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# penalty-points - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Ignoring’ the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment It Wasn't Me

‘Ignoring’ the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment

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.

From TheJournal.ie PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today Oireachtas Agenda

PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today

What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?

# penalty-points - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Local gardaí can no longer overturn penalty points Take Your Points

Local gardaí can no longer overturn penalty points

The move comes as part of a massive overhaul of the system.

From TheJournal.ie I wouldn’t have treated whistleblowers that way — Garda Inspectorate Chief Penalty Points

I wouldn’t have treated whistleblowers that way — Garda Inspectorate Chief

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

From TheJournal.ie Gaybo to resign as RSA chairman, criticises a lack of garda resources Road Safety

Gaybo to resign as RSA chairman, criticises a lack of garda resources

The RSA thanked him for his ‘tireless’ work as a campaigner.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I told her to ring Maurice McCabe’: John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today Whistleblower

‘I told her to ring Maurice McCabe’: John Wilson shook hands with the Garda Commissioner today

Noirín O’Sullivan shook hands and chatted with whistleblower and former garda John Wilson outside Leinster House today.

# penalty-points - Friday 9 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Damning report that led to Shatter’s resignation to be published today Whisteblowers

Damning report that led to Shatter’s resignation to be published today

The Guerin Report was commissioned to investigate the reporting of confidential information by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# penalty-points - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He’d become a distraction Analysis

In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He’d become a distraction

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter On The Defence

Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding Penalty Points

Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding

Shatter can appeal the decision, but has not commented on the finding.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: Prime Time remarks were “a mistake” Penalty Points

Shatter: Prime Time remarks were “a mistake”

Alan Shatter says that he may appeal the Data Protection Commissioner’s findings.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign’ – Wallace Penalty Points

‘Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign’ – Wallace

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?

A similar rule already applies in Australia.

# penalty-points - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones Put It Away

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

# penalty-points - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Monorail, al-Qaeda, and Easter eggs: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Monorail, al-Qaeda, and Easter eggs: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Easter eggs are people planning to give tomorrow?

# 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 This post contains videos

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.

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