Former Westport Garda Chief Pat Doyle joins Shell Security Company

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Former Westport garda chief Pat Doyle joins Shell Security Company
Former Westport garda chief Pat Doyle joins IRMS

People might remember Supt Pat Doyle. A few years his solicitor contacted a woman who had been accused of stealing from his wife's shop, and asked her to pay 30,000 euro.

The woman complied, taking out a loan from the credit union to do so. The allegations of theft were then retracted by the shop's owner.

In most jurisdictions it would be considered unusual at best for a Garda to ask for money in connection with a criminal case, but not in Mayo, where despite many media reports, none of which disputed the payment, no action was taken against the Superintendent.

€30,000 'price to stop garda hanging woman in court' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

GIVE ME pounds 30,000 OR HANG IN COURT; JUDGE TOLD OF THREAT TO WOMAN BY GARDA. - Free Online Library

Senior garda wanted €30,000 to stop prosecution, court hears

RT News: Woman in bid to avoid prosecution
 


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Just to be clear, he never disputed that he asked this woman for 30 grand and got it off her.

A high court judge said she found aspects of the case "disquieting", but found that there was no responsibility with the gardaí.

The poor woman, who was accused, arrested, strip searched and, she says, threatened, didn't get her money back, even though she was never found guilty of any offence. At least the court found that she was not liable for the legal costs of any other parties when she tried to sue.

So Supt. Pat Doyle was allowed to retire last year on full pension, and now works for Shell.

"Disquieting" is certainly one way of describing it.
 
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Sick. Just plain sick.

I pray to god that he will be held accountable for his actions. Either in this life or the next.
 

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Yeah, it was a very well researched OP SC. Sorry for having to take it down a few times but as BvB mentioned some of the stuff was bats.
 
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Because I disapprove, wrong word, depise Shell and it's seemingly unlimited power, does not mean that I think it correct to lambaste a former Garda for becoming a member of it's security staff. This is common practice in all big business. You want security staff, you go look for those who know what's what.

In an age where violence, street crime, home invasions, murders and anti-social behaviour appears to be increasing in increments with Fianna Fáil's scandals, we should also pay our dues to the men and women of the Garda Siochana who everyday face a side of society that we can only dread to imagine.

I want to thank the Castlebar cops who came out to investigate a robbery in my daughter's house where my grandson's xbox was stolen and who then returned, repaired the lock on the back door, and next day recovered stolen xbox and returned it to my heartbroken grandson.
 

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Because I disapprove, wrong word, depise Shell and it's seemingly unlimited power, does not mean that I think it correct to lambaste a former Garda for becoming a member of it's security staff. This is common practice in all big business. You want security staff, you go look for those who know what's what.
You have to wonder though, exactly what they think are buying when they employ a former Garda Superintendent.

Still, I guess the Garda pension can only go so far, even if you have thirty thousand euro extra in the bank.
 

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Of course, he was working for Shell before he ever left the gardaí, as are all the Shell Cops.
 

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Of course, he was working for Shell before he ever left the gardaí, as are all the Shell Cops.
Indeed . I so want to respect our 'civic gaurds' but it is impossible , given their disloyalty to the state/taxpayers . They are not 'bad people' as such , its just that they are 'indoctrinated' from a relatively young age . I understand that they think they are doing 'the right thing' but their sometimes 'fascist' behaviour undermines their credibility .
 

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You have to wonder about the effect of appointments like this on the supposed neutrality and impartiality of the gardaí.

As an ordinary garda, you see the man who was giving you orders last year (he was in charge of the public order unit) now working for one side in the dispute. Of course it shouldn't have any impact on your judgment, but it is hardly going to help with the "us and them" attitude which is often displayed.
 

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the cops are simply here to protect the interests of our political elite, they're paid lackeys of the upper class.
they are not or ever have been for the people. im not in the least surprised one of em is working for shell, sure shell has our government working for them ffs.
 

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You have to wonder about the effect of appointments like this on the supposed neutrality and impartiality of the gardaí.

As an ordinary garda, you see the man who was giving you orders last year (he was in charge of the public order unit) now working for one side in the dispute. Of course it shouldn't have any impact on your judgment, but it is hardly going to help with the "us and them" attitude which is often displayed.
Thats what Shell are buying, sure it's his knowledge but more important is his influence with still serving members
 

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The Gardai have been compromised for many years now because of stuff like this and the carry on up in Donegal...they need to be disbanded and a new force set up with a police commisoner from outside the state to get things going..

They go on about it's only a few bad apples that tarnish the rest,but the rest know who they are and choose to stay silent...Templemore produces robots not gardai.....
 

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Ex-garda hired to manage Corrib pipeline security | Irish Examiner

The move has been questioned by Labour TD Michael D Higgins, who said there was a need for a clear demarcation between individuals’ roles when in the public service and after.

"There are genuine causes for concern here that highlight the need for a clear code to handle transition.

"For a person who had a function in the public realm and the administration of the state, and using information for such purposes, there should be very defined rules on the period of time which elapse before taking up employment linked to that area and the distance between the area in which they functioned and in which they might now be making a new life," he said.
 

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Higgins makes a good point however this is an area that could get very messy in future if PS pensions are slashed. If people no longer have the retirement income they had legitimately expected they will have to make it up somewhere and the obvious solution is to use the skills and knowledge they built up over their careers.
I like the implied threat there Biffo.. touch our pension and reap the whirlwind..

On the OP.. this reflects poorly on the Gardai and damages their claims of independence.
 


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