Watchdog recommends disciplining senior garda

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Its amazing how little interest this thread has received. If some Sheel 2 Sea protestors had been slammed by a watchdog we would have hundreds of hits on this thread. Were are the defenders of Shell and the Gardai now????
Probably trying to remember their passwords.
 


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This picture shows the Superintendent (with red braid) talking with the landowner. The Garda behind him is holding a bolt cutters, with which they cut the lock off the gate to open access to his land.

Rembrandt would have done this scene justice.
 

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Well in not very surprising news, the Gardaí have decided to ignore the recommendation of the Ombudsman and take no action against Superindendent Gannon

Senior garda will not be disciplined over Corrib protest - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 23, 2010

I was told two years ago by a GSOC investigator that he had been told that the Garda operation in Erris was off-limits and there would never be a prosecution of any of the gardaí down there, no matter what they did. He refused to accept this.
 

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Well in not very surprising news, the Gardaí have decided to ignore the recommendation of the Ombudsman and take no action against Superindendent Gannon

Senior garda will not be disciplined over Corrib protest - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 23, 2010

I was told two years ago by a GSOC investigator that he had been told that the Garda operation in Erris was off-limits and there would never be a prosecution of any of the gardaí down there, no matter what they did. He refused to accept this.
Definitely no surprise there. An Garda Siochána are a law unto themselves.
 

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In this picture Supt. Joseph Gannon is seen talking to the owner of the land he intends to force the JCB onto.


The fact that he is backed by a large contingent of Gardaí, including one with a bolt cutters, must have been very stressful for the elderly man, who, as a rural publican, would presumably value having a good relationship with the authorities. Fair play to the landowner for standing up for his rights.

What's also interesting is that the garda with his back to us in the picture in holding a video camera, so there can be no doubt about what was said during this confrontation.

It would have been interesting to see that video tape in court, but we will never have that opportunity.
 

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This picture shows the Superintendent (with red braid) talking with the landowner. The Garda behind him is holding a bolt cutters, with which they cut the lock off the gate to open access to his land.

That is an excellent photo.
 

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Up to date position, no action is being taken against Joe Gannon, read Lorna Siggins in Tikmes last week. So apologise to the Superintendent
 

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Up to date position, no action is being taken against Joe Gannon, read Lorna Siggins in Tikmes last week. So apologise to the Superintendent
Try and get your facts right - The Gardai have chosen to ignore the recommendation of the ombudsman in this case which highlights their contempt for the rights of people in Rossport Erris and the serious shortcomings in the powers of the Garda Ombudsman which was meant to tackle ongoing Garda incompetence and corruption across the country:(
 

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Until e have Garda Commissioners appointed on ability, experience and merit, rather than by a political party, we will NEVER see members of the force being appropriately punished.
It appears that there are people within the Garda force who should NEVER have been accepted into their ranks.
 

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Just reading the article in the Observer today, quite a lot of reference is made to a clash at Pollatomish in 2007.
More sinisterly, OSSL also claims that a Shell manager demanded that Rooney withhold evidence after the clash, which occurred at Pollathomais in 2007. Rooney says that he heard an officer say of the pipeline protesters, "drive them into the sea", but was told that this "cannot be part of your statement" to an ombudsman because the officer concerned was "our man" and "had to be protected at all costs".
Strange tale of Shell's pipeline battle, the Garda and £30,000 worth of booze | World news | The Observer

So the officer who was described as "our man" who "had to be protected at all costs" seems to have been Supt. Joe Gannon, who was recommended for disciplinary action by the Garda Ombudsman but, as discussed on this thread, was never actually sanctioned in any way.
 

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This latest development in relation to the supply of booze to the Gardai warrants a response from the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner.Anyone aware of any further developments in the penalty pointa affair?
 

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This latest development in relation to the supply of booze to the Gardai warrants a response from the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner.Anyone aware of any further developments in the penalty pointa affair?
As Michael Noonan would say "Stop mucking about in Garda business"
 

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I'm still unclear of the relationship between the delivery of booze, which seems to have been in December 2007, and the clash at Pollatomish pier which was in June 2007.


Were there tow consignments of drink?
 


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