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#Gardagate

# gardagate - Friday 28 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Mar 28th 2014, 10:56 PM 16,750 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about those shocking ambulance service revelations, what gardaí knew about phonecall taping… And John Waters moving on.

Garda Representative Association says its members knew some calls were recorded
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Garda Representative Association says its members knew some calls were recorded

Mar 28th 2014, 10:54 PM 16,147 Views 108 Comments

However, it was understood that it the system was there to provide “clarify of what was said”.

GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower

Mar 28th 2014, 5:24 PM 7,841 Views 0 Comments

GSOC said it is examining whether they can investigate the accusations under their remit.

Alan Shatter's annual 'Minister for Time' press release isn't as cheery as last year's
# Shatter-ed
# Shatter-ed

Alan Shatter's annual 'Minister for Time' press release isn't as cheery as last year's

Mar 28th 2014, 1:30 PM 10,828 Views 27 Comments

Well, it’s been a tough week…

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

The Taoiseach says he didn’t ask the former Garda Commissioner to resign

Mar 28th 2014, 1:15 PM 7,426 Views 79 Comments

Martin Callinan ‘made his own decision’, Enda Kenny has said. Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is tabling a motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter next week.

Nora Owen: If I was Shatter, I would be angry I didn't get Callinan's letter
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Nora Owen: If I was Shatter, I would be angry I didn't get Callinan's letter

Mar 28th 2014, 12:15 PM 8,968 Views 39 Comments

The former Justice Minister noted that it was addressed directly to Shatter, and not officials in his Department.

Gardaí want to know if their conversations were taped
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Gardaí want to know if their conversations were taped

Mar 28th 2014, 8:33 AM 8,092 Views 82 Comments

The head of the AGSI says gardaí had no idea the recording system was in place.

"The Taoiseach should explain" - opposition want answers on Kenny delay in telling Shatter about taping
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

"The Taoiseach should explain" - opposition want answers on Kenny delay in telling Shatter about taping

Mar 28th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,351 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach knew about the issue on Sunday, but didn’t inform the Justice Minister until Monday. Now the opposition would like to know why.

# gardagate - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

Mar 27th 2014, 11:03 PM 16,177 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Justice has responded to claims that ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s withdrawal of the infamous ‘disgusting’ remark was delayed on the advice of Alan Shatter’s officials.

Even Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has something to say about GardaGate
# Warning
# Warning

Even Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has something to say about GardaGate

Mar 27th 2014, 6:16 PM 10,605 Views 83 Comments

“A culture of constant criticism of our police force is not good for society or for the economy,” he said.

Judges given advice on Garda taping as solicitors ask for records
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Judges given advice on Garda taping as solicitors ask for records

Mar 27th 2014, 5:35 PM 11,013 Views 33 Comments

A number of defence solicitors are believed to be asking if their conversations with clients were taped.

The PAC wants information on the systems gardaí used to record phone calls
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

The PAC wants information on the systems gardaí used to record phone calls

Mar 27th 2014, 5:01 PM 6,139 Views 21 Comments

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said the committee is likely to seek information from the gardaí and the Department of Justice on the systems used to record calls in and out of garda stations.

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

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

Mar 27th 2014, 1:32 PM 7,328 Views 65 Comments

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

These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008

Mar 27th 2014, 12:01 PM 16,939 Views 75 Comments

A tender specifies that the equipment installed must operate constantly, and be available for playback.

Thousands of hours of recorded garda calls will have to be transcribed for inquiry
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Thousands of hours of recorded garda calls will have to be transcribed for inquiry

Mar 27th 2014, 12:00 PM 5,280 Views 19 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said that the transcription process would ‘not be an easy exercise and obviously will take some time’.

Man arrested outside Leinster House after scuffle with gardaí over Alan Shatter
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Man arrested outside Leinster House after scuffle with gardaí over Alan Shatter

Mar 27th 2014, 11:15 AM 24,405 Views 119 Comments

The man was restrained by gardaí after he allegedly became violent towards a female garda.

Public Accounts Committee could investigate €500,000 Garda recording tenders
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Public Accounts Committee could investigate €500,000 Garda recording tenders

Mar 27th 2014, 10:03 AM 5,656 Views 21 Comments

Over €500,000 was spent outfitting 21 Garda stations.

