Tuesday 24 January 2017

Major questions for GSOC but RTE guilty again of group-think

Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30

Simon O'Brien from the Office of the Garda Ombudsman
Simon O'Brien from the Office of the Garda Ombudsman

"Just because we are paranoid doesn't mean that someone wasn't out to bug us ... even though there is no evidence that we were ever bugged in the first place."

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This line probably best paraphrases GSOC's response to the publication of the Cooke Report into the bizarre bugging/non-bugging, scandal/non-scandal which has come back to sink its teeth in the Garda watchdog's exposed behind.

The report found that "evidence does not support the proposition that actual surveillance ... took place and much less that it was carried out by members of the Garda Siochana" at GSOC's offices last year.

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