Taoiseach accuses Sinn Féin of “almost trying to undermine confidence” in new Garda Commissioner

Posted By: June 28, 2018

Drew HarrisCormac McQuinn. Irish Independent. Dublin. Wednesday, June 27, 2018The Taoiseach has accused Sinn Féin’s position on the appointment of a new Garda Commissioner of being “almost in the space of trying to undermine confidence” in him before he’s even taken up office.Leo Varadkar told the Dáil that he is “disappointed” with the rival party’s approach after Sinn Féin leader Mary […]

Congressman shot and killed Irish waiter because his breakfast was late

Posted By: June 27, 2018

Niall O’Dowd@niallodowd   Irish Central.    Wednesday,   June 27, 2018 When politics was really toxic – in 1856 a pro-slavery anti-Irish politician killed Irish-born waiter Thomas Keating as his meal wasn’t delivered “damn quick”.If you think the political atmosphere is bad these days, take a step back to 1856 and May 8 of that year for a most extraordinary occurrence.That morning at […]

RUC told to put intelligence before arrests, reveals secret MI5 report

Posted By: June 27, 2018

Declassified Troubles-era report details how informants became “protected species.”Ian Cobain and Owen Bowcott. The Guardian. London.  Tuesday, June  26, 2018A secret MI5 report that resulted in Northern Ireland’s police covertly prioritizing intelligence-gathering over fighting crime has been made public after almost 40 years.The report resulted in detectives of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) – now the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) – being […]

Brexit “dark money” channeled through DUP’ allegation

Posted By: June 27, 2018

Bimpe Archer.Irish News. Belfast.Wednesday, June 27, 2018The Electoral Commission has “more than enough” to obtain court orders to compel answers from the DUP, and Vote Leave campaign about possible links and allegations ‘dark money’ was channeled through them to influence the Brexit poll, it was claimed last night.Electoral law expert Gavin Millar QC was speaking during a BBC Spotlight programme which traced the […]

Harris will need time to prove his critics wrong

Posted By: June 27, 2018

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, 27, 2018FROM the day he posted his application, PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris was always going to be favorite for the post of Garda Commissioner.The force is in disarray, the last two commissioners having retired amid public controversies.It is now undergoing a period of rapid change, the kind of reforms not far off the […]

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