I want to thank Michael Clifford for his caustic, abusive and deeply personalised review of my new book Frenzy and Betrayal. In a single article he starkly illustrated an important issue my book addresses which undermines trust in Irish journalism — the incapacity of some journalists to reassess false narratives in which they are heavily invested and the tendency to contemptuously reject any challenge to such narratives.
Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he still does not understand why Government-commissioned barrister Seán Guerin went out side his terms of reference in his report into allegations of Garda misconduct by Sgt Maurice McCabe.
Former justice minister Alan Shatter has launched a scathing attack on Transport Minister Shane Ross, accusing him of “bombastic fakery” and “fantasy politics” over his plans to reopen Stepaside Garda Station.
The Office of the Attorney General yesterday backed Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s decision to take no action when she was told of the Garda legal team’s alleged strategy to discredit Maurice McCabe in May 2015.
There are “substantial” managerial and cultural problems in the Garda Síochána — but efforts to address them should not “completely undermine” the capability of the organisation to fulfil its function, former justice minister Alan Shatter has said.
Barrister Sean Guerin has asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal against Alan Shatter's successful challenge to sections of his report concerning the former Justice Minister's handling of complaints of Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.