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# martin-callinan - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore’s new book

Here’s some of what the former Tánaiste has revealed.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

What was in Martin Callinan’s black bags? Lucinda says a criminal probe may be needed

The Renua leader called the Dáil confidence debate “very disappointing”.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Micheál Martin says a gun was put to Martin Callinan’s head

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Most Irish people don’t believe Enda but no one in government wants to talk about it

Just 12 per cent of people believe the Taoiseach’s version of the events which led to Martin Callinan’s departure last year.

# martin-callinan - Friday 4 September, 2015

Justice minister says shredding of Martin Callinan’s personal papers needs to be examined

As many as 10 black bin bags of the former garda commissioner’s personal papers were shredded after he retired.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Enda Kenny facing motion of no confidence (and his AG could be in trouble too)

Micheál Martin earlier accused the Taoiseach of being “shifty and underhand” while Gerry Adams said Kenny should resign.

Don’t believe the spin, the Fennelly report is a big problem for Enda Kenny

Analysis: Government efforts to portray the report as clearing Enda Kenny may not work.

The ‘uncomfortable’ meeting in Martin Callinan’s house that led to his early retirement

The visit was the “immediate catalyst” for the Commissioner leaving his position – and the force.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Visit from civil servant was ‘immediate catalyst’ for Martin Callinan’s retirement

The opposition are calling on Enda Kenny to consider his position, but the Taoiseach is standing firm.

Martin Callinan had up to 10 black bags of his personal papers shredded

On the day he retired, the Garda Commissioner filled 8- 10 bags with personal papers and asked that they be disposed of.

# martin-callinan - Monday 31 August, 2015

Everything you need to know about the controversy that could end Enda

A report into the circumstances surrounding Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s departure last year is expected shortly…

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Enda: The only people I can sack in the country are ministers

The Taoiseach faced more questions about the Fennelly Commission today.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

“Frustrating” that Garda Commissioner didn’t say if the Provisional IRA still exists

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked… One Year On This post contains videos

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked…

Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

‘Utterly disgraceful’: Enda is having NONE of Micheál’s criticism

The two got into a war of words after it emerged the report into why the Garda Commissioner resigned will be delayed indefinitely.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Fancy being the gardaí’s second-in-command?

The job comes with a nice salary too.

# martin-callinan - Friday 26 December, 2014

11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year

From Callinan to Kelly we look at the 12 individuals who shaped the political year that was.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

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

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

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

It’ll be next year before we find out just what happened right before Martin Callinan ‘retired’

The Fennelly Inquiry into covert recordings at garda stations and the circumstances surrounding the ex-garda commissioner’s departure will issue an interim report next year

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Why does no one want to run the Department of Justice?

The post of secretary general in Frances Fitzgerald’s department is being readvertised.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

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 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?

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