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#Whistleblower

# whistleblower - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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

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'

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

Whistleblower was subjected to 'bullying and intimidation'

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

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”.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# whistleblower - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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

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'

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 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

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

“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'

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'

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’

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

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

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

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 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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

Garda Commissioner to face tough questioning on penalty points

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

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

Referee Owens left 'shaken' but unharmed after motorway collision

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

# whistleblower - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?

The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.

# whistleblower - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Lots of countries reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum - but two say 'maybe'

Bolivia and Venezuela have both said that they would consider an asylum application from the NSA whistleblower.

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations

The whistleblower is accusing the US Government of pressuring leaders of countries from which he has sought protection.

# whistleblower - Monday 24 June, 2013

Ed Snowden vanishes in Moscow after skipping his flight to Cuba

Julian Assange says he knows where the former NSA contractor is – as the US whistleblower applies for asylum in Ecuador.

Ed Snowden was supposed to be on this flight to Cuba... but he didn't turn up

Mystery surrounds the location of the former US intelligence contractor who blew the whistle on America’s surveillance programmes.

US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow

The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.

# whistleblower - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

You're fired: US surveillance whistleblower sacked by his employer

Booz Allen Hamilton confirmed in a statement that Edward Snowden’s employment with them had been “terminated”.