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    Garda loses High Court challenge to dismissal - Independent.ie

    Another shocking case where a garda was dismissed following his false statement about inspecting a licensed premises in Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim in order to prosecute. Only crumb of comfort is that garda authorities saw through it and pursued it.
    But how many other cases like this went unchecked ?

    This comes at a bad time for the garda - they were picketing Dublin Castle yesterday, and in a week that a garda enquiry found that there was no corruption in the squashing of penalty points for certain well known people - because the garda were not paid for so doing !

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    I really think we have a very clean police force compared to other countries.

    I fear with further pay cuts, corruption may become a serious problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    Garda loses High Court challenge to dismissal - Independent.ie

    Another shocking case where a garda was dismissed following his false statement about inspecting a licensed premises in Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim in order to prosecute. Only crumb of comfort is that garda authorities saw through it and pursued it.
    But how many other cases like this went unchecked ?

    This comes at a bad time for the garda - they were picketing Dublin Castle yesterday, and in a week that a garda enquiry found that there was no corruption in the squashing of penalty points for certain well known people - because the garda were not paid for so doing !
    He did a bad thing and was dismissed. You couldn't trust that Garda and now he isn't a Garda.
    Problem solved.
    There have been a number of similar cases over the years and they have usually worked out quite well, the new ombudsman is working quite well so I would say in general they have never been more trustworthy. Despite the few bad apples you always get.
    However their top brass are answerable to the MoJ. They should be independent of political control IMHO.
    Not pleased with their behaviour in Corrib though.
    Last edited by Prester Jim; 13th April 2013 at 12:12 PM.

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    not on your nelly. scum

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    Corrupt and inept.

    People will come along and argue that the police in other countries are far worse.
    Maybe so, but that's no reason why we shouldn't expect better.
    At some point the gloves must come off and we face our adversaries.
    We're all Rhodesians now.

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    Average garda is on 56,000 all in, but excluding overtime. How then are people on less pay to survive ?

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    Many have mortgages that they cannot afford because of pay cuts, like a lot of people. Just feel if you are about to loose your house you might be more open to corruption?

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    This case had nothing to do with corruption or bribe taking. It was the opposite - the garda seems to have made a report of breach of the law that did not actually correspond to what happened on the occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakatomi View Post
    I really think we have a very clean police force compared to other countries.

    I fear with further pay cuts, corruption may become a serious problem.
    Lol

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    Oh jesyus, a Guard gets dismissed and still you're not happy. You're a plonker
    Dear Lord Baby Jesus, I want to thank you for Pink Floyd

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