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Corrib gardaí ‘confined to office duties’

The five gardaí at the centre of alleged comments of a sexually threatening nature in Co Mayo are to be confined to office duties in Castlebar while an investigation into the incident is carried out.

Updated: 16:58, Thursday, 7 April 2011

The five gardaí at the centre of alleged comments of a sexually threatening nature in Co Mayo are to be confined to office duties in Castlebar while an investigation into the incident is carried out.

The move was announced in the Dáil by the Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Alan Shatter.

Minister Shatter said four of the gardaí would be moved to the station from their current posts and the fifth – who is already stationed in Castlebar – will remain there. read more

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Hollow words in the oil industry: ‘we are committed to safety’

FROM A FORMER SHELL NORTH SEA PLATFORM OIM

You may be interested in this article from today’s Aberdeen Press and Journal

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2214497

For many years now we have heard the phrase “we are committed to safety”  What exactly does this mean?  Is it to pacify the readers of various media reports or do the Companies who utter such statements really understand the meaning they infer.  Perhaps we can revisit what these statements mean,  maybe not what the dictionary defines!

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Corrib protest woman to waive anonymity at press conference

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ONE OF THE women at the Corrib gaspipe protest towards whom rape remarks were apparently directed by gardai is to waive her anonymity at a press conference this morning.

The woman is to speak to reporters at Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin at 11.30am. A Shell to Sea campaign spokesperson told TheJournal.ie this morning that the woman had taken the decision to reveal her identity because she had been warned that it was being leaked by gardai to the media.

Spokesperson Caoimhe Kerins said:

The reason that she will waive her anonymity is that we have been warned that the names and addresses of the two women have been leaked by gardai to the media and that the Sunday papers were going to report on them. One of the women is not in a position to have her anonymity lifted so this woman is stepping forward. We’re hoping that this will allow her to speak on her own terms. read more

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Women to make complaint about gardaí

The Irish Times – Thursday, April 7, 2011

LORNA SIGGINS and CONOR LALLY

THE GARDA Síochána Ombudsman Commission is due to receive a formal complaint today from the two women at the centre of the controversy over allegations of misconduct by Garda officers.

One of the women is also due to attend a Shell to Sea press conference in Dublin this morning.

The Garda ombudsman initiated an inquiry on Tuesday as a “matter of public interest”, following the revelation that gardaí were inadvertently recorded on a camera making jokes about threatening to deport and rape one of the women. read more

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