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#Martin Callinan

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Dec 18th 2013, 11:22 PM 22,735 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Public Accounts Committee to examine penalty points furore
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Public Accounts Committee to examine penalty points furore

Dec 18th 2013, 5:59 PM 5,835 Views 18 Comments

The committee will use whistleblower information as starting point for probe of how penalty points are cancelled.

# martin-callinan - Monday 9 December, 2013

Garda Commissioner attempts to prevent release of Toscan Du Plantier files
# Sophie Toscan Du Plantier
# Sophie Toscan Du Plantier

Garda Commissioner attempts to prevent release of Toscan Du Plantier files

Dec 9th 2013, 9:06 AM 10,920 Views 43 Comments

Ian Bailey is bringing a case against the state, but his solicitor says that a number of files are being kept secret.

# martin-callinan - Friday 22 November, 2013

Committee should be 'unhindered' in investigating garda whistleblower files
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Committee should be 'unhindered' in investigating garda whistleblower files

Nov 22nd 2013, 11:31 AM 3,970 Views 8 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has been asked to hand back files it has received alleging abuse of the penalty points system.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Garda Ombudsman says there should be "healthy tension" with gardaí
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Garda Ombudsman says there should be "healthy tension" with gardaí

Nov 21st 2013, 10:25 AM 7,030 Views 31 Comments

Simon O’Brien added that there should be no reason for the force not to trust the watchdog.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

No informants acting off the books - as far as the Garda Commissioner knows

Nov 20th 2013, 6:52 PM 9,583 Views 44 Comments

He was questioned before an Oireachtas committee today on concerns raised by the Garda Ombudsman.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

What does the real-life Commissioner think of the Love/Hate gardaí?
# Watching The Detectives
# Watching The Detectives

What does the real-life Commissioner think of the Love/Hate gardaí?

Nov 13th 2013, 4:35 PM 24,004 Views 51 Comments

Martin Callinan admitted today that he watches the RTÉ drama. But what does he make of how the force is portrayed?

Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases "not accurate"
# Martin Callinan
# Martin Callinan

Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases "not accurate"

Nov 13th 2013, 3:16 PM 6,796 Views 43 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that local social workers were left out of the loop when gardaí removed a two-year-old Roma boy from his family.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Commissioner confirms Love/Hate garda to face inquiry
# Love/Hate
# Love/Hate

Commissioner confirms Love/Hate garda to face inquiry

Oct 15th 2013, 2:29 PM 22,889 Views 179 Comments

Detective Kieran O’Reilly, who has worked on real-life undercover drug operations, plays a member of the elite squad cracking down on ‘Nidge’ and his gang…

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime

Sep 24th 2013, 5:19 PM 11,856 Views 44 Comments

The initiative will allow people to send alerts of suspicious incidents to the rest of the community through gardaí.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation
# Murder
# Murder

Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation

Aug 13th 2013, 3:45 PM 6,060 Views 54 Comments

Martin Callinan said the verdict endorses the capacity of the State to deal with this type of serious criminal case.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Heavy garda presence expected at funeral of Omagh suspect
# Dissidents
# Dissidents

Heavy garda presence expected at funeral of Omagh suspect

Jul 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 14,092 Views 54 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has said he will not tolerate any paramilitary displays at the funeral of Seamus McKenna in Dundalk today.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 14 July, 2013

# martin-callinan - Monday 8 July, 2013

Over €7m in compensation paid to gardaí injured on duty last year
# Compensation
# Compensation

Over €7m in compensation paid to gardaí injured on duty last year

Jul 8th 2013, 5:32 PM 8,849 Views 97 Comments

The average award to an injured garda last year was €59,685.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Gardaí did not cooperate with watchdog investigation...again
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Gardaí did not cooperate with watchdog investigation...again

Jun 18th 2013, 11:24 AM 8,760 Views 34 Comments

The Garda Ombudsman Commission has released yet another damning report claiming gardaí would not fully cooperate with its investigation.

# martin-callinan - Friday 7 June, 2013

Whistleblower invites Taoiseach to discuss penalty points controversy
# Internal Garda Review
# Internal Garda Review

Whistleblower invites Taoiseach to discuss penalty points controversy

Jun 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,830 Views 42 Comments

Garda “stands firm” on his claims and asks the Taoiseach to view his evidence.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Garda watchdog slams force for not cooperating with investigations
# Complaints
# Complaints

Garda watchdog slams force for not cooperating with investigations

May 23rd 2013, 5:31 PM 6,570 Views 59 Comments

Garda Ombudsman Commission received more than 2,000 complaints last year.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe
# Garda Memorial Day
# Garda Memorial Day

Remembrance medal presented to family of Adrian Donohoe

May 18th 2013, 12:00 PM 6,003 Views 10 Comments

The medal was presented at the annual Garda Memorial Day, honouring the 87 Gardaí who have died while on duty.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Callinan: Informants are "difficult to handle"
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Callinan: Informants are "difficult to handle"

May 16th 2013, 6:30 PM 8,109 Views 21 Comments

The Garda Commissioner made the comments after a Garda Ombudsman probe into alleged collusion of members of the force with a known drug dealer.

