Is Judge O’Neill's investigation of the Gardai's campaign to destroy a whistleblower, a whitewash?

venusian

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Retired Judge O’Neill is investigating very serious protected disclosures which allege that, within the gardai, there was an orchestrated campaign to destroy the reputation of whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Five five weeks ago, very serious protected disclosures from two senior gardai were referred to a former judge O’Neill for urgent inquiry.

Garda whistleblowers | Broadsheet.ie
"With a week to go, to the issuing of his report, the former judge has not requested any material from either of the two whistleblowers, he hasn’t met either man. He hasn’t even spoken to either man. In fact, the only interaction, about two weeks ago was a request to their legal teams to pass on the protected disclosure to the Garda Commissioner."

Is this inquiry another stinking whitewash? ( A FG shytewash to protect and keep the status quo) or will the truth be outed?

What do you think p.iesters?

https://www.businesspost.ie/news/garda-bullying-inquiry-puts-whistleblower-court-case-hold-369543?auth=login
 


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Not looking good, all this reluctance to get to grips with the clearly deeply dysfunctional AGS is completely incomprehensible without factoring in the theory that the AGS have protected the "great and good" from problems with the law, the Dail don't want AGS to be functional and honourable in their application of the law.
 

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Not looking good, all this reluctance to get to grips with the clearly deeply dysfunctional AGS is completely incomprehensible without factoring in the theory that the AGS have protected the "great and good" from problems with the law, the Dail don't want AGS to be functional and honourable in their application of the law.
Methinks certain people know where the bodies are, thus the political reluctance to clean up stinking corruption and worse !
 

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We'll find out when its published, judges tend to say what they find.
 

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We'll find out when its published, judges tend to say what they find.

I'm not even sure you believe what you write in defence of AGS corruption.

Stick to the football thread with the rest of the heavyweights.
 

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Methinks certain people know where the bodies are, thus the political reluctance to clean up stinking corruption and worse !
We used that phrase during the bank rip off, he knows where the bodies are buried.

Except in this case there are actual bodies.
 

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It's hard to find something when he hasn't even interviewed the main witnesses.
Judges just know stuff. Don't ask me how... they just do. I mean.. all those years on the bench and they're never wrong... not even once. Judges are awesome!

And retired judges are even awsomer.
 

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We'll find out when its published, judges tend to say what they find.
They have also been known to say things they never found.
 

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We'll find out when its published, judges tend to say what they find.
it depends on the boundrys of the investigation, are they wide enough to get everything out in the open or are they so tight a flea could not get out of then
 

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Shewer he will.

Didnt the Right Honourable Alan Sh*itter get himself vindicated only this past week because Guerin didnt interview him before compiling a consultative report that demonstrated the Minister was acting ultra vires?

sauce for the goose....
 

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The two most useful words of Latin to the Elite in COVERING UP all and sundry.:rolleyes:
 

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The two most useful words of Latin to the Elite in COVERING UP all and sundry.:rolleyes:
He was a f*ucking horror show MoJ.

Everyone knows the justice system in Ireland is corrupt from top to bottom.

They could cope with that, cards on the table.

This little freak tried to make it corrupt in a Fine Gael way.

Well, balls to that. Ireland wants equality of corruption.
 

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We'll find out when its published, judges tend to say what they find.
The whistleblowers have not been interviewed by Justice O'Neill.
The investigation is a whitewash which will lead to the six new garda whistleblowers going public and perhaps bypassing the usual channels. The whitewash will also fuel the discontent in the garda ranks leading up to the vote of no confidence in the Garda Commissioner. There must be some big fish that need protecting to go to these lenghts.
 
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Retired Judge O’Neill is investigating very serious protected disclosures which allege that, within the gardai, there was an orchestrated campaign to destroy the reputation of whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Five five weeks ago, very serious protected disclosures from two senior gardai were referred to a former judge O’Neill for urgent inquiry.

Garda whistleblowers | Broadsheet.ie
"With a week to go, to the issuing of his report, the former judge has not requested any material from either of the two whistleblowers, he hasn’t met either man. He hasn’t even spoken to either man. In fact, the only interaction, about two weeks ago was a request to their legal teams to pass on the protected disclosure to the Garda Commissioner."

