Cavaliers dump Lue as coach after NBA-worst 0-6 start

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tyronn Lue was sacked by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, after the club suffered its 6th straight loss for a league-worst 0-6 start. AFPWASHINGTON, United States – Tyronn Lue, who coached the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA title, was fired Sunday after the club’s latest loss in a league-worst 0-6 start, the club confirmed.The announcement by Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman came after Indiana beat Cleveland 119-107 Saturday with associate coach Larry Drew being promoted to interim coach.ADVERTISEMENT Kings, Aces secure bonus In a statement to ESPN, Lue thanked Altman, former Cavs general manager David Griffin and team owner Dan Gilbert.“My time here in Cleveland was truly special,” Lue said. “I am very grateful for the dedication, sacrifice, and support of all the players on our team, the tremendous coaches I worked with and of course, our incredible fans.“Lastly, deep thanks to Dan Gilbert, David Griffin and Koby Altman for the opportunity over the last three years and I only wish the organization success moving forward.”Drew, 60, has a 143-169 record as an NBA coach in three seasons with Atlanta from 2010 through 2013 and the 2013-14 campaign with Milwaukee. he joined the Cavs’ staff in 2014 after the Bucks hired Jason Kidd as their coach.Drew went 8-1 last season guiding the Cavs while Lue was out with an illness. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “This was a very difficult decision,” Altman said. “It is especially so, considering Coach Lue’s time with us over the last four years, including four straight trips to the NBA Finals.”Former associate coach Lue took over the LeBron James-led Cavs in January 2016 after the mid-season firing of Dave Blatt and guided Cleveland to its first NBA crown and the first for any team in the city since the 1964 NFL Browns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut James departed in the off-season for the Los Angeles Lakers and little was expected of the Cavs this season.“We have respect and great admiration for Ty, not only as a coach, but a person,” Altman said. “We thank him for the many ways he has contributed to our success, wish him the best and he will always be remembered for leading a very special Cavs team back against the odds to win the title in 2016. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “This is a different team equation, though, and one that we felt needed a different voice and approach that required this change.”James tweeted his appreciation for Lue on Sunday afternoon.“T Lue thanks for the memories and more importantly our partnership bringing a (trophy) to that deserved city/fan base. U know how to find me,” James tweeted.Lue, 41, went 128-83 in just over 2 1/2 seasons as the Cavaliers coach with a 41-20 record in the playoffs.But with James gone, not even three consecutive trips to the finals in his first three seasons as coach could save Lue. The Cavs have not led this season in the second half and are off to their worst start since 1995.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

PUL Hired Contractor Hooked in US$800K Debt

first_imgAfter pronouncing a guilty verdict against Amo Contractor Company, an engineering entity, Judge James Jones of the Debt Court has authorized the sale of the company’s properties.The property, which includes a one and a half lot with four buildings, is situated on Duport Road in Paynesville, outside of Monrovia.Judge Jones’ decision was based on company owner Arnold B. Flahn’s refusal to repay a US$852,637 loan, including interest, to International Bank (IB).Amo Construction was hired by the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to construct its controversial headquarters, which is currently at the center of a legal dispute.The bank filed an “Action of Debt by Attachment” against Amo Construction Company and its owner, Mr. Arnold B. Flahn, asking the court to attach the company’s properties to settle the loan.The request was granted by Judge Jones’ September 9 ruling during which he advised Mr. Flahn to repay the loan and other expenses, including court charges – which he failed to do.“Since Mr. Arnold B. Flahn has failed to make full settlement of his obligation to the International Bank, which is to the tone of US$852,637, including other charges, his assets will be publicly auctioned to the highest bidder,” said Judge Jones. “The Court through its Sheriff issued a Writ of Execution and it was served and returned. Based upon a bid on November 14 at the Temple of Justice Mr. Flahn’s assets will be awarded to the highest bidder.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Morris Farm Rivers, Creeks Go Dry

