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# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Garda chief: 'The Anglo case was a very complex, complicated investigation'

Meanwhile, a Labour TD is far from pleased as the initial reaction to the decision not to jail the Anglo executives rolls in.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Just 49 gardaí have applied for the €36,000 career break

Last month, senior officers complained that the scheme could impact manpower.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

From the Taoiseach to the Archbishop, everyone’s been talking about the fallout from GardaGate (but there’s been plenty else happening too)…

Taoiseach: Garda recordings could have an impact on findings of tribunals

Enda Kenny has revealed fresh concerns about the recordings in and out of garda stations.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place

From the ‘disgusting’ comments, to the shock resignation, to the garda tapes, TheJournal.ie has it all here…

Leo Varadkar on GardaGate: 'I've difficulty getting my head around it at the moment '

The Minister whose remarks kicked-off a series of controversies last week has been speaking this afternoon in Dublin.

GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner

A report outlining concerns about the recording of incoming and outgoing calls at a garda station in Waterford published last year was not sent to the Department of Justice.

"Resign rather than apologise?" - The reaction to Martin Callinan stepping down

Reaction to Martin Callinan’s announcement that he was retiring has been swift.

Profile: The rise and fall of Martin Callinan

It’s been less than 24 hours since Martin Callinan stepped down as Garda Commissioner.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

Noonan 'assumes' officials didn't think they were under pressure to inform Shatter of Callinan letter

The Minister for Finance said the government were “not happy” with the situation.

This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…

…AND strongly criticised. Read this GSOC report arising from a complaint made in 2010.

Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation

The Garda Commissioner was widely criticised for labelling the actions of whistleblowers “disgusting”.

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VIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan's resignation

The controversial comments were made at a Public Accounts Committee meeting on 23 January.

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

# garda-commissioner - Monday 24 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Call for government to be allowed shut down social media sites rejected by Fianna Fáil

A motion that called for the government to be given the right to shut down a social media site if it leads to the death of a citizen was defeated by delegates on day two of the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney.

"General snooping" likely reason gardaí looked up model 80 times --- Data Commissioner

An audit of the force’s data system found that the records of several high-profile people had been accessed inappropriately.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t

Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting" PAC

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"

The Garda Commissioner said that he was actually referring to the manner in which sensitive data appeared in the public domain.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 14 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about power outages, top-ups and LOVE.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 3 February, 2014

Varadkar: 'Right thing' for Ombudsman to investigate penalty points LAST year

The Transport Minister noted today that he said a year ago that the case should have been given to the Ombudsman.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.

As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Callinan: Not in public interest to stop garda whistleblower appearing before PAC

The Garda Commissioner has dropped his threat of possible legal action as the Public Accounts Committee prepares to hear from a serving sergeant tomorrow afternoon.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 27 January, 2014

Ombudsman investigation into gardaí will be 'wide-ranging'

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan says that the Garda Ombudsman’s probe was vital to maintain public trust in the force.

'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members

An ambulance chaser or an indispensable public spending watchdog? The Public Accounts Committee’s work and role is coming under increasing scrutiny from its own members.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Whistleblower wants an independent inquiry into penalty points allegations

John Wilson asked “who has the right to terminate four speeding tickets in one day?”.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 24 January, 2014

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly

Even if the Public Accounts Committee is able to hear from the whistleblowers it is not clear whether this will happen in public or private session.

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Poll: Should the garda whistleblowers be brought before the PAC?

The Garda Commissioner is reluctant to have the whistleblowers appear in front of the committee, but government ministers want answers.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 23 January, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'The facts as I know them': 11 things we learned from Martin Callinan's evidence to the PAC

The Garda Commissioner spent five hours giving evidence to TDs on the Public Accounts Committee today. Here’s what he told them…

Callinan: Whistleblowers’ penalty points allegations are ‘quite disgusting’

The Garda Commissioner has said he will take legal advice over the appearance of two garda whistleblowers before the PAC over the penalty points controversy.

‘Where is the national scandal here?’: Callinan defends garda handling of penalty points

The Garda Commissioner is appearing before TDs on the Public Accounts Committee at Leinster House today.

Penalty points, parliamentary allowances and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…