Is the Irish Police (Garda) -
an essential cog in the Organised Crime Network!
The latest in the Garda satanic/paedophile
ring in Dalkey and the terrible case of Cynthia
(Irish Police) members of a satanic/paedophile
network, based in Dalkey, ritually
(occult/satanic) raped Cynthia Owen and her
siblings over 6 years!
This is only the latest piece of the jigsaw,
which makes one suspect that the Irish Police
Service (The Garda) is an essential cog in the
Organised Crime Network!
There is listed below - a catalogue of crimes
and cover ups perpetrated by the Irish Police
After scrutinising the crimes listed below -
the most naive and sceptical of readers cannot be
in any doubt about the criminal complicity of the
You must ask yourself:
"who could trust or "believe" a
police "force" with a track record such
Commissioner Pat Byrne bought his house from a
well known Dublin criminal!
Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
not the first and certainly won't be the last
but why aren't the Garda Commissioners being
brought to justice.
spells out one thing to me The rank and file
Gardai do not want rotten apples amongst them so
they are prepared to have them arrested and
processed through the courts. The Hitearchy of
the Gardai well that is another question. It
is not so long ago that a Garda Commissioner
bought a house from a criminal at a knock down
GARDA Commissioner Pat Byrne believes
information that he purchased his family home
from a well-known criminal was released to
newspapers to embarrass him during the
force's pay row with the Government. Quote:
Commissioner Byrne and his wife, Dolores, bought
the house in Ashbourne, Co Meath, from
Christopher Dwyer in November, 1994, for
£92,000. He learned the identity of the previous
owner after its purchase as the arrangements were
handled by his solicitors.
"Bud" Dwyer was convicted of the double
manslaughter of two teenagers in Dublin in the
early 1970s but served only a short prison
sentence. While awaiting trial on
firearms offences relating to the murder of drug
dealer Anthony "Chester" Beatty in a
Dublin pub last year, he fled the country while
on remand. His stepson, Mark Dwyer, was killed in
1996 as a result of another drug-related feud.
was believed that the Commissioners sister in law
lived very close by and had to know the history.
then who came to the rescue. THE BULL HIMSELF
Last night, a spokesperson for Justice Minister
John O'Donoghue declined to comment on the issue
but said the introduction of rules requiring
gardaí to disclose details about their property
or place of residence was not under
try and tell me
26th April 2009 The Irish
Times - headlines!
"Garda misled road haulage
licencing authority over the application by a
convicted drugs dealer!"
question haulage licence granting - The Irish
Times - Wed, Apr 22, 2009
Opposition today pressed the Minister for
Justice over the revelation a drug dealer secured
an international road hauliers' licence as the
Dáil resumed following its Easter break.
The Garda Ombudsman is investigating Garda
links to a drug dealer after it emerged he
secured an official international road
hauliers licence. Minister for Transport
Noel Dempsey has said he is reviewing the
decision to award a licence to Kieran Boylan, a
convicted dealer who had drugs charges against
him dropped last year.
Boolean, an alleged Garda informer, had been
at the centre of a serious drugs case up until
July last year when charges were dropped,
suddenly and without explanation. They related to
the seizure of heroin and cocaine worth 1.7
million at a truckers yard in Ardee, Co
Louth, by the Garda National Drugs Unit in
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is
conducting a public interest investigation into
Boolean and his links to gardaí.
Addressing the Dáil, the Minister for
Justice, Dermot Ahern, said he had received an
interim report but was "somewhat
constrained" on what he could say on the
matter in light of the Ombudsman Commission's
Pat Rabbitte, Labour spokesman on justice,
noting the matter happened on July 31st last
year, said: "How long does the Minister
think he needs in order to come in here and
answer plain facts about the case. Can I ask him
to stop sheltering behind the Ombudsman
Commission; if he isn't sheltering behind the
skirts of the Ombudsman Commission, he is
sheltering behind the Minister for
"The plain facts of this are this person
was found red-handed in possession of 1.7 million
pounds worth of drugs, and the charge was
dropped. A nolle prosequi was entered on the last
day of the court term without notice to the
court. How can you explain that Minister?"
Mr Rabbitte said.
The Labour TD questioned how a convicted drugs
dealer could get an international licence
"to import death" into the country.
"People are in disbelief out there that
somebody with three convictions . . . then caught
red-handed in possession of a huge consignment of
drugs has the charges dropped, and now somebody
is covering up for him."
Mr Ahern denied there was any delay on his
part and said a final Garda report would feed
into the Ombudsman's report. The Minister called
on Mr Rabbitte to leave any allegations of
complicity aside in light of the Ombudsman's
The Minister added: "There would be
disbelief if this House or any politician were to
interfere into the independent process that was
set up by the House to investigate complaints
against gardaí . . . the Ombudsman are
investigating this . . .it would be very wrong of
me, you or anyone to interfere with that, and I
will not do it."
During leaders' question time, Fine Gael
leader Enda Kenny asked the Taoiseach why no
reference was made to previous convictions when
the application for the haulier's licence was
made to the Department of Transport, as, Mr Kenny
said, this information was on a Garda file.
