Monday, 17 February 2014



No comment from Gardaí on GSOC “slip-up” story

After new revelations today, the Garda Síochána is staying tight-lipped on the issue of bugging.

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THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA are remaining tight-lipped on reports that the Garda Ombudsman ordered a sweep for bugs after a senior garda let slip that he knew of the contents of a confidential report.
Today’s Sunday Times reports that the knowledge held by a senior member of the force was found to be “disconcerting” for staff in the Ombudsman’s office.
The paper says that the discussion related to text that had been discussed at GSOC HQ, but did not make it into a report.
However, the Garda Press Office told that they would not be making a comment this morning.
A spokesperson said that any statement would come from the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, but that the decision to make a statement would rest with him alone.
Elsewhere, The Sunday World newspaper has revealed that they have made a complaint to the Ombudsman relating to one of their journalists.
The paper claims that gardaí have requested the phone records of investigations editor Nicola Tallant.

Read: The GSOC bugging saga: Here’s what’s happened since the story broke last Sunday

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