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#Penalty Points

# penalty-points - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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.

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable

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.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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

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

# penalty-points - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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

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

# penalty-points - Friday 28 March, 2014

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.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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…

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

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.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# penalty-points - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated

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

# penalty-points - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Byrne "always treated with respect" by Callinan

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

# penalty-points - Friday 21 March, 2014

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.

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' use of PULSE system criticised by Data Commissioner

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

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

# penalty-points - Thursday 20 March, 2014

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”.

Using a mobile while driving is comparable to driving drunk

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

# penalty-points - Friday 14 March, 2014

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

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

# penalty-points - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Over 8,400 drivers caught not putting seatbelts on children

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.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

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

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"

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 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

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

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

# penalty-points - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

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

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

# penalty-points - Monday 10 March, 2014

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

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

# penalty-points - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

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

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.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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

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

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

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

Whistleblowers, more whistleblowers and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in the world of Irish governance today? This is…

# penalty-points - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Family of murdered Sylvia Roche Kelly 'fear another cover up'

Enda Kenny did not rule out a Commission of Investigation but insists that a report from a Senior Counsel is the most prudent approach to Maurice McCabe’s dossier of allegations.

Alan Shatter to brief Cabinet colleagues on “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”

Ministers meet for their usual weekly discussions where Shatter is expected to brief colleagues on the details of correspondence between the Department of Justice and garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

'Gardaí who want to come forward must be protected'

Frank McBrearty Jnr says that gardaí have not implemented the reforms suggested in the 2008 Morris Report.

Whistleblower was subjected to 'bullying and intimidation'

Mick Wallace TD has said an independent inquiry is needed into at least three issues concerning An Garda Síochána.

# penalty-points - Monday 24 February, 2014

Claims that garda whistleblower didn't cooperate "misleading and false"

Prime Time this evening revealed a transcript of a conversation Maurice McCabe had with a superior, which also instructed him to stop downloading material from PULSE.