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Comment #4602532 by Carlovian77

Carlovian77 Dec 30th 2015, 10:44 AM #

As a member of AGS this case really saddens and sickens me – I remember it from when I was young. The ‘men’ that were sent from Dublin to Kerry to ‘get the truth’ did so at the expense of Joanne Hayes’s dignity and her good name. A lot of their ‘investigation work’ took place on high stools listening to idle gossip and accepting it as the truth. As the members were natives of the area people willingly spoke to them. Gerry O’Carrolls notion of there been two separate fathers of twins just shows how desperate they were to be seen to getting a result for Management above in Garda H.Q. and showed him for the fool he his. I have nothing but admiration for Joanna Hayes and the manner in which she has dealt with the whole situation – I do hope one day in the right forum she will tell her story, people need to hear about their appalling treatment. The worst and most shameful part of the whole scenario is that it never stopped the members from being promoted – the old boys school and all that which unfortunately is still around to some extent. I love my job and things have moved on but I’m not naive to the bulls*** that still goes on at times – quite nauseating really.

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Womanhood on trial: The letters received by the Taoiseach during the Kerry Babies saga

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    Dec 30th 2015, 11:08 AM

    Did O’Carroll block a book by Joanne Hayes?

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    Dec 30th 2015, 11:33 AM

    Yes, you’re correct actually. If memory serves me right Nell McCafferty was one of the co-authors. Quinnsworth at the time stocked it and the 4 members of AGS who were named in it took an action against them and were disgracefully awarded €127,000 – the absolute shame of it. I remember Gerry O’Carroll taking on Martin ‘The Generals’ daughter on the Late Late Show when she was trying to paint him as an ordinary every day Joe Soap! I would love someone like Nell McCafferty turn the tables on O’Carroll and show him up for the clown he is.

    I’m always amazed at these former members who take to ‘writing’ articles for newspapers when they retire – it clearly shows who was touting to them all along. One of O’Carroll’s Colleagues involved in the Kerry Babies scandal did the same when he retired but it was well known he was touting to the National newspaper and the same man would have no issue with disciplining a Garda on the beat if they weren’t dressed as per Code guidelines – the higher you go up the worse the hypocrisy gets!

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    Dec 30th 2015, 8:22 PM

    They got promoted alright and most of them became and died winos afterwards on their fat I’ll gotten pensions

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