Cianan Brennan: Group ready to stand with whistleblowers

Cianan Brennan: Group ready to stand with whistleblowers

Help is now at hand for whistleblowers in a state of anxiety over whether their professional judgement will have personal consequences, writes Cianan Brennan

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McCabe social workers to face inquiry

McCabe social workers to face inquiry

Three social workers involved in the processing of the false Maurice McCabe sexual abuse allegation in Tusla are to face a fitness to practise inquiry.

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Trail of apparent errors against whistleblower

Trail of apparent errors against whistleblower

OVER the course of a month or so in 2017, the Disclosures Tribunal heard evidence of how Maurice McCabe’s reputation was trashed in the Child and Family Agency, Tusla. He had been falsely branded as a suspected child rapist in August 2013.

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Whistleblower smear Garda avoids most of legal bill

Whistleblower smear Garda avoids most of legal bill

The former Garda press officer who helped run a smear campaign against whistleblower, Maurice McCabe, and then lied to the Disclosures Tribunal about the nature of his involvement is to get the bulk of his legal costs.

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Father of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe passes away

Father of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe passes away

Michael McCabe passed away peacefully at home in Mountnugent, Co Cavan surrounded by his family yesterday.

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Seán Guerin 'needs to explain himself' over McCabe report, says Shatter

Seán Guerin 'needs to explain himself' over McCabe report, says Shatter

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.

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Cases brought by McCabe family struck out after successful mediation talks

Cases brought by McCabe family struck out after successful mediation talks

The High Court has struck out proceedings by retired garda sergeant Maurice McCabe and his family against the State, the HSE and the Tusla/Child and Family Agency (CFA) following successful mediation talks last week.

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Maurice McCabe settles legal action against State and Tusla for undisclosed sum

Maurice McCabe settles legal action against State and Tusla for undisclosed sum

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has settled his legal action against the State and Tusla for an undisclosed sum.

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Have we learned anything from tribunals fiasco?

Have we learned anything from tribunals fiasco?

Bodies of inquiry have to date proven to be a costly and ineffective remedy to our nation’s ills, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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State wants to mediate claims brought against it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe

State wants to mediate claims brought against it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe

The State wants to settle through mediation several damages actions brought against it by retired Garda Sergeant and whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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Justice Minister wants State to reach early settlement with Maurice McCabe

Justice Minister wants State to reach early settlement with Maurice McCabe

The Justice Minister wants the state to reach an early settlement with Maurice McCabe.

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Maurice McCabe: I felt like poison after ‘disgusting’ claim

Maurice McCabe: I felt like poison after ‘disgusting’ claim

The backlash Maurice McCabe faced after the Garda commissioner described the actions of whistleblowers as “disgusting” made him feel like he was “poison”, he told an RTÉ documentary last night.

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Varadkar: Legal support for Martin Callinan under review

Varadkar: Legal support for Martin Callinan under review

The decision to legally support former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in his defence against whistleblower Maurice McCabe is being reviewed, the Taoiseach has said.

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State should seek contribution from Martin Callinan for legal fees, says FF Justice spokesperson

State should seek contribution from Martin Callinan for legal fees, says FF Justice spokesperson

Fianna Fáil’s Justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan is calling on the State to seek a contribution from former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan for legal fees to fight a case taken by whistle-blower Maurice McCabe.

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Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe’s wife ‘feared he would kill himself’

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe’s wife ‘feared he would kill himself’

Mr McCabe, who faced unfounded and false allegations of a sexual assault, was praised in the Charleton Tribunal report.

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Truth is out there: Who picks up the tab for ‘campaign of calumny’ against Maurice McCabe?

Truth is out there: Who picks up the tab for ‘campaign of calumny’ against Maurice McCabe?

Michael Clifford Taxpayers will probably foot the bill for ‘campaign of calumny’ against Maurice McCabe, writes Michael Clifford.

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Maurice McCabe: I would not have spoken out if I knew of abuse to come

Maurice McCabe: I would not have spoken out if I knew of abuse to come

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has said if he had known at the outset the abuse he would suffer for lifting the lid on corruption within the gardaí he "would never have done it".

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Normal practice for State to provide lawyers for Martin Callinan, says Varadkar

Normal practice for State to provide lawyers for Martin Callinan, says Varadkar

The legal representation from the State for former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is normal practice, according to the Taoiseach.

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Maurice McCabe felt he had ‘no choice but to quit gardaí’

Maurice McCabe felt he had ‘no choice but to quit gardaí’

Sergeant Maurice McCabe would have kept working in An Garda Síochána but believed he couldn’t go back after everything that had happened to him, his solicitor said yesterday.

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Michael Clifford: Maurice McCabe fought the law — but what’s changed?

Michael Clifford: Maurice McCabe fought the law — but what’s changed?

The justice minister claims he wants to sit down with McCabe and discuss his legacy. It’s all a far cry from the government line just a few years ago, writes Michael Clifford.

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Maurice McCabe retires after 30 years on force

Maurice McCabe retires after 30 years on force

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe is to retire from the force today.

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Maurice McCabe: An extraordinary career and huge service to the State by illustrating wrongs in the force

Maurice McCabe: An extraordinary career and huge service to the State by illustrating wrongs in the force

Retirement is the only option for Maurice McCabe, but he retires knowing a tribunal determined not just that he did his job properly, but that there was a campaign to destroy his reputation because he exposed wrongdoing in the force, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford.

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Maurice McCabe retires - A brave citizen

Maurice McCabe retires - A brave citizen

There are very few living Irish people who have had the impact that Sgt Maurice McCabe has had.

