Charleton Tribunal

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was the subject of "hostility and enmity" within the gardai, the Charleton tribunal has heard, reports Gerard Cunningham.

Was whistleblower status the real reason for meeting of top brass?

SOMETIMES at the Charleton Tribunal, there is a surreal feel to what is emerging. This was the case yesterday when details of hopeless incompetence in the child and family agency Tusla were heard in relation to a disturbing garda meeting on what to do about Maurice McCabe.

Charleton Tribunal: Garda whistleblower had confrontation with family members of Ms D

A retired garda superintendent knew that an allegation of sexual assault against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe "could not be right" when he first saw it, the Charleton tribunal has heard.

Charleton tribunal: Senior Garda said he was quite happy to work with whistleblower

A garda superintendent has denied ignoring a 2013 letter by a social worker regarding sexual assault allegations against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe in order to “trigger an earthquake in the HSE”.

‘I had no problem with McCabe but I think he had one with me’

There was another issue aired at the Charleton Tribunal yesterday, and once again it did not fall in favour of Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Charleton Tribunal: Maurice McCabe no longer trusted anybody after complaint against him

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe no longer trusted anybody after a complaint of child sexual assault was made against him, the Charleton tribunal has heard.

Interaction between journalist and press officer under the spotlight

On day 10 of the Disclosures Tribunal, crime reporter Paul Williams admits that he never checked out the story, writes Michael Clifford.

Senior Garda denies making allegation about whistleblower Maurice McCabe

A senior garda officer has denied ever saying that garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe watched young girls at a school.

Crime journalist Paul Williams denies 'acting as puppet for the guards' at Charleton Tribunal

The Public Accounts Committee has hit out at what it says is a "profound professional disagreement" between senior members of the force.

The emotions at heart of Charleton tribunal

At times during her evidence to the Disclosures Tribunal yesterday, the woman known as Ms D was emotional.

Father of Ms D 'almost collapsed' when first shown false allegation of digital rape, Charleton tribunal hears

The father of the young woman who made allegations against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe said he "almost collapsed" when he was first shown a false allegation of digital rape.

Garda whistleblower wasn't the saint he was described as, Ms D tells tribunal

The young woman who made sex abuse allegations against Sgt Maurice McCabe has told the Charleton tribunal she met with journalist Paul Williams about her case because she wanted people to know there was another side to the garda whistleblower.

Charleton Tribunal: Incompetence and not "something sinister" led to false rape allegation against McCabe

A senior Tusla manager has told the Charleton Tribunal that it was incompetence and not “something sinister” that led to a false rape allegation being made against garda whistle blower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Social worker tells Charleton Tribunal she got ’a sanitised version’ of file on Maurice McCabe

A social worker with Tusla who was asked to review a file on garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had said she was given "a sanitised version", the Charleton tribunal has heard.

Charleton Tribunal: Garda never experienced any malevolence or malice towards Maurice McCabe

A garda sergeant has told the Charleton Tribunal that he never experienced any malevolence or malice towards garda whistle blower Sgt Maurice McCabe, reports Gerard Cunningham.

Charleton Tribunal; Garda says he never saw notification about sex abuse allegation

A garda sergeant assigned to act as liaison officer with Tusla has said he never saw a 2014 notification containing a false allegation of sexual abuse against garda whistle blower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Charleton Tribunal to rule on whether media can report on Ms D evidence

The chairman of the Disclosures Tribunal is to rule on whether evidence from a certain witness known as 'Ms D' should be heard in private.

Social worker admits missing crucial Sgt McCabe information but denies being 'puppet of the gardaí'

A social worker who wrote a letter to garda whistle blower Sgt Maurice McCabe in December 2015 containing false allegations of sexual abuse has denied she was "a puppet of the gardaí".

