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    Remember Kieran Boylan, the guy who said he would spill the beans on his relationship with certain Gardai? Seems the state broke its own rules and issued him with a haulage licence, despite being a convicted drug dealer.

    Something very odd going on here....
    State broke rules for drug dealer - Times Online
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digout View Post
    Remember Kieran Boylan, the guy who said he would spill the beans on his relationship with certain Gardai? Seems the state broke its own rules and issued him with a haulage licence, despite being a convicted drug dealer.

    Something very odd going on here....


    State broke rules for drug dealer - Times Online
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    Amazing development.
    He3 has a very good thread on Ciaran Boylan here for reference
    http://www.politics.ie/justice/49890...estigates.html

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    And here also, following the issue since last August:
    http://www.politics.ie/justice/34150...sion-case.html

    Worth a new thread though.

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    My posts from there:
    It's getting even more bizarre: The Department of Transport has apparently knowingly given Boylan a road haulage license, despite him clearly not fitting the criteria, which Gardai say they believe he is using to import drugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell is going on?????
    The Department of Transport ignored its own policy guidelines last September by issuing a road-haulage licence to one of Ireland’s most notorious drugs traffickers after consultations with unidentified gardai.
    The opposition has called on Noel Dempsey, the transport minister, to explain how Kieran Boylan, a convicted criminal whose relationship with the force is the subject of an inquiry by the garda ombudsman, was issued with the licence despite departmental rules which state that hauliers must be of “good repute”.
    Even though they were aware that Boylan had a previous conviction for drug trafficking, transport officials gave him a five-year permit to operate a haulage business.
    Six weeks ago the transport department also allowed Boylan to change the name which appears on his licence to Ciaran O’Baoighallan, an Irish translation.
    The haulage licence allows Boylan to operate an international transport business. Gardai sources said they fear he uses this as a cover for his drug smuggling activities, and that the Irish language name will help him to evade detection.
    A spokeswoman for Dempsey said it was not policy to comment on the details of individual cases. She noted that all applications for haulage licences were decided in consultation with gardai, but declined to confirm whether gardai had made representations on Boylan’s behalf. A spokesman for the Garda Siochana refused to comment.
    State broke rules for drug dealer - Times Online

    And another article here (my bold type): Kieran Boylan: the drug dealer licensed to trade - Times Online
    The licence entitles Boylan to operate a haulage service under the trade name Alan International. It was registered using the Irish version of his name, Ciaran O’Baoighallan, immediately after charges against him for drugs trafficking were dropped in controversial circumstances by the director of public prosecutions in July.
    The charges related to the seizure of heroin and cocaine worth €1.7m at a truckers’ yard in Ardee, Co Louth, by the Garda National Drugs Unit (GNDU) in October 2005. In issuing the licence the transport department was aware of Boylan’s status as a serious criminal.
    Six weeks ago Boylan asked officials to change the name on his haulage licence to the Irish version. Officials at the haulage licensing department in Galway initially refused to agree to the change of name, but were instructed to comply with the request by the transport department in Dublin.
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    The circumstances behind the issuing of an earlier haulage licence in May 2003 are equally controversial. Boylan was given it after being released from a British prison where he had served a 7.5-year sentence imposed in 1997 for drug smuggling.
    In this licence application, Boylan denied that he had a criminal record. A year later, in the summer of 2004, a whistleblower called the Department of Transport to point out that Boylan was a convicted drugs trafficker. This tip-off prompted an inquiry into his licence.
    The department wrote to garda headquarters asking for more information. The request was referred to gardai in the Louth/Meath division where Boylan was operating the trucking business and secretly smuggling drugs. Gardai from the division sent back a report confirming that Boylan was a convicted drug smuggler and pointing out that he was also facing charges relating to the seizure of heroin and cocaine worth €750,000 at Dublin Port in December 2003 after an operation led by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
    This information was not relayed to the Department of Transport, according to garda and departmental sources. Instead, officials were told by gardai that Boylan had no “drugs convictions”.
    Boylan told a number of witnesses that he had a friend in the force who had “sorted the matter out”. His haulage licence was not revoked but expired last May, requiring him to apply for a new one.
    This is insane. They are still telling us there is nothing to see here, that it's all inter-Gardai rivalry, a ball of smoke. This is clearly a lie! What's going on in this case is absolutely rotten!

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    "Six weeks ago the transport department also allowed Boylan to change the name which appears on his licence to Ciaran O’Baoighallan, an Irish translation. "
    I'm sure that's so that people wouldn't think he was a 'notorious drug trafficker" or something awful like that. It's the kind of thing can really go against you when your trying to start up a new business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post

    This is insane. They are still telling us there is nothing to see here, that it's all inter-Gardai rivalry, a ball of smoke. This is clearly a lie! What's going on in this case is absolutely rotten!
    Clearly somebody is being protected, but who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    My posts from there:
    It's getting even more bizarre: The Department of Transport has apparently knowingly given Boylan a road haulage license, despite him clearly not fitting the criteria, which Gardai say they believe he is using to import drugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell is going on?????
    State broke rules for drug dealer - Times Online

    And another article here (my bold type): Kieran Boylan: the drug dealer licensed to trade - Times Online

    And:



    This is insane. They are still telling us there is nothing to see here, that it's all inter-Gardai rivalry, a ball of smoke. This is clearly a lie! What's going on in this case is absolutely rotten!
    Yes indeed something really rotten. Sorry for forgetting about your excellent thread.

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    [quote]
    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    My posts from there:
    It's getting even more bizarre: The Department of Transport has apparently knowingly given Boylan a road haulage license, despite him clearly not fitting the criteria, which Gardai say they believe he is using to import drugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell is going on?????
    Is he being used as bait?
    Or a deal?

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    The plot thickens?...............
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