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# pulse - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations
# Nitrous Oxide
# Nitrous Oxide

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations

Aug 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 31,686 Views 23 Comments

Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.

# pulse - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July
# Pulse
# Pulse

Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July

Oct 21st 2018, 6:00 AM 13,109 Views 15 Comments

But Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan has questioned whether the figures can be trusted, and that he would make a complaint.

# pulse - Monday 25 June, 2018

Sligo garda jailed for 18 months for passing Pulse information to criminals
# Jimell Henry
# Jimell Henry

Sligo garda jailed for 18 months for passing Pulse information to criminals

Jun 25th 2018, 3:31 PM 20,124 Views 25 Comments

It is the first time in the history of the State that such a prosecution has come before the courts.

# pulse - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

There are 38 garda stations in Munster that can't access the Pulse system
# ACCESS DENIED
# ACCESS DENIED

There are 38 garda stations in Munster that can't access the Pulse system

Feb 27th 2018, 9:32 AM 13,594 Views 44 Comments

The system is used widely by the force but 77 stations can’t access it.

# pulse - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing
# Electrocution
# Electrocution

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

Jan 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,604 Views 26 Comments

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

# pulse - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government

Sep 7th 2017, 9:20 AM 10,988 Views 60 Comments

A report found that there was a 71% gap between the breath test figures recorded on Pulse, and the actual tests carried out.

# pulse - Friday 11 August, 2017

Snooping on Pulse: Nine gardaí facing disciplinary action for misuse of the system
# Sanctioned
# Sanctioned

Snooping on Pulse: Nine gardaí facing disciplinary action for misuse of the system

Aug 11th 2017, 12:01 AM 34,952 Views 41 Comments

Former Justice Minister said some gardaí were using the Pulse system as a “social website”.

# pulse - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Garda used internal Pulse computer system to snoop on new girlfriend
# Taking The Pulse
# Taking The Pulse

Garda used internal Pulse computer system to snoop on new girlfriend

Jun 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 40,012 Views 75 Comments

The abuse of the Garda information system was one case outlined in the Gsoc review of 2016 complaints.

# pulse - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open
# Finger On The Pulse
# Finger On The Pulse

This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open

Mar 29th 2017, 5:23 PM 93,587 Views 56 Comments

The massaging of figures is now feared to extend into other garda departments.

# pulse - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Driving back and forth all day': How a lack of access to Pulse affects everyday policing
# Finger On The Pulse
# Finger On The Pulse

'Driving back and forth all day': How a lack of access to Pulse affects everyday policing

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:15 AM 14,519 Views 27 Comments

The minister for justice has pointed out burglary offences in many divisions have fallen.

# pulse - Monday 12 December, 2016

Claims alleged rape of woman by garda was never placed on internal PULSE system
# Rape Claims
# Rape Claims

Claims alleged rape of woman by garda was never placed on internal PULSE system

Dec 12th 2016, 4:13 PM 13,852 Views 15 Comments

The alleged incident is said to have happened in August 2013.

# pulse - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

The CSO have cast doubt on garda crime statistics
# Pulse
# Pulse

The CSO have cast doubt on garda crime statistics

Sep 28th 2016, 1:18 PM 12,586 Views 82 Comments

Some 16% of crimes were not recorded on PULSE, while 21% of invalidated incidents were done so “without sufficient justification”

# pulse - Monday 27 June, 2016

Garda with early onset dementia who harassed female sergeant on Facebook committed to mental hospital
# Courts
# Courts

Garda with early onset dementia who harassed female sergeant on Facebook committed to mental hospital

Jun 27th 2016, 4:46 PM 27,596 Views 25 Comments

Garda Donal Maguire was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month.

# pulse - Friday 17 June, 2016

A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’
# Pulse
From The Daily Edge
# Pulse

A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’

Jun 17th 2016, 6:00 PM 3,865 Views 5 Comments

All the proceeds go straight to the families of the victims.

# pulse - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

FBI questioning Orlando shooter's wife over claims she knew his plan
# Noor Mateen
# Noor Mateen

FBI questioning Orlando shooter's wife over claims she knew his plan

Jun 15th 2016, 7:05 AM 18,678 Views 39 Comments

He had also planned an attack at Walt Disney World.

# pulse - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say

Jun 14th 2016, 7:48 AM 35,843 Views 68 Comments

Clubgoers told a local paper the 29-year-old would drink heavily and get “loud and belligerent” in the gay club.

# pulse - Monday 13 June, 2016

Orlando shooter was investigated by the FBI twice - but still bought guns legally last week
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

Orlando shooter was investigated by the FBI twice - but still bought guns legally last week

Jun 13th 2016, 7:05 AM 22,097 Views 181 Comments

The attack, the worst mass shooting in modern US history, was carried out at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, a well-known gay hangout.

# pulse - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Alan Shatter says that some gardaí use the Pulse system as a social network for "gossip"
# Be-baw
# Be-baw

Alan Shatter says that some gardaí use the Pulse system as a social network for "gossip"

Jan 28th 2016, 2:39 PM 18,285 Views 43 Comments

Shatter said he had raised this issue with Martin Callinan.

