By Declan White

Corrupt and incompetent Irish police framed me.

The garda who brought a corrupted criminal case against me had failed the sergeant’s exam 17 times.

But still his bent bosses allowed him to take the case against Declan White in Killaloe District Court in 2011.

The gardai knew they were using perjured evidence to convict me.

This week the latest police corruption in Ireland reveals that gardaí miscounted the number of breath tests they carried out over the past five years by almost one million.

That is not a mistake.

That is corruption on an industrial scale.

According to politician Paul Murphy: “This equates to every single garda in the country logging 65 false breath tests.”

And it was also revealed that 146,856 summonses to court were wrongly issued to drivers over the past 10 years.

This is incompetence on an industrial scale.

The assistant commissioner of An Garda Síochána said it was also possible that some of these people could take legal action against the State.

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald called the scale of the error “appalling and staggering”.

(In the picture above is Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan …. )

Solidarity TDs have called on O’Sullivan to resign, saying that ‘no one can believe a thing coming from An Garda Síochána’.

I agree. I have found that the Irish police are liars.

They are totally corrupt.

Most of them are incompetent inebriates.

I have found that out the hard way.

In 2011, I pleaded guilty to get out from under a pile of police and Catholic Church corruption.

But it got worse … because official Ireland is totally crooked.

After the fraudulent court case I was then ordered to pay €8,000 to serial squatters Stewart Barrett and Annie Collins.

The Irish property Board ordered me to pay €4,000 to Barrett who had gone from squatting my property to squat an elderly window’s cottage.

Also the Private Residential Tenancy Board (PRTB) ordered me to pay Annie Collins €4,000 because I repossessed my home from rent-defaulter Collins who had pleaded poverty that she could not pay her rent yet Collins was rolling in money at that time.

Her Limerick solicitor confirmed that his client Annie Collins had €83,324.12 cash when she refused to pay her rent.

Annie Collins and Stewart Barrett squatted our house in Co Clare, with an unlicensed gun, refused to pay rent, wrecked the charming house, and contrived with official Ireland and bent Irish police to allow perjury to float in Killaloe District Court in 2011 against me.

Barrett told the court that he saw my hands around Annie Collins’ neck pushing her up against the wall.

And that Declan White had kicked Barrett’s son out the door.

I contended that these are lies. Perjury. But Barrett’s lies made headlines in Ireland. And reverberated across the world.

These lies killed my career in journalism. My foreign clients left me. My sources dried up. Irish and UK media would not return my calls.

My US customers acted as if they had never heard of me. My 45-year career in journalism was over. Fell off a cliff.

My family suffered. We just fell from earning €1,750 a week to €170 a week on welfare.

Five years later, in 2016 Collins and Barrett took a case against me before a PRTB Adjudication on January 25, in Limerick. I was over 8,000 kms away.

I couldn’t afford to drop everything to go back to Limerick. I asked for an adjournment. To be given time to mount a defense.

The PRTB wouldn’t give a postponement, but ordered me to pay €4,000 each to Barrett and Collins – two destructives who had wrecked our house: causing the guts of €20,000 damages and loss.

However, the 2016 Adjudication had heard a very different story from Barrett and Collins than what Barrett had told the Killaloe District Court in 2011: that Declan White had assaulted his son.

Barrett now told the Adjudication that his: “son and his ten year old friend were pushed around by one of the men accompanying the landlord (me)”

And as for Declan White assaulting Annie Collins, pushed her up against the wall, the pair now said: “the respondent landlord’s wife and the other man came in the back door. They pushed the second named applicant (Collins) against the wall.”

Barrett & Collins had got caught up in trying to keep up with their lies.

And they left themselves open to answering accusations of perjury. But the Irish police, the Department of Justice and the Minister all refused to do a proper investigation, which I requested, into the perjury, even thought it was obvious that Barrett had either committed perjury in the District Court saying that Declan White assaulted his son OR Stewart Barrett had lied to the PRTB saying it was “one of the men” who pushed his son.

Because of Collins’ and Barrett’s lies and perjury we went broke. Stoney broke. Fell into an abyss of debt, and accompanying ill health.

Barrett’s perjury in 2011 meant that we had to emigrate to Arabia, and beyond, trying to find a living wage, someway to feed ourselves.

We suffered in silence.

Meanwhile, Annie Collins organized a boycott of us in Co Clare. Collins told an old-friend of ours that: “he would not be invited to any more of her parties, and would be off her party guest list if he talked to us.”

This showed Collins’ malevolent intent to cover herself by flinging mud at others, disturbing other lives.

After we repossessed our house (“alleged illegal eviction” PRTB Tribunal’s description) Barrett went on to squat elderly widow Valerie Flanagan’s cottage in Bodyke, Co Clare.

