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Trinity society says 'no bullying or humiliation' took place at alleged hazing event
The Knights of the Campanile are at the centre of a bugging controversy.
Toddler who drank from water bottle allegedly containing an earwig awarded €6,000 in damages
The award was made in the Circuit Civil Court for personal injuries.
Sinn Féin calls for Justice Minister to answer questions about alleged political phone tapping
The Sunday Independent’s Niall O’Connor exclusively reported yesterday that a politician’s election activist had their phone bugged.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
A tragedy in Cork, snow across the country and a big win for Ireland had everyone talking today.
The controversial head of the Garda Ombudsman is resigning
Simon O’Brien is taking up a new post in the UK next month after a turbulent spell as GSOC chair.
Frances Fitzgerald: It's 'regrettable' that no TDs showed up to discuss Garda reform Bill
The new Bill gives greater powers to GSOC.
GSOC chairman says he won't be resigning
The GSOC report was unable to confirm the source of the ‘bugging’ leak.
GSOC unable to confirm source of 'bugging' leak
The findings of the investigative report, compiled by Mark Connaughton SC, were inconclusive.
Who leaked bugging information to newspaper? Nobody knows but GSOC has stopped trying to find out
The Sunday Times journalist declined an invitation to cooperate with the inquiry.
Verrimus "reassured" by judge's recommendations in GSOC 'bugging' report:
The company said that it was never part of its remit to uncover the source of any possible surveillance threat.
Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about the GSOC 'bugging' report
The former Minister for Justice said that retired Judge Cooke’s dealing with the matters in the report was in the public interest.
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.
GSOC Chairman says "question marks still remain" over bugging claims
“As you look back now, there is still an ‘outstanding anomaly’ in the words of the judge,” Simon O’Brien said this morning.
GSOC welcomes Cooke report, Gardaí say they're reviewing it
An Garda Síochána acknowledged that their working relationship with GSOC needs to be more constructive.
Cooke Report: There is no evidence that GSOC was bugged by gardaí
The government has published retired High Court Judge John Cooke’s report into the claims of surveillance at the Ombudsman’s office.
Fitzgerald has confidence in GSOC, says Cooke report is 'food for thought' for Shatter's critics
The Minister for Justice was speaking after the publication of the report into allegations that the offices of the Garda Ombudsman were bugged.
Cooke report into 'bugging' of GSOC headquarters to be published tonight
It is unknown when the report in to the bugging of GSOC headquarters will be published.
GSOC bugging report expected to be discussed by Cabinet tomorrow
The Cooke report was commissioned in February following reports of “unlawful surveillance”.
Taoiseach's office has GSOC bugging report but he hasn't seen it yet
The Taoiseach is not likely to see the report until Monday as he is currently on a trade mission in California.
The Gardaí ‘did not do enough’ to engage with whistleblowers: Enda Kenny
During leaders’ questions, Micheál Martin accused Kenny of ‘sacking’ Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.
Enda Kenny tells Fine Gael: 'For Ireland, our best days are up ahead'
Enda Kenny has quoted Einstein and Lincoln in a keynote speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight.
Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'
… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about why Alan Shatter sacked the confidential recipient, a car chase in Ranelagh and what happens next for Ukraine.
Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive? 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.
Here's what Enda Kenny and 6 ministers said about security sweeps at their offices
Some were more forthcoming than others…
Adams contacted by man claiming to be convicted drug dealer Kieran Boylan
The Sinn Féin president said the man took issue with comments he made in a radio interview linking bugging at the GSOC offices to the ombudsman’s inquiry into garda collusion with Boylan.
Shatter on GSOC: "My only interest is that we get at the truth"
The Justice Minister is facing questions over the ongoing controversy surrounding the Garda Ombudsman.
'Like the fox designing the chicken coop': Opposition says Shatter has undermined the GSOC review
Sinn Féin have called for an independent review into the controversy.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about top-ups, GSOC surveillance claims and an alleged sexual assault on a child.
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.
Shatter: "No evidence at all" of surveillance of GSOC
Shatter said that he has received more information on the accessing of the wifi at the GSOC offices.
'I would say to Charlie Flanagan to cop on': Mary Lou hits back at FG chairman over GSOC claims
Claims from Charlie Flanagan that Sinn Féin has undermined the work of a committee chaired by one of its own TDs have drawn sharp criticism today.
GSOC hits back, but Paul Williams "stands over" coffee shop wi-fi story
The article has been described by the company at the centre of the row as “wholly inaccurate”, but Williams says he stands over it.
Surveillance company says Paul Williams report on GSOC was "wholly inaccurate"
Verrimus, which carried out the security sweep of GSOC, has dismissed suggestions made in the Irish Independent today about the source of the anomalies.
Security specialists deny trying to sell bugging equipment to gardaí
Reports today said that Verrimus had tried to sell the type of equipment found at GSOC offices to gardaí, but they say that can’t sell that type of equipment.
Human rights watchdog believes Shatter has been 'editorial with the truth'
The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says an inquiry is needed to “staunch the erosion of public trust”.