The Taoiseach, Brian Cowen said there was a
need to find out how the licence came to be
issued. Mr Cowen said this need to happen quickly
and that any gaps had to be identified and
closed, with legislation if necessary.
'will get to bottom' of dealer's haulier licence
- The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 23, 2009
says gardaí complying with inquiry into alleged
informer - The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 22, 2009
to investigate haulage licence - The Irish Times
- Mon, Apr 20, 2009
on Urlingford drugs fiasco
Jack Doyle, who was himself involved in the
covert drugs operations, gave witness on the
Prime Time program to the incompetence of the
Garda and called into question their very
credibility in the whole matter. When Garda Doyle
expressed concerns and reservations as to the way
the top Garda were handling the import of the
huge amounts of drugs, he was relieved of his
duties by his "superiors", who accused
him of being mentally unstable and unfit to do
his duties. He was drummed out of the force; ever
since he has been trying to expose top Garda
cover-ups in this case and he declares that he
has no faith in the Garda to hold a fair and open
inquiry into the whole matter.
house of horrors
Star July 19th 2005
(tucked away on page 20)
face Dalkey child sex allegations
face Dalkey child sex allegations
TWO former gardai are to be questioned
over allegations that they paid for sex with
the woman (child) at the centre of the Dalkey
house of horrors investigation.
refugees go missing from Garda run \care\ homes
refuse to arrest criminals in Tipperary Town, but
they have been refusing to arrest drug pushers
and criminals in Dublin and in many towns in the
Irish Republic for many years!
6) Frank McBrearty Jnr fitted
up by Garda
and Non-fiction (Books) - Chaos and Conspiracy
New book about the fitting up
of the McBrearty family by the Garda for a murder
and crimes they did not commit!
Drama at the McBrearty/Anti-Corruption meeting in
Dublin. - Indymedia Ireland by Brian Nugent!
Frank Shortt fitted
up by Garda - because he refused to let drug
pushers into his nightclub. Garda have tried to
give the impression that they are combating drug
pushers in clubs, nightclubs, discos and hotels
but this was a PR exercise. How many other
nightclubs have the Garda raided before and since
Frank Shortt was arrested and sent to jail? In
truth the Garda do not and have not raided any
other nightclubs in the Republic of Ireland!
The Garda do not hinder drug pushers in clubs
or on the streets of Irish towns - they turn a
blind eye to drug pushing!
The many Garda seizures of drugs are a
smokescreen - Are there independent witnesses to
verify that drugs seized by the Garda are
actually destroyed? As far as I know, not one
Irish TD has brought up this question - the
witness and verification of the destruction of
seized drugs by the Garda!
Police to Undergo Reform
JUSTICE Minister Michael McDowell said damning
Supreme Court criticism of Garda (police)
corruption in Donegal which resulted in a night
club boss being fitted up and serving
27 months in jail for bogus drugs offences
justifies his policy of introducing a major shake
up of the force.
He said the treatment of Frank Shortt was so bad
the government had no alternative but to pursue a
program of radical reform.
McDowells comments followed a decision by
the highest court in the land to increase a $2.52
million compensation award to a record $6.23
The new sum includes an unprecedented $1.33
million punitive damages to mark the courts
abhorrence of the outrageous conduct
by police towards Shortt. His lawyer Katherine
Ward said the increase was beyond Shortts
Anyone who strongly supports the Garda
Síochána as I and the vast majority of the
people in this country do is entitled to feel a
great sense of shock, disappointment and dismay
at what happened to Frank Shortt, McDowell
The minister said he was, however,
heartened by the courts
acknowledgment that the behavior of two cops who
were central to Shortts case should
not cast aside our respect for the dedication
shown by the vast majority of members down
through the years.
Former Superintendent Kevin Lennon has since been
dismissed from the force, while former detective
Noel McMahon resigned.
The court, and other investigations into police
corruption, heard the treatment of Shortt was
part of a series of bent practices aimed at
obtaining speedy promotion for Lennon.
In his judgment, the presiding Chief Justice John
Murray described the scandal as a stain of
the darkest dye on the otherwise generally fine
tradition of the Garda. He criticized the
especially grave abuse of Shortt by
Lennon and McMahon.
The consequence for Shortt was a tormenting
saga of imprisonment, mental and physical
deterioration, estrangement from family, loss of
business, public and professional ignominy and
Mr. Justice Adrian Hardiman, who was also on the
bench, said the state authorities had conceded
only after a long struggle that
Shortt was the victim of the worst known
oppression of a citizen by the state but
the Garda had yet to apologize to him.
What happened to Shortt was so outrageous as
almost to defy description but the police force
had yet to admit this.
Shortt, now aged 72 and a married father of five,
was jailed for three years after being wrongly
convicted of allowing the sale of drugs in his
nightclub, the Point Inn, on Donegals
Inishowen peninsula in 1992. He served 27 months
of the sentence in Mountjoy Prison, was put on
anti-depressants and lost more than 30 pounds.
When in prison he was refused periods of release
for the birth of his grandchild and when his wife
was ill in hospital.
