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#Whistleblower

# whistleblower - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

In full: Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil on the garda whistleblower claims
# Serious Allegations
# Serious Allegations

In full: Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil on the garda whistleblower claims

Feb 26th 2014, 12:10 PM 12,072 Views 46 Comments

The Minister for Justice has made a statement in the Dáil this morning.

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin's claims are true, denies misleading Dáil
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin's claims are true, denies misleading Dáil

Feb 26th 2014, 10:37 AM 5,818 Views 45 Comments

The Minister for Justice has been giving his side of the controversy around allegations from a garda whistleblower in the Dáil this morning.

Shatter warns Micheál Martin not to ‘jump to conclusions’ ahead of Dáil statement
# Shatter-ing Developments
# Shatter-ing Developments

Shatter warns Micheál Martin not to ‘jump to conclusions’ ahead of Dáil statement

Feb 26th 2014, 9:05 AM 11,615 Views 74 Comments

We’ll learn more about what the Justice Minister knew and when he knew when he gives a speech to the Dáil today.

# whistleblower - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

‘Experienced criminal lawyer’ to examine garda whistleblower’s dossier of allegations
# Shatter
# Shatter

‘Experienced criminal lawyer’ to examine garda whistleblower’s dossier of allegations

Feb 25th 2014, 10:45 PM 22,680 Views 84 Comments

Enda Kenny has said the documents from whistleblower Maurice McCabe contain “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”.

Family of murdered Sylvia Roche Kelly 'fear another cover up'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Family of murdered Sylvia Roche Kelly 'fear another cover up'

Feb 25th 2014, 4:12 PM 8,785 Views 13 Comments

Enda Kenny did not rule out a Commission of Investigation but insists that a report from a Senior Counsel is the most prudent approach to Maurice McCabe’s dossier of allegations.

My office is dealing with more claims of garda malpractice --- Gerry Adams
# Garda Claims
# Garda Claims

My office is dealing with more claims of garda malpractice --- Gerry Adams

Feb 25th 2014, 12:48 PM 8,314 Views 165 Comments

Adams said his staff are dealing with complaints from people “who say that they have made allegations over some time, that they have the proof that they did this, and that it wasn’t dealt with properly”.

Alan Shatter to brief Cabinet colleagues on “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

Alan Shatter to brief Cabinet colleagues on “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”

Feb 25th 2014, 9:55 AM 7,786 Views 58 Comments

Ministers meet for their usual weekly discussions where Shatter is expected to brief colleagues on the details of correspondence between the Department of Justice and garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

'Gardaí who want to come forward must be protected'
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'Gardaí who want to come forward must be protected'

Feb 25th 2014, 9:04 AM 4,348 Views 17 Comments

Frank McBrearty Jnr says that gardaí have not implemented the reforms suggested in the 2008 Morris Report.

Whistleblower was subjected to 'bullying and intimidation'
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Whistleblower was subjected to 'bullying and intimidation'

Feb 25th 2014, 8:17 AM 7,606 Views 37 Comments

Mick Wallace TD has said an independent inquiry is needed into at least three issues concerning An Garda Síochána.

# whistleblower - Friday 21 February, 2014

Not appropriate for Shatter to direct garda dossier review --- Sinn Féin
# Malpractice
# Malpractice

Not appropriate for Shatter to direct garda dossier review --- Sinn Féin

Feb 21st 2014, 9:24 AM 5,983 Views 128 Comments

There are calls for an independent inquiry to be established to examine the allegations of garda malpractice. The Taoiseach has described the claims as “very grave”.

# whistleblower - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Shatter: Confidential recipient couldn't explain his comments to garda whistleblower
# Oliver Connolly
# Oliver Connolly

Shatter: Confidential recipient couldn't explain his comments to garda whistleblower

Feb 20th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,247 Views 48 Comments

The post of confidential recipient is to be replaced by a new system, the Minister confirmed.

Martin: 'Shatter knew the gravity of the cases, and what happened - nothing'
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Martin: 'Shatter knew the gravity of the cases, and what happened - nothing'

Feb 20th 2014, 1:39 PM 8,308 Views 56 Comments

There have been calls for Minister Alan Shatter to step down but Minister Joan Burton said the Government have full confidence in him.

Gardaí who suspect wrongdoing in force should approach TDs --- whistleblower
# John Wilson
# John Wilson

Gardaí who suspect wrongdoing in force should approach TDs --- whistleblower

Feb 20th 2014, 9:24 AM 7,915 Views 29 Comments

John Wilson says members of the force have “nobody to turn to” following the sacking yesterday of Confidential Recipient Oliver Connolly.

# whistleblower - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Edward Snowden is the new rector of Glasgow University
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Edward Snowden is the new rector of Glasgow University

Feb 18th 2014, 6:31 PM 18,159 Views 30 Comments

The post is largely a symbolic one but the successful candidate is expected to attend meetings with the governing body and other authorities.

# whistleblower - Thursday 13 February, 2014

PAC will ask another Dáil committee if it can release the garda whistleblower transcript
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

PAC will ask another Dáil committee if it can release the garda whistleblower transcript

Feb 13th 2014, 3:18 PM 6,057 Views 15 Comments

“There is nothing in this transcript that’s going to change the world or blow our minds,” the Public Accounts Committee heard this morning.

