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Fraudsters must be prosecuted for false car claims: ex-judge

FRAUDSTERS making false car insurance claims are getting away with it because they are not being prosecuted, a leading judicial figure said. Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns warned Ireland has a huge problem with fraudulent motor claims, and there appeared to be no punishment for lying in court. Meanwhile, insurers have been accused of […]

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Sinn Féin arrogance will remain undimmed

Political Comment from today’s Irish Independent – No change same old arrogance NEXT month, Mary Lou McDonald will be installed as the new leader of Sinn Féin, replacing a president who has held office for more than 34 full years. We had grown used to Gerry Adams’s carping about media agendas. He has done a […]

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Evidence contradicts Government stance in Fitzgerald controversy

Gardaí sought guidance from department on legal strategy as reported by Pat Leahy in today’s Irish Times The revelation at the Charleton tribunal this week that the Garda legal team sought guidance from the Department of Justice about the strategy it employed towards the Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe contradicts many of the statements made by […]

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Gardaí sue media over claims they planned to give misleading information

Reports followed Wallace’s allegation about recording of McCabe’s meeting with officers as reported by Conor Lally in today’s Irish Times Two Garda officers who it was alleged were attempting to give misleading information to damage Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins commission are taking legal action against several media outlets. Supt Noel Cunningham and Sgt […]

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Superintendent bosses to join colleagues in action over pay

‘We are on the brink. We just have a few procedural issues to iron out’ as reported in today’s Irish Independent by Niall O’Connor THE country’s 45 Garda chief superintendents are today preparing to join their junior counterparts and embark on industrial action, the Irish Independent understands. The move will mean that for the first […]

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‘Nothing changes in SF’– Mary Lou sparks new Kingsmill fury

Just a sample of what Sinn Fein deem appropriate punishment for one of its own members…………… SINN Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald’s credibility is in tatters after she launched a bizarre attack on RTÉ and staunchly defended her party’s approach to disgraced MP Barry McElduff. The party leader-in-waiting sparked fury as she broke her silence on […]

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Press Ombudsman rejects complaint made by Adams

Rightly so – poor Gerry and he on the way out…………. SINN Féin leader Gerry Adams has had a complaint against the Irish Independent rejected by the Press Ombudsman. Mr Adams had claimed a front-page article published on September 1 last, in relation to the IRA killers of Co Louth farmer Tom Oliver, had breached […]

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