Maurice McCabe

Lawyers for whistleblower Maurice McCabe have demanded that the Garda Commissioner be removed from her post.

70% believe Garda Commissioner should step aside according to new poll

More than 70% of people think the Garda Commissioner should resign or step aside, according to a new poll.

Latest: Garda trust in whistlblower charter 'will take time', admits Justice Minister

LATEST: Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has admitted that it will take time for gardaí to feel confident acting as whistleblowers.

Charleton Tribunal will not distract me, Garda Commissioner vows

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has brushed off remarks by the chair of the Policing Authority that there were concerns over her ability to focus on her job while dealing with the whistleblower tribunal.

LATEST: Tribunal chairman Peter Charleton asks anyone with relevant information to come forward in next two weeks

Update 1.55pm: Anyone with information relevant to the alleged smear campaign against Sergeant Maurice McCabe has been asked to come forward.

Charleton Tribunal into Garda whistleblower controversy to begin today

The Tribunal investigating the alleged smearing of Garda whistleblowers is to begin today.

Maurice McCabe 'Disclosures' Tribunal to sit on Monday

The public Tribunal of Inquiry into allegations of a smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe is to hold its first hearing on Monday, it has emerged.

Policing Authority 'limited' in what they can ask about alleged campaign against McCabe

The Chair of the Policing Authority says they are limited in what they can ask about the alleged campaign to discredit Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

Katherine Zappone to meet Tusla and discuss ‘deep concerns’ relating to Maurice McCabe case

The CEO of the Child and Family Agency told an Oireachtas committee yesterday there was no evidence of malice in the case.

Child protection chief denies whistleblower sex abuse claim was malicious

There is no evidence child protection workers acted with "malice of intent" in the Garda whistleblower scandal, the head of the state child agency has said.

McGuinness calls for Garda Commissioner to stand aside during tribunal

A senior member of Fianna Fáil has restated his call for the Garda Commissioner to stand aside while the whistleblower tribunal is carried out.

Vigils in support of Maurice McCabe take place in front of Garda stations

The vigils are being held in front of local Garda stations around the country.

Vigils to support whistleblowers to be held this evening

Vigils in support of whistleblowers will take place around the country this evening.

Whistleblower Garda Harrison welcomes inclusion in tribunal

Latest: Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison has welcomed his inclusion into the tribunal of inquiry into the treatment of whistleblowers in the Gardaí.

Here's the sequence of Taoiseach's responses to the false sex abuse claims against McCabe

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has struggled to say what he knew about the false Tusla sex abuse claims levelled against Sgt Maurice McCabe and when, according to the Irish Examiner.

HSE refuses to explain why 'clerical error' wasn't reported as data breach

The HSE will not explain why the “clerical error” at the centre of the false Tusla sex abuse claims against whistleblower Maurice McCabe failed to be registered as a data protection breach, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith of the Irish Examiner.

Leo Varadkar: Maurice McCabe deserves 'a full and unequivocal apology' from Govt

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar believes Sergeant Maurice McCabe is owed a “ full and unequivocal apology” from Government over his maltreatment by agencies of the State, writes Daniel McConnell of the Irish Examiner.

LATEST: Taoiseach offers full apology to Maurice McCabe

Latest: It is understood the Independent Alliance wants an external audit of the Gardaí in the wake of the whistleblower controversy.

LATEST: Government wins motion of confidence

Latest: The Government has just won a motion of confidence in itself in the Dáil by 57 votes to 52, with Fianna Fáil abstaining.

LATEST: Second whistleblower's solicitor confirms his client wants to be part of public inquiry

Latest: Keith Harrison's solicitor Trevor Collins has this evening confirmed his client wants to be part of any public inquiry into the whistleblower crisis.

LATEST: Taoiseach confirms Zappone took 'correct course of action' in not divulging Tusla file

Latest: A spokesperson for the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has said Ms Zappone took "absolutely the correct course of action" in not revealing any of the details of the Tusla file on Seargean Maurice McCabe.

'Gardaí right now are like the cat with 9 lives - they're up to life 14'

Latest: While a Commission of Investigation is to examine whether there was a smear campaign against Sergeant Maurice McCabe, the Government insists the Garda Commissioner has its full confidence.

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in Govt after HSE 'apologises unreservedly' to McCabe

Latest:Sinn Féin have said they are to table a motion of no confidence in the Government "without delay".

Tusla involvement in McCabe allegations ’very worrying’

Sinn Féin has expressed concern following last night’s revelations on Prime Time that Tusla sent a file containing false allegations about Sgt Maurice McCabe to local gardaí in 2013.

Latest: SF brand Tánaiste's statement 'not credible' as Zappone gives reason for not telling Cabinet

Latest:Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that this evening's statement from Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in relation to her knowledge of Tusla's role in the scandal impacting Sgt Maurice McCabe is not credible.

False sex allegation against McCabe circulated by Tusla following 'clerical error'

A file containing a false allegation of child sex abuse against whistleblower Maurice McCabe was sent by Tusla, the child and family agency, to gardaí and widely circulated in 2013, however no effort was made to substantiate the claim, writes the Irish Examiner's Michael Clifford.

Calls for whistleblower inquiry to be expanded to include politicians

Fianna Fail, Labour, the Green Party as well as Independent TDs have this afternoon called for the terms of the Charleton inquiry to be expanded.

Update: Sinn Féin call on Garda Commissioner to step down immediately

Update 10.40pm: Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald has called for Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan to immediately step aside following the Irish Examiner revelations that she described as "unprecedented" and "quite frankly disgusting and vile".

Noirin O'Sullivan: 'I did not engage in smear campaign against whistleblower'

The Garda Commissioner says she 'refutes in the strongest terms' that she engaged in a smear campaign against a whistleblower.

Update: Sinn Féin and Brendan Howlin urge Garda Commissioner to step aside

Update 8pm: Sinn Féin's Jonathan O’Brien has also called for Garda Commissioner, Noirín O'Sullivan, to step aside.