There are no plans to introduce mandatory identification for voters at polling stations, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has told councillors in Kerry where there has been disquiet over the registration and identification of voters.
The evidence of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) earlier this month about the controversial prosecution of a civilian Garda employee, has raised some serious questions.
A woman described by a High Court judge as having maintained a “vengeful and vitriolic” campaign against her estranged husband has failed to get a decree of nullity rendering their 13-year marriage legally null and void.
The Garda Ombudsman has been “struggling” to get information from gardaí and the courts in their investigation into the fatal shooting of Garda Tony Golden and the serious wounding of Siobhán Philips, according to the woman’s father.
Gsoc has been denied access to confidential records in the Garda’s Security & Intelligence Section in relation to Adrian Crevan Mackin, who shot Garda Tony Golden dead and almost killed his estranged partner Siobhan Phillips in October 2015.
Fresh controversy has enveloped Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan after she was criticised by the State’s financial watchdog for failing to mention possible financial irregularities at Templemore Garda College in a formal accounting notification to him.
IT is entirely appropriate that security measures be updated to neutralise those who would destroy our way of life. The legislation to allow security agencies wider access to email and internet communications, already in place for phone communications, is being prepared.