Garda whistleblower McCabe to appear in private at PAC

Justice Minister Alan Shatter

The Public Accounts Committee will today hear evidence from Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe about alleged corruption in the penalty points system.

The hearing, which will be held in private, comes despite calls from the Garda Commissioner and the Minister for Justice for it not to go ahead.

The PAC decided on Tuesday night to proceed with its inquiry, which will deal only with the loss to the taxpayer from problems with the penalty points system.

The Garda Ombudsman will investigate the allegations of Garda malpractice in the cancellation of penalty points and fixed charge notices, after Justice Minister Alan Shatter referred the matter to its office.

More on this topic

New rules will ‘empower’ committees

Ó Fearghaíl apologises to Kerins over PAC grilling

Angela Kerins 'treated very badly', Taoiseach concedes

Ruling threatens a ‘chilling effect’ on Dáil

More in this Section

Commissioner expected to deliver personal apology to Majella Moynihan

50% rise in students seeking counselling for mental health problems

Former garda Majella Moynihan happy with apologies but 'they 'should have come to me first'

Three lanes of M7 reopen this morning


Characters and craic await at Sligo coastline

Living in a glasshouse: Meet stained-glass artist Alison Byrne

Your guide to buying art

7 reasons why Rome is the family-friendly city break of your dreams

More From The Irish Examiner