Callinan "has no axe to grind" with penalty points whistleblowers
# Garda
# Garda

Callinan "has no axe to grind" with penalty points whistleblowers

May 16th 2013, 3:31 PM 5,266 Views 48 Comments

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee questioned the Garda Commissioner on the recent report on the quashing of penalty points.

Oireachtas agenda: Taxi regulation, garda salaries and women's rights
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Taxi regulation, garda salaries and women's rights

May 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,914 Views 5 Comments

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is due before the Public Accounts Committee today.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Three 'possible breaches' identified in penalty points report
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Three 'possible breaches' identified in penalty points report

May 15th 2013, 3:13 PM 8,531 Views 59 Comments

Anonymous allegations made about possible garda corruption were found to be unsubstantiated.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Shatter calls for report on the activities of gangs targeting clothing banks
# Clothing Banks
# Clothing Banks

Shatter calls for report on the activities of gangs targeting clothing banks

May 1st 2013, 9:55 PM 18,240 Views 123 Comments

The minister said that he wanted to know what could be done to bring them to justice.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Review of Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí abuse allegations ordered
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Review of Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí abuse allegations ordered

Apr 17th 2013, 8:37 PM 10,987 Views 15 Comments

Known as ‘Donal Lovely’, the late teacher is accused of abusing up to 100 boys over two decades.

# martin-callinan - Friday 29 March, 2013

Gardaí will not face sanction after Shatter conference walk-out
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí will not face sanction after Shatter conference walk-out

Mar 29th 2013, 9:26 AM 8,806 Views 166 Comments

Four sergeants from Carlow-Kilkenny say they have full confidence in the Garda Commissioner, and the matter is now ‘resolved’.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012
# Crime
# Crime

Rise in number of homicides and sexual offences in 2012

Mar 28th 2013, 5:29 PM 5,662 Views 54 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the overall drop in crime lat year provides reassurance that “efficiencies” are making a real contribution to public safety.

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore says Shatter 'not silencing anybody' over Garda walk-out

Mar 28th 2013, 11:47 AM 12,416 Views 110 Comments

“The government is not disciplining anybody,” the Tánaiste says, saying Garda discipline is a matter for the Commissioner.

Garda sergeants to face disciplinary action following conference walkout
# Walkout
# Walkout

Garda sergeants to face disciplinary action following conference walkout

Mar 28th 2013, 8:41 AM 14,656 Views 178 Comments

The four sergeants walked out of the AGSI conference on Monday. The AGSI is supporting their decision.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

AGSI defends members over Shatter walk-out amid disciplinary action
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

AGSI defends members over Shatter walk-out amid disciplinary action

Mar 27th 2013, 2:43 PM 13,319 Views 190 Comments

The body representing Garda sergeants says members who walked out of Alan Shatter’s address had a right to protest.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Garda Commissioner says 'more needs to be done with fewer resources'
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner says 'more needs to be done with fewer resources'

Mar 26th 2013, 7:22 PM 9,408 Views 100 Comments

Speaking at the AGSI’s annual conference, Martin Callinan said that gardaí are “not immune” from the cuts to public expenditure.

# martin-callinan - Monday 25 March, 2013

Shatter to address garda conference amid concern over pay cuts
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Shatter to address garda conference amid concern over pay cuts

Mar 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,549 Views 42 Comments

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors gathers for its annual conference in Sligo today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter due to address delegates this evening.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 3 March, 2013

'I have given as much as I can' - garda speaks out against pay cuts
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

'I have given as much as I can' - garda speaks out against pay cuts

Mar 3rd 2013, 2:40 PM 28,637 Views 117 Comments

The garda source said many colleagues have difficulties with the potential impact of industrial action but they feel they are backed into a corner.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Gardaí bring bank statements to Commissioner meeting to highlight cuts
# Cuts
# Cuts

Gardaí bring bank statements to Commissioner meeting to highlight cuts

Feb 20th 2013, 7:13 PM 9,866 Views 120 Comments

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said after the meeting he hopes nothing will be said or done to interfere with the public’s support.

Garda Commissioner to meet with GRA over cuts
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner to meet with GRA over cuts

Feb 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,804 Views 39 Comments

The committee will meet with Callinan at Garda Headquarters in Dublin this morning at 11am.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body

Feb 16th 2013, 9:55 AM 11,403 Views 70 Comments

Earlier this week the GRA called for a meeting with Callinan, saying it is convinced he is unaware of the impact of proposed pay cuts.

# martin-callinan - Friday 15 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway

Feb 15th 2013, 8:27 AM 11,352 Views 121 Comments

The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Garda body passes motion of no confidence in Shatter
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Garda body passes motion of no confidence in Shatter

Feb 14th 2013, 7:32 PM 18,174 Views 190 Comments

Martin Callinan has arranged to meet with the Garda Representative Association as it calls for solidarity against pay cuts.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

More gardaí vote in favour of industrial action, no confidence in Shatter
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

More gardaí vote in favour of industrial action, no confidence in Shatter

Feb 12th 2013, 8:52 AM 7,643 Views 73 Comments

Meetings of the Garda Representative Association in parts of Dublin, Kerry, Cork and Tipperary took place last night.