# whistleblower - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Dáil hears alleged conversation: 'If Shatter thinks you're screwing him, you're finished'
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Dáil hears alleged conversation: 'If Shatter thinks you're screwing him, you're finished'

Feb 12th 2014, 10:08 AM 18,496 Views 0 Comments

Alan Shatter said that suggestions in a transcript, read into the Dáil record last night, that he threatened anyone or authorised threatening were “absolutely outrageous”.

# whistleblower - Friday 7 February, 2014

Mary Lou: 'There's no reason why whistleblower transcript shouldn't be in public domain'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Mary Lou: 'There's no reason why whistleblower transcript shouldn't be in public domain'

Feb 7th 2014, 6:18 PM 7,811 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald said she is “very, very troubled” by the opposition among PAC members to releasing a transcript of testimony given by a garda sergeant to the committee last week.

# whistleblower - Thursday 30 January, 2014

‘He kept saying he loved the guards’: No specifics but garda whistleblower a ‘credible witness’
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

‘He kept saying he loved the guards’: No specifics but garda whistleblower a ‘credible witness’

Jan 30th 2014, 11:00 PM 25,866 Views 108 Comments

Sergeant Maurice McCabe gave evidence to TDs for three hours in a behind closed doors session today.

# whistleblower - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

‘The work of the PAC is not finished’: Whistleblower to give evidence behind closed doors
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

‘The work of the PAC is not finished’: Whistleblower to give evidence behind closed doors

Jan 28th 2014, 10:55 PM 10,813 Views 70 Comments

The committee has decided, without a vote, to press ahead with plans to hear from serving garda sergeant this Thursday.

PAC may hold rare vote as government TDs say penalty points inquiry should be stopped
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

PAC may hold rare vote as government TDs say penalty points inquiry should be stopped

Jan 28th 2014, 12:44 PM 6,289 Views 49 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter asked the Garda Ombudsman to investigate the penalty points controversy last night in light of recent developments.

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.

# whistleblower - 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?”.

# whistleblower - Friday 24 January, 2014

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.

# whistleblower - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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.

# whistleblower - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Referee Owens left 'shaken' but unharmed after motorway collision
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

Referee Owens left 'shaken' but unharmed after motorway collision

Jan 14th 2014, 11:59 AM 4,206 Views 7 Comments

The Welsh referee is due to take charge of Ulster’s trip to Leicester this Saturday.

# whistleblower - Friday 10 January, 2014

FBI director says he is baffled that Snowden is called a hero
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

FBI director says he is baffled that Snowden is called a hero

Jan 10th 2014, 9:03 AM 13,001 Views 91 Comments

FBI boss James Comey said he doesn’t understand how someone who disagrees with the way the US government works could be considered a hero or a whistleblower.

# whistleblower - Monday 16 December, 2013

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’

Dec 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 147 Views 26 Comments

The new book, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy, charts Tom Clonan’s progression from soldier to academic and journalist and offers an honest and vivid account of life on and off duty.

# whistleblower - 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.

# whistleblower - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow

Aug 20th 2013, 7:40 PM 5,869 Views 46 Comments

25-year-old Manning faces a maximum potential sentence of 90 years in jail.

# whistleblower - Monday 19 August, 2013

US prosecutors demand 60 years for whistleblower Bradley Manning
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

US prosecutors demand 60 years for whistleblower Bradley Manning

Aug 19th 2013, 9:58 PM 6,010 Views 85 Comments

The 25-year-old former army intelligence analyst has been convicted on a raft of espionage and theft charges that could see him jailed for more than a century.

# whistleblower - Monday 12 August, 2013

Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia

Aug 12th 2013, 7:46 AM 5,285 Views 9 Comments

The decision to grant a visa to Lon Snowden has angered the US and President Barack Obama has cancelled an upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin.

# whistleblower - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed

Aug 11th 2013, 12:00 PM 1,052 Views 53 Comments

Before we remove the masks of users online, we need to look at both the pros and cons of being anonymous on the internet, writes Fergal Crehan.

# whistleblower - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Edward Snowden has - finally - been allowed to leave Moscow airport
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Edward Snowden has - finally - been allowed to leave Moscow airport

Aug 1st 2013, 1:23 PM 11,574 Views 47 Comments

The fugitive US intelligence leaker had been staying in the airport for more than a month, but has been given temporary asylum in Russia.

# whistleblower - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Poll: Is Bradley Manning a whistleblower or a traitor?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is Bradley Manning a whistleblower or a traitor?

Jul 31st 2013, 9:52 AM 12,701 Views 196 Comments

What do you think?

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning didn't get a fair trial
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Julian Assange: Bradley Manning didn't get a fair trial

Jul 31st 2013, 8:13 AM 5,215 Views 73 Comments

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said the conviction of Bradley Manning on 20 out of 22 counts set a “dangerous precedent”.

# whistleblower - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Verdict due in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Verdict due in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial

Jul 30th 2013, 8:07 AM 4,198 Views 37 Comments

Private Bradley Manning is accused of giving hundreds of thousands of pages of classified documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

# whistleblower - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy
# Wikileaks Party
# Wikileaks Party

Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy

Jul 25th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,887 Views 71 Comments

The Wikileaks founder said a victory for his candidates would be like putting the country’s best investigative journalists in the Australian Senate.