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I-I code


Level of seriousness / agency



1-incompetence



2-obstructionism



3-deception



4-collusion



5-cover-ups



6-criminal (allegation)



7-criminal  (w. proof)



A


Attorney General’s

Office

1

4

4

20

15

8

2

B

Barristers

8

19

37

36

24

20

10

C

CSSO

(Chief State Solicitor’s Office)

6

31

23

26

34

16

8

D

*Office of DPP

(Director of Public Prosecutions

4

24

24

38

48

23

9

E

Courts Service

16

66

45

48

42

29

20

G

Garda Siochana

(Irish Police Force)

30

69

89

97

121

102

59

I

Independent Adjudicator

1

5

4

4

4

1

1

J

Judiciary

(Including County Registrars )

26

68

45

58

57

61

42

L

Law Society

(Including Complaints Department)

14

57

64

60

58

32

19

M

Ministers/TDs

(Elected Government)

188

178

97

89

225

55

30

O

GSOC

(Garda Ombudsman)

22

115

74

64

140

60

40

S

Solicitors

58

77

114

110

57

90

45

T

TUSLA

(Child Protection Agency)

11

25

9

18

5

18

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While it must of course be accepted that the dynamics of working within any particular institution requires a certain level of loyalty to one’s colleagues and obedience to one’s superiors; and that most people entering into civil service (for example) do not do so with the deliberate intention of supporting or facilitating corrupt practices or illegal activities - nevertheless, there comes a point in many of our working lives when we are witness to clear and unmistakable breaches of the Constitution - and of our fellow citizens’ fundamental human rights. Concerned for our pay-packets and our pensions we perhaps-understandably turn a blind eye to things we know to be wrong, reassuring ourselves that ‘it wasn’t really my responsibility’. But for every failure of honesty, conscience or integrity in the system, there is parallel suffering by fellow citizens - either personally, or collectively - in one form or another. Given that we are all citizens - but NOT all members of any given institution - it is therefore clear that our primary duty and responsibility is to the Constitution and to our fellow citizens; and that our commitment to good citizenship should always prevail over institutional concerns.  


Breakdown of complaint categories by level of seriousness, with explanations.


For the avoidance of doubt, member complaints have been categorised under the lowest possible qualifiers in order to avoid any charges of overstatement or exaggeration. All complaints listed in this table have been validated by documentation, or by the sworn personal testimony of the complainant.


1-Incompetence: This lowest category of offence allows for the possibility that apparently obstructive, delaying or other unhelpful actions by persons in authority (or their staff) are simply due to occasional ‘failures to communicate’; weaknesses in ‘the system’; disobliging or unhelpful personalities; or simply due to an employee ‘having an off day’. Routine superciliousness, apathy and contempt for the citizen are also included in level 1 offences simply because they are, regretfully, so common. When these patterns become consistent or repeated however, this suggests deliberate obstructionism.   


2-Obstructionism: This is when an individual knowingly and willingly decides to deny a citizen proper service, either for nepotistic or prejudicial reasons; for personal gain; or because they are acting on instructions from superiors. Examples include failing to respond to correspondence; deferring responsibility; deliberately sending out wrong paperwork; giving false information; running down the clock; and any other activity that is designed to deny due service and cause frustration, anxiety and extra costs to the citizen. Usually rooted in inappropriate attitudes of superiority and entitlement—or a warped sense of loyalty to one’s colleagues—these cynical activities display a profound lack of understanding by the perpetrators of the concepts of public service, moral duty and common decency. When contributing to other unjust activities, those who carry out these acts of deliberate obstructionism are in effect, co-parties to those greater crimes.      


3-Deception: One step beyond obstructionism – but often a co-party to it – this category includes individuals lying and making false statements both verbally and in writing. There is simply no excuse for employees of the State – and in particular law enforcement or legal professionals – to engage in routine deceptions unless they are following an improper or illegal ‘alternative agenda’. Lying is an obvious red flag for seriously wrong behaviour. It is inexcusable and abhorrent when practised by persons entrusted with public service, and needs to be eradicated.

 

4-Collusion: When two or more persons conspire together to deceive, obstruct or deny the citizen his or her fundamental rights in direct contravention of their terms of office; against their duty to the Constitution and to the principles of truth and justice. This collusion is most alarming when it is openly facilitated in our Courts.


5-Cover-ups: When persons take active steps to knowingly cover up ‘improper activities’ or crimes committed by their subordinates, colleagues or superiors. Depending upon the level of seriousness, certain cover-ups can also be listed as separate criminal offences in their own right.


6-Criminal (allegations): This category represents serious allegations against authority figures or their staff that have been documented in sworn statements by the offended parties, but where independent corroborating documentation or evidence has not yet been secured by Integrity Ireland. Level 6 offences include the whole range of criminal activities that would normally render an ordinary citizen liable for prosecution and land them  in jail.  


7-Criminal activities (with proofs): The most serious category of all – where we have solid irrefutable proofs of criminal activities by authority figures, legal professionals or other ‘connected persons’. These crimes include multiple instances of ‘conspiracies to pervert the course of justice’ but also range throughout the whole criminal spectrum - including some of the most serious indictable offences - and are a disquieting reminder of the dreadful state of so many of our national institutions and of the compromised authorities who oversee them.  


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