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CSO suspends publication of crime data pending Garda review

The CSO expects to get updated data in the coming weeks The Central Statistics Office has suspended the publication of quarterly crime statistics because of concerns over the accuracy of homicide figures provided by An Garda Síochána. The crime figures were due to be published today, but have been postponed until the homicide figures can […]

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Judicial appointments Bill hits Oireachtas roadblock

As the “A” Team would say don’t you just love it when a plan does right !!!!! Shane Ross denies having ‘vendetta’ against judiciary Minister for Transport Shane Ross has rejected claims he had a “vendetta” against the judiciary or the legal profession in promoting controversial legislation to change the system of selecting judges. Legislation […]

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Key ASTI committee opposes public sector pay deal

A key leadership group of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland has voted to recommend rejection of the new public service pay agreement negotiated earlier this month. The decision was made at a meeting of the 23-strong Standing Committee of the union today. The Standing Committee vote, which was not unanimous, is viewed as […]

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Interview Preparation: ConwayCareConsultancy

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Criticism of Government by Mr Justice Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly has never been shy about making his views know, even if those views tend to put noses out of joint in Leinster House. At a time when there has been a general decline in respect for judges among politicians and the public, the High Court judge remains highly regarded by most observers. His […]

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Quoting from Conroy Commission and its findings – pity they don’t concentrate on its entirety and implement in full !!!!!!

Diarmaid Ferriter: Wanted – independent civilian Garda chief Irish policing is firmly wedded to politics but it has not been a successful marriage Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. “Interrogating the commissioner before the Public Accounts Committee has become a political blood sport.” Photograph: Eric Luke If all goes to plan, 2018 will witness the report of […]

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Three Gardaí asked to clarify evidence before Oireachtas committee

Garda Commissioner’s testimony is contradicted by two senior civilians in the force The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee is to write to three senior Gardaí to request clarifications on evidence given before the committee. Members agreed to write to Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, head of human resources John Barrett, and head of legal affairs Ken Ruane as their testimony was contradicted by […]

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Siptu urges members to back new public sector pay deal

The countrys largest trade union,Siptu, has urged its members who work for the State to accept the proposed new public service agreement. The union said its national executive had decided to recommend acceptance of the proposals as, on balance, the benefits in the accord such as the protections against outsourcing outweighed the potential for what […]

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