Tribunal

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda whistleblower allegedly threatened to “break the jaw” of the senior garda who took his bullying complaint, after the chief superintendent praised Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan in a newspaper, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is in its 11th week of hearing evidence into the treatment of whistleblower Garda Nicholas Keogh, who made a protected disclosure in 2014.

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating if Gda Keogh was targeted, harassed, undermined, or bullied after he made a protected disclosure on 8 May, 2014. In the disclosure he alleged that a ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A garda accused of colluding with a drug-dealer he was in allegedly in a relationship with was suspended for three-and-a-half years while being investigated before being restored to duty, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal heard the garda remained on suspension in relation to other matters.

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

Gda Keogh alleged that the senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda whistleblower’s eight-month wait to have his bullying claim investigation launched was “unfair” to all concerned, an assistant commissioner has told a tribunal.

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

Gda Keogh 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.

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

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A whistleblower garda who became dependent on alcohol due to work-related stress had his condition exacerbated by having his pay incorrectly cut, a tribunal has heard.

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

Gda Keogh 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.

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

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A drug unit Garda accused of colluding with and tipping off a heroin dealer he was allegedly in a sexual relationship with says he was trying to “cultivate her as a tout”, a tribunal has heard.

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

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

The ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

Hundreds of phone contacts were made between a senior member of a garda drugs unit and an alleged heroin dealer during an active garda investigation, the Disclosures Tribunal has heard.

The tribunal is in its ninth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of whistleblower 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 only as Ms B.

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

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

A garda whistleblower’s allegations that gardaí planted half a kilo of heroin on suspects led to a file being sent to the DPP, the Disclosures Tribunal has heard.

The tribunal, sitting at Dublin Castle, heard that the DPP found the case against one garda, identified as Garda A, did not reach the threshold for criminal prosecution and the evidence was circumstantial.

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

Gda Keogh alleges that Garda A, a senior member of ….read more

A judge appointed to receive a confidential Garda whistleblowing claim was “shocked” to hear that the details had been read out in the Dáil on the same day he took the disclosure, a tribunal has heard.

Retired District Court Judge Patrick McMahon told the Disclosures Tribunal today that he heard on lunchtime radio that his name and details about the disclosure had been read out in the Dáil by then-TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan on May 8, 2014.

Judge McMahon was the Confidential Recipient – to whom gardaí made internal complaints – and he had met whistleblower Garda Nicholas Keogh earlier that day.

The ….read more

(Pictured: Garda Chief Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley. Credit: Collins)

by Paul Neilan

A Chief Superintendent has told a tribunal she was “astounded, disappointed and incredulous” when she was informed of a bullying complaint made against her by a Garda whistleblower, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is in its eighth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of whistleblower 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 ….read more

By Paul Neilan

A Garda whistleblower was confined to indoor duties because his condition put the reputation of An Garda Síochána at stake, a superintendent has told a tribunal.

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

Gda Keogh 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.

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating if Gda Keogh was targeted, harassed, undermined, ….read more

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