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The Gardaí

GARDAÍ ARREST MONKEY

Recently the gardaí arrested 3 people and a monkey after discovering firearms and drugs in a search of a halting site. It was not clear whether the monkey was in possession of the firearms or the drugs or both. While the monkey was photographed it was not reported whether he/she was “paw-pricked” or had a …

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GARDA PROFESSIONALISM?

So good old Supt Taylor has been allowed to retire. It seems there was no legal basis to refuse his application. How incredible! Not of course surprising. The fact that disciplinary proceedings were in train against him was not a good enough reason to refuse his application until those proceedings were terminated. Of course, had …

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PSYCHOLOGICAL OPPRESSION OF COMPLAINANTS BY GARDAÍ

In two recent programmes in the Finné series on TG4, the violent activities of a ‘Heavy Gang’ within the ranks of the Garda Siochaná was highlighted. The beatings by these ‘Thugs in Uniform’ lead to confessions which in turn lead to the convictions of Martin Conmey (for manslaughter) and Osgur Breatnach (for the Sallins Train Robbery). Both …

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