first_imgRivers and creeks are drying up in Morris Farm, a community of about 50,000 inhabitants northeast of Paynesville City.Among the most affected water ways are Mango and Gbeh rivers and Desert Hill and Crab Hole creeks.Several inhabitants of Morris Farm told the Daily Observer during the weekend that they have to get up as early as 4:30 a.m. to be able to get water for domestic use from the remaining hand pumps in the area.Owners of restaurants, tuck shops, bars and other entertainment centers also complained that they are having problems accessing safe drinking water for their customers.“We encountered some serious difficulties in catering to our Christmas Day customers,” restaurant proprietress Hawa B. Giddings said. She added that she has considerably reduced the quantity of food she prepares every day as a result of the constant lack of sufficient water.“I would like for the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) during this dry season to extend its water connection to our community,” Mrs. Giddings said.Resident Milton M. Bleetan said the swamp land, which was brushed and burnt in preparation for planting corn, cucumber, bitter ball and okra, dried up in November. He added that the small creek that he used to rely on to plant cash crops dried up on December 5.“I would like for agriculture extension officers from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) to come and help us with new methods for planting and maintaining our wells,” Mr. Bleetan pleaded. Many residents, however, said that they still get water from hand pumps in the area, but that they find it difficult to get the quantity of water they need.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool must wait for Keita, say Leipzig

first_imgHowever, on Sunday Leipzig insisted once and for all that Keita will not leave before the end of the season.“OFFICIAL: Naby #Keita will remain an #RBLeipzig player until 30th June 2018. We wish to put the speculation about a January move to @LFC (Liverpool) to bed,” RB Leipzig wrote on their official Twitter account.Leipzig then tweeted a quote from their director of sport Ralf Rangnick.“We won’t allow Liverpool to sign him early, even though they have shown renewed interest to bring him in during this transfer window,” said Rangnick.The midfielder showed his class with a superb deflected goal from the edge of the box in Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Schalke, a victory that moved Leipzig up to second in the league table.Germany’s top-selling daily Bild ran the headline “Bye-bye goal for Keita?” and many other German media outlets speculated earlier on Sunday that this was his final match for Leipzig.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are set to pay around 70 million euros for the midfielder when he joins in July, but reports claim they would have had to pay an extra 15 million for Leipzig to release Keita this January.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita (L) and Schalke midfielder Max Meyer vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga match in Leipzig, eastern Germany on January 13, 2018 © AFP / Robert MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Jan 14 – RB Leipzig on Sunday ruled out an early switch to Liverpool for their star midfielder Naby Keita, who is scheduled to join the Merseyside giants next season.The 22-year-old has a contract to join Liverpool in the next transfer window, but Liverpool reportedly wanted the Guinean to join them sooner after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona last week for 160 million euros..last_img read more

Iniesta coup puts J-League on the map, says Perryman

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona star Andres Iniesta’s Far East move will have been noted by players who might hitherto have considered China a more lucrative destination © JIJI PRESS/AFP / JIJI PRESSTOKYO, Japan, May 25 – Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta’s decision to join Japan’s Vissel Kobe could make the J-League a serious option for the world’s top footballers, former Shimizu S-Pulse manager Steve Perryman said.The 34-year-old Spanish World Cup winner, who lifted 32 major trophies at Barca and made over 600 appearances for the Catalan giants, completed a big-money move to Japan on Thursday after bidding a tearful farewell to the Nou Camp last weekend. Iniesta’s Far East move will have been noted by players who might hitherto have considered China a more lucrative destination, Perryman told AFP in an interview.“As soon as a top player like Iniesta decides to go to Japan it becomes an option for other people,” said the former Tottenham Hotspur captain, who coached at J-League clubs S-Pulse and Kashiwa Reysol between 1996 to 2002.“It gives the J-League credibility but it’s about what Iniesta brings with him in terms of his ethos and work ethic,” added Perryman.“You want people to lead in the right manner and history tells you that this man does things the right way.”Perryman moved to Japan in 1996 as assistant coach to Argentine Ossie Ardiles at S-Pulse.The former Spurs teammates briefly crossed swords with Arsene Wenger — then manager at Nagoya Grampus Eight — in a fledgling J-League still buzzing after its launch in 1993 when the likes of Zico and Gary Lineker played out their careers there.“It was a league that was looking to be led and the timing for both Wenger and Japan was brilliant,” recalled Perryman, who took over as Shimizu manager in 1999.“Wenger was perfect. He was a winner.”– Big in Japan –Perryman expects Iniesta to have as big an impact as the Frenchman on a J-League that has struggled to attract marquee players in recent years.“Football is about risk, but I’m sure Iniesta will repay Kobe with his professional attitude,” said the 66-year-old director of football at English fourth-tier club Exeter City.“It has to be backed up by success but I expect the other clubs are looking at that now and asking if they should enter the race for players of this quality.”Vissel, whose billionaire owner Hiroshi Mikitani is also the CEO of Barcelona’s main sponsor Rakuten, did sign German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski last year.But bringing in Iniesta bucks the trend of top players moving to rich Chinese clubs in the twilight of their careers in spectacular fashion.“There’s expertise in Japan but you need expertise on the field itself for Japanese players to be able to follow,” said Perryman, backing Iniesta’s experience and professionalism to rub off on his new teammates.“You’re looking for his attitude at training and in preparing for games,” added Perryman, who steered S-Pulse to an Asian Cup Winners Cup title.“Not just finish training, shower and be gone in five minutes. Be part of it. That’s obviously what they’ve done at Barcelona.“That is a group of players that plays together and Iniesta wants that in his next club. But I’m sure that’s part of the decision-making by Kobe to know that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Courtois says he never mocked England ‘keeper Pickford’s height

