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The Government may be somewhat relieved this morning that the weekend newspapers didn’t have any new startling revelations on the ongoing Garda controversy. But the week ahead could prove more tricky – Alan Shatter faces a no confidence vote in the Dail and the opposition is intent on asking more questions on who knew what and when in relation to the taped phone calls at some Garda stations around the country. Pat Leahy Political Editor of The Sunday Business Post spoke to Sean this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0331/605622-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-31-march-2014/?clipid=1521965
Despite a resignation on Tuesday and numerous statements in the Dail yesterday, many questions remain about the controversies engulfing An Garda Siochana and the Minister for Justice. Will a large number of court cases be tainted because of secret recordings at Garda stations? What were the circumstances in which former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan stepped down? And how can the government get itself out of this mess? The issue of the Commissioner's departure was discussed in the Dail yesterday, with the Taoiseach confirmed that a government official had visited Martin Callinan before he stepped down. Sean was joined by Tom ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0327/604854-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-27-march-2014/?clipid=1519114
In just under an hour, Justice Minister Alan Shatter will take to his feet in the Dail to address the many questions that have arisen since the Garda Commissioner stepped down yesterday – and indeed before that. Joining Sean to discuss the momentous developments of the last 24 hours were Brian Dowling of our political staff; Dearbhail McDonald, Irish Independent Legal Affairs editor; John Jacob of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors; John O’Brien, retired Garda Detective Chief Superintendent is on the line and Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0326/604644-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-26-march-2014/?clipid=1518206
News this morning that Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned. Speaking to Sean this morning was RTE Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds; retired Garda Detective Chief Superintendent John O’Brien; Stephen Collins of the Irish Times; Political Commentator and Barnardo’s Chief Executive Fergus Finlay; Independent TD Mick Wallace; former Assistant Commissioner Martin Donnellan and John Mooney, Security Correspondent with the Sunday Times.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0325/604412-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-25-march-2014/?clipid=1517253
“There was no evidence of Garda misconduct” - seven words in a statement from the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission -- G-SOC – that have ratcheted up tension between the commission and the Gardai. Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is seeking clarification from G-SOC and to explain “the basis for the suspicion of Garda misconduct”. The Commission said it discovered three identified threats after its headquarters was swept for bugs last year but didn't report the matter to the Minister for Justice because it said it did not wish to point fingers unnecessarily. Joining Sean was security expert Dr.Tom Clonan and former ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0211/503607-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-11-february-2014/?clipid=1415211
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has appeared before the Dail’s Public Accounts Committee this morning. Members of the Committee were interested in the cancellation of fixed –penalty notices. Evidence already presented to the committee suggests that the Exchequer was at one point losing up to €100,000 a month due to notices having been cancelled in an inappropriate manner. Micheal Lehane of our political staff has been watching the Committee.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0123/499599-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-23-january-2014/?clipid=1400505
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