8) Ian Bailey fitted up by
What the neighbours say
Sunday, December 21, 2003
By Barry O'Kelly
It is one of the extraordinary aspects of the
Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder story, and it
went almost unnoticed: the alleged sightings,
statements and recollections of JulesThomas,
partner of the self-admitted prime suspect, Ian
She is Bailey's key witness.
Amid the dramatic claims about Bailey - the
savage beatings, the throat-slitting threats and
the infamous "I did it, I did it"
alleged murder confession, a wider series of
claims was being outlined by his accusers about
dates, times and places.
They partly concern Thomas and what she said and
did after the slaying of filmmaker SophieToscan
du Plantier. The principal focus of the claims is
what Bailey was doing after his west Cork
neighbour was battered to death on December 23,
It has been alleged that Thomas (54) spoke of the
"terrible state" of du Plantier's body;
it was allegedly inferred that she had taken
pictures of the scene hours before news of the
murder broke, and it was further alleged that
around this time she was seen driving from the
direction of the du Plantier house.
What is extraordinary about these and other
claims is that Jules Thomas flatly refutes them,
as does her partner. She has claimed that, while
under arrest, the gardai pressured her into
making and signing statements about Bailey having
The Welsh-born artist denied that Bailey was a
violent man, and suggested that reports about the
brutal beatings were "completely out of
proportion for a domestic". A former friend
said one beating left chunks of her hair torn
out, her eye purple and bloodied, her mouth
swollen and bite marks on her arm.
Thomas said the media had subjected the couple to
an ordeal "a million times worse" than
any of the beatings.
If her partner had suffered trial by media, in
their reports about his being the prime suspect,
his libel action allowed the papers the latitude
to outline just why. They did so last Tuesday and
Wednesday, in a dramatic finale before a crowded
courtroom in the makeshift Cork Circuit Court,
which is unlikely to hear the like of it again.
Judge Patrick Moran warned repeatedly that his
court was not a court of inquiry into the du
Plantier murder. Between times, the papers
reproduced the bones of the witness testimony
from the unsolved garda murder file, and Bailey's
lawyer invited some of these witnesses to say
whether they believed he was the killer.
It was not a trial, but it frequently had the
look and feel of one. Bailey (46) sitting just
yards away in the public seats, listened intently
last Tuesday to a procession of former friends,
neighbours and casual acquaintances suggesting,
implying and, in the case of one, boldly
declaring that he murdered Sophie Toscan du
Plantier seven years ago.
The broad sweep of their statements was already
put to him. Each and every one of the witnesses,
he said, had got it wrong. Bailey, tall,
broad-framed, with a refined middle-England
accent, was articulate, analytical and generally
calm in his denunciations.
But then he had to sit and endure in the public
seats, alongside the rapt public gallery,
journalists, witnesses and assorted lawyers, who
had an altogether different experience witnessing
Cork's most sensational libel case.
Bailey must surely be questioning the wisdom of
bringing this low-budget libel action - the
maximum payout per paper is 38,000 - since
his stated aim was to restore his good name. Much
of the detailed testimony has never been aired in
public before (although half the country already
believed he was the killer, according to his
The testimony on behalf of the papers, led by
Paul Gallagher SC, was a potted history of the
case, as gleaned from the garda investigation
file. The file has been given to the Director of
Public Prosecutions, who declared two weeks ago
that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute
anybody for the murder of du Plantier.
The glamorous French woman was found battered to
death on a boreen near her holiday home in Schull
two days before Christmas in 1996. Ian Bailey
reported on the murder.
This timelime of his alleged movements, comments,
threats and confessions concerning the murder -
all of which are vehemently denied by Ian Bailey
- covers the crucial 24 hours after the murder:
The events were related in court by the witnesses
from the garda file.
* Monday December 23, 3.15am, the day of the
murder, in the early hours: a man with a long
coat was observed by a local shopkeeper
staggering along a road, Kealfadda Bridge, near
the scene of the murder.
The witness, Marie Farrell, said last week that
it was not until several weeks later that she
discovered that the man was Ian Bailey. He said
he was at home writing on the morning du Plantier
was killed. Jules Thomas said he got up to write
poetry, but has no idea at what time.
Farrell testified that Bailey launched a campaign
of harassment against her after she reported the
sighting of him at Kealfadda Bridge to the
gardai. Farrell said Bailey told her: "I did
not kill Sophie, but I know you saw me at the
bridge. There are things we have to discuss. I'm
being set up by detectives."
He later made cutthroat gestures to her in the
street, the court heard. Her solicitor and the
gardai had tried to get him to stop, she said.
Bailey said it was she who asked him to meet her
to discuss her statement.
"She rang me and asked me to go her shop in
Schull. I spoke with her. I had a tape recorder
with me," he said.
Jules Thomas denied that she had ever contacted
Farrell or that she had told the shopkeeper:
"We must do everything in our power to
Thomas declined to speculate on the reported
sighting of Bailey at Kealfadda Bridge. However,
she was convinced that Bailey was writing in her
kitchen that morning. She denied that she had
told gardai that her partner had a "raw,
fresh and big bloody cut" on his forehead
Asked about differences in her statements to
gardaí and her account in court, she said:
"They kept putting words in my mouth."
