Ghostbusters arrive at Garda HQ under the eagle eye of the Foggy Dew.

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While reading an article by John Mooney last Sunday, I thought it was very interesting that Commissioner Foggy Drew Harris is copying a module that is already in the British Met Police in London.  The Ghost Squad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU4qbnNmxWA will be a team of trained Garda Officers led by a Detective Supt., to filter out the rogues and the corrupt cops within the Irish Police Service.  It is hard to imagine that Minister Flanagan has not mentioned this in the Dail or in any interview in the last couple of months which would entail that Harris has a free rein at Garda HQ and he will do what is necessary to clean up the gutter cops and take them, if necessary, with speed, before the Irish courts.  My only concern about this is:  It will bring conflict between GSOC, the Ghostbusters Squad, and the Department of Justice.

Why?  Well as we all know in the Republic of Ireland, we have a major problem with corruption, cronyism, Cops on the take from drug dealers, and now I will mention the Garda who gave vital information to a Gang in the last few months in West Limerick.  At the moment, this Garda has not been charged but he has been suspended and Drew Harris and Garda HQ are trying desperately to equate the amount of damage this rogue officer is responsible for.  We have a collapsed trial last month in relation to the fatal shooting at the Regency hotel and sadly we all know of the suicide of Detective Supt., Colm Fox at Ballymun Garda station.  Many questions but there are very few answers.

In the last few months also, Harris has written to thousands of people across the country apologising to them on the conduct of  hundreds of Gardai who failed in their duty to investigate youth crime which included serious assaults, robberies and worst of all, Rape.  Harris also wrote out to hundreds of suspects apologising to them also for not investigating them.  Now here is a Paradox for conjecture.  I have said it before and I will say it now, there are between 3,000 of our Gardai compromised and I mean this.

I don’t know how this Ghost Squad is going to work but I will conclude by saying:  Why advertise the Ghost Squad?  Why let the Rogue Cops Know – that there is going to be eyes and cameras watching them because then they have the advantage of lying low and being one step ahead of their own posse?

It is a great pity that Maurice McCabe  left before he reached the age of 60 and I still believe that this man deserves a lot better, from the Irish Government, and the people of Ireland and when an election comes, he should be first on any new Taoiseach’s list of 12 nominations for the Seanad.  Maurice McCabe would be a great asset on a committee dealing with corruption and collusion within our Police Service.  Time will tell how the Ghostbusters get on but Harris should realise one thing – Don’t advertise your thoughts to the enemy within.

Fred

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15th March 2019

Gardai seize fake taxi licenses in a crackdown and also arrest a number of people in relation to sham marriages and getting Irish passports as easy as buying a bag of chips in a take away on a bad Friday night.

Last week, my partner and I, came back from town by Taxi.  The young man was Dublin born and reared and just in his mid twenties.  I asked him how long he was doing taxi and he replied “just eight weeks”.  Then he told us an extraordinary story which got my ears cocked like a rooster in the Taoiseach’s Department.  The young man told me that he had to wait nine months for his taxi license; he had passed all his tests, he was vetted over and over again by different agencies including the Gardai but then he explained to me that there was one Rogue Garda who made his life hell and made him wait nine months to get his taxi on the road.  I find this not just alarming but shocking and it must be a job now for Drew Harris and his Ghost Busters Squad.  This young man’s life was affected by not being able to work but also his partner and himself had applied for a mortgage and the bank sadly turned them down because of the delay or may I say because of the corruption in the Garda station in North Dublin.  It is frightening to think what one rogue cop can do to a person’s life and I can put that another way peoples’ lives.  Here was a young man with not one blemish on his character and battered down by a Garda who should be re-vetted and given the exit door (once they get the necessary evidence).

In the meantime, Operation Vantage, a four year inquiry by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) had a day of action last week that uncovered widespread immigration fraud leading to thousands of documents being seized in the North inner city and Lucan.  More than 90 personnel, including individuals from special crime operations, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service and the National Transport Authority, were involved in 20 searches in houses across the city.  Over 164 taxis, we now know, were fraudulently operated and 64 investigations have been finalised and forwarded to the INIS.  To add to this, the Gardai also uncovered at least 90 sham marriages where people from India, China and other countries (non EU) pay Eastern Europeans £10,000+ to engage in a fake marriage.  When one looks at the figure 90, you wonder, because my sources tell me that in the last five years there has been at least five to seven thousand sham marriages in this country and this would be a conservative figure.

