# martin-callinan - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
We knew he was not on board with the Guerin Report findings. Now we know just how far he intends to go with it.
# martin-callinan - Monday 28 July, 2014
The report, initiated in the wake of the Guerin findings, found there was a “closed, secretive” culture in the Department.
# martin-callinan - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
This is despite him overseeing everything that the report contains.
# martin-callinan - Friday 20 June, 2014
Nóirín O’Sullivan has told a justice reform conference: “I can’t guarantee perfection on my watch, but I can give it a good try.”
# martin-callinan - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
The Technical Group will put forward a Bill today that would update the current process.
# martin-callinan - Monday 16 June, 2014
The Labour leadership hopeful tells TheJournal.ie the Taoiseach needs to give a full account of what happened in the period leading up to the Garda Commissioner’s exit.
# martin-callinan - Wednesday 11 June, 2014
The Fianna Fáil leader said it was “very serious” that junior minister Alex White agreed that the Taoiseach forced the former Garda Commissioner to quit.
The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.
Four months on, and we’ve lost a Minister and a Commissioner – and now the inquiry is more futile than most.
# martin-callinan - Monday 9 June, 2014
White was speaking at the Labour leadership hustings in Dublin this evening.
# martin-callinan - Friday 6 June, 2014
The junior health minister reportedly told Labour members the Taoiseach acted “without as much as a phone call” to Eamon Gilmore.
# martin-callinan - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.
Kenny said there was nothing “mysterious” about the matter.
# martin-callinan - Saturday 17 May, 2014
Mary Lou’s 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate – for his own sake
Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.
# martin-callinan - Thursday 15 May, 2014
The Taoiseach’s office says a ‘clerical error’ is to blame for the diary entry that recorded a meeting taking place 36 hours before it actually did.
# martin-callinan - Friday 9 May, 2014
Guerin report has wide range of areas of concern for upcoming Garda inquiry to focus on.
It’s already brought down a Minister for Justice before it was even published, but what is the Guerin Report about?
The Guerin report notes that Alan Shatter did what Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sugested, “without that advice being questioned or analysed”.
# martin-callinan - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
The Transport Minister has defended his Cabinet colleague after the Data Protection Commissioner found that he broke the law by revealing information about Wallace on live television.
He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.
# martin-callinan - Sunday 20 April, 2014
The equipment was placed on a specific phone in Bandon Garda Station according to documents seen by RTÉ.
# martin-callinan - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
The Commission headed up by Justice Nial Fennelly is due to report by 31 December this year.
# martin-callinan - Saturday 5 April, 2014
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.
# martin-callinan - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
An email was sent to Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs last week dealing with questions about the ongoing controversy surrounding the Minister for Justice and the gardaí.
However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.
The timeline of the events of the past two weeks was scrutinised in the Dáil again today.
# martin-callinan - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
The fact that calls were taped in garda stations since the 1980s wasn’t widely discussed by officials after the letter arrived “and certainly not in any red flag manner”.
The Dept of Justice has released the letter sent by the former Garda Commissioner on the issue of taped calls in garda stations.
Fianna Fáil will be piling the pressure on the Justice Minister tonight as it tables a motion of no confidence. Here are the questions they and others will want answered.
# martin-callinan - Monday 31 March, 2014
The Minister for Transport also says that the opposition have “got it all wrong” by focusing on Shatter and not the gardaí.
# martin-callinan - Sunday 30 March, 2014
The ex-Garda Commissioner was hung out to dry in the most contrived way – but the Taoiseach’s handling of GardaGate was razor sharp.
# martin-callinan - Saturday 29 March, 2014
This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.
Like Leo Varadkar, we have difficulty getting our heads around it. But here’s what’s on the record so far…
# martin-callinan - Friday 28 March, 2014
Martin Callinan ‘made his own decision’, Enda Kenny has said. Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is tabling a motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter next week.
# martin-callinan - Thursday 27 March, 2014
The Department of Justice has responded to claims that ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s withdrawal of the infamous ‘disgusting’ remark was delayed on the advice of Alan Shatter’s officials.
“A culture of constant criticism of our police force is not good for society or for the economy,” he said.
Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.
# martin-callinan - Wednesday 26 March, 2014
Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…
From the ‘disgusting’ comments, to the shock resignation, to the garda tapes, TheJournal.ie has it all here…