Even in a post-truth, post-shame world, even in a world where alternative facts are trotted out as regularly as “unprecedented” October storms threaten homes and property, the conclusion reached by Mr Justice Peter Charleton that, despite his repeated denials, former garda commissioner Martin Callinan told a Dáil deputy in early 2014 that whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had sexually abused his family is deeply shocking. The allegation, and that is a very generous use of vocabulary, was of course false.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2018
There is a weariness about everything around the Maurice McCabe story at this stage, but events coming to a conclusion in Dublin Castle are worthy of serious attention. Recent revelations have brought into sharp focus matters of great import to both policing and the media in this country.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said she never sought to influence RTÉ coverage of the O’Higgins report into complaints from whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe, adding: “I have no idea how anybody could come to that conclusion.”
Wed, 30 May, 2018
Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness kept notes of a conversation with former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan in which he allegedly claimed a garda whistleblower had sexually abused his children and could not be trusted.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
The first time Garda whistle-blower Sergeant Maurice McCabe’s concerns of serious malpractice and alleged cover-ups in the force gained public attention, former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan retired after a late-night knock on the door, writes.
Sun, 19 Feb, 2017
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is set to be grilled by opposition TDs over the escalating whistleblowers’ scandal tomorrow when she attends a pre-arranged meeting with the Dáil’s cross-party justice committee.
Tue, 11 Oct, 2016