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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Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was entitled to be vindicated as truthful, his lawyer tells Charleton Tribunal

Sergeant Maurice McCabe was entitled to be vindicated as truthful by the Charleton Tribunal, his barrister has said in closing submissions.

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Charleton Tribunal should disregard witness evidence in favour of former commissioner, garda lawyer says

The Charleton Tribunal should disregard the evidence of four witnesses, including two TDs, in favour of the testimony of former commissioner Martin Callinan, a barrister for An Garda Síochána has said.

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Protected disclosure by former garda press officer 'essentially a work of fiction', Charleton Tribunal told

The protected disclosure made by former garda press officer Supt David Taylor "is essentially a work of fiction", lawyers for An Garda Síochana have told the Charleton Tribunal.

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RTÉ barrister tells Disclosures tribunal garda press officer's testimony was 'unworthy of trust'

Former garda press officer Supt David Taylor's account of his dealings with journalists was "unworthy of trust", a barrister representing RTÉ has told the Charleton tribunal.

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Final submissions to be heard at Disclosures Tribunal today

Final submissions will be heard at the Disclosures Tribunal later this morning, as the Chairman considers his report.

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Comment: If Dave Taylor let the cat out of the bag, it can’t be put back in now

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.

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Chairman says it would be 'absolutely futile' to go to High Court over journalistic privilege

The chairman of the Charleton tribunal has said he will not go to the High Court to require journalists to answer questions where they claimed journalistic privilege because it would be "absolutely futile".

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Michael Clifford on the Disclosures Tribunal: Splash of colour but black and white truth remains elusive

Mick Wallace laid it out with a splash of colour: “There’s never been a judge in the history of the State told so many lies,” writes Michael Clifford.

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Allegations against Maurice McCabe 'peddled' to newsrooms in Dublin, tribunal told

Allegations against Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe were being "peddled" to newsrooms in Dublin, a national newspaper editor has told the Charleton tribunal.

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Mick Wallace tells tribunal he believes an orchestrated campaign to undermine McCabe took place

Dail Deputy Mick Wallace has told the Charleton tribunal that he believes there was an orchestrated campaign to undermine Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

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Mick Wallace tells tribunal there’s never been a judge who has been been told so many lies

Latest: Independent TD Mick Wallace has told the Disclosures Tribunal he can’t be 100% sure that Superintendent Dave Taylor told him he sent derogatory texts about Maurice McCabe, but that’s the impression he got.

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Newspaper editor denies saying garda whistleblower was 'a paedophile'

The editor of the Irish Independent Fionnan Sheahan said he never told a former Sunday Independent editor that garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was "a paedophile".

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RTÉ correspondent 'shocked' to be named as journalist who was negatively briefed about whistleblower

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has told the Charleton tribunal he was "shocked" to be named by former garda press officer Supt David Taylor as one of the journalists who was negatively briefed about whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

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McCabe stands over claim that O’Sullivan orchestrated RTÉ coverage of report, Tribunal hears

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that Maurice McCabe stands over his claim that Noirin O’Sullivan orchestrated RTÉ’s coverage of the unpublished O’Higgins Commission report in May 2016.

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Paul Reynolds: 'I never branded McCabe a liar'

Paul Reynolds wasn’t fed any scurrilous stuff about Sergeant Maurice McCabe, he told the Disclosures Tribunal yesterday, writes Michael Clifford.

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RTÉ journalist Paul Reynolds tells tribunal his record on reporting on gardaí speaks for itself

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has told the Charleton tribunal his record speaks for itself in reporting on An Garda Síochána.

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RTÉ crime correspondent says he was not negatively briefed about garda whistleblower

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has said he was not negatively briefed by former garda press officer Supt David Taylor or by former commissioners Martin Callinan or Nóirín O'Sullivan about garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

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Disclosures Tribunal: Journalist Paul Willliams denies being negatively briefed about whilstleblower

Journalist Paul Williams has said he was "surprised" to be named in the Dáil as someone who had penalty points quashed and "did not know it was coming".

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Journalist advised against publication of draft article of interview with Ms D

A senior Independent Newspapers editor has told the Charleton tribunal she advised against the publication of a draft article with the woman who alleged that her complaint against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was not properly investigated.

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Disclosures Tribunal: Journalist advised against publication of Paul Williams' McCabe articles

A journalist with the Irish Independent has told the Disclosures Tribunal she advised against the publication of a series of articles by her colleague Paul Williams.

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Journalist would not allow herself to be used in smear campaign, Charleton tribunal told

Irish Sun journalist Eavan Murray has told the Charleton tribunal she would not allow herself to be used in a smear campaign.

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Irish Sun journalist tells Tribunal Dave Taylor never briefed her negatively on Maurice McCabe

Latest: A journalist with the Irish Sun has told the Disclosures Tribunal that she believes Superintendent Dave Taylor named her as someone he briefed negatively to bolster his story.

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Journalist had no evidence of campaign to malign Maurice McCabe, tribunal told

A journalist has been told there is an obligation to tell the whole truth to the Charleton tribunal.

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Disclosures Tribunal: Lally and McCann take the stand as David Taylor claims he was ordered to negatively brief journalists

Journalists will again take the stand at the Disclosures Tribunal this morning – as it examines claims they were subject to a smear campaign about Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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Disclosures Tribunal: McCabe affair fallout sends ripples across centres of power

Soon after noon yesterday, Judge Peter Charleton let fly. Or, to be more accurate, he departed momentarily from his customary Jobian patience.

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Latest: Journalist denies he was negatively briefed about whistleblower, tribunal hears

Irish Times security and crime editor Conor Lally has told the Charleton tribunal he was "extremely surprised" to be included in a list of journalists former garda press officer Supt David Taylor said were briefed negatively about whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

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Editor tells Disclosures Tribunal that journalist gave false evidence over McCabe

The Group editor of Associated Newspapers has told the Disclosures Tribunal that the media company believes a journalist with the papers has given untrue evidence, motivated by her grievance against the Mail on Sunday.

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Michael Clifford: Wild goose chases as whistleblower is ignored

Can you know somebody actually but not officially?

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