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#Whistleblowers

# whistleblowers - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

'Dear Enda....' Here is Alan Shatter's resignation letter

Shatter told the Taoiseach he’s leaving to help avoid controversy for the Government.

# whistleblowers - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Gardaí will be covered by whistleblower legislation

The move will also see the abolition of the current confidential recipient system.

# whistleblowers - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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.

# whistleblowers - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

'What happened here is very clear': Fine Gael backbenchers got an interesting Gardagate FAQ

An email was sent to Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs last week dealing with questions about the ongoing controversy surrounding the Minister for Justice and the gardaí.

Whistleblowers have been vital in undercovering secrets in Ireland, says Observer editor

John Mulholland, the Dublin-born editor of the Observer, said that the Edward Snowden story had opened people’s eyes to issues around journalistic security.

# whistleblowers - Monday 31 March, 2014

Leo Varadkar is 'concerned' that the gardaí allegedly wanted to destroy tapes

The Minister for Transport also says that the opposition have “got it all wrong” by focusing on Shatter and not the gardaí.

# whistleblowers - 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.

# whistleblowers - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

The Department of Justice has responded to claims that ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s withdrawal of the infamous ‘disgusting’ remark was delayed on the advice of Alan Shatter’s officials.

# whistleblowers - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers Whistleblowers This post contains videos

WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers

Sorry…not the hardest word, it seems.

The Gardaí ‘did not do enough’ to engage with whistleblowers: Enda Kenny

During leaders’ questions, Micheál Martin accused Kenny of ‘sacking’ Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

# whistleblowers - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation

The Garda Commissioner was widely criticised for labelling the actions of whistleblowers “disgusting”.

IN FULL: Martin Callinan's statement on his 'decision to retire'

“In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family, I have decided to retire.”

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned

Martin Callinan said his decision is in the best interest of his family and the force.

Whistleblowers, alcohol-related public order offences and trade secrets

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

Callinan the name on everyone's lips as Cabinet meets

Martin Callinan is under fire for a remark he made about Garda whistleblowers.

# whistleblowers - Monday 24 March, 2014

VIDEO: Taoiseach declines to answer questions on Callinan controversy

Journalists had to make do with a brief walk and talk with Enda Kenny in Dublin today.

Whistleblowers 'gagged' under new GP contract, claims IMO HSE

Whistleblowers 'gagged' under new GP contract, claims IMO

The Irish Medical Organisation said that the Minister for Health is being hypocritical by saying he is in favour of whistleblowers.

Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate

Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.

# whistleblowers - Friday 21 March, 2014

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'

The Fianna Fáil leader has said that the Taoiseach is trying to shut down the controversy surrounding remarks made by the Garda Commissioner about two whistleblowers.

The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

Several government ministers have now called on the Garda Commissioner to withdraw his remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were disgusting.

# whistleblowers - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Central Bank sets up hotline for bank whistleblowers

Officials have promised concerned bankers more firepower and protection when reporting improper practice.

# whistleblowers - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Garda voices on the whistleblower controversy: 'Morale in the force is in the toilet'

We asked members of the gardaí what impact the whistleblower controversy has had on the force.

# whistleblowers - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From 'Mighty Mouse' to 'Church Mouse': Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny's week

The Fianna Fáil TD said the Taoiseach’s ‘army of spin doctors’ played up Frank Flannery’s resignation but stayed silent on Alan Shatter.

Garda whistleblower says Shatter lives in 'an imaginary world'

John Wilson said that he believes the majority of Irish people do not support the Justice Minister.

# whistleblowers - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting" PAC

Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"

The Garda Commissioner said that he was actually referring to the manner in which sensitive data appeared in the public domain.

There's a new garda confidential recipient... but not for long

Retired judge Pat McMahon will vacate the office once it is abolished in the coming weeks.

'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe

Micheál Martin said today’s Garda Inspectorate report into penalty points ‘vindicated’ whistleblowers.

# whistleblowers - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Wallace: 'I've heard so many people cry now, it really is heartbreaking stuff'

Since this week’s publicity surrounding the gardaí, Mick Wallace said more people have come to him with information.

# whistleblowers - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

'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.

Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events?

An Garda Síochána has been all over the news recently, has it affected how you feel about them?

# whistleblowers - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Minister Alex White wants Shatter to correct Dáil comments on whistleblower

The cooperation of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was questioned by the Minister.

# whistleblowers - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'Can I suggest you relieve Minister Shatter of his duties?' Mary Lou McDonald's advice to Enda Kenny this afternoon

The Justice Minister was strongly criticised by both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin today.

# whistleblowers - Thursday 6 February, 2014

TD claims that evidence from garda whistleblower was 'debunked'

The PAC says it will not give Sergeant Maurice McCabe a copy of his evidence, as he requested.

# whistleblowers - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'

Brendan Howlin says the Protected Disclosures Bill is about a ‘change in culture’.

Whistleblowers, charities, Phil Hogan... and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on down on Kildare Street? Well, you asked…

# whistleblowers - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.

As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.

# whistleblowers - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Garda whistleblower will speak to PAC today...but you won't be able to watch

Garda sergeant Maurice McCabe will speak to TDs in private session later today.

# whistleblowers - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Shatter's focus is on whistleblowers themselves, rather than their allegations

The investigation into the penalty point controversy is minimising the independence of the Garda Ombudsman: the body won’t have autonomous access to the PULSE system or any remit to examine the Commissioner’s role, writes Mick Wallace TD.

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.