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#Whistleblowers

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not aware of any campaign to discredit any individual' - Nóirín O'Sullivan Whistleblowers

'I'm not aware of any campaign to discredit any individual' - Nóirín O'Sullivan

The Garda Commissioner has been speaking out ahead of the launch of a new Garda code of ethics this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report Protected Disclosures

Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report

A former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in October.

From TheJournal.ie Clare Daly reveals that six more Garda whistleblowers are coming forward Protective Disclosure

Clare Daly reveals that six more Garda whistleblowers are coming forward

Daly also said the judge reviewing allegations about an orchestrated smear campaign has not made contact with the whistleblowers involved.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter wins appeal to challenge Guerin report Whistleblowers

Alan Shatter wins appeal to challenge Guerin report

The report focussed on Shatter’s handling of complaints made by Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions Gardai In Crisis

'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were frustrated by the Commissioner’s last of clarity in some of her answers.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What exactly does Ireland do to protect whistleblowers? Opinion

Explainer: What exactly does Ireland do to protect whistleblowers?

Those who choose to do the right thing can become victimised and ostracised, as we have seen in An Garda Síochána.

From TheJournal.ie High Court judge to investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to whistleblower disclosures Inquiry

High Court judge to investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to whistleblower disclosures

The inquiry will look into allegations of “wrongdoing” concerning recent disclosures.

From TheJournal.ie 'Something is rotten in the state of Denmark': What is happening with the gardaí now? Whistleblowers

'Something is rotten in the state of Denmark': What is happening with the gardaí now?

Another controversy raises its head as embattled Commissioner looks on.

From TheJournal.ie Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations Maynooth

Social media use at priest training college to be reviewed after 'gay culture' allegations

The procedures for handing whistleblowers will also be looked at.

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace and Clare Daly launch Nama whistleblowing website Namaleaks

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly launch Nama whistleblowing website

Wallace said namaleaks.com is “the first of its kind in Ireland, both in terms of security and anonymity”.

From TheJournal.ie Martin Kenny has met GSOC over his Garda malpractice allegations Whistleblowers

Martin Kenny has met GSOC over his Garda malpractice allegations

Last week, Martin Kenny put forward a number of claims in the Dáil over alleged Garda malpractice in the Sligo-Leitrim district.

From TheJournal.ie PAC chairman reveals secret Bewley's car park meeting with Garda commissioner Whistleblowers

PAC chairman reveals secret Bewley's car park meeting with Garda commissioner

John McGuinness claims that meeting was about Maurice McCabe.

From TheJournal.ie Their stories aren't new, but you're about to hear a lot more about these OTHER garda whistleblowers Keogh And Harrison

Their stories aren't new, but you're about to hear a lot more about these OTHER garda whistleblowers

The stories of gardaí Nicky Keogh and Keith Harrison are starting to get a lot more attention.

From TheJournal.ie The Garda Commissioner, the transcripts, the tape and the unanswered questions Whistleblowers

The Garda Commissioner, the transcripts, the tape and the unanswered questions

Garda Nóirín O’Sullivan and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald had a difficult night.

From TheJournal.ie It's two weeks on the minister's desk but we're still waiting for the garda whistleblower report O'Higgins Report

It's two weeks on the minister's desk but we're still waiting for the garda whistleblower report

The government says the Attorney General is examining its contents first.

From The42 Lacey gets Challenge semi with Owens and Poite in charge for Champions Cup Whistleblowers

Lacey gets Challenge semi with Owens and Poite in charge for Champions Cup

EPCR have announced the referees for the European semi-finals weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments' Column

'I watched this man bleed out. He was rolling on the ground and I imagined his last moments'

The drone programme has been referred to as a “global assassination campaign” that has murdered over 4,000 people, writes Julien Mercille.

From TheJournal.ie Former US drone operators: 'The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS' Backfire

Former US drone operators: 'The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS'

Read the extraordinary open letter to Barack Obama, written by four US Air Force whistleblowers.