# pulse - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants
# Pulse Backlog
# Pulse Backlog

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants

Jul 22nd 2015, 11:35 AM 15,794 Views 52 Comments

Many relate to non-payment of fines.

# pulse - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Sure, it's 1990s technology. But the Gardaí have no plans to replace "PULSE"
# Outdated
# Outdated

Sure, it's 1990s technology. But the Gardaí have no plans to replace "PULSE"

Jan 24th 2015, 8:30 AM 15,412 Views 55 Comments

PULSE is 16 years old this year. A number of upgrades have taken place, but the force has been advised to ‘retire’ it in favour of an entirely new system.

# pulse - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped

Jan 15th 2015, 8:47 AM 20,255 Views 53 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

# pulse - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Almost one third of crimes are wrongly classified by gardaí, finds report
# Crime
# Crime

Almost one third of crimes are wrongly classified by gardaí, finds report

Nov 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,074 Views 6 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate report found serious problems with the way that gardaí classify crimes.

It's taking some gardaí over a week to record crimes on the PULSE system
# Crime
# Crime

It's taking some gardaí over a week to record crimes on the PULSE system

Nov 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,735 Views 32 Comments

Currently, all members of the gardaí have access to PULSE.

# pulse - Friday 1 August, 2014

Garda Ombusdman now has direct access to Garda PULSE system
# Pulse
# Pulse

Garda Ombusdman now has direct access to Garda PULSE system

Aug 1st 2014, 5:57 PM 8,425 Views 46 Comments

Previously, GSOC only had access to the investigations database under Garda supervision.

# pulse - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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 119 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.

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 15,889 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.

# pulse - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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 74 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.

# pulse - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Garda Síochána "does not engage in ethnic profiling"
# Pulse
# Pulse

Garda Síochána "does not engage in ethnic profiling"

Mar 26th 2014, 6:56 PM 8,136 Views 29 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter said that all persons are subject to the same PULSE recording procedures.

# pulse - Friday 21 March, 2014

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 9,112 Views 68 Comments

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

# pulse - Friday 14 March, 2014

The Rehab/CRC effect? 9 in 10 donors less trusting of charities
# Wary
# Wary

The Rehab/CRC effect? 9 in 10 donors less trusting of charities

Mar 14th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,083 Views 16 Comments

Online survey conducted over last month shows direct impact of recent high-profile charities scandals.

# pulse - Monday 17 February, 2014

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations
# I Spy
# I Spy

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations

Feb 17th 2014, 12:45 PM 63 Views 33 Comments

Faith in our national authorities has been badly shaken – the only way to restore it is to hold an independent inquiry, says Mark Kelly.

# pulse - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Garda Ombudsman to have direct access to PULSE system
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Garda Ombudsman to have direct access to PULSE system

Feb 5th 2014, 10:47 AM 7,294 Views 23 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this morning, the Justice Minister noted that access to the system is supervised by two seconded superintendents.

# pulse - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Shatter: 'I'm not trying to silence whisteblowers'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Shatter: 'I'm not trying to silence whisteblowers'

Jan 28th 2014, 9:05 AM 6,947 Views 59 Comments

The Justice Minister stressed that he has full confidence in the Gardaí to co-operate with an Ombudsman investigation.

# pulse - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Watch: Company brings vehicles to a halt using only electromagnetic waves
# No Speeding
# No Speeding

Watch: Company brings vehicles to a halt using only electromagnetic waves

Dec 4th 2013, 11:09 AM 8,339 Views 34 Comments

The RF safe stop system uses radio frequency pulse to ‘confuse’ a vehicle’s electronic system, cutting the engine and bringing it to a standstill.

# pulse - Monday 20 May, 2013

'Worrying degree of inappropriate access' to welfare information
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

'Worrying degree of inappropriate access' to welfare information

May 20th 2013, 3:16 PM 11,950 Views 34 Comments

One HSE employee searched the social welfare records of their son’s girlfriend.

# pulse - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Unexpected number' of gardaí accessed information on Clare Daly arrest
# Leak
# Leak

'Unexpected number' of gardaí accessed information on Clare Daly arrest

Mar 27th 2013, 7:06 PM 29,673 Views 110 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said today that he has had concerns for some time about sensitive and confidential information finding its way into the public domain.

# pulse - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Two out of five Garda stations don’t have email access
# Garda
# Garda

Two out of five Garda stations don’t have email access

Feb 12th 2012, 9:23 PM 6,505 Views 77 Comments

Only 421 of the country’s 703 Garda stations are “networked” – meaning 40 per cent of them don’t have email connections.

# pulse - Monday 8 August, 2011

Gardaí use database to check up on daughters' boyfriends
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí use database to check up on daughters' boyfriends

Aug 8th 2011, 2:22 PM 5,533 Views 42 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner is conducting an audit of the Gardaí’s use of the Pulse database following a number of complaints.

# pulse - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Doctor who 'could not take patient's pulse' fails to show at inquiry
# Doctor
# Doctor

Doctor who 'could not take patient's pulse' fails to show at inquiry

Jul 19th 2011, 12:27 PM 1,081 Views 0 Comments

The Medical Council is probing allegations that a doctor at Letterkenny Hospital engaged in professional misconduct and poor professional performance.