The High Court has dismissed Donegal-based Garda Keith Harrison’s bid to have findings made by the Disclosures Tribunal against him quashed.Garda Harrison, who was strongly criticised in the tribunal’s interim reports, brought proceedings that centred over an alleged prior professional interaction between the tribunal chair Mr Justice Peter Charleton and a witness Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn.The alleged prior engagement, which led to a claim of objective bias, related to when Chief Superintendent was the Gada liaison to the Morris Tribunal which considered allegations about gardaí in Donegal, in 2002-05 when Mr Justice Charleton was that tribunal’s Senior Counsel. In her judgement today, Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said she was satisfied to dismiss the action on the basis that “no reasonable person could have a reasonable apprehension of bias based on the overlapping working period” when Judge Charleton and the Chief Superintendent worked at the Morris Tribunal.The judge noted that the claim being made was one of objective bias only and that there was no suggestion made by Garda Harrison’s lawyers that Mr Justice Charleton was in any way actually biased in the findings he made in the interim reports.Garda Harrison had sought an order quashing findings made the Tribunal’s second interim report and the findings of the third interim report in so far as it relates to him.He claimed the Tribunal rejected allegations made by he and his partner, Marissa Simms, and had exonerated others they had made complaints about. Their claims included that Ms Simms was compelled by gardaí to make a statement against Garda Harrison which led to a Tusla referral.For full story see https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/garda-keith-harrison-fails-in-bid-to-quash-disclosures-tribunals-findings-against-him-945849.htmlDonegal Garda fails to have disclosures against him quashed was last modified: August 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP government at the Centre of subverting democracy and said the Trinamool Congress will work with all opposition parties to oust the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.Giving the slogan of ‘BJP quit India in 2019’, Ms. Banerjee charged that the BJP-led government at the Centre has “taken away the rights of the people in the country.” She also alleged that “secularism is under threat.”“The BJP-led government is trying to divide the country. We will not allow it. In 2019 our slogan will be ‘BJP quit India’ We will work with all other opposition parties, so that we can unitedly fight against the BJP. We want this politics of communalism and hatred to come to an end,” she said while kicking off the campaign here.Ms. Banerjee launched the campaign on a day when the country is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement.“We will fight and not stop till the BJP is ousted from power. Democracy will triumph against all odds”, she said.“They can threaten us by using the ED, Income Tax and the CBI but we are not afraid of it. The central government has turned into a government of the agencies, by the agencies, of the agencies and for the agencies,” she alleged.Ms. Banerjee said she will attend the rally convened by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad in Patna later this month. The TMC leader also accused the BJP of shedding “crocodile tears” for adivasis and backward sections of the society. “On the one hand they (BJP) are lynching adivasis and people from backward sections of society, while on the other hand, they are are clicking photographs with adivasis and having lunch at their houses,” she charged.
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