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# pulse - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations

Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.

# pulse - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July

But Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan has questioned whether the figures can be trusted, and that he would make a complaint.

# pulse - Monday 25 June, 2018

Sligo garda jailed for 18 months for passing Pulse information to criminals

It is the first time in the history of the State that such a prosecution has come before the courts.

# pulse - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

There are 38 garda stations in Munster that can't access the Pulse system

The system is used widely by the force but 77 stations can’t access it.

# pulse - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

# pulse - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government

A report found that there was a 71% gap between the breath test figures recorded on Pulse, and the actual tests carried out.

# pulse - Friday 11 August, 2017

Snooping on Pulse: Nine gardaí facing disciplinary action for misuse of the system

Former Justice Minister said some gardaí were using the Pulse system as a “social website”.

# pulse - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Garda used internal Pulse computer system to snoop on new girlfriend

The abuse of the Garda information system was one case outlined in the Gsoc review of 2016 complaints.

# pulse - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open

The massaging of figures is now feared to extend into other garda departments.

# pulse - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Driving back and forth all day': How a lack of access to Pulse affects everyday policing

The minister for justice has pointed out burglary offences in many divisions have fallen.

# pulse - Monday 12 December, 2016

Claims alleged rape of woman by garda was never placed on internal PULSE system

The alleged incident is said to have happened in August 2013.

# pulse - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

The CSO have cast doubt on garda crime statistics

Some 16% of crimes were not recorded on PULSE, while 21% of invalidated incidents were done so “without sufficient justification”

# pulse - Monday 27 June, 2016

Garda with early onset dementia who harassed female sergeant on Facebook committed to mental hospital

Garda Donal Maguire was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month.

# pulse - Friday 17 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’ Pulse

A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’

All the proceeds go straight to the families of the victims.

# pulse - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

FBI questioning Orlando shooter's wife over claims she knew his plan

He had also planned an attack at Walt Disney World.

# pulse - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say

Clubgoers told a local paper the 29-year-old would drink heavily and get “loud and belligerent” in the gay club.

# pulse - Monday 13 June, 2016

Orlando shooter was investigated by the FBI twice - but still bought guns legally last week

The attack, the worst mass shooting in modern US history, was carried out at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, a well-known gay hangout.

# pulse - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Alan Shatter says that some gardaí use the Pulse system as a social network for "gossip"

Shatter said he had raised this issue with Martin Callinan.

# pulse - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'A mockery of the justice system': There are almost 116k outstanding warrants

Many relate to non-payment of fines.

# pulse - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Sure, it's 1990s technology. But the Gardaí have no plans to replace "PULSE"

PULSE is 16 years old this year. A number of upgrades have taken place, but the force has been advised to ‘retire’ it in favour of an entirely new system.

# pulse - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

# pulse - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Almost one third of crimes are wrongly classified by gardaí, finds report

The Garda Inspectorate report found serious problems with the way that gardaí classify crimes.

It's taking some gardaí over a week to record crimes on the PULSE system

Currently, all members of the gardaí have access to PULSE.

# pulse - Friday 1 August, 2014

Garda Ombusdman now has direct access to Garda PULSE system

Previously, GSOC only had access to the investigations database under Garda supervision.

# pulse - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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

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.

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.

# pulse - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.

# pulse - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Garda Síochána "does not engage in ethnic profiling"

Minister Alan Shatter said that all persons are subject to the same PULSE recording procedures.

# pulse - 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”.

# pulse - Friday 14 March, 2014

The Rehab/CRC effect? 9 in 10 donors less trusting of charities

Online survey conducted over last month shows direct impact of recent high-profile charities scandals.

# pulse - Monday 17 February, 2014

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

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

# pulse - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Garda Ombudsman to have direct access to PULSE system

Speaking in the Dáil this morning, the Justice Minister noted that access to the system is supervised by two seconded superintendents.

# pulse - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Shatter: 'I'm not trying to silence whisteblowers'

The Justice Minister stressed that he has full confidence in the Gardaí to co-operate with an Ombudsman investigation.

# pulse - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Watch: Company brings vehicles to a halt using only electromagnetic waves No Speeding This post contains videos

Watch: Company brings vehicles to a halt using only electromagnetic waves

The RF safe stop system uses radio frequency pulse to ‘confuse’ a vehicle’s electronic system, cutting the engine and bringing it to a standstill.

# pulse - Monday 20 May, 2013

'Worrying degree of inappropriate access' to welfare information

One HSE employee searched the social welfare records of their son’s girlfriend.

# pulse - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Unexpected number' of gardaí accessed information on Clare Daly arrest

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said today that he has had concerns for some time about sensitive and confidential information finding its way into the public domain.

# pulse - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Two out of five Garda stations don’t have email access

Only 421 of the country’s 703 Garda stations are “networked” – meaning 40 per cent of them don’t have email connections.

# pulse - Monday 8 August, 2011

Gardaí use database to check up on daughters' boyfriends

The Data Protection Commissioner is conducting an audit of the Gardaí’s use of the Pulse database following a number of complaints.

# pulse - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Doctor who 'could not take patient's pulse' fails to show at inquiry

The Medical Council is probing allegations that a doctor at Letterkenny Hospital engaged in professional misconduct and poor professional performance.