Shhh….

It seems that the Patten recommendation to introduce a registration scheme for Police Officers who are members of the Masons, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Orange Order, Apprentice Boys, Royal Black Institution, Opus Dei and Knights of St Columbanus turned out to be a damp squib.

  • Henry94

    The SDLP will have a lot of trouble explaining this one.

  • Davros

    How come Henry ?

  • Alan2

    The Patten report recommendations in this instance were illegal from thestart and contrary to European Human Rights and Privacy legislation. The moment the Irish Masons initiated legal proceedings it was clear the registration scheme was doomed. I believe similar schemes failed years ago in England and Scotland.

  • willowfield

    What was the point of the recommendation?

  • Henry94

    03/12/2004 – 11:53:34 AM

    >b>PSNI pressing ahead with controversial registration process

    The PSNI is pressing ahead with a process of asking all officers to register their membership of semi-secret organisations like the Orange Order, the Freemasons and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

    A number of police offices have taken legal challenges against the measure, claiming it infringes their right to privacy.

    However, the PSNI said it was pressing ahead with the process nonetheless.

    The Patten Report on policing reform in the North had recommended that all police officers declare their membership of certain organisations as a means of ensuring public confidence.

  • Henry94

    Here’s a link

  • Davros

    There is NO obligation under the GFA to implement the patten Report recommendations 🙂

  • George

    On Breaking News.ie today:

    “The PSNI is pressing ahead with a process of asking all officers to register their membership of semi-secret organisations like the Orange Order, the Freemasons and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

    A number of police offices have taken legal challenges against the measure, claiming it infringes their right to privacy.

    However, the PSNI said it was pressing ahead with the process nonetheless.

    The Patten Report on policing reform in the North had recommended that all police officers declare their membership of certain organisations as a means of ensuring public confidence.”

    Is this pressing ahead with asking officers to register or pressing ahead with requiring officers to register?