TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 17 September, 2014

#Martin Callinan

# martin-callinan - Today’s News

Gardaí have been ‘incalculably’ damaged by delay in investigation of ‘garda misconduct’ GRA

Gardaí have been ‘incalculably’ damaged by delay in investigation of ‘garda misconduct’

The GRA’s General Secretary said that gardaí at the centre of the allegations need to have their say.

# martin-callinan - Friday 5 September, 2014

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court? Guerin This post contains videos

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?

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

Secrecy has become part of Justice Dept’s DNA, damning report concludes

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

Martin who? Callinan isn’t mentioned in opening of annual garda report

This is despite him overseeing everything that the report contains.

# martin-callinan - Friday 20 June, 2014

Garda Commissioner admits ‘listening hasn’t always been a priority’

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

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?

The Technical Group will put forward a Bill today that would update the current process.

# martin-callinan - Monday 16 June, 2014

Alex White: Right now, a reasonable person could conclude that Kenny sacked Callinan Alex White This post contains videos

Alex White: Right now, a reasonable person could conclude that Kenny sacked Callinan Exclusive

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

“You’ve some neck” – Martin calls for Kenny to admit he ‘fired’ Callinan

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.

We’ll have to “wait and see” who leaked GSOC ‘bugging’ information – Fitzgerald

The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.

We got here all because GSOC and gardaí couldn’t get on with each other

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: The sooner we know what happened with Callinan’s resignation, the better

White was speaking at the Labour leadership hustings in Dublin this evening.

# martin-callinan - Friday 6 June, 2014

Alex White thinks Enda Kenny fired the Garda Commissioner… maybe

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

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

‘I don’t have the authority to sack anybody’: Taoiseach asked what Purcell told Callinan

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

Mary Lou says Taoiseach held secret meeting with Shatter… but government says he didn’t

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

Grave concerns: The issues Seán Guerin wants probed

Guerin report has wide range of areas of concern for upcoming Garda inquiry to focus on.

Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?

It’s already brought down a Minister for Justice before it was even published, but what is the Guerin Report about?

So what’s in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?

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

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter

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.

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter’s data protection breach

He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Du Plantier investigators sourced equipment and recorded conversations ‘on purpose’

The equipment was placed on a specific phone in Bandon Garda Station according to documents seen by RTÉ.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

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 Gardagate This post contains videos

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.

1 2 3 4 5