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Clare Daly: Who Polices the Police?

Rossport Solidarity Camp - YouTube

Today, a Garda whistleblower is due to give evidence to the Public Accounts Committee. 

In the video below Clare Daly explains how their involvement with the Garda whistleblowers stemmed from the Corrib protests.  Clare Daly also speaks about the need "to have a complete and utter overhaul of the Garda Siochana"

"Our involvment with the Garda whistleblowers in this case actually started as a result of the protests here and in Corrib"    

"What is at the heart of the penalty points issue ...  It was never about a bit of discretion ...What was at stake here really was systemic abuses, multiple terminations for privileged people, and that's really what it was, one law for connected people and one for everybody else."

Clare Daly speaking at the Peoples' Forum entitled "Who Polices the Police?" on the 23rd November 2013 in Inver Community Centre. Here she discusses breaking the penalty points scandal, the Garda whistleblowers and their connection to Corrib.

Posted Date: 
23 January 2014

Watch 'Airing Erris: The Media and Shell Corrib'

Richie O' Donnell - SeabedIRL

Posted Date: 
20 January 2014

Summary of Belmullet December Court including the visit of Shell Santa

Court Reporter - Indymedia

Recently appointed Judge Faughnan presided over this month's district court session at Belmullet. Two Shell to Sea related cases were finalised resulting in one campaigner avoiding conviction by receiving the benefit of the probation act and another - local Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway - being convicted and fined E200.
When the Belmullet District court session opened on Wednesday morning there were seven campaigners due to appear in court on charges arising from the ongoing imposition of, and protest against, the Shell Corrib gas project in North West Mayo.
Shell Santa also made an appearance at court bearing gifts of alcohol but the Gardaí didn't seem too happy for him to visit them in such a public setting. 


Posted Date: 
17 December 2013

Press Release: Shell to Sea attend "Justice 4 All" protest in Limerick

News release - Issued by Shell to Sea - Monday 16th December 2013

A group from Shell to Sea - Erris travelled to Limerick on Friday 13th December to attend a Justice 4 All protest outside Henry Street police station.  This was a follow-on from the recent Peoples' Forum - "Who Polices the Police?", which was addressed among others by Mick Wallace TD and Clare Daly TD [1].

John Wilson, one of the two garda whistleblowers, who raised the penalty points scandal addressed the protest and castigated both the Commissioner Martin Callinan and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter saying that the force, as found by the Smithwick tribunal, still places loyalty above honesty [2].

Broadcaster wins unfair dismissal claim

Edwin McGreal - Mayo News

[Shell to Sea] To read about some of the background to this story see: Radio reporter claims he lost his job over coverage of Corrib Gas controversy

Well-known broadcaster Liamy MacNally has won a case for unfair dismissal against his former employers Mid West Radio.
The decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal was released in writing on Friday and both parties received notice of it yesterday (Monday).
In the determination by the three member tribunal, chaired by Ann Marie Courell, they state they do not accept that Mr MacNally was targeted ‘on account of any controversies that may have arisen from the carrying out of his journalistic duties’.

Posted Date: 
12 December 2013
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