He stopped paying rent, and services, and Barrett wrecked the elderly lady’s retirement cottage. He destroyed her health.

The PRTB and the Circuit Court ordered Barrett to vacate the widow’s cottage. He didn’t. He finally got out one hour ahead of the Sheriff arriving to evict him.

He was squatting the widow’s cottage when he brought the PRTB case against me.

The very PRTB who had told Barrett to vacate the cottage, but he refused, and now he was claiming damages from me before the PRTB.

The PRTB continued this senseless case against me, ordering me to pay the squatters €8,000, until, finally, a Tribunal ruled that the case was statue barred. It was thrown out.

But the PRTB backed a serial squatter who was squatting the elderly lady’s cottage when the PRTB backed Barrett and Collins in suing me because they had wrecked my property.


Worse, a deep-rooted malicious element in Irish society had set their sights on getting me out of journalism because of the pervert priests stories I had been uncovering.

This all goes back to when I was employed as a freelance reporter with UTV’s ground-breaking documentary about notorious child abuser Fr. Brendan Smyth.

His Catholic Church bosses had moved Fr. Smyth from parish to parish to avoid Northern Ireland’s police arresting him.

Of course, every parish he went to he raped and abused Catholic kiddies.

UTV could not find a reporter in the Republic of Ireland to doorstep Fr Smyth’s bishop boss to ask why he had allowed this man to move around the Republic when the police in Northern Ireland were looking for him.

Investigative reporter Chris Moore had revealed in the UTV programme of a great filth floundering in the Catholic Church, in Irish society, in the Irish body politic, and in the Irish police.

In those early-lonely-scary days there were no Joe Duffy’s or big RTE TV stars out uncovering the truth about the most evil acts being perpetrated against Irish children by so many foul priests, and others.

In those days (hard to believe it now) but they were scared of the Catholic Church.

I cared more for the children.

My wife, Ann Gitte, and I went out of our way to bring those children’s stories to the Irish people.

We worked all hours – in some scary scenes. In those days Catholic families were run out if they reported their altar boy son raped by a cleric.

So some stories took a long time to go through trust, tears and type to get onto the pages of history’s truth.

Sometimes we had to have night meetings down laneways so no one would see the poor victims talking to the press.

We worked mainly for the UK and US media.

Chris Moore, Gordon Thomas, Ann Gitte and I were the first reporters to believe these victims, and report their stories.

The moment they spoke you had to believe these survivors.

When they told me their stories, many times, I had to put my notebook down with my crying.

Sometimes I just could not stop crying.

How could… how could such cruelty be done on wee children?

These kiddies had grown to young crippled adults. With hearts of gold. Reaching back into unbelievable depths of dark pain.

These were the strongest, and some of the most delicate, survivors on earth.

We were introduced to one softly spoken man, so gentle, yet one so blanketed in his own pain and isolation.

A short time later he committed suicide.

It wasn’t the pains allowed up from his inner deeps that overwhelmed him, but what depressed him beyond any further belief in humans, was that while we believed him, so many others didn’t.

Many people at that time could not believe that the Catholic Church had protected monsters in priest’s clothing.

More and more of the survivors got in touch with us. Arranged interviews.

We travelled from Co Clare, all over Ireland, North and South, meeting survivors, telling their horror-stories.

Parents of victims would get in touch me, because so few in Ireland would listen to the parents; nobody would believe them.

Our main customer for these stories was an English Sunday tabloid. Circulation shot up. Truth at last was coming out. The Irish had an appetite for it.

The Irish newspapers and RTE wouldn’t go near this, not until the UK media scooped them so regularly and so many time that they shamed RTE and the Irish newspapers into doing their job.

One day I got a chilling phone call.

The man, a Dublin editor, with pull and power, phoned me at my home.

He said that not just the Hierarchy, but each individual Irish bishop, will sue me (some 28 or 30 High Court writs), and take my Co Clare home off me, if I did not instantly stop reporting pervert priest stories.

I told him to tell the Hierarchy to FO.

Ann Gitte asked did the Catholic Church want three more children on the side of the road?

We continued working. How could you let these survivors down? How could you let more children suffer like this?

We got trouble: I was spat on by one Irish journalist, and another news executive said they’d spike any copy from me, because of a story we had uncovered about Cardinal Sean Brady.

Though we lived in Clare we spent a great deal of time in Northern Ireland and Dublin, even trips to the UK to meet victims.

We had uncovered something that truly shocked us: There is a secret organization within the Catholic Church that not only runs the Irish Church but also rules the Republic of Ireland.

Cardinal Sean Brady was prominent in that shadowy organization. In those days these shady men  ran Ireland: schools, health, hospitals, civil service, and of course the gardai.

Cardinal Brady answered to this shadowy-rulership. When he was 35-years-old he was part of a sinister hit-team that was sent to cover-up the monstrous sexual abuses of children by Fr. Brendan Smyth.

