In a blog posted last April 4th I asked the following questions:
- Was this illegal telephone recording system in place also in Irish prisons?
- Aside from telephone recording/ bugging, is (or was) there any other official or unofficial aural bugging in Gárda Stations?
- Is there, or was there, any official or unofficial aural bugging of private homes, solicitor’s offices by Gárdaí via computer or other terminals?
Since then, the Prison Service has officially admitted that over 139 prisoners had their confidential communications between them and their solicitors bugged since 2010.