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The ‘Dutch reach’
Ultan Mashup writes:
Sunday. Saw a South County cyclist knocked off his bike by a dipstick driver opening her car door right into him without looking back. He went down, was shook up, though lived.
171 D flash car, huge Louis Vuitton bag. Personally I’d sue on grounds of vulgarity alone, but here’s how YOU SHOULD do it: the Dutch Reach.
Earlier: I Want To Ride My Bicycle
— The Raven (@TheRavenxx) June 28, 2017
#JobstownNotGuilty not trending higher if you were cynical you would swear there was a conspiracy
— #GE17LOOKINGGOOD (@wolfiewire) June 28, 2017
— Gemma O'Doherty (@gemmaod1) June 28, 2017
Ian Benjamin Kenny writes:
‘We Are Voyagers’ is a short film I put together using a selection of my favorite shots I created for the ‘The Farthest’, a beautiful Irish made documentary about the amazing story of the NASA Voyager space mission. The film will be released in Irish cinemas from July 28th.
— Brian Flanagan (@BrianFlanagan1) June 28, 2017
Listen lads/lassies. Don't renue #bincharges contracts. Take control of your own and recycle and use the free waste plants around the cities
— There was no kidnap (@babsbear) June 28, 2017
Head of Legal Affairs Ken Ruane; Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan
You may recall how Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has repeatedly told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that she first learned of the issues concerning the Garda College on July 27, 2015 when head of HR John Barrett briefed her and others.
Mr Barrett claims he was told by College Administrator Sgt Pat McCabe that Ms O’Sullivan knew as early as June 23, 2015, while Mr Barrett claims former Chief Administrative Officer Cyril Dunne told him Ms O’Sullivan knew on June 30, 2015.
Specifically, Ms O’Sullivan told PAC that, after she was briefed on July 27, 2015, she set up a working group to deal with the issues. But Mr Barrett also told PAC that a meeting on July 2, 2015 was “the first meeting of the steering group established to examine the issues”.
Further to this…
The Irish Independent is reporting that the Head of Legal Affairs Ken Ruane has written to PAC contradicting Ms O’Sullivan’s account of events from her most recent appearance before PAC last week.
Cormac Quinn reports:
During last week’s appearance at the PAC, Ms O’Sullivan said: “The fact is this [working] group was established and it was to go through the process of informing all the relevant parties, keeping the Department [of Justice] and everyone else informed of that.
“I entrusted the job, and the sequence with which that was done, to the group as it was established. It is my understanding that it is accepted practice that the Accounting Officer cannot have oversight and responsibility for absolutely everything.”
In his letter, Mr Ruane quoted this section of Ms O’Sullivan’s evidence.
He wrote: “In my personal capacity as an individual who was asked to be a member of this group, I do not accept and cannot agree with the statement made above by the Commissioner in the context of the process of ‘informing all the relevant parties’.”
Previously: A Templemore Timeline