# penalty-points - Today’s News
Let’s face it – life is different in the summertime.
# 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.
# penalty-points - Wednesday 26 March, 2014
Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…
He says he’s glad the Minister corrected the record of the Dáil — and he’s calling for his former colleague Maurice McCabe to be allowed access to PULSE again.
# penalty-points - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
“The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall”: Calls for Minister Shatter to quit
Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.
The controversial comments were made at a Public Accounts Committee meeting on 23 January.
# penalty-points - Sunday 23 March, 2014
Fergus O’Dowd said he stood over his comments that “the whistleblowers did a fantastic job”.
# penalty-points - Saturday 22 March, 2014
The broadcaster had earlier called for the Garda Commissioner and Minister Shatter to apologise to the garda whistleblowers.
# penalty-points - Friday 21 March, 2014
Ruairí Quinn has backed Labour colleagues calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that two whistleblowers’ actions were “disgusting” just hours after the Taoiseach told ministers not to air their concerns in public.
The Fianna Fáil leader has said that the Taoiseach is trying to shut down the controversy surrounding remarks made by the Garda Commissioner about two whistleblowers.
The Garda Commissioner has said he shares the concerns “and I have expressed my disquiet about this publically on several occasions”.
Several government ministers have now called on the Garda Commissioner to withdraw his remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were disgusting.
# penalty-points - Thursday 20 March, 2014
Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.
That’s according to Gay Byrne who was speaking at the RSA’s annual conference today.
# penalty-points - Friday 14 March, 2014
The Road Safety Authority have released figures showing the number of drivers per county who were given penalty points for seatbelt offences.
# penalty-points - Thursday 13 March, 2014
And an another terrible statistic from the RSA reveals that one in five people killed on our roads last year were not wearing their seatbelts.
# penalty-points - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
Everybody’s talking about the penalty points report, the airport strikes being called off and Rehab releasing more information.