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#Breath tests

# breath-tests - Yesterday’s News

Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal

O Cualáin said reviewing all 505,730 calls made by gardaí to log breath test data would take a number of years.

# breath-tests - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again

It is time now for the finger-pointing to stop and for that culture shift we’ve been hearing about for years to begin.

# breath-tests - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Garda Superintendent says new report of 400,000 more falsified breath tests 'could be described as a guesstimate'

The report published yesterday details how and why checkpoints were faked.

# breath-tests - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Gardaí reported fake checkpoints - and falsified 400k more breath checks than previously thought

Gardaí are having their fingers rapped over breath tests again – this time by the Policing Authority.

# breath-tests - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.

# breath-tests - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

# breath-tests - Sunday 17 September, 2017

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Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

# breath-tests - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'

The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.

# breath-tests - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'People saw it as toxic': Why just seven gardaí made submissions to the breath test probe

Many members of the force felt senior gardaí had already made their mind up about who was to blame.

# breath-tests - Thursday 7 September, 2017

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.

# breath-tests - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

County breakdown: 385% more breath tests entered in PULSE in Tipperary than actually carried out

A garda report into alcohol testing has found a difference of over 1.4 million between the number of tests counted and those actually carried out.

Fresh calls for Garda Commissioner to step down after latest revelations about false breath tests

Questions are being raised after 500,000 more false garda breath tests have been found.

# breath-tests - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

A new survey commissioned by An Garda Síochána says 92% of people trust the force

The figures will now be released every quarter.

# breath-tests - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Gardaí reveal 89 homicides over 14 years were not counted due to 'process issue'

In some cases, only one victim was counted even though multiple people were killed.

# breath-tests - Monday 15 May, 2017

Most people want Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan fired

She has faced increasing pressure in recent months following a string of controversies.

# breath-tests - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal

O’Sullivan is making her first appearance in front of the Policing Authority since the scandal concerning Garda breath tests first broke.

# breath-tests - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'

Deputy Commissisioner John Twomey stressed all of these deaths were fully investigated.

# breath-tests - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'

Garda management will present an interim report on the breath test scandal to the Policing Authority this week.

# breath-tests - Monday 24 April, 2017

Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'

The head of the Garda Representative Association said the role of managers is to ensure lower ranks are properly supervised.

# breath-tests - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Just under half of people have confidence in the gardaí

There has been added scrutiny on An Garda Síochána in recent times.

'People are blaming us': Gardaí say scandals are making it harder for them to do their jobs

The general secretary of AGSI said “the finger of blame is pointing downwards without any evidence”.

# breath-tests - Sunday 2 April, 2017

How were the 150,000 garda hours for phantom breath tests accounted for?

The former Nothern Ireland police ombudsman said it is “mind-boggling” that this could have happened.

# breath-tests - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Former garda: Scandal down to sloppy practice, management's insatiable appetite for figures

Colin Connolly said he had hoped for change when Nóirín O’Sullivan took over but this just never happened.

Confusion over last-minute change in leadership of new garda probe

The lack of clarity about who was involved in the internal investigation was highlighted by TD Mick Wallace when he questioned the Commissioner this week.

# breath-tests - Friday 31 March, 2017

Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'

Although many questions were asked, few were answered.

# breath-tests - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference

There have been tense exchanges in the chamber this evening.

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

Alerted to breath test discrepancy in 2014, gardaí just stopped ordering mouthpieces

The issue was raised a second time in 2015 after the Medical Bureau of Road Safety did its own survey of the devices.

An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions

The Commissioner told reporters yesterday she had heard the “disquiet” around the force’s latest scandal.

# breath-tests - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for the Garda Commissioner Nóiríon O’Sullivan.

# breath-tests - Thursday 26 May, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Thursday

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