first_img0Shares0000Thibaut Courtois denies he poked fun at England ‘keeper Jordan Pickford’s height © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jul 6 – Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said that he did not mock England counterpart Jordan Pickford’s height after their World Cup group-stage match last week.Courtois made a string of fine saves in Kazan on Friday as Belgium secured arguably the greatest result in their history with a 2-1 win over Brazil to reach the semi-finals for only the second time. But the Chelsea man was keen to clear the air after it was reported he said Pickford was “too small” to be a top-level ‘keeper.“This thing about Jordan Pickford, I want to make it clear, I never mocked his height, he is a great goalkeeper. I want to make that clear,” the 26-year-old told the BBC.Jordan Pickford saved the penalty that paved the way for England to beat Colombia in a shootout © AFP / Juan MabromataPickford, who is 6 feet 1 inch (185 centimetres) tall, had been criticised for failing to save Adnan Januzaj’s winner when Belgium beat England 1-0 last Thursday top Group G.“I would never do that to another goalkeeper (criticise his height). I just meant that being 15 centimetres taller, I would have got the ball,” he added.It had been suggested that finishing second in the group behind England would have given Belgium an easier passage through the knockout rounds, but Courtois insisted that never crossed the players’ minds.“This team wants to win every game. Against England people said it was better to lose but we won the game, we have confidence in our team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fires spur focus on safer power lines

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s not officially confirmed, but widely suspected, that in the case of the Malibu fire power lines were blown down” and ignited the fire, Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky said. “We can’t underground all the power lines. It’s exceedingly expensive. But beyond that, what can we do to better secure those lines? This isn’t the first time this has happened, or the second time, but the 18th time fires have been started because of downed power lines.” The supervisors directed Fire Department and other officials to examine why power lines may have failed and to determine what measures can be taken to strengthen them. But beyond the expense of putting power lines underground, funding for such efforts is heavily restricted. Certain sources of funding, for example, may not be combined with other funds to pay for putting lines underground. L.A. COUNTY: Suspected cause of the Malibu blaze brings call to consider change. By Troy Anderson Staff Writer Concerned about the role power lines may have had in last week’s wildfires, the county Board of Supervisors directed officials Tuesday to investigate strengthening lines most susceptible to collapsing during high winds. Yaroslavsky said such restrictions should be lifted in areas deemed high fire hazard zones. Supervisors also directed officials to assess the county’s response to the recent fires and whether it offers any new lessons. “The Fire and Sheriff’s departments worked extremely collaboratively to evacuate and save thousands of lives and property,” Supervisor Mike Antonovich said. “A large part of their success in managing this disaster is the result of lessons learned from prior disasters and ongoing emergency preparedness exercises.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

€1,589,050 EXTRA FUNDING FOR DONEGAL ROADS

first_imgAn additional €1,589,050 has been announced for local roads in Donegal.The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, and Minister of State, Michael Ring TD, announced an additional €100 million investment in Transport, Tourism and Sport, over €1.5million of which will go to Donegal.This will bring the overall spend in this area to €1.07 billion.Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the extra funding.“Since the economic collapse, there has been underinvestment in roads and public transport. With the economy recovering, there is now scope to increase funding and to reinvest.“Our roads are vital in attracting investment and in supporting businesses in every part of the country. In order to keep the roads in good condition, €34 million nationally will go towards maintenance and strengthening national, regional and local roads and €1,589,050 of this will go directly to Donegal.“As part of this €100 million fund €60 million will go towards public transport and €4.2 million will be allocated to tourism related projects, including further development of Ireland’s Ancient East corridor and the Wild Atlantic Way.“The final €800,000 of this allocation will go towards the National Indoor Arena to accelerate the delivery of this world class facility for our athletes at the National Sports Campus.“As we build on the progress we have been making in recent years, more people are returning to work and our tourism industries are continuing to grow. This is all very positive. However, these developments are putting a greater demand on our public transport and on our road networks. This additional funding of almost €1.6million is very much welcome in ensuring we maintain high quality road networks and transport in Donegal which supports thousands of jobs across the country.”€1,589,050 EXTRA FUNDING FOR DONEGAL ROADS was last modified: July 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfundingROADSlast_img read more

