A garda sergeant told the High Court officers did their "very best with good intent" for a woman who had been viciously beaten although, initially, they had not ruled out her fiancée as a person of interest in the investigation.
Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has told the Charleton Tribunal she “did not feel comfortable” in the presence of former garda press officer Superintendent David Taylor, and at “times he appeared to be a divisive individual”.
Pro-life groups opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment represent “the last sting of a dying wasp” and will be defeated in the same way they lost the contraception, divorce, and marriage equality wars, pro-choice politicians have said.
Diary records show that former garda commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan was in London on the day a garda HR executive says she attended a meeting, after which he was told they were “going after” whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.
The lead counsel in the Garda legal strategy challenging the credibility and motivation of Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins inquiry in 2015 said he had been “left in no doubt” that information given to his legal team by senior gardaí grounding that strategy was accurate, when a key part of it was “wrong”.
Sergeant Maurice McCabe indicated to his bosses that he felt under “threat” from Nóirín O’Sullivan after her legal team told the O’Higgins inquiry that they were challenging his motivation in making complaints about corruption and malpractice.
An attempt to introduce the Garda handling of an historic abuse allegation made against whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission was made solely for the purpose of embarrassing the sergeant, the Charleton Tribunal has been told.
Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan called the Department of Justice twice in one day to discuss a strategy to discredit whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission set up to investigate his allegations of corruption and malpractice in the force.