In the early hours of this morning 23-3-2019

A large convoy of Garda squad cars had to be drafted in to Castlerea town in Co. Roscommon from surrounding towns some as far as 20 miles away to deal with a serious incident where up to 100 drunken Gardai had to be taxied home after a party to celebrate the shifting of the bundling Garda Supperintendant Seamus Boyle from Castlerea to his original home area of Granard. Boyle has overseen a calamitous and chaotic peroid at Castlerea Garda area including 12,000 euros going missing from Castlerea Garda Station, the early retirement of 2 Gardai on full pension and gratuetys because they were caught on CCTV. cameras shoplifting every day over a peroid of 6 mounths in a shop that had observed them at this behavour for more than 2 years before hand, he also over saw serving Garda officers beating the shit out of 3 local men in 2 different incidents where all 3 men recieved sever injuries and had to be hospitalised, he over saw the illegal Strokestown eviction where a number of men were seriously beaten by U.D.R. ex- shoot to kill British soldiers while the McGann family were been evicted out of their dwelling place in the absent of a warrent or a court order, he also presided over the assault of several people who attended court in the area by serving members of the Gardai and the theft of property belonging to some of those people. These squad cars that are payed for and belong to the Irish tax payers were used this morning as private taxes while single women in the Castlerea area are frightened half to death in their beds of a man who is driving around the town at night drunk out of his head and knocking on their door uninvited looking for sex, this drunkard is in the pay of the department of Justice and has been quite forceful while at the doors of some of his victims YET NO CHARGES OR CONVICTIONS FOR HIM! As every one is equal in the eyes of the law I think that any time some one gets drunk now they should be intitled to ring the Gardai in Co. Roscommon and request a squad car be sent around to take them home safely and free of charge, please share and comment, thank you for reading.

With many thanks to: Pat Cannon for the original posting

Garda whistleblower resigns from force three years after making allegations of serious misconduct

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Senior Gardaí to get lessons in upholding the law and behaving honestly

 

Maybe they should start the lessons with Drew Harris

The Government is looking to hire a person to train more than 1,000 senior gardaí on the need to uphold the law and act with honesty and integrity while carrying out their day-to-day duties.

The Office of Government Procurement has published a tender calling for a suitable candidate to deliver a training course on the Garda Code of Ethics – more than seven months after the code was unveiled by Tánáiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in January “as a beacon to guide ethical behaviour in An Garda Síochána for years to come”.

It focuses on nine key points, including upholding the law, acting with honesty and integrity, speaking up and reporting any wrongdoing or corrupt, unethical or unprofessional behaviour of colleagues.

The code also expects every person working in An Garda Síochána – be they sworn members or civilian employees – to uphold a series of stated commitments.

These include abiding by such promises as “I will act with self-control, even when provoked or in a volatile situation” and “I will make sure that I do not take any substance, such as alcohol or drugs, that will make me unfit for work”.

The course is due to get under way in October in all six garda regions.

With many thanks to the: Irish Independent for the original story

Garda who sexually assaulted friend as she slept in hotel room jailed for two years

The pervert cop has since been booted out of the force

A garda drunk on beer and Captain Morgan, sexually assaulted a female friend as she slept in her hotel bedroom, a court heard.

The pervert cop – since booted out of the force – was jailed for two years today following the sick attack during a charity event in the west of Ireland three years ago.

During the assault, the woman’s husband entered the room and put on a light, at which point the cop, with his trousers down, was ordered out.

The following day he apologised to the couple in a Facebook message, writing: “Unfortunately, loads of beer and Captain Morgan’s (rum) do not fit well with me.”

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A judge called the attack “an opportunist and repellent sexual assault on a sleeping female”.

At Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court in Mayo, Judge Rory MacCabe described the fact that the defendant will lose his job as a significant penalty but added: “People have to accept the natural consequences of their actions.”

The judge refused a request by defence counsel, Ken Fogarty, for a suspended prison term.

Earlier Mr Fogarty told Judge MacCabe that the defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has already been served with dismissal papers by the Garda Commissioner.

The defendant, who has served in both metropolitan and rural areas, was decorated with a silver medal for bravery after saving a youngster from drowning, Mr Fogarty explained.

Earlier this year, the married man with children went on trial charged with sexually assaulting a woman after getting into her bed in a hotel room in the west of Ireland.

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As the trial was about enter its final stages, the accused changed his plea to guilty on a single count of sexual assault.

At the previous hearing, evidence was heard that the accused is known to the complainant and travelled with her, as part of an eight-strong group to a charity event in the west in July 2015.

The victim was the only female present.

The group then stayed overnight in an apartment which forms part of a local hotel complex.

The victim told the court the group had enjoyed drinks and played card games as the evening wore on.

She said that she had put on her pyjamas and went to the double bed she was later to share with her husband.

The female gave evidence that she was awakened from her sleep by a man molesting her.

Her attacker had put fingers in her and she could feel his penis on her bottom.

