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Child porn garda is still serving after seven years


Katayusha Mk2

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A GARDA who admitted downloading child pornography at Garda Headquarters is still serving with the force more than seven years after first being arrested.


Garda Darach Kennedy, who had a nolle prosequi entered against him on the day his trial was due to begin, is currently the subject of disciplinary proceedings.

He continues to serve at a station in Co Meath despite admitting during questioning he had downloaded sexual images of boys as young as eight. The Garda Press Office declined to comment on the matter, and refused to even confirm that Garda Kennedy was still a serving member.

And people question whether the cops were complicit in Catholic church pedophilia.
 
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Has anyone ever come up with a reason why his prosecution did not go ahead?

He was all set to have a trial when suddenly the case was dropped. Why?
 

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It is cases like this that severely test peoples trust in the gardai.
 

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Has anyone ever come up with a reason why his prosecution did not go ahead?

He was all set to have a trial when suddenly the case was dropped. Why?

Thats the million euro question that has never been answered!!!
 

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In 2005 Judge White had advised when Garda Kennedy's trial was due to start that the DPP should instigate an investigation into the publishing by 'Ireland on Sunday' of an article dealing with the scheduled trial. The article named Gda Kennedy and purported to report on the argument his defence team was to put forward. Judge White said it was his view that if a juror had read the article it would damage the prosecution rather than the defence case and suggested it was a matter of inquiry for the DPP.

The Garda was going to enter a Not Guilty plea if the case went ahead.
 

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Why am I not surprised? The sad fact is that there are just far too many thugs serving in the Garda. Indeed, one thug would be too many anyway. It may be that one reason is the savagery with which that arch-reactionary organisation the Garda Representative Body automatically responds in knee-jerk fashion to any criticism of its members, no matter how vile they are.

By right, the GRA:mad:, if it weren't headed by such a crowd of ignorant thicks, would have the sense to see that removing a bad apple is in the interests of the whole barrel and that the many members of the force who are honest, diligent and decent are having to suffer for the disrepute into which swine like that child porn Garda, the two convicted a few days ago for assaulting a person who used a camera in a public place, etc. etc., bring all Gardai, good and bad. Then there was the item on the radio a few days ago about the man who asked Gardai why they were driving on the pavement, was assaulted by them, handcuffed, bundled into a squad care and ..... And don't get me started on Donegal, which is sui generis ...

A mother I have known since childhood had to launch a campaign several years ago to have a Garda removed from the force. Her own father was a Garda and she was born in a Garda station, so she naturally found it disgusting that a member of the force who killed her teacher son and gravely injured his brother in a hit-and-run accident on New Year's Eve, while he was stepping-on-his-dick drunk incidentally, was given a slap-on-the-wrist fine by the judge and was still serving in the force over a year later. In the traffic control division at that, I kid you not!:rolleyes:

It was only after she taught herself how to use a computer, launched a web site and gave dozens of interviews to newspapers and radio stations that the fellow finally came under so much pressure that he resigned from the force.
Laois Nationalist - 2006/07/14: Mothers’ heartfelt plea as three more young lives lost on roads

There will never be respect for law and order in Ireland until the Garda puts its own house in order. Let Fachtna Murphy spout all the pious sentiments he wants about community spirit, yadda, yadda. What really matters is action, not least cleaning up his own community. And we haven't seen much of that from him.





I happen to know that "Community Person of the Year" very well, and she is a truly deserving winner, but what is she doing in such dubious company as that baldy fellow on the left?:lol:
 

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I am simply stunned - if this is true, then this man is a danger to children, simple as that, he has deviant, sexual urges that mean he must be monitored and denied any access to children.
 

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There will never be respect for law and order in Ireland until the Garda puts its own house in order. Let Fachtna Murphy spout all the pious sentiments he wants about community spirit, yadda, yadda. What really matters is action, not least cleaning up his own community. And we haven't seen much of that from him.
The Gardai, typical of most public servants in this country, seem to believe that the Garda Siochana exists to provide them with a job - until that attitude is broken and they realise that they are here to serve everyone in the state, without fear or favour, then they will always act thus.

