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Informant pay up 33pc in five years

The amount of money being used to pay confidential informants has increased by 33pc in the last five years. Last year almost €700,000 was spent by the Secret Service, which is used to pay monetary expenses to Garda informants. The section is maintained by both the crime and security branch of the Garda and the […]

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Garda trainees went untaxed on allowance for two decades 1 Garda trainees were able to avoid paying tax for more than two decades on a special allowance they received for accommodation and food. Although the Revenue Commissioners discovered the discrepancy in 2011, it did not seek to recoup the arrears. The disclosure, made in a […]

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Revealed: The truth behind Shane Ross Garda station stroke

Crime rates in Stepaside dropped “significantly” in the period leading up to a Cabinet decision to reopen the local Garda station, the Irish Independent can reveal. A review of 78 towns nationwide by Garda management singled out the station in Transport Minister Shane Ross’s constituency on the grounds of population growth. The controversial report, seen […]

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Can choirboy Leo mix it with the sopranos?

Article by: Miriam Lord in Irish Times 28th. September, this is the nonsense that goes on while “Rome” continues to burn!.  What debate goes into our Pension Restoration, – answer NONE! Benjamin Franklin or Roy Keane. Take your pick. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail, said one. Fail to prepare, prepare to […]

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Acting Garda Commissioner says he has ‘no authority’ to release report into reopening of Stepaside Garda Station

Update: 2.15pm- The Acting Garda Commissioner faced two hours of questioning at an Oireachtas committee today as to why Stepaside, in the constituency of Minister for Transport Shane Ross, was the only closed garda station being reopened. Dónall Ó Cualáin told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee that an interim garda report had recommended that six stations […]

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Galway-based detectives monitoring suspected terrorist cell

Don’t tell anyone, but this is a Secret!!! Galway Bay fm newsroom – Detectives in Galway are investigating a suspected terrorist group based in the west. It’s understood the Isil cell is run by two Chechen brothers, who have been living in Ireland for several years. According to today’s Irish Independent, gardaí have been monitoring […]

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Sparks fly between Leo Varadkar and Mary Lou McDonald

Article published by: Juno McEnroe Political Correspondent Poor old Mary Lou, not so good at taking the criticism, but good to lash it out. Tensions are rising between the Fine Gael-led Government and Sinn Féin after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Mary Lou McDonald threw personal taunts at each other across the Dáil chamber. There were […]

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Gardaí will escape cuts to pensions over industrial action

Gardaí will escape the sanction of having their pensions docked if they take part in industrial action. A new report has cast legal doubt over the key recommendation made in a major report published just weeks after Gardaí threatened an unprecedented strike last year. Former Labour Court chairman John Horgan said Gardaí should lose their […]

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Secret pre-Budget report shows extra taxes needed for rising public pay bill

There still spinning – Article by Cormac McQuinn and Kevin Doyle, from todays Irish Independent (27th. September) Extra taxes will need to be collected if the State is to cope with the spiralling public sector pay bill, according to a secret pre-Budget report. The new, independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) warns the sustainability of massive increases in […]

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