OUR DONEGAL SPARTAN JUMPS THE ‘WALL’ TO FINISH MARATHON!

first_imgLinda Brennan could barely run a tap a few months ago.But then she decided to give jogging a go and was chosen by Spar to become a Spartan to represent Donegal in last Monday’s Dublin Marathon.Not only did she complete it but she is already looking forward to next year’s event. This is her brave story in her own modest words. Fair play to you Linda!  “Donegal Spartan is alive and well and has completed her mission of going from couch to marathon in nine months!Yesterday was absolutely amazing and an experience everyone should enjoy. I would highly recommend participating in the Dublin city marathon or if not at least going to watch it. The streets of Dublin were lined with people cheering you on. The atmosphere was incredible.My husband Anthony and my brother Damian Brennan came to support me. It was a great boost every time I saw them and this kept me going throughout the race. I think they were as tired as I was racing around trying to get to different corners before I got there!As I had previously ran 18mile I expected the first 18mile to be fine and the last 8.2 to be tough however it did not work this way. I walked the first mile of the race as I was unable to run due to the large crowds of people.After this I started running at my own slow and steady pace as I knew if I started too fast or if i got my heart rate too high I wouldn’t complete it.Running through Phoenix Park I met a gentleman called Peter Mcglynn from letterkenny who was running his 92nd marathon! He gave me great encouragement. Thanks Peter.At mile 11 Anthony and Damian were there to cheer me on. It was great to see the familiar faces. After that though I hit my ‘wall’ I thought I would never make it to the half marathon mark. I was running at the right pace but I struggled to get from mile 12 to mile 15. I just felt tired and fed up and 26.2 seemed so far away.When I got to mile 15 Orla Doogan was there to meet me with a hug and a bottle of water. This encouragement was great. When I got to mile 16 I don’t know what happened but I got a second wind and I enjoyed every bit of the 10.2 miles that followed! From mile 16 onwards I was on the countdown and I knew I would finish it. I had to stop a couple of times and stretch my calves but apart from that I loved it!The Local people were great and many of them stood outside their houses with sweets and oranges and they had music playing through speakers.Anthony and Damian met me again at mile 18 and mile 25. At mile 25 they gave me a Donegal flag. I carried this flag for the final 1.2 miles of the race. It is impossible to explain what I felt at this point. The finish line was in sight and I knew I was going to reach it. I was crying for the last half mile with delight that I was going to finish it and also pride that I did not let down my county or all the people who voted for me. I was filled with satisfaction knowing that all the effort, hard work and sacrifices were worth it.Just as I crossed the finish line I was greeted by Teresa McDaid who has helped me prepare for the marathon. I was delighted to meet her and share that moment with her. I then went and got my well earned medal and I was jumping about the place with excitement!The event was absolutely amazing and if I can go from couch to marathon in nine months so can anybody as I never ran or played any sport before 🙂Thanks again to all the Donegal Daily fans who voted for me to represent county Donegal in the spartan challenge and al who send me cards and good luck messages.Crossing that finish line is a moment I will never forget. All the time and effort was worth it for them few seconds.All of the Spartans did great yesterday and I think we will all be wearing our medals for the week! The Spartans and I have become great friends and we will run many more races together.”OUR DONEGAL SPARTAN JUMPS THE ‘WALL’ TO FINISH MARATHON! was last modified: October 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DUBLIN MARATHONLINDA BRENNANSpartanlast_img read more

