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#Martin Callinan

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

We got here all because GSOC and gardaí couldn't get on with each other
# Analysis
# Analysis

We got here all because GSOC and gardaí couldn't get on with each other

Jun 11th 2014, 6:50 AM 5,341 Views 23 Comments

Four months on, and we’ve lost a Minister and a Commissioner – and now the inquiry is more futile than most.

# martin-callinan - Monday 9 June, 2014

White: The sooner we know what happened with Callinan's resignation, the better
# Answers
# Answers

White: The sooner we know what happened with Callinan's resignation, the better

Jun 9th 2014, 7:59 PM 7,321 Views 29 Comments

White was speaking at the Labour leadership hustings in Dublin this evening.

# martin-callinan - Friday 6 June, 2014

Alex White thinks Enda Kenny fired the Garda Commissioner... maybe
# Lack Of Communication
# Lack Of Communication

Alex White thinks Enda Kenny fired the Garda Commissioner... maybe

Jun 6th 2014, 1:52 PM 8,246 Views 22 Comments

The junior health minister reportedly told Labour members the Taoiseach acted “without as much as a phone call” to Eamon Gilmore.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan
# None The Wiser
# None The Wiser

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

May 28th 2014, 7:40 PM 9,426 Views 49 Comments

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

'I don't have the authority to sack anybody': Taoiseach asked what Purcell told Callinan
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

'I don't have the authority to sack anybody': Taoiseach asked what Purcell told Callinan

May 28th 2014, 1:14 PM 7,260 Views 24 Comments

Kenny said there was nothing “mysterious” about the matter.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake
# Analysis
# Analysis

Mary Lou's 20-minute wonder underlines the need for top official to explain Gardagate - for his own sake

May 17th 2014, 11:45 AM 19,179 Views 55 Comments

Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell is at the centre of several controversies, but the biggest questions concern the events leading up to the departure of Martin Callinan in March.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Mary Lou says Taoiseach held secret meeting with Shatter... but government says he didn't
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Mary Lou says Taoiseach held secret meeting with Shatter... but government says he didn't

May 15th 2014, 10:44 PM 26,280 Views 176 Comments

The Taoiseach’s office says a ‘clerical error’ is to blame for the diary entry that recorded a meeting taking place 36 hours before it actually did.

# martin-callinan - Friday 9 May, 2014

Grave concerns: The issues Seán Guerin wants probed
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Grave concerns: The issues Seán Guerin wants probed

May 9th 2014, 10:44 PM 15,885 Views 25 Comments

Guerin report has wide range of areas of concern for upcoming Garda inquiry to focus on.

Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?

May 9th 2014, 10:44 PM 19,796 Views 28 Comments

It’s already brought down a Minister for Justice before it was even published, but what is the Guerin Report about?

So what's in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?
# Guerin Report
# Guerin Report

So what's in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?

May 9th 2014, 10:44 PM 29,374 Views 29 Comments

The Guerin report notes that Alan Shatter did what Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan sugested, “without that advice being questioned or analysed”.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter
# On The Defence
# On The Defence

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter

May 7th 2014, 3:00 PM 24,733 Views 139 Comments

The Transport Minister has defended his Cabinet colleague after the Data Protection Commissioner found that he broke the law by revealing information about Wallace on live television.

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach
# Prime Time Remarks
# Prime Time Remarks

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach

May 7th 2014, 8:56 AM 6,403 Views 54 Comments

He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Du Plantier investigators sourced equipment and recorded conversations 'on purpose'
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Du Plantier investigators sourced equipment and recorded conversations 'on purpose'

Apr 20th 2014, 9:27 PM 19,027 Views 0 Comments

The equipment was placed on a specific phone in Bandon Garda Station according to documents seen by RTÉ.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million
# Garda Budget
# Garda Budget

Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million

Apr 15th 2014, 6:34 PM 6,432 Views 31 Comments

The Commission headed up by Justice Nial Fennelly is due to report by 31 December this year.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
# Column
# Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

Apr 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 127 Views 30 Comments

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.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

'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 13,276 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 9,465 Views 29 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - 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 14,214 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”.

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.

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 8,627 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.

# martin-callinan - Monday 31 March, 2014

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 9,453 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.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: Martin Callinan thought his friendship with Shatter would save him. He was wrong.

Mar 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 50 Views 56 Comments

The ex-Garda Commissioner was hung out to dry in the most contrived way – but the Taoiseach’s handling of GardaGate was razor sharp.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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 86 Views 33 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 6,507 Views 22 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - Friday 28 March, 2014

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 7,427 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.

# martin-callinan - 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 10,608 Views 83 Comments

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

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.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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 21,203 Views 62 Comments

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

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 12,955 Views 12 Comments

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

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 10,440 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.

Here are some of the other things TDs and Senators will discuss today besides GardaGate
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Here are some of the other things TDs and Senators will discuss today besides GardaGate

Mar 26th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,728 Views 11 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

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 6,494 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.

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.

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

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

Mar 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,746 Views 35 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Mar 25th 2014, 11:50 PM 12,712 Views 10 Comments

The Garda Commissioner resigned unexpectedly, an inquiry into taped garda phonecalls was ordered… and the Dáil paid tribute, following the death of Nicky McFadden TD.

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

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

Mar 25th 2014, 11:38 PM 21,008 Views 94 Comments

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