Sadly, they do not serve everyone in the state, there is a hierarchy to their response and many do not fall into their 'catchment area'. :mad:
 

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I am simply stunned - if this is true, then this man is a danger to children, simple as that, he has deviant, sexual urges that mean he must be monitored and denied any access to children.

Indeed! And he is certainly not a suitable person to exercise public power, which is something that every Garda is authorised to do.:mad:
 

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Just read this from the end of the article:

In February 2005, for reasons that have never been clarified, a nolle prosequi was entered by the state and Garda Kennedy returned to the force.
Its pretty obvious what happened, the same thing as what happened with pedophile ex judge Brian ''I get aroused by the horrific abuse of innocent children'' Curtin - they most likely had a something on a senior colleague, hence the mysterious end of the trial (or in Curtins case, someone, who has never been disciplined, deliberatly made an error on the search warrant to ensure that their buddies and possible fellow paedphile, Brian Curtin, go away with indulging his sick urges).

Ireland 2009, a land where children are not valued or protected.
 

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Nothing surprises me about the craphole of a country Ireland has become. Protect the criminal and destroy the victim.
 

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I look forward too tonights news, When reporters will gather demanding answers and resignations. So as to protect children from predatory instincts. Goverment ministers like Michael Martin will jump on the band wagon, and we will all sleep sound in our beds.

Oh its the Garda not the priests. No easy target there. now if only the media could get their hands on a couple of 80 year olds, Then we would have a story.
 

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I am simply stunned - if this is true, then this man is a danger to children, simple as that, he has deviant, sexual urges that mean he must be monitored and denied any access to children.
Instead he is considered a pillar of the community and no doubt as a serving guard can "detain" children if he sees fit.
The church is rotten. There has been limited progress in "outing" those scum.
Its beyond time that the corrupt cops that facilitated child abuse in the 26C are taken to task. Its time to now out these scum.
It is surely beyond doubt that the facilitation in these organisations is institutionalised and needs to be cleaned out from the top down.
 

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I hereby nominate FrankSpeaks' post for the "understatement of the week" award. :lol:
I humbly and graciously accept all honours bestowed upon me.;)
 

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The GArdai have carved a nice little racket out for themselves and don't want to let go. When we see cases like this, where a garda is protected from prosecution for peadophilia related charges, where the Gardai wait until a search warrent is one day out of date to raid a high (possibly supreme I forget for the minute) court judge so that all the kiddie porn on his computer would be inadmissible (leading to aquittal and subsequent pay off by the government to step down) the years of institutional abuse in the church that could only have contiinued unimpeded and unpunished witht he complicity of the Gardai.
Moriarty had it right when he said it was a core Kabbal of corrupt hierarchy that only promoted those of the same ilk to insure the continuation of their many little nixers and bribes, as well as an agenda or two. The young fella who joins up thinking he's going to be like Starsky and Hutch will soon find his enthusiasm being invested in parking tickets and radar guns, while the thugs and thieves become detective inspectors (or commissioners)
 

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This thread is a good example of what's wrong with P.ie (and sections of the Irish media)

A media report inspires two pages of posts filled with conspiracy theories about the Gardai and the judiciary based on assumptions about a case which has dragged on for years.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court rejected the efforts of this Garda to block internal disciplinary procedures. So the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow but this Garda is facing a day of reckoning. Somehow Ken Foxe and the Tribune overlooked this vital issue.

And what do we get on P.ie ? Nothing - silence as the conspiracy theorists try to square that circle.

Any of the earlier posters think they deserve a bad rep.?

RTÉ News: Garda fails to stop child pornography inquiry
 

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I don't understand why this man continues to be allowed to serve as a Garda. The story claims there were "thousands" of images in his recycle bin, and that he had been downloading them over three years. I hope the Gardai are not taking their cue from the Bishops. There is something disturbingly familiar about this story.
 

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