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This afternoon, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will address the UN Committee on Human Rights in Geneva, following which she will be questioned by the 12-member expert panel on civil, political and religious rights issues which they deem to be of concern. Deirdre Duffy is Senior Research and Policy Programme Manager with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0714/630614-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-14-july-2014/?clipid=1628956
The inquiry by former High Court judge John Cooke has found no evidence that the Garda Ombudsman’s office was bugged or that the Gardai were involved. The report investigated three possible breaches of security – ruled out two but in one case raised a suspicion that a phone in the office was bugged. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says there’s now a need for a “new culture” of co-operation between the Ombudsman’s office and the Garda Siochana. Joining Sean were former Ombudsman Conor Brady and also Drogheda Councillor and former Detective Garda Richie Culhane...both of whom have been reading the report. ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0611/623013-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-11-june-2014/?clipid=1597871
All eyes will be on the report to be published later today into allegations that serious crimes were not properly investigated by Gardai. The report by barrister Sean Guerin has been described by some commentators as “damning”. Meanwhile Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said a new era is needed “so that Irish people can have confidence in our policing system”. Joining Sean was RTE Prime Time’s Katie Hannon and former detective Chief Superintendent John O’Brien.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0509/616205-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-9-may-2014/?clipid=1572335
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