Data Protection Commissioner: Transparency needed over public services card

The Data Protection Commissioner has said the issue of transparency needs to be addressed as public debate continues over the controversial public services card. The Irish Independent revealed today that the card will now be needed for a growing number of benefits, including eligibility checks for new dental and optical benefits being brought on-stream this […]

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Garda was “lucky not to lose an arm”

A Garda was “lucky not to lose an arm” after helping to arrest two men suspected of hijacking a taxi in north Dublin, it has emerged. The officer suffered serious arm injuries after being struck by the vehicle during the arrest in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The incident occurred in Mellowes Crescent, Finglas, […]

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Police collectibles swap meeting – IPA Garda College

Revised date for IPA badge show In 2016 the inaugural International Police Association (IPA) police collectibles swap meeting & display took place in the Garda College. Following this successful event, another show will take place on the 28th of September 2017 in the Recreation Hall, Garda College, Templemore from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Again […]

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FF wants reprimanded judges named

Opposition parties against anonymity for judiciary proposed in Judicial Council Bill The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. Fianna Fáil, Labour, Sinn Féin, People Before Profit, Social Democrats and the Green Party are united in their opposition to the provisions […]

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EU fraud watchdog may be quizzed on Templemore probe

  The European anti-fraud watchdog Olaf could be hauled before a European Parliament committee in relation to its probe of the suspected fraudulent use of EU funds provided to the Templemore Training College. The agency has declined to answer a number of questions posed by Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes in relation to Olaf’s investigation […]

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Prosecco Paschal” if forecasts prove correct, have a significant enough amount to play with in Budget

Extract from Irish Times Brexit will sour ‘jam tomorrow’ plans for tax cuts in coming budgets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe are going to present a three-year programme for public finances in the Budget. It will help businesses and the public plan, the Taoiseach said. Hard to argue with that – […]

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