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# john-wilson - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop'

Our politicians and government, as well as the media, should be prepared to be far more self-critical and embrace change, writes John Devitt.

# john-wilson - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Solicitor for Nóirín O'Sullivan called questioning of Maurice McCabe's credibility 'political dynamite'

The Disclosures Tribunal heard evidence from solicitor Annmarie Ryan from the Chief State Solicitor’s Office

# john-wilson - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

7-year-old girl who saw her father shot dead at her Dublin home describes what happened

“I feel a little bit sad and a little happy because my dad is away from the bad boys now,” the girl wrote in her statement which was read out in court.

# john-wilson - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Garda whistleblower arrested at water meter protest

John Wilson was held for five hours.

# john-wilson - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

NUI Galway Students' Union to hold referendum on cannabis legalisation

Luke Ming Flanagan and Garda whistleblower John Wilson will speak at an information night ahead of the vote.

# john-wilson - Friday 23 January, 2015

'There is no hiding place for anyone who cancelled penalty points'

A new report claims points are still being unfairly cancelled.

# john-wilson - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

'Noirin O'Sullivan should step down from Garda Commissioner race', says Garda whistleblower

Whistleblower John Wilson says the acting Garda Commissioner ‘cannot detach herself from the gross dysfunctionality in the garda report’.

# john-wilson - Friday 3 October, 2014

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

# john-wilson - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Eamon Dunphy, Trinity College, and Auschwitz: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people think the Irish economy will get better in the coming year?

# john-wilson - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Gardaí didn't serve over 640,000 summonses between 2009 and 2012 - whistleblower

John Wilson blasted the lack of accountability in the penalty points system.

# john-wilson - Thursday 12 June, 2014

How should TDs and Senators deal with whistleblowers? Here's some advice they got...

A guidance note was issued to all deputies and senators last night in the wake of recent controversies surrounding whistleblowers.

# john-wilson - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Garda whistleblower has 'very constructive' meeting with Fitzgerald

Wilson said he and the Justice 4 All group outlined a number of serious allegations and the minister said she would now look at mechanisms needed to address these concerns.

# john-wilson - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

'I told her to ring Maurice McCabe': John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

# john-wilson - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

'The government treats people like gobshites' - John Wilson

The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.

# john-wilson - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Garda whistleblower: Shatter had become a liability

John Wilson said that while he took no pleasure in Alan Shatter’s demise, he felt it was the right outcome.

# john-wilson - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Garda whistleblower John Wilson drops out of local election race because of ill health

The former garda said he was not physically strong enough to run in the elections.

# john-wilson - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Ming: I was followed by an unmarked Garda car... and so was John Wilson

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said he and John Wilson were under surveillance by an unmarked Garda car when they visited GSOC offices this morning to make the organisation aware of new allegations of corruption within the force.

# john-wilson - Monday 14 April, 2014

More serving gardaí have made 'serious allegations of malpractice and corruption'

Whisteblower John Wilson has also called for GSOC to be completely reformed.

# john-wilson - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about John Joe Nevin, Martin McGuinness, and the IFTAs…

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable

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.

# john-wilson - Monday 31 March, 2014

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.

# john-wilson - Friday 28 March, 2014

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

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

# john-wilson - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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

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

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

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.

WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers Whistleblowers This post contains videos

WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers

Sorry…not the hardest word, it seems.

# john-wilson - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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

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

# john-wilson - Friday 21 March, 2014

Garda whistleblowers' use of PULSE system criticised by Data Commissioner

The Garda Commissioner has said he shares the concerns “and I have expressed my disquiet about this publically on several occasions”.

The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

Several government ministers have now called on the Garda Commissioner to withdraw his remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were disgusting.

# john-wilson - Thursday 20 March, 2014

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”.

# john-wilson - Monday 10 March, 2014

‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections

The former garda’s revelations about penalty-point terminations in 2012 are now the subject of an official inquiry.

# john-wilson - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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.

Gardaí who suspect wrongdoing in force should approach TDs --- whistleblower

John Wilson says members of the force have “nobody to turn to” following the sacking yesterday of Confidential Recipient Oliver Connolly.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, here’s everything you need to know to launch yourself into Thursday.

# john-wilson - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

We'll find out later today if a serving garda sergeant will appear before the PAC

But Maurice McCabe’s possible appearance before members of the Public Accounts Committee could yet end-up in the courts.

# john-wilson - 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?”.

# john-wilson - Monday 23 December, 2013

From The42 The Greek scholar and future Tánaiste who played for Cavan in an All-Ireland final Breffni Star

The Greek scholar and future Tánaiste who played for Cavan in an All-Ireland final

A new book ‘The Fairytale In New York’ looks back at the famous final in 1947 and the life of Cavan’s John Wilson.

# john-wilson - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Three men released in John Wilson murder investigation

One man is still being held in Clondalkin in connection with the case.

# john-wilson - Friday 5 October, 2012

Man to be charged over John Wilson murder

The accused, a man in his 30s, is due before the courts tomorrow morning.

# john-wilson - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Four men arrested over John Wilson murder in Ballyfermot

The four were arrested in an operation carried out by Gardaí in Dublin this morning.

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