Examiner - 2005/10/25: Farrell and Bailey refuse
to talk to garda inquiry
Farrell and Bailey refuse to talk to garda
By Eddie Cassidy, West Cork
MARIE FARRELL, the woman who controversially
withdrew her allegations against journalist Ian
Bailey, has put her family home on the market as
she and Bailey refused to talk to a new garda
investigation into the death of Sophie Toscan du
Plantier.Both Ms Farrell and Mr Bailey, the
murder suspect implicated by her witness
statements to detectives nine years ago, both
declined to speak to a top-level inquiry team,
set up by Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy, without
their legal representatives being present.
Mother of five Ms Farrell, who has not
publicly spoken about her allegations, has
claimed, through her solicitor Donal Daly, that
she felt under pressure when she made false
witness statements to gardaí.
* December 23, 10.30am: Jules Thomas is
claimed to have visited the market in the nearby
village of Goleen. Vegetable seller James Camier
said he met Thomas there. He claims to have a
real recollection of her telling him Bailey would
not be coming to the market, she having just
dropped him off at the local Dreenan Crossroads.
"She said, `There's been a murder and he's
going west to see it. It's very sad, but this is
Ian's job.' To the best of my knowledge she said
a French woman."
Jules Thomas said the conversation never happened
that day. It might have happened the following
day. Camier didn't come forward to make a
statement to gardai until 18
* December 23, 11am: Sophie Toscan's du
Plantier's body was discovered at 10.30am, but
news of the murder did not emerge officially or
locally for another three hours.
Jules Thomas is claimed to have been seen driving
"from the direction of the du Plantier
house" by a local landscape gardener, Billy
Fuller. "I saw a white Fiesta, it was Jules'
car and Jules was driving," said Fuller, a
former acquaintance of Bailey and Thomas.
Bailey's lawyer said: "Jules Thomas will say
she was not driving in that area at that time of
Fuller said he remembered that it was 11am and
she was driving down the hill in the direction of
Kealfadda Bridge. He was curious to know what she
was doing, as she then took two turns and was
driving in the direction of a cul de sac. She put
her hand out "to stop something at the back
of the seat" as if to stop something falling
over on her, he said.
Fuller later visited the cul de sac area.
"You were doing your own bit of detective
work, you went down looking," said the
lawyer. Bailey has said that Fuller's statements
are total fiction.
* December 23, 11am to 12.30pm: Local woman
Caroline Leftwick said Bailey phoned her around
this time. "He said he would be unable to
call because there was a murder in the locality
and `I have got the story'," she said.
The call took place at least two hours before he
should have heard about the discovery of the
murdered woman's body.
Bailey recalled the phone call, but denied making
any reference to a murder. Leftwick is adamant.
"That's how I heard about the murder. This
murder was a major event for everybody."
Leftwick said she was later told by Jules Thomas
at a party that the murdered woman's body had
been "a terrible sight".Thomas
emphatically denied ever saying this.
1.30pm-2pm: Eddie Cassidy of the Irish Examiner
recalled a phone conversation with Bailey about
the discovery of a woman's body in the area.
Cassidy said that at no stage did he suggest it
was a murder. Bailey insisted that he had. This
was how he learned about the killing, he said.
* December 23, 1.50pm: The photo editor of
the Irish Independent, Padraic Byrne, said he got
a phone call from Bailey around this time.
"A phone call was put through to me. He
[Bailey] said a body of a woman had been found in
Schull. He said he wanted to sell me photographs
of the scene," said Byrne. "He said it
was a French national. He said it was a pretty
& December 23, 2.20pm: Cork photo agency
owner Michael Mac- Sweeney, having been told by
the Indo that Bailey might have pictures, said
Bailey phoned him. MacSweeney claimed: "He
was very, very vague. He was meandering. I was
given to believe he had taken the pictures and he
was on top of the situation. Towards the end he
inferred that it was his girlfriend who had taken
the pictures. He said the pictures had been done
that morning between 10 and 11."
MacSweeney said he later visited Bailey's house,
following the latter's release from garda custody
eight weeks later. He said Bailey, who had then
become the prime suspect, was posing for
pictures, and he then realised it was the
photographer he had spoken to on the day of the
"He said, `Oh you rang me on the first day.'
I said: `No you rang me, you told me'."
* December 23, between 11am and noon: Bailey, it
was alleged, told another person over the phone
that there was a murder in the area. This was a
friend of Bailey's, west Cork writer Paul
O'Colman, who said that he could not be sure
about thetimethe conversation took place.
"He was very excited. He told me there was a
murder. I took it that it was quite a break for
him as a journalist," he testified.
Bailey's lawyer said the phone call must have
taken place at a later time. O'Colman said his
estimate on the time was based on the facts that
the call had woken him up and that he was not in
the habit of sleeping very late.
He said that Bailey later told a woman at a
party, in a comment he took to be a joke, that he
had murdered du Plantier "to boost my
* December 23, 2.20pm: Ian Bailey and Jules
Thomas were allegedly seen driving up the laneway
of the du Plantier house by the woman who found
the body, Shirley Foster.
