts on children
# Buckle Up
# Buckle Up

Over 8,400 drivers caught not putting seatbelts on children

Mar 13th 2014, 5:12 PM 13,526 Views 75 Comments

And an another terrible statistic from the RSA reveals that one in five people killed on our roads last year were not wearing their seatbelts.

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Mar 12th 2014, 11:10 PM 15,398 Views 4 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the penalty points report, the airport strikes being called off and Rehab releasing more information.

Damning report finds “inconsistent and widespread” breaches of penalty points policy
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Damning report finds “inconsistent and widespread” breaches of penalty points policy

Mar 12th 2014, 10:44 PM 13,730 Views 76 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate’s report found “no meaningful evidence” of consistent quality management supervision, and no clear policy guidelines.

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"
# PAC
# PAC

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"

Mar 12th 2014, 7:31 PM 13,581 Views 127 Comments

The Garda Commissioner said that he was actually referring to the manner in which sensitive data appeared in the public domain.

Garda Inspectorate praises 'credible' Maurice McCabe, says 'nobody was watching the store'
# Garda Inspectorate
# Garda Inspectorate

Garda Inspectorate praises 'credible' Maurice McCabe, says 'nobody was watching the store'

Mar 12th 2014, 7:27 PM 7,654 Views 33 Comments

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.

Read the Garda Inspectorate’s damning penalty points report, in full
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Read the Garda Inspectorate’s damning penalty points report, in full

Mar 12th 2014, 5:36 PM 7,400 Views 19 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate found “consistent and widespread breaches of policy” by those in charge of the penalty points system.

'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe

Mar 12th 2014, 1:42 PM 8,657 Views 50 Comments

Micheál Martin said today’s Garda Inspectorate report into penalty points ‘vindicated’ whistleblowers.

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Mar 11th 2014, 11:12 PM 16,157 Views 10 Comments

Everybody’s talking about Rehab Group salaries, the sad passing of Christine Buckley and the continuing search for the Malaysian Airlines plane.

Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter

Mar 11th 2014, 10:35 PM 12,399 Views 36 Comments

The Minister for Justice will address the Cabinet on the Garda Inspectorate report into the penalty points saga tomorrow.

‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections

Mar 10th 2014, 10:15 PM 18,648 Views 50 Comments

The former garda’s revelations about penalty-point terminations in 2012 are now the subject of an official inquiry.

Oliver Connolly: I’ve been subjected to a concentrated attack by certain TDs
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Oliver Connolly: I’ve been subjected to a concentrated attack by certain TDs

Mar 4th 2014, 11:00 PM 19,263 Views 80 Comments

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.

In full: Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil on the garda whistleblower claims
# Serious Allegations
# Serious Allegations

In full: Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil on the garda whistleblower claims

Feb 26th 2014, 12:10 PM 12,096 Views 46 Comments

The Minister for Justice has made a statement in the Dáil this morning.

WATCH: 'This place is a joke, we play games in here' - Mick Wallace slams Shatter
# Dáil
# Dáil

WATCH: 'This place is a joke, we play games in here' - Mick Wallace slams Shatter

Feb 26th 2014, 12:09 PM 19,078 Views 144 Comments

The independent TD launched a scathing attack on the Minister in the Dáil today.

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin's claims are true, denies misleading Dáil
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin's claims are true, denies misleading Dáil

Feb 26th 2014, 10:37 AM 5,835 Views 45 Comments

The Minister for Justice has been giving his side of the controversy around allegations from a garda whistleblower in the Dáil this morning.