John Barrett

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The appointment of Commissioner Drew Harris in September last year has been associated with an increased focus on discipline within the force. File photograph: Frank Miller

The number of gardaí suspended on suspicion of serious misconduct has almost tripled since 2016, according to figures from the Garda. Twenty-one memb(...)

Michael O’Higgins SC, for now retired garda press officer, Supt Dave Taylor, said despite adverse findings against his client, he should get 90 per cent of his costs because he had co-operated. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Disclosures Tribunal will give its decision later on whether various witnesses should or should not get their legal costs. Tribunal chairman, Mr (...)

 A frontline Garda member made the protected disclosure, which is currently being investigated by Gsoc. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A senior Garda officer has been suspended while allegations of corruption in public office made against him are investigated by the Garda Síochána Omb(...)

David Taylor officially ceased being a garda at midnight last night after his request to retire was signed off on by Commissioner Drew Harris.

Garda management have accepted the retirement request of the former head of the Garda press office, David Taylor, after he was found by the Disclosure(...)

A file image showing John Barrett appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Commitee.

Security and Crime Editor One of the most senior civilian staff members in the Garda, John Barrett, has been suspended from duty. Mr Barrett, who is(...)

John Barrett:  featured  in the Disclosures Tribunal report which found much of his evidence “had an imaginative element”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has asked Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to immediately suspend one of the highest-ranked civilians in the Garda(...)

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: says he has ‘faithfully reported to the tribunal’ what he was told by the civilian head of human resources at Garda Headquarters. Photograph: Collins

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is standing by his evidence to the Charleton tribunal in relation to a claim that former Garda commissioner Nói(...)

The current sitting of the tribunal is examining whether a false sex abuse allegation or any other unjustified ground were used at the confidential hearings of the 2015 O’Higgins Commission by the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, to discredit Sgt Maurice McCabe.  Photograph: Collins

The chairman of the Charleton Tribunal, Mr Justice Peter Charleton, has queried whether there was “any basis” for the Oireachtas asking him to investi(...)

Cyril Dunne, a civilian who held a post equivalent to deputy Garda commissioner, says Nóirín O’Sullivan was “generally very concerned with a duty of care to everyone, including Sgt McCabe”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A retired civil servant has denied telling a former colleague the Garda legal team was “going after” whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins(...)

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