# penalty-points - Thursday 2 October, 2014
Everyone’s talking about jobs, Phil Hogan and protests in Hong Kong.
The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.
Less than 1 in 4 of people summoned to court for penalty point offences received convictions.
# penalty-points - Thursday 25 September, 2014
“We should ask the really radical question — should the gardaí get discretion? If so many of them are abusing it – why should they have it?”
# penalty-points - Tuesday 16 September, 2014
The Justice Minister has been speaking about the fresh penalty points controversy today.
John Wilson blasted the lack of accountability in the penalty points system.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
McCabe will spend the rest of the week in Dublin outlining the new allegations that gardaí have been cancelling penalty points since new regulations came in.
# penalty-points - Monday 15 September, 2014
GSOC has opened an investigation into the claims.
# penalty-points - Sunday 14 September, 2014
McCabe has handed over evidence to GSOC and has been interviewed at the Ombudsman’s office recently.
# penalty-points - Thursday 28 August, 2014
However, there have not yet been any prosecutions under a new law completely banning using a phone while driving.
# penalty-points - Tuesday 5 August, 2014
One in ten Irish motorists are still doing it – do we need harsher punishments to stop them?
A new survey found that one-in-ten drivers text or talk on their phone.
# penalty-points - Friday 1 August, 2014
There is a new category of driver on the roads from today – the novice driver.
# penalty-points - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
Speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or using a phone will now incur three points.
# penalty-points - Thursday 19 June, 2014
John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.
What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?
# penalty-points - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
The move comes as part of a massive overhaul of the system.
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”.
# penalty-points - Sunday 15 June, 2014
The RSA thanked him for his ‘tireless’ work as a campaigner.
# penalty-points - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.
# penalty-points - Friday 9 May, 2014
The Guerin Report was commissioned to investigate the reporting of confidential information by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.
# penalty-points - Thursday 8 May, 2014
Numerous controversies had been dogging the Justice Minister for months which is why he may well have decided to call it a day.
# penalty-points - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
The Transport Minister has defended his Cabinet colleague after the Data Protection Commissioner found that he broke the law by revealing information about Wallace on live television.
# penalty-points - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
Shatter can appeal the decision, but has not commented on the finding.
Alan Shatter says that he may appeal the Data Protection Commissioner’s findings.
Mick Wallace was named by Alan Shatter as having been cautioned by gardaí for using his phone while driving – an act that has been ruled as having broke the law.
# penalty-points - Friday 2 May, 2014
A similar rule already applies in Australia.
# penalty-points - Wednesday 23 April, 2014
The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.
# penalty-points - Saturday 19 April, 2014
Plus: How many Easter eggs are people planning to give tomorrow?
# penalty-points - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.
# penalty-points - Saturday 5 April, 2014
It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.
A third of people don’t trust gardaí but they still came out of the poll better than most other groups.
Three quarters of the Irish public think its reputation has been damaged by recent controversies – do you have confidence in the force?
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.
# penalty-points - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner
# penalty-points - Saturday 29 March, 2014
This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.
# penalty-points - Friday 28 March, 2014
GSOC said it is examining whether they can investigate the accusations under their remit.