I will close by saying or may I say ask the question:-  How many of our citizens put their lives in danger taking a taxi home in Dublin city and other towns across Ireland in any given day or night?  When do we stop people giving Irish passports as if we are a country that is now called the Soft Touch of Europe and also called A Daily Raffle, which means all you have to do is find the Bird, give her money and you get your Irish passport wings?

When will this Government wake up and the Government in waiting for that matter?  This is serious.  We are a small country and I put one question today to Charlie Flanagan and his mob in Justice – how much in 2013 was sent from Ireland via the like of Western Union back to Nigeria?  FIVE HUNDRED MILLION EUROS.  O YES IT IS NOT HARD TO CHECK UP.  Where did this money come from?  Where is our Fraud Squad or may I say where is the Ghost Buster Squad.

As I write this and finish off, hundreds of the entitled classes are in America promoting Irish culture for Paddies weekend but when this all boils down all it is ONE BIG PISS UP AND THE PADDIES ARE FAMOUS FOR IT.  They will come out after they sober up and announce a few token jobs before they fly home for a long weekend.

Bye for now.

Fred

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Okay this may be the UK but we can learn from their experience especially re our taxi drivers and risks to general public.  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/24-hours-in-police-custody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One comment

  1. The Paddies weekend, even though he was a Welsh man, is over. I would like to know what Pat Breen is doing in Columbia, South America, with a couple of morons from non active Enterprise Ireland. We need to get a grip here and stop accepting the PR spin from Leo and Tourism Ireland – they are all about being a private club and they need to be questioned as to the substance and the types of jobs they are mouthing off about. I will get back to this in due course but one line I will say today – Thousands of jobs in the Tourist Industry are part-time (Yellow Pack) no safety net and the people are treated like slaves so the Opposition should start asking questions. As I said I will get back to the costs involved re Paddies Day and the details we need about the junkets of free travel by the elite paid for by Joe Blogs at home. At some stage in Ireland, just like Corruption and Cronyism, the PR spin on jobs and the bluff must be weeded out also.

    Now back to Rural Crime in Ireland and the corruption that still is toxic in An Garda Siochana. The figures that Minister Flinstone Flanagan and the Department of Justice put out last week were remarkable and shocking. It gave the view that Crime in Rural Ireland now is almost at ground zero and anybody who believes this is as big a gobshite as the ones who are the orchestrators of this Spin. Rural Ireland is under siege. Farmers live in fear, sheep are going missing on a nightly basis, farm machinery is being stolen, houses are being broken into and elderly people are being assaulted and left in shock and in some cases in hospital. This sadly is the real state of rural Ireland at the moment. Only last week in Cavan a gang could come in and they were in no hurry with the JCB and take the ATM machine from the wall – just as simple as that. There wasn’t a Garda in sight but then again, this is the norm now and people sadly are becoming immune to this terror which is sadly so very dangerous.

    We still have rogue Gardai in stations across the country involved in drug dealing, taking backhanders, involved in brothel keeping, not doing their duty in accordance with the Oath they gave to the Irish people and yet the Minister Flanagan believes that Drew Harris is the greatest Policing Prophet that landed in our Phoenix Park. Well let me tell you something bluntly. Harris is not and nobody has asked the cost of protecting Drew Harris around the clock who has special bullet proof landrover, detectives who babysit around the clock and the house he resides in has steel doors within doors and then add to this the bunker for safety. The cost is enormous. I can’t believe that former Chief of Police, Ed Davis in Boston, was never asked to take over the role of Commissioner in Ireland. When will the Ghost Squad start routing out the rogues or is this another PR stunt by Flanagan and his Deputy Dog Drew.

    In Newcastle West as we speak there is major internal Garda investigations going on. One Garda who is suspended, it is alleged, got £30,000 in cash to keep an eye on his colleagues and phone certain gangland figures when checkpoints were going up and searches were being planned. One has to ask how many more rogues and how many stations have the same problem with the deep embedded corruption from within. Watching the Maurice McCabe documentary for the third time this week, he said, “I loved my job, I lived for my job as a Garda but after all I went through, there will not be much change and I know sadly I have to go now”. Maurice McCabe has gone and this country owes this man, his wife and family, a debt that money could not compensate for.

    To be continued

    Fred

    PS: I will be writing about the legal professions in Dublin and beyond who launder money for Gangland and Criminals through their books. I said it before that Dublin 4 is one of the biggest buyers of cocaine in Ireland for recreational use and these people believe in their own stupidity and arrogance that they are above the Law of the Land.

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