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    Published just before lunch. There a searchable version here which has been uploaded by Gavin Sheridan.

    This report is prepared for An Taoiseach further to the decision of theGovernment announced on 27 February 2014 to hold a review intoallegations made by Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe and relatedmatters. The review was conducted in accordance with the terms ofreference agreed by the Government on the advice of the AttorneyGeneral.
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.document...in-report1.pdf
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    I see that Maurice McCabe's wife, Lorraine, complained directly to Alan Shatter.
    Page 299.

    19.10 On 6 April 2011 a complaint was made to the Minister for Justice andEquality (a position by then occupied by Mr Alan Shatter TD) by Ms. LorraineMcCabe, the wife of Sergeant Maurice McCabe. She said that she waswriting to express her disgust at the “conduct of certain Gardai in Mayo”, amatter which attracted some public attention at the time. She said thather husband had reported similar and worse conduct by certain Gardai inCo. Cavan three years earlier. She gave some detail of the complaints hehad made and complained that “all matters were covered up”. She referredin particular to what had happened between Sergeant McCabe and AssistantCommissioner Byrne when they met in October 2010. She stated that shewished to make a formal complaint against Assistant Commissioner Byrne.She referred to what she described as the “hurt, stress, annoyance, severedamage and sheer hell on our family and our family life”. She said thatwrongdoing had been covered up and hidden.
    “I had asked the Minister and your office for some help and receivednone at all. I did expect someone from your office to make contactwith me and this has not happened. You acknowledge that theallegation is extremely serious?”
    19.14 The Minister's private secretary replied the following day, 6 May 2011,acknowledging receipt of the letter of 5 May 2011 and stating that it wouldbe brought to the Minister’s attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    Published just before lunch. There a searchable version here which has been uploaded by Gavin Sheridan.
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.document...in-report1.pdf

    Great. One of the key findings is that there was no documentation in the Department of Justice to show that reports on whistleblowers had been read or acted on by the Department. It appeared that Shatter had relied on a few words from Callinan ... "nothing to be bothered about" it seems. The lack of written record - as with the Bank Guarantee affair - arises in part from fear of FoI requests from the press and public. It must make it much harder for Departments to tackle their work properly if they are not documenting things properly.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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    good reading in this

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    The Assistand Garda Commissioner Derek Byrne is shortlisted for the post of Chief constable of the PSNI>

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-30250416.html

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    Here's the killer line. P 327.

    19.103In all the circumstances, I am of the opinion that there is cause for concernas to the adequacy of the investigation of the complaints made by SergeantMcCabe to the Minister for Justice and Equality and a sufficient basis for concern as to whether all appropriate steps were taken by the Minister forJustice and Equality to investigate and address the specified complaints
    Very significant that Guerin couldn't locate any documentation in the DOJ relating to advice given to the Minister.

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    I love this paragraph: [Introduction Chp. 1.7)
    Unfortunately, I have received no documentation from the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission, On 13 March 2014 Mr Simon O’Brien of GSOC wrote to me to indicate that the process of marshalling the relevant material was under way as a priority. On 26 March 2014, I wrote to a reminder to GSOC and referred to the very limited period of time available to complete this review. On 2 April 2014, GSOC wrote to say that the relevant material had been identified and, subject to approval by GSOC, would be forwarded in due course. The tight timescale for the review was acknowledged. A further reminder of the request for documents, and of the very limited time available to review them, was sent to GSOC on 10 April 2014. At 4.48 p.m. on 23 April 2014 I received a letter from Arthur Cox Solicitors on behalf of GSOC raising various preliminary legal and practical issues which might usefully have been raised at an earlier stage. Although the letter expressed an eagerness to co-operate and stated that GSOC had “voluminous” relevant documents, I have not seen any of those documents. I do not understand why the obstacles to my seeing them were first identified to me in correspondence delivered shortly before close of business on the eve of the date upon which my report was due. Even if GSOC’s concerns could have been immediately overcome, there was of course no practical reality to “voluminous” documentation being reviewed at that late stage.
    No doubt whatever GSOC has in the way of "voluminous" documentation they are going to keep it secret, keep it safe .... until a more opportune time!
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    page 333, flagged as requiring urgent attention


    The investigation by An Garda Siochana of sexual offences and child pornography offences by Father having particular regard to the loss of a computer seized during the course of that investigation;

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    Thomas Jefferson : Banking Establishments are More Dangerous to our Liberties than Standing Armies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post



    Very significant that Guerin couldn't locate any documentation in the DOJ relating to advice given to the Minister.
    getting a bit of air on drivetime now

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    "To be honest there isn't a lot new in it. We discussed this back in 2012 and no one wanted to know" - Mick Wallace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    page 333, flagged as requiring urgent attention
    We have a thread on this case based on an investigation by Michael Clifford:

    http://www.politicalworld.org/showth...D#.U20O0JFOfFI

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    yes

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