News release - Issued by Dublin Shell to Sea - April 5th, 2012
-- People who made recording public were threatened with criminal prosecution --
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) engaged in spin and misinformation that misled the public over the Corrib ‘rape’ recording incident of March 2011 and undermined the case against Gardaí.
A document published today – one year after the story broke – details GSOC’s attempts to serve the interests of An Garda Síochána by undermining the women who made the recording public, while deflecting attention from the behaviour of Gardaí.
One year after GSOC launched its investigation (April 5th, 2011), there is no word yet of any disciplinary action being recommended against the Gardaí involved. However, GSOC threatened several civilians affected by the incident with criminal prosecution.
The document – prepared by one of the women about whom the ‘rape’ comments were made; by seven academics at NUI Maynooth; and by Dublin Shell to Sea – is available as a PDF at the Shell to Sea website
The 22 page report on Garda Ombudsman spin is available here