Foster, one of three people living on the
laneway, including the late du Plantier, said
Bailey seemed to be in a hurry. "I had to
flag them," she said. "I wound down the
She recalled telling Bailey that "you cannot
go down there" because the gardai had it
cordoned off. "He said, `I know about that,
I am on an assignment'," Foster said. She
rejected a suggestion by Bailey's lawyerthat they
had metata crossroads and that Bailey did not
know where the garda activity was taking place.
* December 23-25: at times during this
period Bailey began working on the du Plantier
murder story,the catalyst to relaunch his career,
as his lawyer suggested. It was the biggest story
of his life.
Other witnesses who contradicted the testimony
of Ian Bailey:
* Louise Kennedy, a neighbour out walking, saw
a fire in Bailey's garden.
"I thought it was a bit unusual on that
day, St Stephen's Day."
* A second neighbour Brian Jackson also
claimed to have seen a fire in the garden. He
distinctly heard Bailey calling his dog, Saffie.
"I have absolutely no doubt it was Ian
Bailey," he said. Bailey said: "I
didn't have a fire and Jules didn't have a fire.
I have on St Stephen's Day no knowledge of a
* Malachi Reed, then aged 14, testified
that during a lift home from Schull in late
January 1997 the following happened:
"He was cursing to himself. I asked him
how are things, and he said:
`Fine until I went up there with a rock and
bashed her fucking brains in.'
I got a very cold shiver, nervousness. I kept
my mouth shut for two miles. I didn't know what
to do. I was grateful to get out of the
Bailey said he told Reed that people were
"I went up there with a rock and bashed
her brains in". He was merely repeating what
they were saying.
"I said it was being said that I
did." Irene Amanda Reed said she was told
the story the next day by her son. She said they
were terrified and they put deadbolts on the
doors of their home.
She said: "A person is innocent until
proven guilty, but why would he say such a thing
unless he was implicated in some way?"
* Local man Billy Fuller said Bailey told
him in February 1997, while speaking in the
"Yes, you did it. You saw her in Spar and
she turned you on, walking up the aisle with her
tight arse. You went to see what you could get
and she was not interested. You chased her. It
stirred something in the back of your head. It
went a lot further than you intended."
Bailey denied ever uttering these words.
* Locals Richard and Rosie Shelley said
Bailey declared on New Year's Day 1999:
"I did it, I did it, I went too
However, Bailey said:
"What I said was `It was being said, I
did it, I did it, I did it'. I understand they
thought I was saying I did it. I was drunk . . .
I was emotional. Christmas time brings it all
* Peter Bielecki, a former friend from
Skibereen, suggested that Bailey told him he
tried to strangle his former wife, Sarah
Limbrick. Bie- lecki's former partner said Bailey
repeated the story to her as well.
Bailey angrily denied that he had ever tried
to strangle his ex-wife.
View from Ireland: Ian Bailey has a case
In the aftermath of the murder of Sophie
Toscan du Plantier in County Cork nearly nine
years ago, gardaí failed to secure the extended
local environment. That failure allowed dozens of
people to freely leave Irish territory without
cross-check or monitoring. While investigators
could have focused on the possibility that
someone from France was stalking Sophie during
her last days in Schull, they instead patched
together a case against Ian Bailey, an English
journalist with a colourful local history. The
long investigation did not meet the standards
expected of a capital case and consequently the
Department of Public Prosecution did not file
against Ian Bailey.
Sorry to have to interject some cogency
into your ramblings but the fact is that the
Gardai focused on Ian Bailey because the
circumstantial evidence at the time pointed
towards him as a murder suspect. Investigating
suspects is part of their job.I dont understand
your comment regarding securing the local area
and allowing 'people'to leave Ireland-what
people? The police dont close national borders
when crimes are commited.Would you have them do
so? .Perhaps the police should have interviewed
every french person in West Cork on the basis
of-what exactly? Ian
himself was peddling the French Mafia Hitman
fantasy/ red herring on the basis of-again, no
evidence whatsoever.He also had no qualms in
claiming Sophie Plantier was having affairs and
that her poor husband had dubious connections
with the Southern French Mafia-unsubstantiated
rubbish. The Police are
not perfect and the forensic team in this case
were woefully inadequate. That is a tragedy for
all concerned but it doesnt mean the gardai were
evil or corrupt or all the recent rubbish
recently peddled by Ian Baileys legal team
recently. Lets remember who is the victim in this
case before we feel all gooey about Ian Baileys
'reputation' and good name(?!Ultimately he was
not charged and is a free man,and locals have
given him the benefit of the doubt. Some people
feel that is more than he deserves.
The fitting up of Dean Lyons by
Garda for the GrangeGorman satanic murders!
sent for trial over leak of Dean Lyons report -
National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie
(A Garda with a sense of morality, is being
fitted up because he leaked vital information on
the Dean Lyons case!
If he had not done so, the Lyons Case would
have been put on the "long finger", as
have other cases like the Dublin paedophile
network and Malcom McArthur case!)
finger" tactic is well used in Ireland by
both the Garda and the Irish Fianna Fail
government when they need to cover up cases,
which would eventually expose the crimes of the
e'lites in Ireland!
