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Martin Callinan

# martin-callinan - Yesterday’s News

Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million

The Commission headed up by Justice Nial Fennelly is due to report by 31 December this year.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

‘What happened here is very clear’: Fine Gael backbenchers got an interesting Gardagate FAQ

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.

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate … yet

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.

Dáil hears that Martin Callinan was Shatter’s ‘scapegoat’

The timeline of the events of the past two weeks was scrutinised in the Dáil again today.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important

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”.

Here’s Martin Callinan’s 10 March letter to Alan Shatter….

The Dept of Justice has released the letter sent by the former Garda Commissioner on the issue of taped calls in garda stations.

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight’s no confidence motion

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 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Leo Varadkar is ‘concerned’ that the gardaí allegedly wanted to destroy tapes

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

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.

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

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.

Record. Stop. Eject: Who knew what, when about the Garda tapes?

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

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign

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

Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

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.

Even Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has something to say about GardaGate

“A culture of constant criticism of our police force is not good for society or for the economy,” he said.

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals

Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place

From the ‘disgusting’ comments, to the shock resignation, to the garda tapes, has it all here…

WATCH LIVE: Will Alan Shatter apologise to the garda whistleblowers?

The Minister for Justice is explaining the shocking developments of the last 24 hours to TDs.

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: ‘I’ve difficulty getting my head around it at the moment ‘

The Minister whose remarks kicked-off a series of controversies last week has been speaking this afternoon in Dublin.


GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter – but did go to Commissioner

A report outlining concerns about the recording of incoming and outgoing calls at a garda station in Waterford published last year was not sent to the Department of Justice.

Gardaí, journalists and witnesses had Garda station phone calls recorded

Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sent the letter to Alan Shatter’s Department on 10 March, but Shatter says he didn’t see it until yesterday.

“Resign rather than apologise?” – The reaction to Martin Callinan stepping down

Reaction to Martin Callinan’s announcement that he was retiring has been swift.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

The Garda Commissioner resigned unexpectedly, an inquiry into taped garda phonecalls was ordered… and the Dáil paid tribute, following the death of Nicky McFadden TD.

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

Govt reveals: Incoming and outgoing calls at Garda stations taped ‘since the 1980s’

The government said that the implications of the matter are potentially so grave that a Commission of Investigation is warranted.

Noonan ‘assumes’ officials didn’t think they were under pressure to inform Shatter of Callinan letter

The Minister for Finance said the government were “not happy” with the situation.

Here’s what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan

The Minister for Justice paid tribute to Martin Callinan, who stepped down from An Garda Siochána today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge That was quick – Martin Callinan t-shirt appears online Who's A Trendy Garda

“The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall”: Calls for Minister Shatter to quit

Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.

Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation

The Garda Commissioner was widely criticised for labelling the actions of whistleblowers “disgusting”.

Profile: Who is the new Acting Commissioner of An Garda Síochána?

Meet Noirín O’Sullivan, the first female head of An Garda Síochána.

IN FULL: Martin Callinan’s statement on his ‘decision to retire’

“In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family, I have decided to retire.”

Gay Byrne: If Callinan had said sorry, this would have all passed by

The RSA Chairman said the former Garda Commissioner had ‘dug a hole and kept on digging’.

VIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation

The controversial comments were made at a Public Accounts Committee meeting on 23 January.

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned

Martin Callinan said his decision is in the best interest of his family and the force.

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