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category national | miscellaneous | news report author Thursday June 06, 2002 23:38author by Indymedia Audio Report this post to the editors

As recorded by Indymedia on Wednesday 5 June '02 at the Garda Complaints Board in the Irish Life centre, D1.

Audio from the Garda Complaints Board press conference.

[You may need to right-click on the link and select "Save As" or "Download", as the clips are not "streaming" for the moment. Thanks to Graham for spotting this]

Chairman Gordon Holmes announces the new inquiry:
http://imcaudio.topcities.com/gh32.wma (Windows Audio)

Questions from reporters: (MP3 format)

(1) Holmes dismisses the possibility of advertising the inquiry or seeking further information from members of the public
http://imcaudio.topcities.com/ad.mp3

(2) A reporter quizzes Holmes on why the announcement has been made at such an unusual time (just after the Ireland-Germany soccer match
http://imcaudio.topcities.com/time.mp3

(3) He defends the "independence" of the investigating officer, former Assistant Commissioner Jim McHugh
http://imcaudio.topcities.com/indep.mp3

(4) Further answers on the use of former Gardai as investigators
http://imcaudio.topcities.com/invest.mp3

audio testing 0 Mb


author by Daltunpublication date Fri Jun 07, 2002 00:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The attack on RTS showed the brutality of the armed wing of the ruling class-the gardai. What is happening now is the ruling class trying to alter the damage done to its image and legitimacy.

author by sirhcpublication date Fri Jun 07, 2002 01:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

none of those links work(or maybe i dont know how), is it possible to host mp3 etc on indymedia????????????????????

author by Graham Caswellpublication date Fri Jun 07, 2002 02:29author email caswell at indigo dot ieauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

1. RIGHT click on the link.
2. Choose 'Save Target As...'.
3. Save the file to some place on your hard drive.
4. Then, when its downloaded, click on it and it'll play in Windows media Player.

author by Ciaran Moore.publication date Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

in the response to the question about timing

'we didn't ask for a press conference... we didn't seek a press conference as you seem to call it ... all we're doing is getting on with it'

I received this from the Garda complaints board earlier the same day

June 2002
Re: Press Conference- Garda Síochána Complaints Board
Dear Mr. Moore
Further to our recent telephone conversation, I wish to confirm details in relation to the above press conference which will be held this afternoon (Wednesday) here in the offices of the Board at 3.30 pm.
The press conference will be given by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Gordon Holmes and will deal with the Board’s arrangements to investigate the complaints it has received arising from the “Reclaim the Streets” march in Dublin on 6 May 2002.
The venue is 3rd Floor, Block 1, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Yours sincerely

It seems it's a press conference until people start asking questions - then it's an announcement.

author by shit computer - shit computers anonymouspublication date Fri Jun 07, 2002 14:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

some people dont have the facilities, esp in college to download audio. It would be useful to provide a 'best of' list of quotes from the conference, or a back up news report

author by Daithi - IMCpublication date Fri Jun 07, 2002 14:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

See the newswire article at this link:

http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi?id=6261

has a summary of what's on the audio.

author by silopublication date Fri Jun 07, 2002 18:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Would it be possible to get some of this up on the main page? It's beginning to look decidedly stale.

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