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# Pulse

This year
CSO lifts quality concern status from garda crime statistics after review
The CSO had reported crime statistics with a caveat about quality concerns since March 2018.
Last year
Former Garda civilian employee jailed for forwarding Pulse system info
The woman sent around 70 photos using WhatsApp over a seven-day period to an individual known to Gardaí
All time
Man claims he wrongfully spent 10 days in jail after Garda Pulse profile mix-up
Joseph Connor at all times disputed the existence of such a warrant against him.
Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations
Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.
Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July
But Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan has questioned whether the figures can be trusted, and that he would make a complaint.
Sligo garda jailed for 18 months for passing Pulse information to criminals
It is the first time in the history of the State that such a prosecution has come before the courts.
There are 38 garda stations in Munster that can't access the Pulse system
The system is used widely by the force but 77 stations can’t access it.
'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing
The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.
Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government
A report found that there was a 71% gap between the breath test figures recorded on Pulse, and the actual tests carried out.
Snooping on Pulse: Nine gardaí facing disciplinary action for misuse of the system
Former Justice Minister said some gardaí were using the Pulse system as a “social website”.
Garda used internal Pulse computer system to snoop on new girlfriend
The abuse of the Garda information system was one case outlined in the Gsoc review of 2016 complaints.
This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open
The massaging of figures is now feared to extend into other garda departments.
'Driving back and forth all day': How a lack of access to Pulse affects everyday policing
The minister for justice has pointed out burglary offences in many divisions have fallen.
Claims alleged rape of woman by garda was never placed on internal PULSE system
The alleged incident is said to have happened in August 2013.
The CSO have cast doubt on garda crime statistics
Some 16% of crimes were not recorded on PULSE, while 21% of invalidated incidents were done so “without sufficient justification”
Garda with early onset dementia who harassed female sergeant on Facebook committed to mental hospital
Garda Donal Maguire was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month.
A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’
All the proceeds go straight to the families of the victims.
FBI questioning Orlando shooter's wife over claims she knew his plan
He had also planned an attack at Walt Disney World.
Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say
Clubgoers told a local paper the 29-year-old would drink heavily and get “loud and belligerent” in the gay club.
Orlando shooter was investigated by the FBI twice - but still bought guns legally last week
The attack, the worst mass shooting in modern US history, was carried out at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, a well-known gay hangout.
Alan Shatter says that some gardaí use the Pulse system as a social network for "gossip"
Shatter said he had raised this issue with Martin Callinan.
'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants
Many relate to non-payment of fines.
Sure, it's 1990s technology. But the Gardaí have no plans to replace "PULSE"
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.
Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.
Almost one third of crimes are wrongly classified by gardaí, finds report
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
Currently, all members of the gardaí have access to PULSE.
Garda Ombusdman now has direct access to Garda PULSE system
Previously, GSOC only had access to the investigations database under Garda supervision.
Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
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
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.
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.
Garda Síochána "does not engage in ethnic profiling"
Minister Alan Shatter said that all persons are subject to the same PULSE recording procedures.
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 Rehab/CRC effect? 9 in 10 donors less trusting of charities
Online survey conducted over last month shows direct impact of recent high-profile charities scandals.
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.
Garda Ombudsman to have direct access to PULSE system
Speaking in the Dáil this morning, the Justice Minister noted that access to the system is supervised by two seconded superintendents.
Shatter: 'I'm not trying to silence whisteblowers'
The Justice Minister stressed that he has full confidence in the Gardaí to co-operate with an Ombudsman investigation.
Watch: Company brings vehicles to a halt using only electromagnetic waves
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.
'Worrying degree of inappropriate access' to welfare information
One HSE employee searched the social welfare records of their son’s girlfriend.
'Unexpected number' of gardaí accessed information on Clare Daly arrest
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.
Two out of five Garda stations don’t have email access
Only 421 of the country’s 703 Garda stations are “networked” – meaning 40 per cent of them don’t have email connections.