“Referencing allegations that a number of Gardaí used the PULSE system to access information about the Dublin North’s 2013 arrest for suspected drink-driving, [former justice minister Alan] Shatter said he had found the incident very worrying.
“What isn’t generally publicly known is that I raised that issue with the Garda authorities and I expressed concern as to how that came about.
“I was subsequently advised… that in excess of 150 members of the force had accessed the PULSE system… some of them seem to think it was some sort of social website that they could look up for gossip purposes.”
Report of Alan Shatter on Newstalk about Clare Daly’s arrest and subsequent outing in the media and the Garda leaks.
The quote from the Independent suggests that Shatter is saying some 150 Gardai accessed the Pulse system to check details of Clare Daly’s arrest.If he was referring to 150 Gardai then this tops even the amount of civil servants who accessed Dolores McNamaras social welfare files after she won the EuroMillions Lottery.
In that episode I think it was 106 civil servants but the Gardai seem to have outdone them for breach of privacy when it came to Clare Daly and her drink driving arrest….