“He shouldn’t be in the job” – Garda in hot water and on trial for allegedly leaking private information from garda pulse system – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

“He shouldn’t be in the job” – Garda in hot water and on trial for allegedly leaking private information from garda pulse system

A Garda Sergeant has been sent to trial over multiple allegations of breaching data protection laws by disclosing personal details of individuals from the Garda Pulse computer system, reports Breaking News,

Garda Sergeant Thomas Bow, 51, of Naas Police Station in Co. Kildare, was charged with 21 offenses in May.

He was charged with 18 charges under Art. 145 of the Data Protection Act. They are accused of sharing personal information of various people on the Pulse system without authorization at Naas Garda stations on various dates in 2019 and 2020.

He is also facing three counts of providing false or misleading information on passport applications to the Irish Passport Service in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin in September 2017, from 13 September 2017 to 12 June 2019 and January 2020. They are the opposite. in the Passport Act.

This follows from a gardaí investigation by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI).

Bail was granted at Dublin District Court, where he reappeared when Garda Superintendent Cormac Brennan handed him a book of evidence, reports Breaking News,

On the basis of the complaint, the Director of Public Prosecutions ordered a hearing.

Judge Tressa Kelly agreed to State Attorney Ruth Walsh’s request for a return to trial order, sending the accused to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, where the case will be mentioned on July 28.

Three co-defendants were charged with one charge under the Passport Act: Andrew Cash Sr., 55, of Whitechurch Heights, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Andrew Cash Jr., 32, of Harpurs Lane, Portlaoise, and William Connors, 29, of Ryland Wood, Bunclody, Co. Wexford.

They were also sent back for trial in the same court.

Earlier, the court heard after being warned that Mr Bowe had responded to the charges: “Not guilty,” and “Why did you take so long to bring those charges before the court?”, reports Breaking News.

There was no objection to conditional bail, including an order to refrain from contacting several persons whose names were on the list submitted to the court but not read out.

Detective Sergeant Padraic Jennings and Detective Fidlim McKenna told the court that Mr. Cash Sr. and Mr. Connors had not responded to the charges.

Mr. Cash Sr and his son are accused of providing false information on a passport application on June 6, 2019, and Mr. Connors was charged with the same offense on January 22, 2020.

Bowe’s co-defendants were also granted legal aid.

All four were warned to inform the prosecution if they relied on alibi evidence during the trial.

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