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Garda-approved (?) Drug dealer update


advertismo

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(Just an update if there hasn't been one, and a scrapbook of media coverage of the story.)

The Ombudsman appears to be clearing Garda of any wrongdoing regarding the granting of the Haulage Licance to convicted drug dealer, Kieran Boylan, but questions remain ...


from Kieran Boylan’s sister talks to gardai - Times Online
Catriona Boylan, a sister of the convicted criminal, has met garda ombudsman investigators and revealed her knowledge of Boylan’s relationship with members of the force.
Her boyfriend Mark Stone,who was convicted for his involvement in Boylan’s drugs operation, has also met the GSOC inquiry team, which is led by Paul Buschini, a former senior police officer from Lancashire, in northern England.
Evidence supplied by the couple is said to corroborate statements from other witnesses who claim Boylan was protected from prosecution by a small group of Dublin-based gardai in return for setting up drug seizures to boost their careers.

from Kieran Boylan: the drug dealer licensed to trade - Times Online
For years Kieran Boylan enjoyed a mutually profitable arrangement with rogue gardai. In return for him setting up drug seizures, a blind eye was turned to the convicted criminal’s own activities, enabling him to become a prolific drug trafficker.
Detectives received intelligence on the criminal underworld and drug captures which boosted their career prospects. But Boylan enjoyed a level of protection and assistance which is being investigated by the garda ombudsman, amid allegations that he was allowed to pursue illegal activities unhindered.



from Gardaí in the clear over drug dealer's licence - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 25, 2009
A GARDA Síochana Ombudsman inquiry has concluded gardaí have supplied sufficient information to the Department of Transport for the department to seriously reconsider the granting of an international haulage licence to a convicted drug dealer [ Boylan ] from Co Louth
...The couple are understood to have revealed that Boylan trafficked drugs into Ireland at a time when he was “dealing” with gardai. Catriona Boylan claimed her brother boasted of having friends in the force.
 

stewiegriffin

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The whole thing stinks . Especially in light of recent controversial legislation . The moral of the story seems to be ' trafficking is ok as long as there is something in it for the gards ,ie convictions and promotions '
 

SamVimesBoots

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The Gardaí stink. The force is rotten from top to bottom.

The events in Donegal were and are replicated all over the country, in every town and village. But as usual, everyone is afraid to bring the mess out into the open and instead prefers to sweep it under the carpet and look the other way.

Why do you think the State fought so hard to keep the Donegal scandal contained, and fought so hard for so long to deny justice to the Shortts, McBreartys etc? Because they were terrified other people around the country would begin clamouring for their own cases of Garda malpractice, harassment, beatings, perjury and planting evidence to be looked at again.
 

ruserious

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The whole thing stinks . Especially in light of recent controversial legislation . The moral of the story seems to be ' trafficking is ok as long as there is something in it for the gards ,ie convictions and promotions '
Commissioner Callinan was the leading Garda in charge of the unit following the Boylan case at the time, apparently.
 

dammit_im_mad

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Catriona Boylan, a sister of the convicted criminal, has met garda ombudsman investigators and revealed her knowledge of Boylan’s relationship with members of the force.
Her boyfriend Mark Stone,who was convicted for his involvement in Boylan’s drugs operation,


That's not Mark "kennedy" stone I hope! :p
This is complicated enough already!

Police officer infiltrator exposed
 

Analyzer

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Here is an observation.

Since the "recession" started, the rate at which the gardai achieved giant drugs seizures has nosedived.

In fact, it even seems that the gardai are no longer in the business of pulling off massive drug raids off the SW coast.

"austerity" ?
 

truthisfree

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The Gardaí stink. The force is rotten from top to bottom.

The events in Donegal were and are replicated all over the country, in every town and village. But as usual, everyone is afraid to bring the mess out into the open and instead prefers to sweep it under the carpet and look the other way.

Why do you think the State fought so hard to keep the Donegal scandal contained, and fought so hard for so long to deny justice to the Shortts, McBreartys etc? Because they were terrified other people around the country would begin clamouring for their own cases of Garda malpractice, harassment, beatings, perjury and planting evidence to be looked at again.
Yes, and there is a long list of cases that stank to high heaven......a compromised force. We need a new Garda Force,completely new from the ground up. And Shatter, Callinan and Kenny to resign.....ok I'll settle for ....no I won't, maybe time to kick this government out and show them who is boss, maybe next one will take us seriously, and if not, kick them out again, we were reeled by the events from 2009 but the sky has not fallen and it is like living in some medieval country with the Kings, Queens and Lords raking it in, doing what they like and the peasants (us) paying our dues or facing prison.
 

Nemesiscorporation

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The Gardaí stink. The force is rotten from top to bottom.

The events in Donegal were and are replicated all over the country, in every town and village. But as usual, everyone is afraid to bring the mess out into the open and instead prefers to sweep it under the carpet and look the other way.

Why do you think the State fought so hard to keep the Donegal scandal contained, and fought so hard for so long to deny justice to the Shortts, McBreartys etc? Because they were terrified other people around the country would begin clamouring for their own cases of Garda malpractice, harassment, beatings, perjury and planting evidence to be looked at again.
Have you noticed how many cannabis factories have recently been found in Donegal? I am finding it very interesting.
 

Levellers

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Did the Gardaí who facilitated this drug dealer do any quality control on his product?
 

culmore

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Was it not Bertie and co who were in power when the Boylan case was live, and wasnt it Bertie and co that promoted Callinan all the way up to Commissioner, so why would shatter and Kenny try to protect him or Bertie and co, ? just asking
 
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