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Thursday, 3 April 2014

And The Band Played on

The Government has promised to set up commission of investigation into Garda taping.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said:

We have decided to establish a commission of investigation to establish the full extent of conversations with Garda stations and between gardaí, and I think it is important that we establish the full facts ... I certainly take it very seriously, that people who telephone a Garda station, their conversations may have been tape-recorded without their knowledge. I take very seriously the recording of conversations between gardaí, again without their knowledge.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has been the first high profile head to roll but in the wake of his resignation opposition TDs were seeking the departure from government of Justice Minister Alan Shatter. An Garda Siochana is obliged to dances to a mood music very different from half a century ago. 

A216 Garda band 1957

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