Garda sent for trial
over leak of Dean Lyons report
November 23 2007
A garda sergeant charged with
unlawfully disclosing the contents of a report
into the wrongful charging of Dean Lyons has been
sent forward for trial to the Circuit Criminal
Detective Sergeant Robert
McNulty, of Rathfarnham in Dublin, was charged
last month in connection with the leaking of a
report compiled after the an inquiry into why the
homeless drug addict was wrongfully charged with
a double murder in Grangegorman which he did not
The charges relate to a story
which appeared in the Evening Herald in August
2006, a month before the report was due to be
The book of evidence has been
served in the case and the detective has been
remanded on continuing bail.
Lyons affair just one of a
catalogue of garda scandals
SHEILA Lyons felt sick when she was told last
August that doubts expressed by certain gardai
over her son Dean's confession to the murder of
two women in Grangegorman in 1997 had not been
acted upon. Her response was unequivocal: some
gardai investigating her son's alleged
involvement in the brutal murders had brushed the
truth under the carpet.
10) A spokesperson for the GRA
made a claim on RTE, at the time of the dispute
about the proposed Garda Reserve force between
rank and file Garda and the top Garda, - the GRA
spokesman claimed that top Garda were involved in
NB: I heard him make this claim
on RTE radio!
The shooting of John Carthy by Garda ERF.
Carthy - shot dead by Irish Police
12) The killing of Brian
Rossiter whilst being held in Garda custody in
Clonmel Garda Station!
Apply the Rule of Law Minister
Linehan.....Brian Rossiter - Indymedia Ireland
Two British medical experts, at the
statutory inquiry disagreed with Dr. Cassidy.
They concluded the 14 year old received his fatal
injury either just before or during his time
Garda custody, that leaves Hannigan in the clear
and it leaves some rogue Gardai and Dr. Cassidy
in the loop.
News: Gardaí to probe arrest of Rossiter's
- Politics, Media and Current Affairs in Ireland
Brian Rossiter, a 14 year old
Clonmel boy, was found in a coma after a night in
Garda custody. He died three days later, never
having recovered consciousness. At present an
inquiry is underway into the circumstances of his
detention and death.
Meanwhile there is evidence of
Garda harassment of the father of Brian Rossiter,
Pat Rossiter, and of a central witness in the
case, Tony Buck, who claims to have witnessed a
named Garda strike a heavy blow to the temple of
Brian Rossiter as he was being brought to a cell
in the Garda station some 12 hours before he was
discovered in a coma.
Tony Buck's house has been
raided on several occasions and, according to him
and his wife, their home was ransacked by
Gardaí. On one occasion the Gardaí claimed they
were searching for a firearm. One of Tony Buck's
sons is serving a term of imprisonment for the
murder of a Clonmel man several years ago.
Pat Rossiter, has recently
instituted a legal action against Gardaí in
Clonmel for false imprisonment and malicious
prosecution, following his acquittal on public
order charges in early May.
The judge in that case, Judge
Terence Finn, was critical of the Gardaí
involved in Pat Rossiter's arrest. He advised the
Gardaí to "go back to the books". He
said he had a long memory and if further
deficiencies in Garda cases arose at Clonmel
District Court he would remember this case.
Pat Rossiter had been charged
with being drunk and a danger to himself and
others, and with using threatening, abusive or
insulting behaviour in a public place following
an incident in May 2005.
One of the Gardaí involved in
prosecuting Pat Rossiter was the garda in charge
of the station in Clonmel on the night Brian
Rossiter was brought to the station and later
lapsed into a coma. He claimed in evidence he did
not know who Pat Rossiter was, nor did he connect
him to Brian Rossiter.
In the course of the case the
judge expressed scepticism about notes gardaí
allegedly made at the time concerning the
incident involving Pat Rossiter. He also
commented on the "marked similarity" in
the evidence given by two gardaí in the case.
The murder of Brian Rossiter, a
14 year-old boy, in a Garda cell in Clonmel
father of murdered Brian Rossitor, says he will
now sue the Garda and the "Justice
Dept" for the murder of his 14 yearold son
whilst held unlawfully in Garda custody in
Last Updated: 11/04/2008 15:40
Report finds Rossiter
An inquiry into the death of 14-year-old
Clonmel schoolboy Brian Rossiter while in Garda
custody has found no evidence that he was
assaulted but found he was unlawfully detained by
gardai. The report of the inquiry by senior
counsel Hugh Hartnett into the boy's death was
published by Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan
today. It found there was a failure to fully
investigate all the circumstances surrounding his
death. These findings must now be studied
carefully to see what lessons need to be learned,
and how best to deal with any similar
circumstances in the future Minister for Justice
Brian Lenihan Brian Rossiter died after he was
found unconscious in a cell at Clonmel Garda
station on the morning of September 11th, 2002,
following his arrest by gardaí at about 9.30pm
on the previous night on suspicion of having
committed a public order offence. The inquiry
found that, while the arrest of Brian Rossiter
was lawful, his detention was unlawful,
notwithstanding the fact that his father
consented to it. It also found there was a
failure to observe properly certain procedural
requirements of regulations governing custody in
Garda stations, in particular a failure to record
accurately the time at which Brian Rossiter was
given information relating to his rights while in
custody. Mr Hartnetts inquiry was not
satisfied, however, that the teenager was
assaulted in the course or while he was in
custody. It also found no evidence that there was
an attempt made to mislead medical personnel
wrongfully with incorrect information. The
inquiry sat in private for 77 days and heard
evidence from 99 witnesses between December 2005
and September 2006. The report found Brian
Rossiter was under the influence of an intoxicant
at the time of his arrest. It would appear
reasonable to believe that a fourteen-year-old
who is intoxicated might prove to be a danger to
himself. In these circumstances, and having
considered all the evidence presented, the
inquiry is satisfied that the arrest was not
unlawful. On the allegations that Mr
Rossiter was assaulted, Mr Hartnett found the
evidence of one male witness who claimed he saw
Brian Rossiter being assaulted upon his arrest to
be entirely false.
