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Penalty Points

# penalty-points - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month GoSafe

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month

There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.

# penalty-points - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter’s Prime Time comment? Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter’s Prime Time comment?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Irish people don’t trust ministers, TDs and business leaders Credibility

Majority of Irish people don’t trust ministers, TDs and business leaders

A third of people don’t trust gardaí but they still came out of the poll better than most other groups.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána?

Three quarters of the Irish public think its reputation has been damaged by recent controversies – do you have confidence in the force?

From TheJournal.ie Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter’s behaviour has been deplorable Gardagate

Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter’s behaviour has been deplorable

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘Motorists were wrongly fined’ — speed camera whistleblower Fixed Charges

‘Motorists were wrongly fined’ — speed camera whistleblower

Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner

# penalty-points - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate Gardagate

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

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

From TheJournal.ie GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower Penalty Points

GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower

GSOC said it is examining whether they can investigate the accusations under their remit.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain Gardagate

GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain

Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what whistleblower John Wilson thinks of Alan Shatter’s apology Long Time Coming

Here’s what whistleblower John Wilson thinks of Alan Shatter’s apology

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

From TheJournal.ie “The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall”: Calls for Minister Shatter to quit Penalty Points

“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.

From TheJournal.ie Gay Byrne: If Callinan had said sorry, this would have all passed by Penalty Points

Gay Byrne: If Callinan had said sorry, this would have all passed by

The RSA Chairman said the former Garda Commissioner had ‘dug a hole and kept on digging’.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation Garda Commissioner

VIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation

The controversial comments were made at a Public Accounts Committee meeting on 23 January.

# penalty-points - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated Penalty Points

Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated

Fergus O’Dowd said he stood over his comments that “the whistleblowers did a fantastic job”.

# penalty-points - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Byrne “always treated with respect” by Callinan Penalty Points

Byrne “always treated with respect” by Callinan

The broadcaster had earlier called for the Garda Commissioner and Minister Shatter to apologise to the garda whistleblowers.

# penalty-points - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately Cabinet Split

Quinn backs Labour on whistleblowers… after Kenny tells ministers to air concerns privately

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.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: ‘I got it wrong’ Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: ‘I got it wrong’

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.

From TheJournal.ie Garda whistleblowers’ use of PULSE system criticised by Data Commissioner Penalty Points

Garda whistleblowers’ use of PULSE system criticised by Data Commissioner

The Garda Commissioner has said he shares the concerns “and I have expressed my disquiet about this publically on several occasions”.

From TheJournal.ie The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark Garda Whistleblowers

The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t Garda Whistleblowers

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t

Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.

From TheJournal.ie Using a mobile while driving is comparable to driving drunk Driverdistraction

Using a mobile while driving is comparable to driving drunk

That’s according to Gay Byrne who was speaking at the RSA’s annual conference today.

# penalty-points - Friday 14 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How did your county do when it comes to not wearing seatbelts? Buckle Up

How did your county do when it comes to not wearing seatbelts?

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 8,400 drivers caught not putting seatbelts on children Buckle Up

Over 8,400 drivers caught not putting seatbelts on children

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

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about the penalty points report, the airport strikes being called off and Rehab releasing more information.

From TheJournal.ie Damning report finds “inconsistent and widespread” breaches of penalty points policy Penalty Points

Damning report finds “inconsistent and widespread” breaches of penalty points policy

The Garda Inspectorate’s report found “no meaningful evidence” of consistent quality management supervision, and no clear policy guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Callinan says he didn’t call whistleblowers “disgusting” PAC

Callinan says he didn’t call whistleblowers “disgusting”

The Garda Commissioner said that he was actually referring to the manner in which sensitive data appeared in the public domain.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Inspectorate praises ‘credible’ Maurice McCabe, says ‘nobody was watching the store’ Garda Inspectorate

Garda Inspectorate praises ‘credible’ Maurice McCabe, says ‘nobody was watching the store’

Garda Inspectorate chief inspector Robert Olson has shed more light on the damning findings in his report at a press conference in Dublin this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Read the Garda Inspectorate’s damning penalty points report, in full Whistleblower

Read the Garda Inspectorate’s damning penalty points report, in full

The Garda Inspectorate found “consistent and widespread breaches of policy” by those in charge of the penalty points system.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Do the honourable thing’: Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe Whistleblowers

‘Do the honourable thing’: Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe

Micheál Martin said today’s Garda Inspectorate report into penalty points ‘vindicated’ whistleblowers.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about Rehab Group salaries, the sad passing of Christine Buckley and the continuing search for the Malaysian Airlines plane.

From TheJournal.ie Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter Whistleblower

Revamp of penalty points system requires new legislative measures, says Shatter

The Minister for Justice will address the Cabinet on the Garda Inspectorate report into the penalty points saga tomorrow.

# penalty-points - Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections Election 2014

‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections

The former garda’s revelations about penalty-point terminations in 2012 are now the subject of an official inquiry.

# penalty-points - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Oliver Connolly: I’ve been subjected to a concentrated attack by certain TDs Gardaí

Oliver Connolly: I’ve been subjected to a concentrated attack by certain TDs

Connolly was relieved of his duties as Garda Confidential Recipient by Justice Minister Alan Shatter in February and his made his first public comment on the matter today.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In full: Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil on the garda whistleblower claims Serious Allegations

In full: Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil on the garda whistleblower claims

The Minister for Justice has made a statement in the Dáil this morning.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: ‘This place is a joke, we play games in here’ – Mick Wallace slams Shatter Dáil

WATCH: ‘This place is a joke, we play games in here’ – Mick Wallace slams Shatter

The independent TD launched a scathing attack on the Minister in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin’s claims are true, denies misleading Dáil Garda Whistleblower

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin’s claims are true, denies misleading Dáil

The Minister for Justice has been giving his side of the controversy around allegations from a garda whistleblower in the Dáil this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers, more whistleblowers and everything else happening in Leinster House today Oireachtas Agenda

Whistleblowers, more whistleblowers and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in the world of Irish governance today? This is…

# penalty-points - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Family of murdered Sylvia Roche Kelly ‘fear another cover up’ Leaders' Questions

Family of murdered Sylvia Roche Kelly ‘fear another cover up’

Enda Kenny did not rule out a Commission of Investigation but insists that a report from a Senior Counsel is the most prudent approach to Maurice McCabe’s dossier of allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter to brief Cabinet colleagues on “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct” Garda Whistleblower

Alan Shatter to brief Cabinet colleagues on “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”

Ministers meet for their usual weekly discussions where Shatter is expected to brief colleagues on the details of correspondence between the Department of Justice and garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Gardaí who want to come forward must be protected’ Whistleblowers

‘Gardaí who want to come forward must be protected’

Frank McBrearty Jnr says that gardaí have not implemented the reforms suggested in the 2008 Morris Report.

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