Timely Garda Review Magazine Cover of the Day
# Whistle For It
# Whistle For It

Timely Garda Review Magazine Cover of the Day

Mar 27th 2014, 9:36 AM 9,826 Views 31 Comments

No comment.

Did former Justice ministers know about the garda recordings? We asked…
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Did former Justice ministers know about the garda recordings? We asked…

Mar 27th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,067 Views 70 Comments

The last Justice Minister before Shatter said he was ‘not aware’ the garda recordings were taking place.

# gardagate - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Mar 26th 2014, 11:15 PM 12,265 Views 6 Comments

Alan Shatter apologised to garda whistleblowers, teachers vote to strike and RTÉ on Pantigate action.

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Mar 26th 2014, 11:15 PM 21,200 Views 62 Comments

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

AS IT HAPPENED: Shatter apologises to whistleblowers – ‘too little, too late’ says opposition
Live Mar 26th 2014, 11:10 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: Shatter apologises to whistleblowers – ‘too little, too late’ says opposition

Here's what whistleblower John Wilson thinks of Alan Shatter's apology
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Here's what whistleblower John Wilson thinks of Alan Shatter's apology

Mar 26th 2014, 10:34 PM 15,211 Views 32 Comments

He says he’s glad the Minister corrected the record of the Dáil — and he’s calling for his former colleague Maurice McCabe to be allowed access to PULSE again.

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place
# Shattered
# Shattered

Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place

Mar 26th 2014, 7:45 PM 12,949 Views 12 Comments

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

WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers

Mar 26th 2014, 5:35 PM 18,058 Views 125 Comments

Sorry…not the hardest word, it seems.

WATCH LIVE: Will Alan Shatter apologise to the garda whistleblowers?
# Shatter-ing Developments
# Shatter-ing Developments

WATCH LIVE: Will Alan Shatter apologise to the garda whistleblowers?

Mar 26th 2014, 3:57 PM 10,437 Views 29 Comments

The Minister for Justice is explaining the shocking developments of the last 24 hours to TDs.

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

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

Mar 26th 2014, 2:57 PM 10,010 Views 38 Comments

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

The Gardaí ‘did not do enough’ to engage with whistleblowers: Enda Kenny
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

The Gardaí ‘did not do enough’ to engage with whistleblowers: Enda Kenny

Mar 26th 2014, 1:40 PM 8,092 Views 43 Comments

During leaders’ questions, Micheál Martin accused Kenny of ‘sacking’ Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

7 key points from Alan Shatter’s speech to the Dáil today
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

7 key points from Alan Shatter’s speech to the Dáil today

Mar 26th 2014, 11:35 AM 17,247 Views 137 Comments

The Justice Minister came out swinging today. Here’s what he said.

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

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

Mar 26th 2014, 8:29 AM 6,488 Views 45 Comments

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.

GardaGate: How the world's media reacted
# What It Says In The Papers
# What It Says In The Papers

GardaGate: How the world's media reacted

Mar 26th 2014, 8:27 AM 15,912 Views 36 Comments

A scandal, a media frenzy and vindication for a journalist. Here’s how yesterday’s events were received.

Gardaí, journalists and witnesses had Garda station phone calls recorded
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Gardaí, journalists and witnesses had Garda station phone calls recorded

Mar 26th 2014, 7:26 AM 6,683 Views 33 Comments

Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sent the letter to Alan Shatter’s Department on 10 March, but Shatter says he didn’t see it until yesterday.

# gardagate - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 25th 2014, 6:40 PM 20,691 Views 66 Comments

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

# gardagate - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Garda in Corrib rape tape scandal 'had been commended for rape investigations'
Live Apr 10th 2011, 11:37 AM

Garda in Corrib rape tape scandal 'had been commended for rape investigations'

# gardagate - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Poll: Are rape jokes 'just part of the lingo'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are rape jokes 'just part of the lingo'?

Apr 7th 2011, 9:14 AM 8,482 Views 0 Comments

Broadcaster Vincent Browne has claimed that it’s “not unusual” for Irish men to make jokes about raping women they find attractive. Is he right?