Sgt  Conor Gilmartin form Cloyne, Co Cork, pictured leaving the Four Courts  on Monday after a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A garda sergeant, who was for several years harassed and intimidated by false claims posted about him on the internet, was awarded €8,000 damages at a(...)

A man claiming to be a ‘whistleblower’ has been jailed for five years for making online postings alleging a garda was corrupt. File photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

A man claiming to be a “whistleblower” has been jailed for five years for making online postings alleging a garda was corrupt. Sean Carraher (55) beg(...)

Seán Carraher (55), of Stradbrook Hill, Blackrock, Dublin, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where he has pleaded not guilty to harassing Garda Sgt Conor Gilmartin between March 2009 and May 2011. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin man who allegedly harassed a Garda sergeant by posting messages online considers himself a “whistleblower” who is exposing garda corruption, (...)