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#Penalty Points

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Callinan: Whistleblowers’ penalty points allegations are ‘quite disgusting’
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# Penalty Points

Callinan: Whistleblowers’ penalty points allegations are ‘quite disgusting’

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:50 PM 14,728 Views 104 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has said he will take legal advice over the appearance of two garda whistleblowers before the PAC over the penalty points controversy.

‘Where is the national scandal here?’: Callinan defends garda handling of penalty points
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# Penalty Points

‘Where is the national scandal here?’: Callinan defends garda handling of penalty points

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 12,912 Views 77 Comments

The Garda Commissioner is appearing before TDs on the Public Accounts Committee at Leinster House today.

Penalty points, parliamentary allowances and everything else happening in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Penalty points, parliamentary allowances and everything else happening in Leinster House today

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:00 AM 4,391 Views 3 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

Garda Commissioner to face tough questioning on penalty points
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Garda Commissioner to face tough questioning on penalty points

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 7,604 Views 50 Comments

An Oireachtas committee is attempting to get to the bottom of how and why some motorists had penalty points cancelled.

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Dec 28th 2013, 8:30 PM 8,803 Views 18 Comments

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y - the political year in videos
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y - the political year in videos

Dec 26th 2013, 8:45 AM 5,327 Views 7 Comments

All the best shouting, attention seeking and scandal caught on camera.

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Dec 18th 2013, 11:22 PM 22,752 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Public Accounts Committee to examine penalty points furore
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Public Accounts Committee to examine penalty points furore

Dec 18th 2013, 5:59 PM 5,847 Views 18 Comments

The committee will use whistleblower information as starting point for probe of how penalty points are cancelled.

Committee should be 'unhindered' in investigating garda whistleblower files
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Committee should be 'unhindered' in investigating garda whistleblower files

Nov 22nd 2013, 11:31 AM 3,983 Views 8 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has been asked to hand back files it has received alleging abuse of the penalty points system.

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week

Oct 9th 2013, 10:35 PM 8,182 Views 44 Comments

The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.

A broken speedometer, a dying cow and a swarm of bees - how some people avoided penalty points
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

A broken speedometer, a dying cow and a swarm of bees - how some people avoided penalty points

Sep 30th 2013, 10:31 PM 19,564 Views 74 Comments

Nearly a quarter of penalty point notices in 2011 and 2012 were quashed, with some flimsy excuses being accepted.

Varadkar: We need another investigation into the penalty points controversy
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# Penalty Points

Varadkar: We need another investigation into the penalty points controversy

Jun 11th 2013, 9:11 AM 5,607 Views 45 Comments

“In a lot of cases they were explaining away penalty point terminations that to the reasonable person seemed a little bit unusual,” Leo Varadkar has said of the garda report into the cancellation of penalty points.

Whistleblower invites Taoiseach to discuss penalty points controversy
# Internal Garda Review
# Internal Garda Review

Whistleblower invites Taoiseach to discuss penalty points controversy

Jun 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,847 Views 42 Comments

Garda “stands firm” on his claims and asks the Taoiseach to view his evidence.

TD: We didn't demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil
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# Penalty Points

TD: We didn't demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil

Jun 1st 2013, 8:15 AM 6,594 Views 33 Comments

Joan Collins has defended her naming of high-profile individuals who allegedly had penalty points cancelled in the Dáil chamber last December.

'Dysfunctional and flawed': TDs slam penalty points investigation
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# Penalty Points

'Dysfunctional and flawed': TDs slam penalty points investigation

May 30th 2013, 2:12 PM 6,584 Views 38 Comments

Mick Wallace, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Clare Daly and Joan Collins have criticised the reports into the practice of cancelling penalty points which largely cleared gardaí.

Watch: Mick Wallace says he was the victim of an unlawful arrest
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Watch: Mick Wallace says he was the victim of an unlawful arrest

May 30th 2013, 1:18 PM 19,494 Views 107 Comments

The independent TD was quizzed about a recently reported incident concerning his alleged arrest in September 2000 for directing traffic near a construction site he was working on.

No request for Ombudsman investigation from Oireachtas
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

No request for Ombudsman investigation from Oireachtas

May 30th 2013, 1:01 PM 3,625 Views 9 Comments

The Garda Ombudsman Commission has not been asked to investigate the penalty points controversy by an Oireachtas committee, a spokesman has told TheJournal.ie.

Shatter survives Dáil motion of no confidence with 88-45 win
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Shatter survives Dáil motion of no confidence with 88-45 win

May 29th 2013, 9:26 PM 6,918 Views 65 Comments

A government counter-motion supporting Shatter was passed easily in the Dáil this evening.

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?

May 27th 2013, 9:48 AM 14,498 Views 121 Comments

A new survey has shown that almost 7 per cent of people have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, so should the penalties be harsher?