Is this inquiry another stinking whitewash? ( A FG shytewash to protect and keep the status quo) or will the truth be outed?

What do you think p.iesters?

https://www.businesspost.ie/news/garda-bullying-inquiry-puts-whistleblower-court-case-hold-369543?auth=login
ALL of the whistle-blowers allegations about corruption were dismissed by the original judicial review. I forget if he claimed that four of his Garda superiors PLUS the Garda Commissioner were corrupt OR four of his Garda superiors including the Garda Commissioner. The claims that were upheld had nothing to do with corruption.

I would say that any person in ANY occupation who makes "mistaken" claims of corruption against his colleagues is going to become very unpopular. Nobody has to create an "orchestrated campaign"; it will all happen by itself. And his colleagues are not going to excuse him by saying well at least it was a mistake and not malicious!
 

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Claims of Corruption against Garda Commissioner etc

ALL of the whistle-blowers allegations about corruption were dismissed by the original judicial review. I forget if he claimed that four of his Garda superiors PLUS the Garda Commissioner were corrupt OR four of his Garda superiors including the Garda Commissioner. The claims that were upheld had nothing to do with corruption.

I would say that any person in ANY occupation who makes "mistaken" claims of corruption against his colleagues is going to become very unpopular. Nobody has to create an "orchestrated campaign"; it will all happen by itself. And his colleagues are not going to excuse him by saying well at least it was a mistake and not malicious!
It seems to be the Garda Commissioner, three other senior Garda officers PLUS other more general claims of corruption. This is an extract from an Irish Independent summary of the O'Higgins report.
The O'Higgins Report: Sergeant Maurice McCabe, his allegations and how they were handled - Independent.ie

....False: Martin Callinan corruption claim
The report cleared the former Garda Commissioner of an allegation of corruption made by Sgt McCabe regarding the alleged placement of a senior officer on a promotion list. The allegation had no foundation.


False: Corruption claims against other garda officers
Complaints of corruption made by Sgt McCabe against Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne, Chief Superintendent Colm Rooney and Superintendent Michael Clancy were all found to be hurtful and unfounded.

False: Claims of corruption in investigations
The report found no evidence of garda criminality or corruption, but found junior gardaí were allowed investigate cases without sufficient supervision from more senior officers.
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He was a f*ucking horror show MoJ.

Everyone knows the justice system in Ireland is corrupt from top to bottom.

They could cope with that, cards on the table.

This little freak tried to make it corrupt in a Fine Gael way.

Well, balls to that. Ireland wants equality of corruption.
Are you talking about the Free State or the Wee Statelet ?

Try to be more precise ...
 

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It seems to be the Garda Commissioner, three other senior Garda officers PLUS other more general claims of corruption. This is an extract from an Irish Independent summary of the O'Higgins report.
The O'Higgins Report: Sergeant Maurice McCabe, his allegations and how they were handled - Independent.ie

....False: Martin Callinan corruption claim
The report cleared the former Garda Commissioner of an allegation of corruption made by Sgt McCabe regarding the alleged placement of a senior officer on a promotion list. The allegation had no foundation.


False: Corruption claims against other garda officers
Complaints of corruption made by Sgt McCabe against Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne, Chief Superintendent Colm Rooney and Superintendent Michael Clancy were all found to be hurtful and unfounded.

False: Claims of corruption in investigations
The report found no evidence of garda criminality or corruption, but found junior gardaí were allowed investigate cases without sufficient supervision from more senior officers.
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A Whitewash in other words
 

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A Whitewash in other words
Some whitewash. How many resignations are connected to this affair? The Garda Commissioner, the Secretary General of the Department of Justice, the Minister for Justice. Am I missing someone? And not one found to have done anything wrong. And the post of Secretary General in Justice was vacant for two years because no one could be found who wanted or was suitable for the job. I think they recently appointed the guy who had been acting as Secretary General in a temporary capacity. Nobody suitable wanted the job because the previous incumbent Brian Purcell had been forced out in a witch-hunt.
 


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