Tribunal

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

The Garda at the centre of an investigation alleging his collusion with an Athlone heroin-dealer had his phone wiped before investigators seized it, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit – identified to the tribunal as Garda A – was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified only as Ms B and who was described as having a then-estimated €2,500 a week income.

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating how Gda Keogh was ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda who helped save a drowning woman believes a commendation from management was withheld from him because he was a whistleblower, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating how Gda Keogh was treated after he made his protected disclosure in 2014.

On September 22, Gda Keogh went to the ….read more

By Paul Neilan

A Garda whistleblower has withdrawn an allegation that colleagues were told to “alienate” him after a telephone call between former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and a superintendent, the Disclosures Tribunal has heard.

The tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating how Gda Keogh was treated after he made his 2014 protected disclosure.

In his statement to the tribunal, Gda Keogh said ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda has told the Disclosures Tribunal that he believes he was left “trapped” in “the most stressful job in the station” because he had become a whistle-blower.

The tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating how Gda Keogh was treated after he made his protected disclosure in 2014.

On 22 October 2015, Gda Keogh was ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A garda “whistleblower” has admitted going ‘AWOL’ from duty during a four-day drinking binge for which he was disciplined, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

Judge Sean Ryan heard that Gda Keogh was absent without leave from July 11 to 14, 2015. Gda Keogh reported sick and unfit for duty on July 9.

In a statement to the ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A “whistleblower” garda has accused a superintendent of “massaging” down crime figures and of trying to discredit him by undermining his police work.

The Disclosures Tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

The tribunal, which is investigating how Gda Keogh was treated after he made a 2014 protected disclosure, heard that four investigations by Gda Keogh were criticised by Superintendent Patrick Murray.

Gda Keogh maintains ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that a Garda, who was the first whistleblower during Noirín O’Sullivan’s tenure as commissioner, alleges management wanted him out of the force.

The tribunal is investigating the treatment of Garda Nicholas Keogh, who made a protected disclosure about alleged collusion between gardaí – in particular an officer known as “Garda A” – and an Athlone drug-dealer – Miss B – in 2014.

In June 2014, Athlone Garda Aidan Lyons reported that he was approached by a named man on the street about Gda Keogh. This man brought up the “general ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda “whistleblower” has told the Disclosures Tribunal that he was not “rounding” people up to make complaints against a garda he alleged was colluding with a drug-dealer.

Garda Nicholas Keogh alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

In his second day giving evidence, Gda Keogh told Judge Sean Ryan that on May 18, 2014 he used the Garda Pulse computer system to query Garda A. The following July Garda A was ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A garda whistleblower has said that the “dogs on the street” knew what was going on in Athlone over alleged Gardaí collusion with drug dealers.

At the resumption of the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle today, chairperson Judge Sean Ryan began hearing the evidence of Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges he was bullied and harassed by his superiors.

Diarmaid McGuinness SC, for the Tribunal, questioned Gda Keogh about a May 18, 2014, entry he made into the Pulse system regarding persons identified as Miss B and Garda A. Gda Keogh alleges Ms B was a ….read more

By Paul Neilan

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that a Garda whistleblower made a number of complaints of harassment and bullying by Garda management following a protected disclosure he made concerning colleagues in Athlone in 2014.

On the opening morning of the resumption of the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, chairperson Judge Sean Ryan heard of the complaints of Garda Nicholas Keogh, in relation to the handling of his complaints of bullying and harassment by his superiors.

Senior Counsel Patrick Marrinan outlined some 22 matters under investigation by the tribunal on issues relating to Gda Keogh’s disclosure on 8 May, 2014, which was ….read more

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