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#Martin Callinan

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Govt reveals: Incoming and outgoing calls at Garda stations taped ‘since the 1980s’
# Recordings
# Recordings

Govt reveals: Incoming and outgoing calls at Garda stations taped ‘since the 1980s’

Mar 25th 2014, 11:36 PM 29,580 Views 195 Comments

The government said that the implications of the matter are potentially so grave that a Commission of Investigation is warranted.

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

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

Mar 25th 2014, 11:07 PM 7,279 Views 50 Comments

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

Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan
# Gone
# Gone

Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan

Mar 25th 2014, 6:29 PM 15,908 Views 53 Comments

The Minister for Justice paid tribute to Martin Callinan, who stepped down from An Garda Siochána today.

That was quick - Martin Callinan t-shirt appears online
# Who's A Trendy Garda
From The Daily Edge
# Who's A Trendy Garda

That was quick - Martin Callinan t-shirt appears online

Mar 25th 2014, 3:01 PM 3,277 Views 3 Comments

Calling all fashionistas.

"The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall": Calls for Minister Shatter to quit
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

"The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall": Calls for Minister Shatter to quit

Mar 25th 2014, 2:40 PM 18,439 Views 97 Comments

Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.

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

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

Mar 25th 2014, 2:00 PM 8,178 Views 28 Comments

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

IN FULL: Martin Callinan's statement on his 'decision to retire'
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

IN FULL: Martin Callinan's statement on his 'decision to retire'

Mar 25th 2014, 12:23 PM 14,167 Views 63 Comments

“In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family, I have decided to retire.”

Gay Byrne: If Callinan had said sorry, this would have all passed by
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Gay Byrne: If Callinan had said sorry, this would have all passed by

Mar 25th 2014, 11:00 AM 12,059 Views 50 Comments

The RSA Chairman said the former Garda Commissioner had ‘dug a hole and kept on digging’.

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

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

Mar 25th 2014, 10:59 AM 10,308 Views 38 Comments

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

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner
# Explainer
# Explainer

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

Mar 25th 2014, 10:50 AM 30,359 Views 64 Comments

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned

Mar 25th 2014, 9:44 AM 33,377 Views 244 Comments

Martin Callinan said his decision is in the best interest of his family and the force.

Callinan the name on everyone's lips as Cabinet meets
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Callinan the name on everyone's lips as Cabinet meets

Mar 25th 2014, 8:05 AM 6,763 Views 40 Comments

Martin Callinan is under fire for a remark he made about Garda whistleblowers.

# martin-callinan - Monday 24 March, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Mar 24th 2014, 11:14 PM 20,859 Views 6 Comments

Everone’s been talking about the dramatic MH370 developments, the Athlone child rapist’s appeal against his sentence… and Enda Kenny’s refusal to talk to the media.

VIDEO: Taoiseach declines to answer questions on Callinan controversy
# Walk And Talk
# Walk And Talk

VIDEO: Taoiseach declines to answer questions on Callinan controversy

Mar 24th 2014, 2:52 PM 8,256 Views 62 Comments

Journalists had to make do with a brief walk and talk with Enda Kenny in Dublin today.

Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate
# Cabinet Split
# Cabinet Split

Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate

Mar 24th 2014, 12:30 PM 6,975 Views 54 Comments

Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:15 PM 21,515 Views 74 Comments

Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. TheJournal.ie reveals all…

Byrne "always treated with respect" by Callinan
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Byrne "always treated with respect" by Callinan

Mar 22nd 2014, 12:31 PM 15,936 Views 58 Comments

The broadcaster had earlier called for the Garda Commissioner and Minister Shatter to apologise to the garda whistleblowers.

# martin-callinan - Friday 21 March, 2014

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately
# Cabinet Split
# Cabinet Split

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately

Mar 21st 2014, 10:58 PM 27,804 Views 156 Comments

Ruairí Quinn has backed Labour colleagues calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that two whistleblowers’ actions were “disgusting” just hours after the Taoiseach told ministers not to air their concerns in public.

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'

Mar 21st 2014, 6:41 PM 6,448 Views 42 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has said that the Taoiseach is trying to shut down the controversy surrounding remarks made by the Garda Commissioner about two whistleblowers.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 20 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 18,327 Views 91 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

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

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"

Mar 12th 2014, 7:31 PM 13,540 Views 127 Comments

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

'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe

Mar 12th 2014, 1:42 PM 8,624 Views 50 Comments

Micheál Martin said today’s Garda Inspectorate report into penalty points ‘vindicated’ whistleblowers.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him

Feb 26th 2014, 6:01 PM 12,129 Views 63 Comments

The Justice Minister has also admitted that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was invited, but not directed, to engage in the penalty points investigation, and said there was “fault on both sides”.

# martin-callinan - Monday 17 February, 2014

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations
# I Spy
# I Spy

Column: There's no credible alternative to an independent inquiry into GSOC allegations

Feb 17th 2014, 12:45 PM 67 Views 33 Comments

Faith in our national authorities has been badly shaken – the only way to restore it is to hold an independent inquiry, says Mark Kelly.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Callinan "entirely satisfied" that no guards bugged GSOC
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

Callinan "entirely satisfied" that no guards bugged GSOC

Feb 16th 2014, 12:44 PM 8,407 Views 126 Comments

The Garda Commissioner says that he raised the issue of leaks with GSOC.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 15 February, 2014

The GSOC bugging saga: Here's what's happened since the story broke last Sunday
# Seven Days
# Seven Days

The GSOC bugging saga: Here's what's happened since the story broke last Sunday

Feb 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,157 Views 35 Comments

Further revelations about what happened at the garda watchdog’s Dublin offices are expected this weekend.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Garda whistleblower will speak to PAC today...but you won't be able to watch
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

Garda whistleblower will speak to PAC today...but you won't be able to watch

Jan 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,247 Views 30 Comments

Garda sergeant Maurice McCabe will speak to TDs in private session later today.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 29th 2014, 1:11 PM 7,770 Views 46 Comments

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.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 28th 2014, 6:15 AM 3,839 Views 17 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - Monday 27 January, 2014

Ombudsman investigation into gardaí will be 'wide-ranging'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Ombudsman investigation into gardaí will be 'wide-ranging'

Jan 27th 2014, 6:02 PM 8,447 Views 48 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Whistleblower wants an independent inquiry into penalty points allegations
# John Wilson
# John Wilson

Whistleblower wants an independent inquiry into penalty points allegations

Jan 25th 2014, 3:43 PM 8,228 Views 31 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - Friday 24 January, 2014

This is what gardaí have done to try and catch the killers of Adrian Donohoe
# One Year On
# One Year On

This is what gardaí have done to try and catch the killers of Adrian Donohoe

Jan 24th 2014, 5:01 PM 22,655 Views 51 Comments

And how you might be able to help.

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TDs divided on whether PAC should hear from garda whistleblowers publicly

Jan 24th 2014, 1:46 PM 6,513 Views 62 Comments

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.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 4:45 PM 17,647 Views 133 Comments

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’
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:50 PM 14,703 Views 104 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 12,891 Views 77 Comments

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

Garda Commissioner to face tough questioning on penalty points
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Garda Commissioner to face tough questioning on penalty points

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 7,589 Views 50 Comments

An Oireachtas committee is attempting to get to the bottom of how and why some motorists had penalty points cancelled.