Martin Callinan controversy expected to be raised in Dáil

Martin Callinan controversy expected to be raised in Dáil

The controversy surrounding the former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is expected to be raised in the Dáil this afternoon.

The former Garda Commissioner is facing growing calls to confirm or deny allegations he tried to discredit the Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe in a meeting with Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness.

Last night, the current Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan denied any knowledge of a private meeting between her predecessor and the former chair of the Public Accounts Committee.

Clare Daly of Independents4Change said that TD John McGuinness also has questions to answer.

"If he was afraid he'd be stopped from going to the PAC [Public Accounts Committee], well why didn't he reveal it after the PAC?" she said.

She added: "Or why didn't he reveal it a couple of weeks ago when the media, particularly sections of RTÉ, were going out to say that Commissioner Callinan needed to be apologised to?

"None of his reasons add up to me, anyway."

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