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IrelandTwo senior members opt not to attend AGSI conference after allegation made against garda

11:35  15 april  2019
11:35  15 april  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Gardaí are investigating an allegation that a member of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors ( AGSI ) may have taken on prohibited Two members of the executive, including the Vice President, have informed the Association that they will not be attending the annual conference this

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Two senior members opt not to attend AGSI conference after allegation made against garda © Shutterstock Lloyd Carr

THE ASSOCIATION OF Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has said it is aware of an allegation made against a serving garda that is part of its organisation, and that it took legal advice over the matter.

The association is due to kick off its three-day annual conference in Cavan today, but two senior members of the AGSI have opted not to attend following the media reports on Friday about the allegation against the garda.

An investigation is under way into claims that a member of the AGSI may have taken on prohibited spare-time employment, RTÉ reported.

The claims were made via a protected disclosure, and it is being looked into by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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The motion before AGSI members at their annual conference is calling for a new criminal offence to be created for photographing or otherwise capturing an Also this afternoon, the Association strongly criticised Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald for failing to attend their conference , which is being

The AGSI says there is little coordination between these bodies and some are doing the same job at a cost to the taxpayer. In a message to members , the Acting Garda Commissioner said this was in "recognition of the special efforts made by all personnel who were rostered and attended work on the

In a statement, the AGSI said that its legal advice was that the member making the allegation should report it to An Garda Síochána.

“AGSI acted on this legal advice and it is our understanding that the allegations were subsequently reported by way of protective disclosure and are now under investigation,” it said.

For completeness, we wish to add that it is our understanding, the member concerned has not been formally notified of any allegation or any investigation.

The association added that it’s important now to allow “due process take its course”, and said that it wouldn’t be commenting further on the matter.

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