At least one of the little altar boys told Brady that Smyth had abused him. Cardinal Brady never told the cops. No. Even after the facts were revealed to him of these heinous crimes Brady still did not report these crimes.

Instead, back in 1975, Cardinal Brady gagged the little boys in Northern Ireland.

He frightened the life out of them with scare stories of hell. He swore the youngsters to secrecy. He stopped them telling the cops about pervert Fr. Smith abusing them.

It was all about saving the wealth and the ‘name’ of the Church; otherwise, if the truth were allowed out it would ruin the reputation of the Catholic Church, and its power would dissolve.

Cardinal Brady and these shadowy men never gave a care for the children.

Not a thought about the little ones’ safety or welfare.

No, instead,  they let that beast Smyth loose on the South, and he raped children in the Republic of Ireland.

Fr. Smyth rampaged and raped children for five decades.

From our home in Co Clare we faxed the Vatican about this.

Ann Gitte and I sent faxes addressed to Cardinal Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger.

We told him about what Fr. Brendan Smyth was doing to Irish children.

We asked Cardinal Ratzinger what was he doing to stop this monster abusing Irish children.

(Cardinal Ratzinger later became Pope Benedict XVI.)

We phoned the Vatican. But Cardinal Ratzinger would not talk to us. We called again. He wasn’t there. We made many calls. We never got him. He dodged us. His assistant took our phone calls.

We told his assistant that we had sent the faxes from Ireland.

The assistant confirmed that they had received them.

So the former Pope, who retired, was told of Fr. Brendan Smyth raping Irish children.

So what did the Pope-to-be do?

He allowed Fr. Smyth to continue abusing children, and Pope Benedict XVI sent the soldiers of Opus Dei after us.

Maybe you think it is just conspiracy theory, but, the threat delivered by this Dublin editor was serious intimidation from someone who saw himself as a player on the Irish socio-political stage, playing out his role as one of our agenda-setting rulers.

In my opinion this guy was creepy, and he hadn’t the intellect of an otter, but he had the power of a bull, a papal bull.

We met Karl Brophy – a much-connected high-flier Dublin PR/lobbyist, former political correspondent, former senior management in Irish biggest newspaper group, and now a well-known consultant.

Karl told us that the man threatening to take our home off us on behalf of the Irish Hierarchy is a member of Opus Dei.

This Opus Dei operative is well connected. He once was a close adviser to an Irish Taoiseach. (prime minister). This guy was a high-up powerful fellow. Dangerous. Litigious. Creepy.

That powerful gang, Opus Dei, stayed after us. Opus Dei wanted us out of journalism, and they organized a corrupt case against me in Killaloe in 201,  and Opus Dei used bent Irish policemen to get me out of the media.

I wish that the people in Ireland can know the truth of what happened in Co Clare.

The Irish cops brought a false case against me.

I did not attack Annie Collins.

Strangle her? 

Surely, I would have been up on an attempted murder, or grievous bodily harm, charges.

Kick a child?

Surely that merits the prosecution of the most serious charges that the Irish criminal code has in its armory.

The Clare police did not prosecute me on any child charge.

They knew it would not stick.

Instead, the cops in Co Clare threw the lowest criminal infringement on me.

Why? To criminalize me. And that takes me out of journalism.

In 2011 I pleaded guilty… to get out from under a pile of corruption.

I had a warning that something (Opus Dei) behind the Irish judicial system was working to imprison me.

I was warned that I would not come out of an Irish prison alive.

Also a mother of a clerical victim warned me, told me that a friend who tried to help them before Fr. Brendan Smyth blew up on TV, had died mysteriously. The mother believed he was murdered soldiers working for the Catholic Church.

In my opinion Collins and Barrett took part in 2011 in a miscarriage of justice against me.

It could be contented that Barrett’s contrasting PRTB v District Court testimonies are perjury and the case against me should be dismissed, because it was built mainly on Barrett’s evidence, which was polluted with perjury.

The conviction against me should be dropped, and that my good name be given back to me.

Barrett is a serial property abuser who has vandalized other people’s Irish properties for some sixty years.

Collins was his partner when Barrett convinced his 90-year-old mother to cut his sister out of her will, and he moved in with the mother, who died some months later, and Barrett got her house.

He sold it. Stewart Barrett then squandered his mother’s house money – €520,000 – in the following four years, mainly gambling, drinking and high living, but he refused to pay his rent.

Annie Collins had €83,324.12 cash in the local branch of Bank of Ireland in Scarriff, five miles away, but Collins refused to pay her rent.

That’s over €600,000 between the pair of them. But they refused to pay rent. Why would they? They had the corrupt Irish cops on their side.

The cops conveniently forgot about not answering Barrett’s letters to them six years before about his illegal weapon and ammunition he had in the house.