A female witness who also alleged that she saw
Brian Rossiter being assaulted by a garda while
being taken to the Garda station gave evidence
that was unclear and, at times,
The inquiry did not find [her] to be a
persuasive or credible witness and does not
accept her evidence in relation to the alleged
maltreatment of Brian Rossiter.
A man named as Mr C who claimed he
saw Brian Rossiter being assaulted by members of
the Garda Síochána in Clonmel Garda station was
thoroughly unreliable and lacking in
credibility. There were glaring
inconsistencies in various versions of
events given by Mr C since 2002, the report
states. Mr C was in custody that night in the
Garda station having been arrested for an
unrelated offence. His lack of co-operation
with this inquiry from the very beginning was in
marked contrast to his willingness to report
allegations to other parties in circumstances
where he would not be subjected to
examination," the report said.
Mr Lenihan said today the publication of the
full report was not possible for legal reasons.
I hope that the comprehensive summary which
I am publishing today, containing extensive
extracts from the report, will facilitate a clear
understanding of the events leading up to Brian's
tragic death. While I am constrained in
what I can say due to ongoing litigation, and
while I am mindful of the inquest currently under
way, clearly these findings must now be studied
carefully to see what lessons need to be learned,
and how best to deal with any similar
circumstances in the future, he said. A
full copy of the report has been made available
to the Rossiter family in the context of ongoing
civil proceedings. Copies of the full report have
also been given to the Director of Public
Prosecutions, the Cork City Coroner, and the
Garda Commissioner. Garda Commissioner Fachtna
Murphy said he accepted the findings of the
report. However, in responding he is
mindful of the constraints placed on him by the
forthcoming inquest and by the ongoing related
civil proceedings in the High Court. The
Garda Commissioner tasked an Assistant
Commissioner to examine the full report and to
assess in accordance with legal advice whether
any disciplinary or criminal issues arise.
"In that context the Assistant Commissioner
is consulting with the relevant law officers and
the Commissioner awaits a report from him,
he said in a statement. The Commissioner
again extends his sympathies to the Rossiter
family on the tragic death of Brian and
acknowledges the distress experienced by them at
The Garda Representative Association said it
was studying the full version of the document.
GRA president John Egan said members "fully
co-operated with the investigation and subsequent
inquiry". "We welcome the findings by
Mr Hartnett that there was no assault by a member
of An Garda Síochána, either during the arrest
or in whilst in Garda custody.
© 2008 ireland.com
From Breaking News
From The Irish Times
The Murder of 14 yearold Brian Rossitor in
Garda custody in a cell in Clonmel Garda station!
Reports Brian Rossiter
Dispute resolution, Ireland
The Brian Rossitor Inquiry! - solicitors -
Cian O Carroll acting for Lynch and Partners
13) The killing of Terence
Wheelock whilst being held in Garda custody in a
Garda cell in Store Street Garda station Dublin!
of Terence Wheelock in Irish police station part
of a pattern - Ireland / Britain Repression /
prisoners - Anarkismo
- Protest for Terence Wheelock and John Moloney
of Terence Wheelock in Irish police station part
of a pattern
by NCA - WSM Wednesday, Mar 7 2007, 3:19pm
britain / repression /
prisoners / news report
Caution: Garda at work!
To people living in the North
Inner City, the Sadly, this will not come as a
surprise to anyone who has witnessed the
operations of the Gardai when dealing with the
citizens of the city. There has always been
something of a siege mentality amongst the
enforcers of law and order in our streets. They
appear to have little problems with the force
part, whereas their efforts at winning respect
within the community have been negligible. Indeed
one of the Gardai that quite visibly lost the run
of himself on the Reclaim The Streets
in May 2002, turned out to be a community guard.
Obviously on that sunny evening, when he covered
up his numbers and flayed his baton wildly into
people, thugery came easier to him than did his
The issue is that the Gardai appear to have
precious little respect for the people that
theyre supposed to be there to serve. Their
purpose has always been to protect the property
of the bosses, and they appear to be able to get
away with murder after that. As long as normality
is maintained, then they have carte-blanche to
deal with the public.
