A former civilian employee of An Garda Siochana who gave out information, including the locations of garda Covid-19 checkpoints, in return for cocaine has been jailed for two and a half years.
Holly Hayden of Bayview Terrace in Bray pleaded guilty to one count of disclosing confidential information from the Pulse system obtained in the course of her employment in October 2019. She further pleaded to two counts of accessing confidential information from the Pulse system at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on dates between September 2019 and May 2020.
She has no previous convictions.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard at a sentence hearing last July that from 2017, Ms Hayden was a civilian employee of An Garda Siochana in an administrative role for two years.
Sentencing her this afternoon Judge Orla Crowe said a headline sentence of four year was warranted before imposing a sentence of three years having taken into account her pleas of guilty and remorse.
The final six months of the term were suspened on strict conditions including that Hayden engage with the Probation Service in relation to drug rehabilitation for two years upon her release from prison.