From The42 Garcès to take charge of Ireland's crucial Six Nations opener against Wales Men In The Middle

Garcès to take charge of Ireland's crucial Six Nations opener against Wales

Tournament rookie Angus Gardiner will hold the whistle for Ireland’s home meeting against Italy.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe Bienvenue

MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe

Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”

From TheJournal.ie This robot was built to do one thing... hitch-hiking Going Solo

This robot was built to do one thing... hitch-hiking

Independent robot that don’t need no man.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no hiding place for anyone who cancelled penalty points' Speeding

'There is no hiding place for anyone who cancelled penalty points'

A new report claims points are still being unfairly cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie Dysfunctional garda district at the heart of Guerin Report to face detailed probe Under The Spotlight

Dysfunctional garda district at the heart of Guerin Report to face detailed probe

The terms of reference for the investigation have been published.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald: It's 'regrettable' that no TDs showed up to discuss Garda reform Bill Gsoc

Frances Fitzgerald: It's 'regrettable' that no TDs showed up to discuss Garda reform Bill

The new Bill gives greater powers to GSOC.

From TheJournal.ie Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family PAC

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family

The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.

From TheJournal.ie Maurice McCabe will meet senior Gardaí today over new penalty points claims Fly On The Wall

Maurice McCabe will meet senior Gardaí today over new penalty points claims

GSOC has opened an investigation into the claims.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers In Numbers

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers

Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower protection legislation comes into effect today Whistleblowers

Whistleblower protection legislation comes into effect today

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 covers all employees, including gardaí and members of the Defence Forces.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like an army general giving orders: You do what you're told' - Varadkar Reshuffle

'It's like an army general giving orders: You do what you're told' - Varadkar

The Transport Minister has been talking about the upcoming reshuffle, the Rugby World Cup and why he prefers Frances Fitzgerald to Alan Shatter.

From TheJournal.ie I wouldn't have treated whistleblowers that way --- Garda Inspectorate Chief Penalty Points

I wouldn't have treated whistleblowers that way --- Garda Inspectorate Chief

Robert Olson is highlighting wider problems in the force, saying this morning that “culture is something you don’t change with a couple of policies and it’s fixed next week”.

From TheJournal.ie How should TDs and Senators deal with whistleblowers? Here's some advice they got... You Can Blow My Whistle

How should TDs and Senators deal with whistleblowers? Here's some advice they got...

A guidance note was issued to all deputies and senators last night in the wake of recent controversies surrounding whistleblowers.

From TheJournal.ie What makes someone eligible for a medical card? Oireachtas Agenda

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief Justice Committee

Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief

Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.

From TheJournal.ie How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers? Oireachtas Agenda

How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers?

Today the Justice Committee will examine how various groups are impacted by transparency issues within the force.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Justice Minister apologise to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe Guerin Report

Taoiseach and Justice Minister apologise to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe

The Taoiseach said that he was sorry that matters raised by McCabe weren’t dealt with sooner, words echoed by Frances Fitzgerald a short time later.

From TheJournal.ie A young female Garda was sexually harassed at Bailieboro - but a Superintendent 'refused' to deal with it Guerin Report

A young female Garda was sexually harassed at Bailieboro - but a Superintendent 'refused' to deal with it

The Guerin Report found that Gardaí had taken “all appropriate steps” to deal with the case.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed? Guerin Report

Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?

It’s already brought down a Minister for Justice before it was even published, but what is the Guerin Report about?

From TheJournal.ie "It’s very easy to have an establishment view." Minister wants open competition for top Garda job Guerin Report

"It’s very easy to have an establishment view." Minister wants open competition for top Garda job

Frances Fitzgerald also says she will “take lessons” from the criticisms of her predecessor Alan Shatter.

From TheJournal.ie Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed Garda Whistleblowers

Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed

The report recommends: The entire bail process, nine Garda investigations and the whole management of whistleblower complaints should be thoroughly probed in upcoming inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter has resigned as Justice, Equality and Defence Minister Shatter Resigns

Alan Shatter has resigned as Justice, Equality and Defence Minister

The Taoiseach made the announcement to the Dáil this afternoon.