MAYOR’S ANGER AT GARDAI OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT

first_imgDONEGAL Mayor Frank McBrearty has spoken of his ‘extreme anger’ at a fall-out between Gardai and the Garda Ombudsman – and demanded that Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan resign.The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission found yesterday that key recommendations around the handling of criminal informants arising from the Morris Tribunal into Garda corruption in Donegal were not acted on at the time and have still not been acted upon.Mayor McBrearty was fitted up for a murder that never took place – the death of cattle dealer Richie Barron in Raphoe in 1996. Informants were told to make statements against him by corrupt gardai, the Morris Tribunal found. Mr Barron, experts later agreed, died as a result of being hit by a car and was not battered to death as gardai had originally claimed.But the Garda commissioner’s rejection of the Ombudsman’s report has infuriated Cllr McBrearty.“Here we are in 2013 and we have senior Garda management refusing the report of an independent oversight,” said the Labour Party councillor in a statement.“In my opinion it questions the whole process set up in the wake of Morris and numerous other Garda scandals. “The Commissioner should resign. He cannot take this position – this State is saying once again that there cannot be any control over Gardai and when there is, its reports can be rejected like this.“I am furious and I am very angry to say the least.”The Ombudsman’s report was into a four year investigation into the case of Kieran Boylan, a convicted drug dealer against whom further drugs charges were dropped in July 2008.The report said gardaí had “withheld” evidence from it and this was “unacceptable”.“It also has impacts adversely on the ability of the Ombudsman Commission to fulfil its statutory functions,” said the report. “The absence of contemporaneous notes by members of the Garda Síochána made it difficult, and on occasion impossible, for the Ombudsman Commission to establish the truth in relation to key incidents and events.”It said it had reviewed the old system of handling Garda informants that was in place before the Morris Tribunal recommended a newer, more comprehensive and transparent system of recording the names of informants and the level and nature of Garda contact with them. It also examined the new system.It concluded that both systems were unsatisfactory, and that gardaí could still handle informants by simply bypassing the new system, which had been one of the main concerns about the old system.Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan issued the following response. It is reproduced here in full: ‘I very much welcome the fact that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigation has now concluded and that the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed, that there should be no prosecutions in relation to this case. It is very important in considering the findings of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission that sight is not lost of that key point. I note also that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission have decided not to pursue a disciplinary investigation. It is a matter of great regret to me as Garda Commissioner and to An Garda Síochána generally that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission regard the reason for the long delay in carrying out their investigation as being due mainly to difficulties which they perceived were experienced by the investigation team in obtaining evidence from An Garda Síochána. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission decided not to give An Garda Síochána an opportunity to respond to these findings in advance so that our views could be taken into account and that we could address comprehensively any misunderstandings or issues which may have arisen. It would, of course, have been open to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission to reach any conclusions which they wished after they had undertaken such a process, but at least it would have provided a proper opportunity, in fairness, to have a full picture given the voluminous materials furnished in response to their requests. In the circumstances, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence has asked for my observations on the findings of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and it is obviously proper that I should first respond in detail to him, setting out the difficult issues which arose for the Gardaí in an inquiry of such a sensitive nature. I reiterate that I was determined, taking these matters into account, that An Garda Síochána would cooperate as fully as possible with the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission – who, of course, have a wide range of statutory powers available to them – in carrying out this investigation. I have been concerned that existing protocols for the exchange of information do not work in the interests of either An Garda Síochána or the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission in ensuring a speedy outcome to investigations and we have been in intensive discussions with the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission to address this issue. I am anxious that this matter be resolved as quickly as possible and I am sure that with goodwill on both sides, and a mutual recognition of the issues which each organisation faces, that it will be possible to do so at an early date. It is clearly vital that neither organisation does anything which would tend to undermine public confidence in the procedures for investigating allegations made against Gardaí. An Garda Síochána and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission share the common aim of ensuring that all Gardaí carry out their work properly within the rule of law and it is fully accepted that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigations must be cooperated with as fully as possible by every member of the Force. It has been obviously a crucial issue for An Garda Síochána in its efforts to tackle crime and protect the public that the identities of those who provide information to it are protected. While not commenting in any way on any particular case, the difficult reality is that at times the people who are in possession of useful information have that information because of their background. It is of the utmost importance that An Garda Síochána have a system in place which both ensures that identities of persons are protected, while making sure that appropriate procedures are followed. Since 2010 a former Judge of the High Court has been appointed to monitor the operation of the Covert Human Intelligence System. That Judge has reported that An Garda Síochána are in substantial compliance with that system. Notwithstanding that, no system is incapable of improvement and An Garda Síochána welcome the opportunity to examine, and provide observations to the Minister on, the recommendations which the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission are making in this regard. However, it is in the public interest that I make it as clear as I possibly can, in the context of tackling serious crime and dealing with the treat posed by paramilitary groups, that An Garda Síochána will do everything possible to protect the identities of those who provide it with information in good faith.MAYOR’S ANGER AT GARDAI OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT was last modified: May 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MAYOR’S ANGER AT GARDAI OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORTlast_img read more