Sean Carraher

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 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(...)

The judge said that Sean Carraher, of Stradbrook Hill, Blackrock, Dublin, had “all the attributes of a bully”. He used “the anonymity of one-way traffic of the internet” to make allegations of corruption. Photograph: Getty Images

Last week, a self-described whistleblower was sentenced to five years in prison for the online harassment of a Garda sergeant. Judge Patrick McCartan (...)

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, (...)