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Fighting back – Garda Ombudsman – Opinion from Irish Times 10th May 2019

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is fighting back, attempting to maintain a pivotal place for itself in dealing with new oversight and disciplinary structures proposed by the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. It is seeking consultations between the Department of Justice and all three independent bodies – the Garda Inspectorate, the […]

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Flanagan concedes on judges’ elevations

From Irish Times by Harry McGee Might have been a surprise to some Senators, but no surprise to many others ! Serving judges in the superior courts will not have to apply for promotion, following a significant concession by the Government to opponents of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. Taking Senators by surprise, Minister for […]

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Appointment of Independent Public Interest Members to the Press Council of Ireland

The Press Council of Ireland provides the public with an independent forum for resolving complaints against the press, seeks to maintain standards in Irish journalism and journalistic ethics and endeavours to protect the freedom of the press. It is comprised of 13 people, with a majority of seven independent public interest members drawn from outside […]

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Museum Security Officer

Museum Security Officer The National Gallery of Ireland is the country’s most popular free visitor attraction housing the nation’s collection of European and Irish art from about 1300 to the present day, and an extensive Library & Archive. Nominated for European Museum of the Year (2018), and winner of the Royal Institute of the Architects […]

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Ian O’Doherty: ‘While the loudest voices get heard, the exhausted majority are getting tired of being told what to say’

For many long-time, foreign observers of this country, the speed with which we became a modern, pluralist society is something which fascinates them. Within the space of a generation, we went from a country that prohibited divorce and abortion and considered homosexuality a crime, to a society where nowadays the only discussion about divorce is […]

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Colette Browne: ‘Gardaí have a dangerous job and when Government denies them support they need, the public is at risk’

It is not good enough for the Government to continually bleat that gardaí have sufficient resources when basic tools to do the job are often denied to members. Usually, whenever gardaí feature prominently in the media, it relates to a scandal, a tribunal or a crime spree. So, it’s useful for a change to consider […]

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Expecting unarmed Gardaí to confront armed thugs is unreasonable From Irish Independent 30th. May 2019 THERE was as much pride and pomp as decency would allow in 1922, when Commissioner Michael Staines led his new Force though the gates of Dublin Castle, the seat of British power in Ireland. Only five days after this historic […]

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