Tribunal

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A chief superintendent has denied he wrote that a whistleblower Garda made up a claim that an alleged heroin dealer, accused of colluding with drug gardaí, was driving around the whistleblower’s midlands home.

Garda Nicholas Keogh has made complaints of targeting, humiliation and harassment against Chief Supt Patrick Murray, his Athlone superintendent in 2015, through issues relating to his investigations and work absences due to work-related stress and alcohol problems.

Gda Keogh’ also alleges his work was micro-managed under the direction of Chief Supt Murray. All the claims are denied.

In his protected disclosure made in ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A chief superintendent has denied that confining a whistleblower to indoor duty at the public desk was designed to humiliate or target him, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is in its sixth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of Garda Nicholas Keogh, who made a protected disclosure in 2014.

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

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating if Gda ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

A Garda chief superintendent has denied targeting and humiliating a whistleblower who worked in his station.

The Disclosures Tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating if Garda Nicholas Keogh was targeted, harassed, undermined, or bullied after he made a protected disclosure on May 8, 2014.

In his disclosure, the whistleblower alleged that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with an alleged heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

Gda Keogh has made a complaint of targeting and harassment against Chief Supt Patrick Murray. He ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda Chief Superintendent has denied he took a sceptical or hostile approach towards a whistleblower “from the off” at their first meeting, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is in its sixth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of Garda Nicholas Keogh, who made a protected disclosure in 2014.

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

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating if Gda ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

It was an “appalling” idea for investigating interviews to be held in the station where a whistleblower and a senior Garda he accused of collusion were both working at the same time, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is in its fifth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of Garda Nicholas Keogh, who made a protected disclosure in 2014

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

The tribunal, ….read more

By Paul Neilan

A Garda superintendent has said she was concerned for the welfare of a Garda whistleblower after he made his protected disclosure, particularly because of his previous alcohol problem.

The Disclosures Tribunal is in its fifth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of Garda Nicholas Keogh, who made a protected disclosure in 2014.

Gda Keogh alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with an alleged heroin dealer, identified as Ms B, who had a then-estimated €2,500 a week income.

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A civilian witness has said that gardaí came to her after she made allegations about garda collusion and asked her if she was afraid to make a statement against a garda whistleblower.

The Disclosures Tribunal is in its fifth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of ‘whistleblower’ Garda Nicholas Keogh, after he made a protected disclosure in 2014.

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

The tribunal, chaired by ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda Chief Superintendant has said he was “very upset” that a bullying claim was made against him by a Garda “whistleblower” and described an allegation linking him to missing DVD evidence as “daft and without basis”.

Chief Supt Mark Curran was giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal, which is investigating the treatment of whistleblowers by An Garda Síochána after a protected disclosure was made.

He told the tribunal that the whistleblower Garda Nicholas Keogh was misguided in accusing him a “and a lot of people here”.

The tribunal is in its fourth week and has ….read more

By Paul Neilan

A chief superintendent has denied that a Garda whistleblower, rather than any alleged criminality, became the focus of investigations as soon as he made his protected disclosure, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is in its fourth week hearing the issues raised by 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 if Gda Keogh was targeted, harassed, or bullied, after he made his protected ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda whistleblower has concluded his evidence after three weeks in the witness box by insisting that a former assistant Garda commissioner engaged in a “deliberate and unmitigated” cover-up when investigating his complaints about Garda collusion with a heroin dealer.

The tribunal is in its fourth week and has now finished 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, who had a then-estimated €2,500 a week ….read more

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