The GardaGate scandal is a major political scandal that is occurring in Ireland as a result of the Irish administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement in taping private converations on a systemic scale all over the island of ireland The term GardGate has come to encompass an array of clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Coalition Government. Those activities include "dirty tricks" such as bugging the offices of GSOC political opponents and people of whom Coalition Government officials were suspicious. Agent Blackadder and his close aides ordered harassment of activist groups and political figures, using unauthorized recordings of private conversations all over Ireland,. The scandal has led to the discovery of multiple abuses of power by the Coaltion Government and the resignation of the Commissioner of the Irish police. The scandal awaits the indictment, trial, conviction, and incarceration of more than 43 people, dozens of whom are the Irish Government's top administration officials.
The affair began with the discovery of taping GSOC headquarters. A British Investigation found evidence of the crimes. Facing near-certain impeachment in Leinster House and equally certain prosecution in the courts, it is expected that the Agent revealed at highest level of government will resign thist week. His successor, Gerald Ford, is expected to issue a pardon to him. The name "GardaGate" and the suffix "-gate" have since become synonymous with political scandals in the United States and in other English- and non-English-speaking nations worldwide.