Scenes outside the Department of Justice, Merrion Street, Dublin last night involving protestors from Occupy Dame Street calling on the resignation of Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
[A letter dated December 17, 2012 from the assistant secretary at the Department of Justice to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe cc-ed to Enda Kenny and Leo Varadkar]
Stick that up your junta.
On Drivetime, presenter Mary Wilson played a clip from an interview RTÉ’s Teresa Mannion had with Enda Kenny in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, earlier today.
Enda Kenny: “I’ve received information in the last two days which contains grave allegations, as I’ve said. Now I have to take time to read and examine that properly. I responded to Deputy Micheal Martin yesterday for his having presented me with this documentation. And I’ve asked if there’s any further information that he has, or documentation, because it appears as if it’s incomplete.”
Teresa Mannion: “And Taoiseach, this was the first time you laid eyes on this sort of information?”
Kenny: “That documentation was presented to me on Wednesday night. And, as I said publically, there are serious allegations in there. We need to follow up properly, carefully and in a considerate fashion.”
Mannion: “But the Justice Minister had this information for two years and nothing was done with it.”
Kenny: “The minister has ordered a review now of all of the correspondence between his department and the whistleblower – the minister will deal with that.”
I work in an IT department and had a report from a user who couldn’t get on to justice.ie [Department of Justice & Equality website]. Our web traffic is routed through a European filtering service so it appears as if we’re in mainland Europe. It turns out the site is accessible only within Ireland. I’ve confirmed it with friends in the US, Japan and UK. Do you think the Department of Justice are taking lessons from the Chinese VP?