“Minister Kehoe is constantly at pains to point out how safety, health and well-being of Air Corps personnel are of primary concern but his lack of action shows he doesn't give a damn."
It is “baffling” that Defence Forces personnel are still being prescribed with anti-malarial drug Lariam, while the State faces dozens of personal injury claims due to alleged side effects of the medicine, the Dáil has heard.
Seriously ill former members of the Air Corps are facing potentially “catastrophic” consequences for their health as a result of the State’s efforts to fight them ‘tooth and nail’ over the release of information that could aid their treatment, the Dáil heard yesterday.
The likelihood of Fine Gael ministers voting against plans to repeal the Eighth Amendment and allow unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks has increased, after the party said ministers can vote with their conscience in the Dáil.
CAUTION should be observed when comparing the characterisation of claims of a Defence Forces safety cover-up by Air Corps whistleblowers as “malicious” with the “disgusting” remark made by former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan in relation to Garda whistleblowers.
The only realistic explanation for the RAF Chinook helicopter disaster on the Mull of Kintyre in June 1994, in which 29 people died, was the finding of pilots’ negligence reached by the reviewing officers of the RAF Board of Inquiry, the House of Lords was told today.