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    Default Re: Assistant Garda Commissioner accused of assaulting garda whistleblower-The original Maurice McCabe allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by Apjp View Post
    This isn't on their streaming site?

    Where did you listen in?

    Mick Clifford is an authority on Justice issues and is very independent and reliant at least in that area imo if not in every area.
    I got it on my podcast app on my phone, I'm subscribed to it. I think it is on iTunes too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    The "cut and paste" story has to be the biggest load of nonsense I have ever heard in my life. That such a thing could happen at all is extremely difficult to believe .. that it just happened to happen when the Gardaí were seeking to discredit McCabe is simply beyond credulity.
    There will be an investigation and I assume that this will be looked in to. As to whether an accidental mess up could account for the false allegation - I don't know.

    The mess up in Tusla over the handling of the case may not be so unusual.

    A woman has gone public on Joe Duffy's show today (not an easy thing to do) saying that her daughter's childrens' school made a report of serious neglect to Tusla that has never been investigated (15 months on). She says the allegation is without foundation.

    Her daughter first heard of it when she got a phone call from Tusla saying that the complaint had been made. Her daughter asked the caller from Tusla to come straight around to look at her home and children: this didn't happen. But in fact Tusla has never investigated and will not admit to having a file, even after a solicitor's letter. The school have the allegation on file, and say they will pass it on to the second level school one child moves to this year. She is at a standstill and doesn't know what to do. Somehow or other, the allegation became known of locally and gossiped about, and the distress to the family including children must be unfathomable.

    This looks like a situation of a missing file and a system that isn't able to deal with a file going missing.

    The McCabe family's file also drifted around unattended to and uncorrected for a very long time, before being picked up and acted on by a Tusla worker who assumed it was still a "live" file.

    Does any remember the absolute chaos evident in the child protection system (Mon-Fri) that failed a young woman who killed herself and her children ?
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    McCabe in the driving seat now with government ministers queueing up to make grovelling apologies.

    Hopefully he will stick to his guns, this is about introducing the necessary reforms, apologies are just words.
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    They will try keep the tribunal to being about McCabe and his complaints and treatment. FF politicians have been clear about that on the radio. They don't want investigations into the Gardaí and the heroin trade. Don't forget Kieran Boylan.
    Do the right thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Lee View Post
    They will try keep the tribunal to being about McCabe and his complaints and treatment. FF politicians have been clear about that on the radio. They don't want investigations into the Gardaí and the heroin trade. Don't forget Kieran Boylan.
    We are going to be told that there are only a few bad apples.

    There are protests organised for outside Garda Stations in support of Maurice McCabe on Saturday evening.
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    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    Leo preparing for a comedy career post politics?

    Minister Leo Varadkar has admitted belief in Fine Gael as "the party of law and order" has been "shaken" by the garda whistleblower scandal. "But we can and will put things right," he vowed.
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-35455867.html
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    Default Re: Assistant Garda Commissioner accused of assaulting garda whistleblower-The original Maurice McCabe allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Leo preparing for a comedy career post politics?



    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-35455867.html
    Maybe they'll get Ice-T to give the opening address at their next Ard Fheis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Leo preparing for a comedy career post politics?

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-35455867.html
    Interesting. It is certainly the party historically associated with a tight relationship with the police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post

    There are protests organised for outside Garda Stations in support of Maurice McCabe on Saturday evening.
    Link?
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    Lets not forget the Shell campaign ..

    Between May 2007 and November 2009, 111 complaints about alleged Garda violence and intimidation were submitted to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission – established in 2005 and invested with more public hope than legislative power – by campaigners opposing Shell’s Corrib Gas Project in Kilcommon Parish in north west Mayo. A 2007 human-rights hearing conducted by the US-based Global Community Monitor, was told by Ed Collins, an American-born local resident of how he had “been beaten, assaulted, kicked, choked, punched… kicked and battered since day one”. One alleged Garda assault left him with a knee so badly damaged that for a considerable period he was confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk. Betty Noone told of seeing gardaí drag a woman to the side of a road – “…she tried to get up, and as a third Garda left her… he kicked her”. John Monaghan, a former Irish Press journalist told of how a Garda had threatened to rape his wife. He has an audio recording – that he says is of this incident.

    Another recording shows how sergeant James Gill joked about raping two female protesters who had been arrested. But the Garda Ombudsman found that no action could be taken against him as he had retired. He had also exercised his right to silence throughout his questioning and “largely gave a ‘no-comment’ interview” to them. Not one of the accused gardaí was disciplined.
    https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php...ng-the-guards/
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    Default Re: Assistant Garda Commissioner accused of assaulting garda whistleblower-The original Maurice McCabe allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    Link?
    They are all over the place, - protests Sat. evening from 6 p.m. outside Garda stations, for 2 hours. Mostly locally organised so check any FB pages.

    Here's one.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1207651272636709/
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    Was it wise of the Irish Times to interview the woman who made allegations as a girl against Maurice McCabe before the enquiry to which I assume she will be invited to give evidence ?

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime...case-1.2981315
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    Default Re: Assistant Garda Commissioner accused of assaulting garda whistleblower-The original Maurice McCabe allegations

    The opening statement of the Disclosures Tribunal (Charleton Tribunal) here ---

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0227/855663-trbunal/
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    Haven't had time yet to listen to the full statement, but from the RTE report, it sounds very sensible - trying to find a clear pathway to avoid reliance on hearsay evidence and to find a way through the issue of confidentiality of sources re Press allegedly being used to spread of false allegations.

    He wants to hear from the horses mouth, and he is right.

    In all of this, the Press is ducking out on its own role in choosing to regurgitate hear say....
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