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#bugging claims

# bugging-claims - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive?

TheJournal.ie explores the background to the current controversy surrounding the Justice Minister, the questions that remain and what’s likely to happen next.

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.

# bugging-claims - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Retired judge to review GSOC surveillance claims and report “within eight weeks”

It comes as Sinn Féin prepares to table a motion calling for the establishment of an independent inquiry into claims that the Garda Ombudman’s headquarters was placed under surveillance.

# bugging-claims - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Shatter asks GSOC to clarify 'surveillance' comments

Minister Shatter also said that an inquiry into the issue would suggest there is no confidence in GSOC.

'Am I satisfied that no organ of the State put GSOC under surveillance? Yes I am'

Eamon Gilmore has accused the opposition of playing politics with the bugging controversy, claiming they are using it as “another issue to have a thump at Minister Shatter about or the government about”.

# bugging-claims - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Oireachtas committee has “grave concerns” about issues raised by GSOC

GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien and other members of the Ombudsman faced questions from TDs and Senators over a report in the Sunday Times that the agency’s communications systems were bugged.

Dáil hears alleged conversation: 'If Shatter thinks you're screwing him, you're finished'

Alan Shatter said that suggestions in a transcript, read into the Dáil record last night, that he threatened anyone or authorised threatening were “absolutely outrageous”.

GSOC prepares to face panel, as commissioner says breach can't be ruled out

“It would be lovely to be able to say we could be certain one way or the other,” GSOC’s Kieran Fitzgerald said last night.

# bugging-claims - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Government accused of 'frenzy' against GSOC over alleged bugging

Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin made the claim during Leader’s Questions today.