Gardai have admitted there was a breach of data protection law when an officer recorded and shared CCTV footage of a mentally ill woman being arrested after she was found walking naked on the streets of Dublin last year. Dara Quigley, an activist and journalist, took her own life on April 12 last year, five days after the footage was posted on Facebook. Her family received correspondence confirming the data protection breach on Friday. Subscription Notification. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. Please update your billing details here. Please update your billing information. The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription. Your subscription will end shortly.
Dara Quigley 9 November - 12 April was an Irish journalist,  activist, and blogger. Her death became a symbol of needed reform of the police force of the Republic of Ireland. She nearly completed a physics degree at Trinity College Dublin but missed the final exams. In early April Quigley had what her mother described as a "psychotic episode. In the aftermath of the incident, Quigley's death was cited as a symbol of needed reform and accountability in the Garda. The Irish Republican News said she had become "the human face of the policing crisis in the 26 Counties. In May the Irish Republican News reported that a garda had been suspended with full pay in response to the incident. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dara Quigley. Dublin Inquirer.
The Garda Ombudsman has confirmed a garda accused of sharing video footage of a woman with mental health issues running naked on the street will not face criminal charges. Footage of the woman was allegedly recorded by a garda back at the station who shared it with a WhatsApp group. The footage was then uploaded to Facebook by another person where it was viewed over , times before being taken down.
Search Search. Menu Sections. J ournalist and online blogger Dara Quigley 36 took her own life on April 12 last year, days after the footage was posted online and viewed more than , times. It is believed the garda at the centre of the investigation was suspended at the time of the incident. A spokesperson for the GSOC said the investigation was still ongoing. However, the Herald has learned from other sources that the garda who is suspected of recording the footage is not to face criminal prosecution. The garda could, however, still face disciplinary action when the GSOC investigation is completed.