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#Fachtna Murphy

# fachtna-murphy - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Massive infighting among top gardaí over Templemore scandal

A series of documents delivered by gardaí to the Public Accounts Committee detail a war of words among the Garda hierarchy.

# fachtna-murphy - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Government names Deputy as new Garda Commissioner

Martin Callinan – currently the Deputy Garda Commissioner – will take over from Fachtna Murphy after Christmas.

# fachtna-murphy - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

GARDA COMMISSIONER FACHTNA MURPHY has announced he will retire from his role at the end of this year. RTÉ reports that Murphy has served as the garda chief for three years and in the gardaí for 43 years before that. Murphy was the first head of the Criminal Assets Bureau when it was set up in 1996.

# fachtna-murphy - Friday 29 October, 2010

Garda Commissioner says "major investigation" into Anglo underway

Minister Ahern says he’s aware of public outrage over Anglo, and a team of 40 is working to produce a file for the DPP.

# fachtna-murphy - Thursday 22 July, 2010

GARDA COMMISSIONER Fachtna Murphy says the gardaí are targetting 15 criminal gangs around the country in their fight against gang-related crime, RTÉ reports.

He said that recent murders had been carried out by a “small core of ruthless killers who are still intent on eliminating their rivals.”

There have been four gangland murders in the past month. Commissioner Murphy said specialist armed gardaí are patrolling the areas of Dublin where those murders took place.

The commissioner said that files on 12 of the gangs are currently with the DPP and gang members are  under surveillance.

Minister Dermot Ahern said that the gardaí have been successful at bringing many cases to the DPP, and he hopes substantial cases will be brought before the Special Criminal Court.

The commissioner and the minister were both speaking at the graduation ceremony for 260 newly-qualified gardaí at Templemore in Co Tipperary.