Charles Self

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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is ‘supportive’ of how the  Garda Commissioner is dealing with the case of a garda who was dismissed in 1982 over ‘alleged homosexual activity’. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

An unacceptable system of laws and standards pertained in the Republic in 1982 when a Garda member was dismissed from the force over suspicions he was(...)

 ‘Liam’ kept his Garda notebooks from the 1980s. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government should apologise to a former Garda member who was dismissed from the force because of suspected “homosexual activity”, Fianna Fáil has (...)

‘Liam’ retained his Garda notebooks from the 1980s, when he was let go over suspicions of being homosexual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plucked from the bowels of the Department of Justice archive stores in recent weeks, a document from 1982 about the dismissal of a young garda offers (...)

 ‘Liam’ kept his Garda notebooks from the 1980s. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former Garda member who has campaigned for years for the force to admit he was dismissed because he was gay has now been told by Garda Commissioner (...)

‘I was a good policeman, thrown on the scrapheap. I want them to acknowledge the reason’ Liam was in his Dublin Garda station in 1982, about to hi(...)

“Can you see Crumlin from Howth?” In 1981, Gay Byrne asked Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott that rather sarcastic question about the rock star’s move to a pos(...)

Joni Crone on The Late Late Show in 1980: during the 23-minute segment she never flinched, not even when asked whether her parents regarded her as “mentally deficient, or sinful or culpably ignorant”.

It’s nearly 40 years ago but Joni Crone still remembers the “whoosh” of the studio lights seeking her out and her stomach churning fear as she waited (...)