Greater protections for whistleblowers after penalty points furore
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Greater protections for whistleblowers after penalty points furore

May 22nd 2013, 1:13 PM 7,160 Views 31 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said that legislation is currently being drawn up which will be put before government shortly.

Communications between Callinan and Shatter are 'of a confidential nature'
# Confidential
# Confidential

Communications between Callinan and Shatter are 'of a confidential nature'

May 22nd 2013, 9:18 AM 6,867 Views 73 Comments

Yesterday evening the justice minister said it was the Garda Commmissioner who informed him that Mick Wallace benefited from garda discretion.

Commissioner told Shatter about Mick Wallace's encounter with Gardaí
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# Penalty Points

Commissioner told Shatter about Mick Wallace's encounter with Gardaí

May 21st 2013, 7:37 PM 12,682 Views 115 Comments

Opposition TDs have demanded to know how an unrecorded incident came to be known by the country’s top Garda.

Shatter: I made comments 'to defend the integrity of An Garda Síochána'
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# Penalty Points

Shatter: I made comments 'to defend the integrity of An Garda Síochána'

May 21st 2013, 6:23 PM 8,969 Views 133 Comments

Here’s the full text of Alan Shatter’s Dáil explanation.

Should Alan Shatter resign over points furore? 'No,' insists the Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Should Alan Shatter resign over points furore? 'No,' insists the Taoiseach

May 21st 2013, 4:06 PM 7,185 Views 144 Comments

Enda Kenny offers a loyal defence of Alan Shatter, as opposition TDs continue to call for the justice minister’s head.

Shatter to face questions in Dáil over Wallace row
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# Penalty Points

Shatter to face questions in Dáil over Wallace row

May 21st 2013, 12:33 PM 4,580 Views 44 Comments

The minister will make a statement this evening and will then open himself up to questions from the opposition.

Wallace lodges complaint with data protection chief over Shatter remarks
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Wallace lodges complaint with data protection chief over Shatter remarks

May 20th 2013, 9:05 PM 10,979 Views 113 Comments

The Wexford TD believes Shatter’s revealing of an encounter with Gardaí is an improper disclosure of sensitive records.

The Evening Fix... now with soccer's next big talent*
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with soccer's next big talent*

May 20th 2013, 6:58 PM 8,401 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Shatter: 'If Wallace is guilty of anything, it's hypocrisy'
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# Penalty Points

Shatter: 'If Wallace is guilty of anything, it's hypocrisy'

May 20th 2013, 2:47 PM 9,209 Views 118 Comments

The Minister made his first public comment today in the ongoing row over Deputy Mick Wallace and discretion used when he drove while using a mobile phone.

Poll: Should Alan Shatter have made his Prime Time comments?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Alan Shatter have made his Prime Time comments?

May 20th 2013, 9:11 AM 18,600 Views 126 Comments

As a row between Alan Shatter and Mick Wallace rumbles on, we ask was the Minister’s use of information appropriate?

Taoiseach backs Shatter in penalty points row with Wallace
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# Penalty Points

Taoiseach backs Shatter in penalty points row with Wallace

May 20th 2013, 7:47 AM 7,506 Views 69 Comments

The Wexford TD will lodge a complaint to the Standards in Public Office Commission today over comments made by the justice minister.

The Evening Fix… now with the best way to wake up a hangover victim
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with the best way to wake up a hangover victim

May 19th 2013, 6:59 PM 13,412 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

FG ministers back Shatter in penalty points comments row
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# Penalty Points

FG ministers back Shatter in penalty points comments row

May 19th 2013, 5:17 PM 8,375 Views 112 Comments

Both Richard Bruton and Brian Hayes say Shatter’s comments added context to complaints about the penalty points inquiry.

Shatter called on to resign over Wallace penalty points row
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# Penalty Points

Shatter called on to resign over Wallace penalty points row

May 18th 2013, 7:55 PM 19,741 Views 160 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn also said it is “worrying” the Justice Minister mentioned the information on Prime Time.

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added deer on a city bus

May 17th 2013, 6:55 PM 7,939 Views 8 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Wallace to lodge complaint against Shatter over penalty points allegation
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# Penalty Points

Wallace to lodge complaint against Shatter over penalty points allegation

May 17th 2013, 5:47 PM 13,320 Views 119 Comments

The Wexford TD says the allegations made by Alan Shatter on live TV about an alleged motoring offence are unsubstantiated.

Review of fixed penalty notice system recommended
# Garda
# Garda

Review of fixed penalty notice system recommended

May 17th 2013, 7:20 AM 4,703 Views 21 Comments

The Comptroller General said that the system has not resulted in changed behaviour in motor tax compliance.

Callinan "has no axe to grind" with penalty points whistleblowers
# Garda
# Garda

Callinan "has no axe to grind" with penalty points whistleblowers

May 16th 2013, 3:31 PM 5,276 Views 48 Comments

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee questioned the Garda Commissioner on the recent report on the quashing of penalty points.