Professor Walsh, who organised the Police Governance and Accountability: Challenges and Outlook, said he had issues with the confidential Garda Code, said he had issues with the confidential Garda Code, how individual garda use their discretion and Freedom of Information which does not apply to the force.?WHY?


An Garda Siochana ‘secretive’ – UK & Ireland, Breaking News – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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An Garda Siochana ‘secretive’ – UK & Ireland, Breaking News – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: “A leading crime and policing academic has clamed An Garda Siochana is one of the most secretive police forces in the liberal western world.
Professor Dermot Walsh told senior gardai and justice experts there was still a lack of transparency despite dramatic reforms over the last few years.”

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The Department of Justice and Equality: Government Consultation on Justice Reform – Proposal to establish an independent Policing AuthorityThe Government agreed that it is important that there be a “full public debate on the issue of policing and justice reform”. The intention is to have new structures, including the establishment of a new independent Policing Authority, in place before the end of the year? – See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie/ENCOURAGECHANGE.? – See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?ACTIONS NOT WORDS ARE NEEDED?

No \’blue wall\’ within force – senior garda – Herald.ie

No \’blue wall\’ within force – senior garda – Herald.ie

via No \'blue wall\' within force – senior garda – Herald.ie.Chief Supt Anne-Marie McMahon said a more open culture is being developed within the force to encourage members to be accountable for their actions.???

Transparency,Openness,Justice,Truth,Honesty,Irish Style?

As anybody campaigning for justice on any issue here will tell you, the terms of reference for any investigation are everything. After all the platitudes about truth and transparency fade from newspapers and airwaves, what you are left examining is the small print of what will and what will not be open for inquiry and investigation.



via Volunteers.

Integrity Ireland homepage

Integrity Ireland homepage

vChallenging corruption, cronyism, and criminal cover-ups..

..and encouraging openness, transparency and justice in Irish institutionsia Integrity Ireland homepage.

Forum needed to deal with “overwhelming” amount of Garda malpractice complaints

Forum needed to deal with “overwhelming” amount of Garda malpractice complaints

via Forum needed to deal with “overwhelming” amount of Garda malpractice complaints.


Oconnellpadd13’s Blog: ““‘Judge Kinlen, who last year claimed that the prison system was a failure, is understood to have ‘accused named officials’ of being guilty of criminal wrongdoing by failing to protect at-risk prisoners and operating sub standard conditions at the prisons.’WHO ARE THEY ? – See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie/2010/09/oconnellpadd13s-blog.html#sthash.?

Class Bias

As recently as last week, the State and the Catholic Church were still squabbling over who should pick up the tab for the distinct “non-cherishing” of the nation’s children that endured for much of the lifetime of this republic?. 

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