Tribunal hears details of fight between garda whistleblower and partner that led to 999…

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – September 20, 2017 Google+ Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter Tribunal hears details of fight between garda whistleblower and partner that led to 999 call Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleMarty McDaid on positive change at Swilly RoversNext articleOmagh v Ardboe postponed for a second time News Highland Lawyers for the partner of a garda whistleblower have given details to the Charleton tribunal of an argument which led to a 999 call in April 2013.In its current module, the tribunal is investigating contacts between An Garda Síochána, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, and Garda Keith Harrison.Tribunal chairman, Mr Justice Peter Charleton had asked lawyers to clarify details of an incident which led to a garda patrol car being sent to the house in Churchill, Co Donegal where Garda Keith Harrison and Ms Marisa Simms lived, in the early hours of April 1, 2013.In a statement to gardaí in October 2013, Marisa Simms said that Garda Harrison was “out of control”, and she was pulled by her arm from her bed and pushed out the front door in her pyjamas. She later withdrew this statement.”There was certainly a row in the sense that there was an argument between these two,” Mr Hugh Hartnett SC said, responding to questions from the tribunal chairman. Mr Hartnett represents Ms Marisa Simms at the tribunal.”Certainly voices were raised by both parties and there is no doubt about that,” Mr Hartnett said.The barrister said a duvet was pulled off the bed, but Ms Simms was not pulled out of the bed by her arm.”She went out onto the street in her pyjamas and a coat over them, as she awaited the arrival of Mr (Jim) Quinn,” Mr Hartnett said.Mr Quinn, a self-employed counsellor, earlier said that he travelled to Churchill after receiving a telephone call from Garda Harrison. He said he was not confused about who had called him, and that the phone call had been from Garda Harrison, not Marisa Simms.Mr Hartnett said when Ms Simms was contacted by GSOC, the Garda ombudsman commission, her reaction had been to withdraw her statement.The barrister also said Garda Harrison did not bang a dashboard with his fist, but “there was a throwing of keys against the dashboard.” He said the statement Ms Simms had made to gardaí was “intrusive and unnecessary”.Mr Mark Harty SC said that it was not Garda Harrison’s position that Garda HQ had directed Tusla to investigate him, but that such a direction could have come from gardaí in Donegal.The tribunal continues. DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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