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Posts Tagged ‘ Martin Callinan ’

News in Brief- No Plane Sailing For Rogue Irish

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Turns out Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was sacked ‘on a whim’, NIB’s feeling whimmy this week, or full of whimsy, or whatever the phrase may be. Anyway . . .

Two Tic-tac workers have been offered a sweet deal after they were sacked by the sweet-maker for changing the recipe on a batch of Tic-tacs in a case of ‘gross misconduct’ (this story wins an award for most bizarre thing NIB’S heard in a while). How would you change the Tic-tac recipe, more importantly why? They’re hardly Willy Wonka worthy treats. Anyway, it doesn’t matter; the two workers were found to have been unfairly dismissed and awarded a pay-out in court. Continue reading

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Irish Government Releases Statement On An Garda Sìochàna

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The Irish Government have today released the following statement in relation to new information about An Garda Sìochàna, who have been found to be recording large numbers of incoming and outgoing calls.

The statement also comments on today’s resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

Government statement in full

At its meeting today, the Government considered a new and very serious issue relating to An Garda Síochána.

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Garda Commissioner Callinan Announces Shock Resignation

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Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has announced his shock resignation with immediate effect following the penalty points controversy.

Callinan said he had informed the Government and added that he had taken the decision for family reasons.

Those within the force who were close to him are believed to be shocked by his decision.

The commissioner had been under severe pressure for the past two months since his appearance at the Public Accounts Committee, where he labelled Garda whistleblowers as “disgusting”.

Some believe Callinan may have been forced into the decision in an attempt to strengthen the position of Minister For Justice Alan Shatter.

Image courtesy of RTE

News In Brief: Baby Horan’s A Hit While Gerry Adams Gets Trolled

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The Pope is becoming a regular feature in NIB these days, more so than that Bono fella. And this week is no exception you will all be glad to know. In a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the Pope’s inauguration Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told the congregation the Pope isn’t popular because of any polished public image, he’s not an attention seeking superstar and he most definitely isn’t interested in ‘Christians with sour faces’ eradicating the majority of the Irish Church. He’s just a bloke! Though with history’s greatest PR man behind him.

NIB thought we were on to a good story when we saw Vladimir had called on Garda Commissioner Callinan to withdraw his ‘disgusting’ remark about police whistle-blowers, until we realised it wasn’t the leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin, making the call but our own transport minister Leo Varadkar. Disappointment doesn’t cover it, imagine that, Callinan would have withdrawn his comments, apologised profusely and baked cake for everyone if it had been Putin. Continue reading

Missing Child Alert App Launched

phoneA new smartphone alert app has been launched by Gardaí to help protect children.

The free app will help quickly notify people that a Child Rescue Ireland alert has been issued. In recent months, two alerts have been issued.

It will give updates on the progress of investigations into missing children, including descriptions and any reported sightings. Continue reading

Thousands Of Inquiries As Officers Chase Cop Killer

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Officers on both sides of the border are pursuing more than 3,600 lines of inquiry as they hunt down the killers of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

The 41 year old officer was shot dead in January as he escorted the collection of cash from a credit union outside Dundalk, Co Louth. Continue reading

Nation Mourns Heroic Adrian As Kenny Condemns Cold Blooded Violence

adTaoiseach Enda Kenny has described the fatal shooting of a Garda detective during a botched hold-up as “cold blooded violence”.

Adrian Donohoe was with a colleague escorting a cash delivery to a credit union in Dundalk, County Louth, when he was killed. Continue reading

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