Every year there are over 1200 complaints to the
Garda Siochana Complaints Board. Many of these
dont appear to go anywhere. Less than ten
per cent appear to reach some sort of conclusion
and they get reported in vague bureaucratic
language like they were informally resolved
at local level. Many complaints appear to
get withdrawn or appear to be deemed
inadmissible. In 2004 the Director of
Public Prosecutions only managed to start
proceedings against a mere 3 Gardai, in respect
of just 2 complaints.
The feeling is that this is an exercise in
futility, complaining about the cops to a board
that is made up of ex-cops who know where they
stand on the issue long before theyve heard
the any statements.
The campaigners for Terence Wheelock are brave.
They have shone a light into a dark corner of how
the state conducts its business and we should all
be grateful for that. The call for an independent
inquiry must be heeded and it is about time the
boys in blue were held accountable for their
actions. That is never going to happen in the
present set up. When the law enforcers are above
the law, justice has to be fought for.
Meeting: Death By Cops - Justice For Terence
2.45 pm - 3.45 pm, March 3rd, Anarchist Book
fair, Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square
Laurence Wheelock talks about his familys
fight for justice for his brother Terence, a
twenty year old man from Dublins north
inner city who went into a coma after sustaining
injuries in garda custody in June 2005 and
subsequently died in September of that year.
This article is from the North-City Anarchist,
March 2007 recent revelations at the Dublin City
coroners court at the inquest into the
death of young Terence Wheelock will not come as
a surprise. Terence went into a coma from which
he never recovered, after sustaining injuries in
Store Street Garda station. One witness to his
arrest said the Gardai whacked
Terences head off the side of the van and
twisted his broken arm behind his back.
An Injury To One Is An Injury To All -
Workers Solidarity Movement
An Injury To One Is An
Injury To All
Thursday July 26, 2007 16:42
by Ci - lucy parons - WSM
Terence Wheelocks death
is by no means extraordinary, in that his death
was one twenty two deaths reported in Garda
Custody since 1997. Of these figures, a majority
of those who died are under the age of thirty,
and, in the case of Brian Rossiter, the victim
was just fourteen years old.
June 9th last
saw 500 people march on Store Street Garda
station to demand justice for Terence Wheelock on
the second anniversary of his death. Terence, a
twenty-year-old man from Dublins north
inner- city, fell into a coma after sustaining
injuries in Store Street Station in June 2005 and
subsequently died in September of that year.
Gardai claim Terence took his own life, but
evidence gathered independently by the Wheelock
family points toward something much more sinister
than that. What they have proven is that Terence
was forced to endure gross brutality at the hands
of the people who are supposed to protect
and to serve us.
The reality of the situation- that Terences
only offence was to be in the wrong place at the
wrong time, and the fact that the Gardai
responsible have so far evaded any form of
punishment for their crime further proves that
their purpose has always been to protect private
property rather than the civil rights of those
they are paid to serve. Getting away with murder
has become one of the things they have become
very good at.
Terences death, while astonishing in the
sheer brutality of the facts, is by no means
extraordinary, in that his death was one twenty
two deaths reported in Garda Custody since 1997.
Of these figures, a majority of those who died
are under the age of thirty, and, in the case of
Brian Rossiter, the victim was just fourteen
Also disquieting is the fact that several of the
deaths took place in Store Street Garda station.
This cannot be a coincidence. Death by hanging
counted for a large number of the deaths, though
in several cases, including in that of Terence,
suicide has proved to be almost impossible.
Brian Rossiter was found unconscious in a cell in
Clonmel Garda Station following his arrest in
Clonmel town on 10 September 2002. He entered the
station in good health, left in a coma and died a
few days later.
Gardai told Brians father, that he had
overdosed on alcohol and ecstasy tablets. Later
toxicology reports showed no traces of either
substance. The statutory inquiry has always been
strongly criticised by the Rossiter family for
trying to narrow its scope, thus avoiding vital
Avoiding vital questions is what the Garda do
best. In the Rossiter case, Garda blatantly lied
to the family of the victim. If, as the Gardai
state, Brian was heavily intoxicated, why was
there not a medic present to provide him with a
necessary check? The boy was just fourteen years
of age. Why, in the case of Terence Wheelock,
have the Gardai continually tried to dismiss
feasible evidence? Why were the custody records
of the station inexplicably changed following his
How is it that John Maloney, found comatose and
heavily bleeding behind a church in Rathfarnham,
received these injuries minutes after
leaving Garda custody?
These questions merely highlight the corrupt and
brutal nature of policing in this state. Whether
through death and injury of those in Garda
custody, or those killed in the prison system, or
those other victims like John Carthy this state
violence has been well documented.
It is of huge importance that people support the
campaigns of the Wheelocks, Moloneys and other
families seeking justice. Organised opposition
can hopefully save more lives and create an
atmosphere where people can begin working on
community alternatives to the states hard
line force. An injustice to one is and injustice
Justice For Terence Wheelock Protest at
Store Street Garda Station - Indymedia Ireland
advice to the family of Terrence Weelock is -
leave the Shinners at home next time!"
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