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#Gardagate

# gardagate - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable

Apr 5th 2014, 7:40 AM 15,890 Views 117 Comments

In an interview on The Late Late Show, John Wilson questioned why fellow whistleblower Maurice McCabe’s access to the PULSE system is now being reviewed.

# gardagate - Friday 4 April, 2014

'Dissent is not disloyalty' - Interim Garda Commissioner
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

'Dissent is not disloyalty' - Interim Garda Commissioner

Apr 4th 2014, 11:06 PM 20,705 Views 75 Comments

Noirín O’Sullivan says that whistleblowers “need to be supported”.

Taoiseach and Minister not fazed by poor show in opinion polls
# Public Support
# Public Support

Taoiseach and Minister not fazed by poor show in opinion polls

Apr 4th 2014, 12:28 PM 7,983 Views 95 Comments

Enda Kenny noted: “At the end of our period in office people will judge us.”

Recordings show contact between gardaí and journalists was "beyond belief" - Ian Bailey's legal team
# Courts
# Courts

Recordings show contact between gardaí and journalists was "beyond belief" - Ian Bailey's legal team

Apr 4th 2014, 12:24 PM 15,509 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard today that the 130 tapes detail “hundreds and hundreds” of conversations.

GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael's European election campaign, says MEP
# Mairead McGuinness
# Mairead McGuinness

GardaGate is damaging Fine Gael's European election campaign, says MEP

Apr 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,891 Views 59 Comments

Mairead McGuinness said it will continue to cause concern to the public “unless it is effectively dealt with”.

# gardagate - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:33 PM 22,925 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about new taping revelations in the du Plantier murder case, the mass shooting in Texas… and Enda’s chess moves at Ryanair.

Details of 133 garda recordings in Sophie du Plantier murder case emerge
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Details of 133 garda recordings in Sophie du Plantier murder case emerge

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:25 PM 20,414 Views 0 Comments

Featured on the tapes are witnesses Marie Farrell and Martin Graham, as well as a host of well-known journalists.

Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Up to €50,000 was spent on maintaining Garda station recording equipment every year

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:39 AM 4,122 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, the Public Accounts Committee has agreed to seek all relevant information about the procurement of recording equipment by both the gardaí and the Irish Prison Service.

# gardagate - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

PIC: This is the anti-Semitic message sent to Alan Shatter's home
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

PIC: This is the anti-Semitic message sent to Alan Shatter's home

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:23 PM 46,615 Views 79 Comments

The photo was contained in a package sent to the Minister for Justice’s home in south Dublin this morning.

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51
Live Apr 2nd 2014, 11:20 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 4,260 Views 15 Comments

The minister has charged the the Inspector of Prisons to carry out the investigation.

'What happened here is very clear': Fine Gael backbenchers got an interesting Gardagate FAQ
# Briefing
# Briefing

'What happened here is very clear': Fine Gael backbenchers got an interesting Gardagate FAQ

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:18 PM 13,273 Views 50 Comments

An email was sent to Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs last week dealing with questions about the ongoing controversy surrounding the Minister for Justice and the gardaí.

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet
# No Probe
# No Probe

Justice Committee not calling anyone in on GardaGate ... yet

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:57 PM 3,667 Views 7 Comments

However, the panel of TDs and senators is seeking to have an examination of the timeline of events included in the terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation.

Dáil hears that Martin Callinan was Shatter's 'scapegoat'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Dáil hears that Martin Callinan was Shatter's 'scapegoat'

Apr 2nd 2014, 1:15 PM 9,464 Views 29 Comments

The timeline of the events of the past two weeks was scrutinised in the Dáil again today.

Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home
# Alert
# Alert

Package with 'white powder and a swastika' sent to Alan Shatter's home

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:20 PM 23,992 Views 215 Comments

In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.

Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers
# Phone Recording
# Phone Recording

Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:18 PM 3,727 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust have also questioned how the issue of phone recording could remain hidden for four years.

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:00 AM 7,633 Views 20 Comments

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

New Garda Commissioner holds meeting on restoring trust in force
# Garda Morale
# Garda Morale

New Garda Commissioner holds meeting on restoring trust in force

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:09 AM 16,756 Views 35 Comments

An Garda Síochána said the acting commissioner stressed the focus should be on carrying out the important work done by the force every day.

Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prison Service to apologise for recording over 2,800 phonecalls

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:38 AM 4,881 Views 35 Comments

The Prison Service believes that another 1,000 calls relate to prisoners who are no longer in custody.

# gardagate - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important
# No Red Flags
# No Red Flags

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important

Apr 1st 2014, 11:56 PM 14,213 Views 45 Comments

The fact that calls were taped in garda stations since the 1980s wasn’t widely discussed by officials after the letter arrived “and certainly not in any red flag manner”.

AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight's Alan Shatter 'no confidence' debate
Live Apr 1st 2014, 9:48 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight's Alan Shatter 'no confidence' debate

Here's Martin Callinan's 10 March letter to Alan Shatter....
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Here's Martin Callinan's 10 March letter to Alan Shatter....

Apr 1st 2014, 6:49 PM 17,262 Views 33 Comments

The Dept of Justice has released the letter sent by the former Garda Commissioner on the issue of taped calls in garda stations.

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’
# Prisongate
# Prisongate

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

Apr 1st 2014, 5:55 PM 12,825 Views 65 Comments

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Somewhat incredible': Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner

Apr 1st 2014, 4:54 PM 7,571 Views 34 Comments

Gerry Adams added that the government had dealt with the GardaGate controversy with “amazing inefficiency”.

Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails
# Questions To Answer
# Questions To Answer

Senators' attempt to get Attorney General to answer Gardagate questions fails

Apr 1st 2014, 4:20 PM 9,550 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil will attempt to bring Marie Whelan before the upper house later today – but they already failed with a similar attempt last week.

Gardagate: Here's what ministers agreed at today's Cabinet meeting
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Gardagate: Here's what ministers agreed at today's Cabinet meeting

Apr 1st 2014, 3:00 PM 6,302 Views 19 Comments

The appointment of a judge to head the Commission of Investigation follows this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

'We're alleging that there was a conspiracy to secure the improper prosecution of Ian Bailey'
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

'We're alleging that there was a conspiracy to secure the improper prosecution of Ian Bailey'

Apr 1st 2014, 10:31 AM 8,393 Views 0 Comments

Bailey’s solicitor Frank Buttimer today said that there were “improper Garda practices” involved in Bailey’s arrest.

'Nothing to say this morning': Leo Varadkar stops talking about gardagate
# Cabinet Arrivals
# Cabinet Arrivals

'Nothing to say this morning': Leo Varadkar stops talking about gardagate

Apr 1st 2014, 9:43 AM 7,354 Views 18 Comments

For now.

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care

Apr 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 6,536 Views 17 Comments

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

Department of Justice protesters to appear in court later this month
# Whitewash
# Whitewash

Department of Justice protesters to appear in court later this month

Apr 1st 2014, 7:28 AM 9,578 Views 0 Comments

The five were protesting what they saw as the whitewashing of the GardaGate scandal.

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

9 key questions facing Alan Shatter ahead of tonight's no confidence motion

Apr 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,621 Views 49 Comments

Fianna Fáil will be piling the pressure on the Justice Minister tonight as it tables a motion of no confidence. Here are the questions they and others will want answered.

# gardagate - Monday 31 March, 2014

Photos: Four arrests after protesters throw paint at the Department of Justice
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Photos: Four arrests after protesters throw paint at the Department of Justice

Mar 31st 2014, 11:23 PM 42,257 Views 197 Comments

Protesters said they were highlighting ‘whitewashing’ by Alan Shatter.

Leo Varadkar is 'concerned' that the gardaí allegedly wanted to destroy tapes
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Leo Varadkar is 'concerned' that the gardaí allegedly wanted to destroy tapes

Mar 31st 2014, 1:09 PM 9,451 Views 56 Comments

The Minister for Transport also says that the opposition have “got it all wrong” by focusing on Shatter and not the gardaí.

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning

Mar 31st 2014, 10:35 AM 8,264 Views 73 Comments

A spokesperson for the minister said he had a “tight schedule” to stick to today.

# gardagate - Sunday 30 March, 2014

New questions over what gardaí did in Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

New questions over what gardaí did in Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case

Mar 30th 2014, 7:43 PM 17,072 Views 33 Comments

Reports suggest that at least one key witnesses in the murder case was recorded while on the phone to gardaí in Cork.

"In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family": GardaGate in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

"In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family": GardaGate in quotes

Mar 30th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,663 Views 23 Comments

“The fish rots from the head and the rot starts with you Minister.”

# gardagate - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Adams says Attorney General "clearly felt her phone may have been tapped"
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Adams says Attorney General "clearly felt her phone may have been tapped"

Mar 29th 2014, 1:40 PM 10,609 Views 77 Comments

He also called for Shatter to step down.

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

Mar 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 76 Views 34 Comments

This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.

Record. Stop. Eject: Who knew what, when about the Garda tapes?
# Known Knowns
# Known Knowns

Record. Stop. Eject: Who knew what, when about the Garda tapes?

Mar 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,505 Views 22 Comments

Like Leo Varadkar, we have difficulty getting our heads around it. But here’s what’s on the record so far…