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#Breath tests

From TheJournal.ie Santa gets the all clear to enter Irish airspace Happy Christmas

Santa gets the all clear to enter Irish airspace

Santa’s sleigh has been checked for air worthiness.

From TheJournal.ie Senior traffic garda singles out gardaí he believes aren't issuing enough fines Roads Policing

Senior traffic garda singles out gardaí he believes aren't issuing enough fines Exclusive

Management has been accused of “going down a dangerous road” if it is judging performance purely based on these statistics.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes Breath Testing

'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes

The authority has outlined a series of concerns about how the force operates.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal Breath Tests

Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal

O Cualáin said reviewing all 505,730 calls made by gardaí to log breath test data would take a number of years.

From TheJournal.ie Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again Analysis

Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again

It is time now for the finger-pointing to stop and for that culture shift we’ve been hearing about for years to begin.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Superintendent says new report of 400,000 more falsified breath tests 'could be described as a guesstimate' Representative Body

Garda Superintendent says new report of 400,000 more falsified breath tests 'could be described as a guesstimate'

The report published yesterday details how and why checkpoints were faked.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí reported fake checkpoints - and falsified 400k more breath checks than previously thought Policing Authority

Gardaí reported fake checkpoints - and falsified 400k more breath checks than previously thought

Gardaí are having their fingers rapped over breath tests again – this time by the Policing Authority.

From TheJournal.ie 'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management Gardaí

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive Policing Authority

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

From TheJournal.ie Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies' Blame Game

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'

The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.

From TheJournal.ie 'People saw it as toxic': Why just seven gardaí made submissions to the breath test probe Huff And Puff

'People saw it as toxic': Why just seven gardaí made submissions to the breath test probe

Many members of the force felt senior gardaí had already made their mind up about who was to blame.

From TheJournal.ie Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government An Garda Síochána

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.

From TheJournal.ie County breakdown: 385% more breath tests entered in PULSE in Tipperary than actually carried out Breath Tests

County breakdown: 385% more breath tests entered in PULSE in Tipperary than actually carried out

A garda report into alcohol testing has found a difference of over 1.4 million between the number of tests counted and those actually carried out.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh calls for Garda Commissioner to step down after latest revelations about false breath tests Caught Out

Fresh calls for Garda Commissioner to step down after latest revelations about false breath tests

Questions are being raised after 500,000 more false garda breath tests have been found.

From TheJournal.ie A new survey commissioned by An Garda Síochána says 92% of people trust the force Looking Well Guards

A new survey commissioned by An Garda Síochána says 92% of people trust the force

The figures will now be released every quarter.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí reveal 89 homicides over 14 years were not counted due to 'process issue' Policing Authority

Gardaí reveal 89 homicides over 14 years were not counted due to 'process issue'

In some cases, only one victim was counted even though multiple people were killed.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan fired Templemore

Most people want Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan fired

She has faced increasing pressure in recent months following a string of controversies.

From TheJournal.ie 'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal Policing Authority

'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal

O’Sullivan is making her first appearance in front of the Policing Authority since the scandal concerning Garda breath tests first broke.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified' Data Issues

Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'

Deputy Commissisioner John Twomey stressed all of these deaths were fully investigated.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up' Breath Tests

Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'

Garda management will present an interim report on the breath test scandal to the Policing Authority this week.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue' Blame Game

Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'

The head of the Garda Representative Association said the role of managers is to ensure lower ranks are properly supervised.

From TheJournal.ie Just under half of people have confidence in the gardaí Breath Tests

Just under half of people have confidence in the gardaí

There has been added scrutiny on An Garda Síochána in recent times.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are blaming us': Gardaí say scandals are making it harder for them to do their jobs Agsi17

'People are blaming us': Gardaí say scandals are making it harder for them to do their jobs

The general secretary of AGSI said “the finger of blame is pointing downwards without any evidence”.

From TheJournal.ie How were the 150,000 garda hours for phantom breath tests accounted for? Follow The Money

How were the 150,000 garda hours for phantom breath tests accounted for?

The former Nothern Ireland police ombudsman said it is “mind-boggling” that this could have happened.

From TheJournal.ie Former garda: Scandal down to sloppy practice, management's insatiable appetite for figures Breath Tests

Former garda: Scandal down to sloppy practice, management's insatiable appetite for figures

Colin Connolly said he had hoped for change when Nóirín O’Sullivan took over but this just never happened.

From TheJournal.ie Confusion over last-minute change in leadership of new garda probe Breath Tests

Confusion over last-minute change in leadership of new garda probe

The lack of clarity about who was involved in the internal investigation was highlighted by TD Mick Wallace when he questioned the Commissioner this week.

From TheJournal.ie Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception' Scandal

Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'

Although many questions were asked, few were answered.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference He Said She Said

Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference

There have been tense exchanges in the chamber this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal Questions Unanswered

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Alerted to breath test discrepancy in 2014, gardaí just stopped ordering mouthpieces Breath Tests

Alerted to breath test discrepancy in 2014, gardaí just stopped ordering mouthpieces

The issue was raised a second time in 2015 after the Medical Bureau of Road Safety did its own survey of the devices.

From TheJournal.ie An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions Breath Tests

An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions

The Commissioner told reporters yesterday she had heard the “disquiet” around the force’s latest scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan Untenable

Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for the Garda Commissioner Nóiríon O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…