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The victim then explained that as a bedside locker light was switched on by her husband, her attacker got out of bed with his trousers down.

She gave evidence she was highly distressed afterwards and was comforted and cuddled by her husband.

The court heard that on the following day the victim and her husband got a Facebook message from the accused in which he apologised to both of them.

In the message, the accused claimed not to remember much about what had happened.

He added: “Unfortunately, loads of beer and Captain Morgan’s (rum) do not fit well with me.”

The message continued: “I can only guess that in my drunken stupor I went to the wrong bed.”

In an emotional and lengthy victim impact statement which she read to today’s sentencing hearing, the victim said being betrayed by a person she then regarded as a friend while in that most vulnerable state – sleeping – left her sick to the very core.

She spoke of her initial difficulties in reporting the incident.

“Who would take my word above that of a garda who is supposed to be a pillar of the community and above the law?”

All her emotional torment could have been avoided in 2015 if he had pleaded guilty then, the victim added.

Continuing her impact statement, she said she had embarked on self-harm. “I hated my body for not waking sooner,” she explained.

The victim ended her statement by saying: “I am branded by the actions of another and I will carry this with me forever.

“Not a day goes by that it does not affect me. It set me on a completely different course than the one I had taken.”

Richard Gaughan of the Garda Ombudsman Commission, which investigated the complaint, told the court the victim had left the others, changed into her pyjamas, and gone to bed.

The defendant had got up to go to the toilet and was gone for some time when his absence was noticed.

Mr Gaughan said the woman’s husband ordered the defendant from the room after finding him in his bed.

The victim was ‘dazed’ at the time.

Defence counsel Fogarty said his client had made a drunken decision on the night in the apartment and had asked him to convey to the victims his profound sorrow and remorse for what happened.

With many thanks to the: Irish Mirror for the original story.

 

Top gardaí hatched plan to plant false sex abuse claimes on whistlebower

A TRIBUNAL investigating allegations senior gardaí orchestrated a smear campaign against gardaí whistleblower Maurice McCabe has found top officers had a plan to spread false sex claims about him.

Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan (right), along with former Sgt Maurice McCabe the whistleblower.

The Disclosure Tribunal found former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was part of a “campaign of calumny” against Sergeant McCabe. It said he was actively aided by his former press officer Superintendent David Taylor. Sgt McCabe (pictured below) had accused the Irish police force of malpractice, including the quashing of penalty points and later made a complaint against Mr Callinan.

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The tribunal said it was convinced Supt Taylor “pursued a scheme that somehow evolved out of his cheeck-by-jowl” working relationship with Mr Callinan. The report found Sgt McCabe was a “genuine person” who at all times has “had the interests of the people of Ireland uppermost in his mind”. It found he regarded those interests as ” superior to any loyalty” which he had to the Garda.

The Disclosures Tribunal investigated allegations that Garda chiefs orchestrated a smear campaign including false historic sex abuse claimes against Sgt McCabe. Superintendent David Taylor, (pictured below), who worked for the press office between 2012 and 2014, had claimed he was ordered by Mr Callinan to negatively brief journalists about Sgt McCabe. The report said it did not accept Supt Taylor’s evidence that he was given specific instructions by Mr Callinan to spread the false sex allegations.

Superintendent David Taylor who was press officer between 2012 and 2014

It was also said Supt Taylor’s “credibility was completely undermined by his own bitterness”. Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, a former senior PSNI and RUC officer, said the report made for ” difficult reading”.

Top gardaí hatched plan to plant false sex abuse claimes on whistlebower

“Given the significance and scale of the report, I will be establishing a group to examine Mr Justice Charleston’s findings from policy process, discipline and cultural perspectives to identity the lessons to be learnt and changes to be made,” he said.

With many thanks to: Cate McCurry and The Irish News for the original story.

Suspects in Limerick child abuse case released ‘without charge’

Suspects in Limerick child abuse case released without charge Gardai say a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.TWELVE people who were arrested as part of a major investigation into the alleged abuse of a large number of children in Limerick have been released without charge.

The arrests were made at a number of locations across the south west on Monday in an operation involving gardai from the Limerick division and other parts of the southern region.

There are strict reporting restrictions in place meaning further details of the allegations and the arrests cannot be disclosed in order to protect the alleged victims.

It’s understood those arrested this week included men and women across a number of age groups. It is not known if any of them were detained at garda stations in Limerick.

A garda spokesperson has confirmed all twelve were released without charge late on Tuesday night and that a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The case was highlighted in the Dail earlier this year and a separate “serious incident” review into the handling of the allegations has been commissioned by Katherine Zappone, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

The terms of reference for the review have been drawn up and it’s hoped it can get underway before the end of the year.

Eleven adults were arrested by gardai from the Limerick division in March as part of the same criminal investigation.

A number of children have also been placed in State care.

To date, nobody has been charged in connection with the investigation which is said to be one of the most complex ever undertaken by gardai.

With many thanks to the: Limerick Leader for the original posting.