Social worker tells Charleton Tribunal false sex abuse allegations had 'absolutely nothing to do with gardaí'

A witness has told the Charleton Tribunal that gardaí had nothing to do with the errors which lead to a file containing false allegations of sexual abuse against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Latest: Tusla manager accepts buck stops with him over handling of errors in false sex abuse allegations

Latest: A senior Tusla manager has accepted that the buck stops with him in relation to errors made in handling false allegations of child abuse against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Latest: Tusla manager accepts buck stops with him over handling of errors in false sex abuse allegations

A senior Tusla manager has denied there was "any coordination, liaison or collusion" with gardai in creating files containing allegations of sexual abuse against garda whistle blower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Michael Clifford: Witnesses’ awareness of current events comes under judge’s scrutiny

Peter Charleton asked a witness at the Disclosures Tribunal whether she was aware that Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach. The witness, a social worker, confirmed that she was aware of this. She also knew Enda Kenny was the previous Taoiseach, writes Michael Clifford

Sgt McCabe's barrister claims 'total failure' of Tusla systems 'can't be coincidence after coincidence'

A senior Tusla manager has said that the failure by Tusla to correct a series of errors which resulted in false allegations of child abuse being made against garda whistle blower Maurice McCabe were "absolutely coincidences".

Social worker cannot explain 'total silence' after error that led to false allegations in Sgt McCabe report

A social worker was unable to explain the "total silence" after an error led to false allegations being placed in reports she created on the children of garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Charleton tribunal.

Charleton Tribunal: Two different alleged abuse victims named in report due to 'human error', says social worker

A social worker has told the Charleton tribunal that “human error” and “an oversight” led to her failing to notice that two different alleged abuse victims were named in a report she had been working on in the one file.

Charleton tribunal: Judge 'not impressed' with idea onus was on social worker to follow up with gardaí on sex-abuse query

The chairman of the Charleton tribunal has said he was "not impressed with the notion" that the onus was on a social worker to follow up when she did not receive a reply from a senior garda to a query about allegations of sexual abuse.

Michael Clifford: Nobody thought to tell wronged man Maurice McCabe

Nobody thought it would be a good idea to let Sergeant Maurice McCabe know what had been done to him behind closed doors, writes Michael Clifford.

When did Gardai know false allegation was "a silly error": Justice Charleton

The chairman of the Charleton tribunal has said that he needs to know when gardaí discovered that a false allegation of sexual abuse containing incorrect information was "a silly error that was a denigration of someone’s reputation", reports Gerard Cunningham.

Michael Clifford: Blunders and coincidences abound in Charleton tribunal revelations

If the business of the Charleton tribunal was proposed for a movie script, it would be rejected as beyond belief. Too many coincidences, too many mistakes. Too much that requires the suspension of belief, writes Michael Clifford.

HSE psychologist tells tribunal 'there's just no way I would consider' deliberately defaming Sgt McCabe

A psychologist with the HSE has said she would never consider taking part in a deliberate action to defame garda whistle-blower Sgt Maurice McCabe, the Charleton Tribunal heard.

Charleton Tribunal: Maurice McCabe allegations ‘came out of the blue’

Allegations of child sexual abuse made against Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe “came out of the blue” when they were put to him nine years later, a Tribunal Judge has said.

Charleton Tribunal: Witness’s ‘wave of panic’ over error in report

A witness at the Disclosures Tribunal described feeling a “wave of panic” when she realised she had incorrectly described abuse allegations in a report she wrote in 2013, increasing the severity of allegations against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Charleton Tribunal: Chilling picture of what can happen after child-related claims

The Disclosure Tribunal got straight down to business yesterday at 10.06am.

Charleton inquiry: Brophy felt 'wave of panic' when she realised report had incorrectly described abuse allegations

Latest: A witness at the Disclosures Tribunal described feeling a "wave of panic" when she realised she had incorrectly described abuse allegations in a report.

Charleton Tribunal: Trio of witnesses allege Callinan attacked Maurice McCabe's character

Three prominent public figures have claimed that former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan attacked the character of Sgt Maurice McCabe, including in two of the cases, associating him with child sexual abuse, the Charleton Tribunal was told today.