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Posts Tagged ‘ Garda Ombudsman Commission ’

Innocent Woman Dies After Getting Caught Up In Garda Pursuit

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The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is investigating a fatal crash which occurred in County Kildare last night.

An innocent woman (43) died as she became caught up in a high speed pursuit between Gardai and a group of youths.

The crash happened at junction 13 of the M7 before 9pm last night. Continue reading

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News in Brief-Unionist Lashes Out At Eastenders GAA Jersey

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Is anyone else starting to think a bit of timely hacking now, might clear up this whole GSOC surveillance mess that continues to dominate the press? Be warned readers, while we are being told to look away by Alan Shatter, something much more sinister is going on elsewhere.

Such as the hike in cabbage prices. It’s true. Apparently ‘St. Patrick’s Day revellers are set to be hit by a cabbage shortage and escalating prices ahead of the annual festivities’ according to IrishCentral.com. Can you imagine? Paddy’s day without any cabbage, what will we – wait. How much cabbage do you normally eat on March 17th? NIB would guess not much, eating is cheating after all and Paddy’s day is New Year’s Eve mark 2. It’s the weather anyway that’s to blame apparently, cabbages have been particularly hit by the cold snap, not to mention they’re floating through Cork at the moment. Continue reading

News in Brief – Hacked Off Brendan Drops A Howler

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‘Has there been bugging? What’s bugging? Am I a bug?’ Minister Brendan Howlin asked assembled journalists in relation to Garda Ombudsman ’eaves-dropping’ to put it nicely, or phone-hacking. It seems Brendan was at a loss as to what exactly had happened inside the offices of the Garda Ombudsman or where in fact he was.

Where are you? Abroad? Australia or Canada, the promised lands? Well if ye are, ye need to learn to speak proper. According to RTE journalist and voice of the Luas (!) Doireann Ni Bhriain mispronouncing certain words could get you in trouble, when trying to settle abroad. Instead of tay you must say tea, three instead of tree and diddly-ie diddly-ie diddly-ie dee ever time you enter a room, just so everyone knows where you’re from. Continue reading

Garda Arrested In Connection With Raping Prostitute

gardaA Garda accused of raping an Eastern European prostitute in her home has provided DNA samples to investigators after he was arrested.

Officers from the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission were today preparing a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions after spending several hours questioning the first ever rank and file officer to be arrested since the Ombudsman Commission was set up five years ago.

The Garda, in his 20s and based in a station in the Midlands, met members of the investigation team by appointment at Loughrea station in Co Galway yesterday morning.

It is alleged that the serious sexual assault on the victim, who was known to Gardai, took place over a year ago.

His arrest was made under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, which meant he could have been held without charge for up to 24 hours

It is understood the suspended officer had previously been arrested after failing to co-operate with the commission’s inquiries.

 

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