Charleton Tribunal

Garda Keith Harrison says he is "disappointed" but not surprised with the conclusions of the Disclosures Tribunal.

Concerns over Gardaí's Disclosures Tribunal unit

Acting Garda commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin has contacted the Department of Justice with a senior Garda official’s concerns about the force’s internal Disclosures Tribunal unit.

Government dismisses attempts to amend Charleton Tribunal terms

The Government has dismissed attempts to amend the terms of reference of the Charleton investigation claiming it would further delay the “vital” work of the tribunal.

Sinn Fein motion to widen terms of Reference of Disclosures Tribunal rejected

The Government and Fianna Fail have rejected Sinn Fein’s motion to widen the terms of Reference of the Disclosures Tribunal.

Absence of records on whistleblower Maurice McCabe looked like cover-up, Charleton tribunal hears

A Tusla social worker has told the Charleton tribunal that the absence of records from a file on whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe looked like a cover-up, but she could not say who was responsible.

Charleton tribunal hears of threats made against the life of Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison

The Charleton tribunal has heard details of threats made against the life of whistleblower Garda Keith Harrison in October 2013.

Senior garda had no malice towards whistleblower, Charleton tribunal told

A senior garda who referred a whistleblower to the Garda Ombudsman over a domestic dispute complaint has told the Charleton Tribunal that she has no malice towards the officer.

Senior garda in Donegal tells Charleton Tribunal she did not deliberately omit making a note

The most senior garda in Donegal has said she did not deliberately omit making a note at the time of a decision to begin an investigation into allegations of domestic abuse against whistleblower Garda Keith Harrison.

Three of four garda statements requested by Charlton have been received

Three of four statements requested from senior garda officers on Wednesday evening were handed in to the Charleton tribunal, a barrister for the inquiry has said.

GSOC queried senior garda's categorisation of complaint against whisteblower, tribunal hears

A senior garda decision to categorise a domestic disturbance complaint against a garda whistleblower as an incident causing serious harm or death was later questioned by the Garda Ombudsman.

Social worker says she was not instructed by manager to visit home of whistleblower garda Harrison

"It's not about my feelings. It's about my professional reputation...The inference is made that we abused our power, and that is not the case."

Garda whistleblower, Keith Harrison, outlines troubled relationship with partner at time of statement

A garda whistleblower has outlined the troubled relationship with his partner which led to her making a statement of complaint against him in October 2013, writes Gerard Cunningham.

Partner of garda whistleblower accepts gardaí did not manipulate Tusla into investigating her family

The partner of a garda whistleblower says she accepts there is no basis for believing gardaí manipulated Tusla into investigating her family and children, the Charleton Tribunal has heard.

Garda tells Charleton Tribunal she was disturbed and upset at letter to Minister

A garda sergeant has told the Charleton Tribunal that she found it "disturbing and upsetting" when a letter was sent to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone claiming she had threatened "repercussions" if the partner of a garda whistleblower failed to make a statement, writes Gerard Cunningham

Charleton Tribunal: Sergeant denies 'suggesting things' to alleged victim in taking statement

A garda sergeant at the Charleton Tribunal has said that taking a victim statement was "not an exact science," when asked about a statement made by the partner of a garda whistleblower.

Whistleblower's partner tells tribunal that 2013 statement contained her words and not those of garda officers

An October 2013 statement by the partner of garda whistleblower Keith Harrison contained her words and not those of the garda officers who took it, the Charleton tribunal has heard.

Garda inspector not 'out to get' whistleblower Keith Harrison, tribunal hears

A Garda Inspector has denied that she was ‘out to get’ whistleblower, Garda Keith Harrison when she interviewed his partner.

Garda inspector tells tribunal how it took witness eight hours to make statement against whistleblower

A garda inspector has denied forcing a witness to make a statement against her partner, garda whistleblower Keith Harrison, at the Charleton tribunal.

Charleton Tribunal hears how complaint against Garda whistleblower was withdrawn by his partner

The Charleton Tribunal has heard details of how a statement of complaint against a garda whistleblower was withdrawn by his partner in early 2014.

Tribunal hears Garda whistleblower's partner voluntarily left home three times after rows

The partner of a garda whistleblower who claimed he was subject to harassment and intimidation voluntarily left the home where she was living with him on three occasions, the Charleton tribunal has heard.

Charleton tribunal: Garda whistleblower denies threatening partner and saying he would 'burn her'

A garda whistleblower has denied threatening his partner during an argument and saying he would "burn her in [her] house with [her] girls and bury her", the Charleton tribunal has heard.

Faith healer tells Disclosures Tribunal of call he got after Garda Harrison had 'bit of a tiff' with partner

A self-employed counsellor and faith healer has told the Charleton Tribunal of the night he was called to the home of a garda whistleblower in Churchill, Co Donegal in April 2013.

Garda death had 'devastating effect' on officers in Buncrana, Charleton tribunal told

A retired Garda Sergeant has told the Charleton tribunal that the death of a colleague in the line of duty had "a devastating effect" on officers in Buncrana, Co Donegal.

Whistleblower used Pulse system to check on his partner following anonymous letter which led to HSE inquiry, Charleton tribunal hears

A garda whistleblower used the Pulse system over 30 times to look up his partner's details after an anonymous letter led to a HSE inquiry into the welfare of her children, the Charleton tribunal has heard.

Charleton Tribunal completes first module and will resume in September

The Charleton tribunal has completed its first module and will resume on 18 September when it looks at complaints from Garda Keith Harrison, reports Gerard Cunnigham.

Charleton Tribunal: Officer never directed to tell Commissioner’s office McCabe allegation was false

A Garda officer has told the Charleton tribunal she was never directed to inform the office of the garda commissioner that an allegation of serious sexual abuse against whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was false, reports Gerard Cunningham.

Charleton Tribunal: False sexual assault allegation error not notified to Garda HQ

A senior garda officer has told the Charleton tribunal there were rumours circulating in Garda HQ about garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe while he worked there, reports Gerard Cunningham.

Charleton Tribunal: False rape allegation remained on file until this year

A false allegation of rape remained on a file on garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe until 2017, the Charleton tribunal heard today, reports Gerard Cunningham.

Charleton Tribunal: Senior Tusla executive denies cover-up over false abuse allegation

A senior Tusla executive has denied there was a cover-up after a false allegation of sexual abuse was placed in a file against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Charleton Tribunal: Maurice McCabe bullied and called a "rat" on social media

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was the subject of "hostility and enmity" within the gardai, the Charleton tribunal has heard, reports Gerard Cunningham.

Charleton Tribunal: Garda whistleblower had confrontation with family members of Ms D

A retired garda superintendent knew that an allegation of sexual assault against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe "could not be right" when he first saw it, the Charleton tribunal has heard.

Charleton tribunal: Senior Garda said he was quite happy to work with whistleblower

A garda superintendent has denied ignoring a 2013 letter by a social worker regarding sexual assault allegations against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe in order to “trigger an earthquake in the HSE”.