- Jan 22, 2011
at the later time tonight of 23:15.
Clare Daly, ULA TD Dublin North ClareDaly.ie | United Left Alliance TD Dublin North
Catherine Halloran, Political correspondent Irish Daily Star https://twitter.com/popcornhack
Declan Power, Security and defence journalist Declan Power - Author
Short show tonight on the penalty points report by Assistant Garda Commissioner John OMahony. Interesting panel lined up for it too. Clare should have lots to say
Three out of 113 garda officers who cancelled penalty points are facing disciplinary proceedings [link to report below]. Assistant Garda Commissioner John OMahonys report found no evidence to suggest any act of criminality, corruption, deception or falsification as alleged by an anonymous author, who submitted two documents listing alleged irregularities.
The report says the vast majority of fixed notice charges for road traffic offences - almost 96% - were processed through the garda system without being terminated. The investigation was carried out after the Department of Justice sent anonymous documents to the Garda Commissioner about widespread abuse of the penalty points system.
Today's report says the documents contained 189 allegations relating to 2,198 fixed charge notices. An average of 10,701 notices were terminated every year by gardaí employing discretionary power.
Names to be redacted in garda report on quashed penalty points
TDs say judge had penalty points wiped | Irish Examiner
Penalty points report finds procedures were not followed - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Wed, May 15, 2013
Transport minister insists penalty points report not a 'whitewash' - Independent.ie
Sinead Ryan, Consumer journalist Independent newspapers https://twitter.com/sinead_ryan
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