Superintendent David Taylor retires on full pension after tribunal criticism

Superintendent Taylor had been suspended from the force in the wake of the publication of the Disclosures Tribunal report.

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Apology to McCabe was ‘brazen hypocrisy’

The Government’s apology to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe was a “blatant, brazen piece of hypocrisy” the Dáil has heard.

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Public servants ‘defamed’ using Dail privilege, claims Frances Fitzgerald

Frances Fitzgerald says unsupported allegations have ‘walked into our national press’.

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Charlie Flanagan apologises to Maurice McCabe on behalf of State

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has apologised on behalf of the State to garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe for the “calumny by those who should have protected and supported him” in the force.

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Supt Taylor applies to retire: A way to change a rancid culture

The Charleton report published last week found, among other things, former Garda press officer Supt David Taylor “swore an affidavit that was almost entirely made up of nothing but lies”.

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Michael Clifford: What price Frances Fitzgerald’s ‘vindication’?

The former justice minister had to resign for many reasons — just not because she failed to stop a challenge to Maurice McCabe’s motivation in 2015, writes Michael Clifford.

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Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for future cabinet positions, says Varadkar

The former Tánaiste was cleared of any wrong-doing in the Disclosures Tribunal report last week.

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Calls for new Garda oversight body with powers to investigate retired members of force

The calls come after reports former garda press officer Superintendent Dave Taylor has applied for retirement after being suspended at the weekend.

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‘Bang out of order’: Leo Varadkar demands apology over Frances Fitzgerald resignation

Opposition calls that forced the resignations of former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and ex-Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan were “bang out of order,” says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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Supt David Taylor applies for retirement following suspension

Garda Superintendent David Taylor has applied for retirement after being suspended from the force.

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Policing Authority says Disclosures Tribunal report will drive reforms

The Policing Authority has said the findings of the Disclosures Tribunal report will drive its work in overseeing the Garda obligations to the community and to ethical behaviour.

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Some hope contained in damning Charleton Report

Mr Justice Charleton sets out seven obligations for gardaí in his report that, if implemented, could see postive change in the force, according to Cormac O’Keeffe.

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Policing Authority will 'carefully' consider how it selects officer after Charleton report

The Policing Authority says it will consider very carefully how it selects senior officers following the third report into the Disclosures Tribunal yesterday.

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Harris calls on Martin to apologise to Fitzgerald for 'hounding her out of office'

Health Minister Simon Harris has called on Micheál Martin and Mary-Lou McDonald to apologise to former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald for "hounding a good woman out of office".

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Maurice McCabe ‘delighted’ after vindication by tribunal

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has said he is delighted at being vindicated by the Disclosures Tribunal after what he described as a “tortuous” period for him and his family.

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What Charleton said about McCabe, O'Sullivan, Taylor, Callinan and Fitzgerald

We look at what the Charleton Tribunal said about Maurice McCabe, Noirín O’Sullivan, David Taylor, Martin Callinan and Frances Fitzgerald.

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Charleton Tribunal: Charlie Flanagan says Sergeant McCabe did State considerable service

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said he fully endorses Judge Peter Charleton’s description of Sgt Maurice McCabe in his third interim report.

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Mr Justice Charleton reports - A shocking report that must lead to real change

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.

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McCabe says smear campaign was 'an astonishing finding' and 'hard to take'

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has said he is "delighted" that the Charleton report has been published today, but admitted that some parts of it were "hard to take".

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Key quotes from the Charleton report

The 406-page report released by Justice Peter Charleton contains some strong language, including that whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was "repulsively denigrated for being no more than a good citizen and police officer".

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Michael Clifford: Garda’s badge of honour tarnished

Charleton has vindicated and commended Maurice McCabe. The reputation of the force itself, however, is less assured, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford.

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Disclosures Tribunal report: Summary of the findings

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said he remains “deeply concerned” that the gradual erosion of Garda discipline, as identified by the Morris Tribunal more than 12 years ago, could lead to disaster.

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Frances Fitzgerald 'pleased' by 'honest appraisal' vindication in Tribunal report

Frances Fitzgerald has said she is "pleased" by the findings of a Disclosures Tribunal report which found that her evidence was "an honest appraisal" of events leading to her resignation.

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LATEST: 'Honest and genuine' McCabe 'feels vindicated' by Charleton report

The Disclosures Tribunal has found two senior gardaí were involved in a smear campaign against the Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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Charleton Tribunal: Who is Sergeant Maurice McCabe?

Sergeant Maurice McCabe had enjoyed a steady rise through the ranks of An Garda Siochana for twenty years before trouble found him.

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Q&A: The Charleton Tribunal explained

Here, Michael Clifford explains what the Charleton Tribunal is all about.

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Sean Ryan appointed as member of Disclosures for next phase tribunal

Mr Justice Sean Ryan has been appointed as a member of the Disclosures Tribunal.

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Even if Taylor claims are discredited, gardaí were hostile to Sgt McCabe

The tribunal’s inquiries into the veracity of former Garda press officer David Taylor’s statement that he was ordered to negatively brief reporters about Maurice McCabe have uncovered much ire towards the whistleblower, writes Michael Clifford.

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Comment: Disclosures Tribunal judge has no easy task as he compiles report after 13 months of hearings

The Disclosures Tribunal has docked. The final submissions in the last of four modules were heard over the last two days. This module deals with whether or not there was a smear campaign conducted against Sgt Maurice McCabe when he was complaining of malpractice in road policing.

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Disclosures Tribunal: Roll away the stone

At one stage during the 97 days of hearings at the Charleton Tribunal into “protected disclosures ... and certain other matters “ the presiding judge likened the process to “rolling a very large stone up a very large mountain like Croagh Patrick”.

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