He had used the gun to kill a dog, shooting it several times because Barrett was so drunk he couldn’t aim.

The weapon had a silencer. And a scope.

Barrett had ammunition stashed in the bathroom, bedroom, pantry and kitchen presses.

The State’s case against Declan White was significantly built on Barrett’s flawed prejudiced lying words.

And I’d like the case against me dropped, squashed, if anyone knows how to do it?



We Faxed Him about Horrors ..He Ignored Us – Sunday Mirror (London …

SUNDAY MIRROR March 21, 2010

THE POPE knew about the Irish clerical abuse scandal 15 YEARS ago – because the Irish Sunday Mirror told him about it.

A series of faxes about the sex scandal that has rocked the Church in Ireland were sent direct to then Cardinal Ratzinger quizzing him about it after a string of phone calls to his office were ignored.

Ratzinger – then known as Pope John Paul II’s “enforcer” – was sent three faxes to ask him what the Vatican planned to do about the Church’s cover-up of paedophiles in the mid 90s.

But he IGNORED the faxes and no answers were ever given. Instead a sinister message was passed on to Sunday Mirror reporter Declan White warning him off.

Thu, Mar 18, 2010, 00:00

Pamela Duncan

CANONICAL INQUIRY:THE IRISH Bishops’ Conference yesterday distributed a press release drawing attention to an article published 13 years ago, in which the current controversy surrounding Cardinal Seán Brady was first reported.

The story, which appeared in the London edition of the Sunday Mirror on August 10th, 1997, ran under the headline Archbishop Brady knew about evil Smyth for 22 years; The story that will shock Ireland.

The opening line of the article, by journalist Declan White, reported that archbishop Seán Brady, helped investigate “sex abuse monster” Fr Brendan Smyth.

“He was part of a secret tribunal which failed to notify the police after an altar boy told how pervert priest Smyth had abused him,” it said. It went on to mention one child who Cardinal Brady interviewed about allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated by Smyth in 1975, quoting the man, who they reported lived in England at the time of publication….


From Wikipedia:

In 2010, Daly’s successor as Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Cardinal Seán Brady, faced “huge pressure to resign” after he admitted that in 1975 he witnessed two teenage boys sign oaths of silence after testifying in a Church inquiry against Smyth. Survivors groups saw this as evidence of collusion, but Brady said he “did not have the authority” to turn Smyth in.[11] On 17 March 2010, the Deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, called for Brady to resign.[12]


From Wikipedia:

This led to the collapse of the Fianna Fáil–Labour Party coalition government when the poor handling of an extradition request from the RUC by the Irish Attorney General‘s office led to a further delay of Smyth’s trial. An award-winning UTV Counterpoint programme on the scandal by journalist Chris Moore, followed by a book, accused the head of the Norbertines and the Archbishop of Armagh of mishandling the case, and the Norbertines of negligence and a failure to tell others of Smyth’s crimes, enabling Smyth to sexually abuse large numbers of children for 40 years.



A Limerick solicitor confirmed that his client Annie Collins had €83,324.12 cash when she refused to pay her rent.

Her solicitor has stated that was “the exact amount, to the cent”.

Collins had the mega-cash deposit in a bank five miles away.

But she continually refused to pay rent, claiming she had no money to pay for the rent of a property in Mountshannon, Co Clare.

Collins, 51-years-old and originally from Co Kildare, is now living in someone else property in Whitegate, Co Clare.

According to a submission to the PRTB Tribunal, held in Limerick on April 4th last, Collins had refused many times to pay her rent when she was asked to.

The landlord had to travel countless times to Co Clare to plead with Annie Collins to pay her rent.

But every time Collins refused.

Claiming she had no money.

But the truth is now out.

Collins had over €83,000 cash in a bank in nearby Scarriff.

That came to light when her estranged partner, Stewart Barrett, posted Collins’ monthly bank account statement to the landlord.

And that fact finally surfaced into the public domain when Collins engaged a Limerick solicitor.

She has made numerous attempts to get money out of the landlord, and a PRTB Adjudication had awarded her €4,000, which the landlord was to pay her.

The landlord was irritated that Collins could get away with having so much money, living the highlife, and not paying her rent.

He appealed to the Tribunal.

Collins then hired and paid for a solicitor (fees are about €600 for a PRTB hearing).

The solicitor engaged by Collins confirmed to the PRTB Tribunal that Collins did in fact have big bucks in a bank at the time she refused to pay her rent, and her rent arrears.

Her solicitor, Gerard Meehan, brought Collins bank account to the Tribunal’s attention.

The landlord submitted to the Tribunal that Collins had €83,324.12 cash when she refused to pay.

Solicitor Meehan told the Tribunal that the €83,324.12 was “the exact amount, to the cent, in my client’s bank account”.