…The Guardian also understands that a number of Dublin-based journalists are going to allege that their phones have been routinely monitored by gardai.
Since the imposition of the 2005 Garda Siochana Act ,the force has been accused of scanning reporters’ calls to establish if they have been talking to individual gardai. The 2005 Act imposes heavy penalties on Garda officers who brief members of the media.
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