The Irish newsroom’s green tidals: Today’s headlines (all times local): 08:10 A.M. Ireland’s Prime Minister said he is “deeply disappointed” in the “unacceptable” behaviour of the Gardaí at the home of Nancy Halvinorsen.
Sinn Féin has called for an investigation into the allegations.
The Minister for Children and Families, Frances Fitzgerald, has described the incident as “completely unacceptable”.
Mr Fitzgerald told the Irish News the incident happened on Wednesday and that Garda officers would be “shocked” to learn about it.
She said the gardaí are “very professional” and “careful” about their duty of care to young children.
Mr Fitzgerald said he will be “vigilant” over the incident and “will be looking at all the possibilities for a proper investigation”.
A spokesman for the Department of Social Protection said the incident is being investigated by garda sources.
The Garda Commissioner said he “condemns the behaviour” of the officers.
He said the matter will be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Mr Halvinnings home in Ballymena, south Dublin, has been on the Gardai’s list of suspected premises for at least six years.
“If these allegations are proven true, the matter must be fully investigated.” “
The Green Tiders are run by the late Nancy Halvorons son, Richard Halvinsson, a former police officer who has served in Northern Ireland. “
If these allegations are proven true, the matter must be fully investigated.”
The Green Tiders are run by the late Nancy Halvorons son, Richard Halvinsson, a former police officer who has served in Northern Ireland.
Mr Hlvinson founded the organisation in 1985 and has held various positions at the Gardalforce, the Gardi and the National Crime Agency.
He was the leader of the Catholic Church in the Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
The Halvinsons have a number of children.
In 2012, the Halvinns bought the home from Ms Halvinons sister, who died of cancer.