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    Anyone know what this is about. Another "whistle blower" taking the rap for others wrong doings?


    Journalist was arrested in Dublin
    Wednesday, 21 February 2007 12:14
    A journalist has been arrested after presenting himself for interview at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Dublin this morning.


    It is understood he is being questioned in connection with a story he wrote on the Bermingham Report into the case of Dean Lyons.


    The late Mr Lyons was wrongfully charged with the murder of two women in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman in 1997.


    The journalist currently works with The Sunday Tribune and wrote the story last year for another newspaper.



    Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

    #2


    I was wrong
    It happened, and I was there.
    4.48pm, Saturday 20th May 2006.
    What does grease taste like? Is it like chicken?

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      #3


      From the IT site..........


      ast Updated: 21/02/2007 13:40
      <H1>Journalist arrested over Lyons story</H1>





      A journalisthas been arrested for questioning over a story he wrote on a report into the case of the late Dean Lyons, the drug addict wrongfully arrested for the murders of two women in Dublin 10 years ago.


      A Detective Garda Sergeant has also been detained in connection with the inquiry.


      Under privilege in the Dáil today, the journalist was named as Mick McCaffrey.


      The journalist, who works for The Sunday Tribune , was arrested by gardaí from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation when he presented himself for interview by arrangement this morning.


      He wrote a story last August for another newspaper based on the unpublished report of the commission of investigation into the Lyons affair, headed by senior counsel George Birmingham.


      A statement from the Garda press office said: "As part of an investigation under the Commissions of Investigation Act, 2004, gardaí this morning arrested two men.


      "One is detained at Blackrock Garda Station, Co Dublin and the other at Harcourt Terrace Garda Station, Dublin 2. Both are detained under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984."


      Mr Lyons, a homeless drug addict, came to confess to the murders of Mary Callinan and Sylvia Shiels in their home at Grangegorman psychiatric hospital in March 1997. He was charged in July 1997.


      In August that year another man, Mark Nash, confessed to the murders. He was being questioned at the time about the killing of a couple in Roscommon, for which he is serving life imprisonment. He later withdrew his confession to the Grangegorman murders and has never been charged.


      Seven months after his confession the charges against Mr Lyons were dropped. He has since died in England. The Garda later apologised to his family over the handling of the affair.
      “Well done, Paul – that was some performance by Munster. A famous victory!”
      <font color=RED>“It was unreal!”</font>
      “and what about those wonderful supporters, Paul – what have you got to say about them?”
      <font color=RED>“they were unreal!”</font>
      “Well congratulations Paul – you’ve been voted man of the match today. How does that feel?”
      <font color=RED>Unreal</font>”

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        #4


        McDowell denies role in journalist's arrest
        Thursday, 22 February 2007 12:26
        Tánaiste Michael McDowell has come under sustained criticism in the Dáil over the arrest yesterday of a journalist in connection with the leak of a report into the Dean Lyons case.


        Mr McDowell insisted 'on his honour' that he had not made a complaint leading to the arrest - although he conceded he had been aware that that the Secretary General of his Department was making a complaint.


        He said the complaint was made with his knowledge but without any involvement by him.[img]smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]


        The Tánaiste added that the Dáil should uphold the law, instead of criticising it.


        Journalist Mick McCaffrey and a Garda Sergeant were arrested yesterday by gardaí investigating a leak from the inquiry looking into the case of Mr Lyons, who was wrongfully charged with the murder of two women in Grangegorman in 1997.


        Although they were released yesterday evening, the case erupted into a full-scale Dáil row this morning, with Opposition deputies demanding to know if Mr McDowell had made the complaint which led to the arrests.


        Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny said the Tánaiste had been at the centre of every story this week except for the fall of the Italian government.


        Labour's Pat Rabbitte pointed out that no action had been taken as a result of the Lyons inquiry, while John Gormley of the Greens said that if Watergate happened here, Woodward and Bernstein would be arrested, and claimed that there is a 'whiff of dictatorship' about the Government.



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          #5
          This may ring a few bells.


          http://www.independent.ie/national-n...s-3252415.html

          A FILE is being prepared for the DPP on a prominent sports journalist who was arrested amid allegations he sexually abused a child.

          The well-known writer was detained just over a week ago amid allegations that he had unlawful sex with the teenage girl.
          The sexual contact is alleged to have started while the journalist was coaching and mentoring the girl and other members of an underage GAA team. The man was detained by gardai on September 25.
          He was questioned at Ballymun garda station before being released without charge, with a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
          If the journalist is charged and convicted of statutory rape, he faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
          The garda probe dates back 18 months, having started toward the end of March last year -- when the journalist's daughter allegedly discovered text messages he had sent to the girl on an old mobile phone.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Hugh Jardon View Post
            This may ring a few bells.


            http://www.independent.ie/national-n...s-3252415.html

            A FILE is being prepared for the DPP on a prominent sports journalist who was arrested amid allegations he sexually abused a child.

            The well-known writer was detained just over a week ago amid allegations that he had unlawful sex with the teenage girl.
            The sexual contact is alleged to have started while the journalist was coaching and mentoring the girl and other members of an underage GAA team. The man was detained by gardai on September 25.
            He was questioned at Ballymun garda station before being released without charge, with a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
            If the journalist is charged and convicted of statutory rape, he faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
            The garda probe dates back 18 months, having started toward the end of March last year -- when the journalist's daughter allegedly discovered text messages he had sent to the girl on an old mobile phone.
            Quite a lot of people are probably aware of more detailed & specific information than has been released into the public domain about this case. It's therefore worth putting up a general reminder (not aimed at anyone in particular) about the importance of discretion when discussing any matter due to come before the courts.
            Tis but a scratch.

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              #7
              Name has been published today
              "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

              Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

              Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                #8
                And he made the front page of the Irish Times this morning.

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                  #9
                  THE SENTENCING OF sports journalist Tom Humphries for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child has been adjourned to October.

                  http://www.thejournal.ie/tom-humphri...88596-Jul2017/
                  Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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                    #10
                    Is it me or is there very little being said in the papers ?

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                      #11
                      Well the Irish Times had him, a former employee, on its front page on his last court apearance. See above.

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                        #12
                        16,000 texts in 3 months...

                        http://www.thejournal.ie/tom-humphri...27181-Oct2017/
                        Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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                          #13
                          Pleading for leniency, his lawyer referred to letters of support written by a “chief sports writer in the Sunday Times” and a “well-known sportsman”.

                          I'm struggling to understand why the f*ck would anyone write a letter of support for this guy.
                          Tis but a scratch.

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                            #14
                            Animal, 16,000 texts in 3 months in crazy, wonder how the girl hid everything from people?

                            Interesting to see what jail term he will get, be uproar if its < 10 years.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Tobyglen View Post
                              Animal, 16,000 texts in 3 months in crazy, wonder how the girl hid everything from people?

                              Interesting to see what jail term he will get, be uproar if its < 10 years.
                              2 to 4 at most.

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                              Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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