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Maurice McCabe ‘owed hefty payout by State’

Maurice McCabe ‘owed hefty payout by State’

Garda whistleblower and family finally given a full state apology

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Michael Clifford: Little substance to Taylor’s many claims

Michael Clifford: Little substance to Taylor’s many claims

Supt David Taylor has a few problems, writes Michael Clifford. He has accused two former Garda commissioners of serious malpractice, but in three days of testimony he failed to put meat on the bones of his allegations.

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Comment: Garda under pressuer to stand up his claims

Comment: Garda under pressuer to stand up his claims

Dave Taylor spent a second day with his back to the wall yesterday, writes Michael Clifford.

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‘One might imagine it was a case of See No Maurice, Hear No Maurice, Speak No Maurice’

‘One might imagine it was a case of See No Maurice, Hear No Maurice, Speak No Maurice’

The Disclosures Tribunal was told yesterday that Supt Dave Taylor is following proceedings on Twitter. #Hello Dave.

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Senior gardai 'entirely justified' in challenging credibility of Maurice McCabe, tribunal hears

Senior gardai "entirely justified" in challenging credibility of Maurice McCabe, tribunal hears

The allegation that former garda commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan used unjustified grounds to discredit a garda whistleblower is a result of leaks demonstrated to be false, lawyers have told the Disclosures Tribunal.

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O’Sullivan cannot disown the actions of her lawyers, argues McCabe's lawyer

O’Sullivan cannot disown the actions of her lawyers, argues McCabe's lawyer

Counsel for Maurice McCabe has argued that it’s not permissible for former Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to disown the actions of her legal counsel at the O’Higgins Commission.

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Maurice McCabe appeals for those who received messages alleging he abused children to come forward

Maurice McCabe appeals for those who received messages alleging he abused children to come forward

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has called on anyone who received text messages from a former garda press officer containing allegations that he had abused children to come forward.

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Everyone accepts that false abuse allegations were not used to discredit McCabe - Tribunal Chairman

Everyone accepts that false abuse allegations were not used to discredit McCabe - Tribunal Chairman

The chair of the Disclosures Tribunal says everyone now accepts that false allegations of abuse were not used to discredit Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Inquiry.

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Charleton Tribunal: Solicitor could see 'trouble brewing' over challenger to whistleblower's integrity

Charleton Tribunal: Solicitor could see "trouble brewing" over challenger to whistleblower's integrity

Update 6.40pm: A solicitor from the Chief State Solicitor's Office has told the Charleton Tribunal that she had seen "trouble brewing" when barristers representing the garda commissioner said they were challenging the integrity of  Maurice McCabe at the O'Higgins inquiry, writes Gerard Cunningham.

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Gardaí and lawyers 'discussed decade-old indecent assault allegation against Maurice McCabe days before first O'Higgins hearings'

Gardaí and lawyers 'discussed decade-old indecent assault allegation against Maurice McCabe days before first O'Higgins hearings'

A decade-old indecent assault allegation against whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was discussed at a meeting between gardaí and lawyers days before the O'Higgins commission of inquiry began hearings.

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Gardai’s head of legal affairs tells Tribunal he should have told Commissioner to think about strategy

Gardai’s head of legal affairs tells Tribunal he should have told Commissioner to think about strategy

The head of legal affairs with the Gardai says in hindsight he should have told the Garda Commissioner think about the strategy to discredit Maurice McCabe, once the matter was raised at the Inquiry, as it was inconsistent with the previous garda policy to support him.

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Latest: Frances Fitzgerald tells tribunal she had no recollection of email on Garda's McCabe strategy

Latest: Frances Fitzgerald tells tribunal she had no recollection of email on Garda's McCabe strategy

Latest: The former Tánaiste has given a statement to the Disclosures Tribunal saying she had no recollection of an email sent to her while Justice Minister, outlining a strategy to discredit Garda Whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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Michael Clifford: No respite in Maurice McCabe's long battle to uncover the truth

Michael Clifford: No respite in Maurice McCabe's long battle to uncover the truth

Maurice McCabe and his family are hoping to finally learn in the coming weeks what, if any, lengths were gone to by agents of the State to attack him, shut him up, or even destroy his character, writes Michael Clifford.

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Another annus horribilis for garda whistleblower

Another annus horribilis for garda whistleblower

Maurice McCabe had reason to believe the worst was past by late 2016, until false reports of child sex abuse blighted 2017, says Michael Clifford.

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Frances Fitzgerald made ‘a mistake’ - Paschal Donohoe

Frances Fitzgerald made ‘a mistake’ - Paschal Donohoe

Former Tánaiste and justice minister Frances Fitzgerald “made a mistake” in her handling of the Maurice McCabe email saga and she made the right decision to resign, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe believes, writes Irish Examiner Political Editor,Daniel McConnell.

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Michael Clifford: Whistleblowing can be matter of life and death

Michael Clifford: Whistleblowing can be matter of life and death

The divide is between those who want a wrongdoing addressed once highlighted and those who want it to remain buried, says Special Correspondent Michael Clifford.

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Michael Clifford: Deflections rather than answers in justice committee postmortem

Michael Clifford: Deflections rather than answers in justice committee postmortem

There was what some might regard as a preliminary postmortem on Frances Fitzgerald’s ministerial career yesterday.

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Latest: Fitzgerald could not have tried to stop legal strategy to discredit Maurice McCabe, says Justice Department chief

Latest: Fitzgerald could not have tried to stop legal strategy to discredit Maurice McCabe, says Justice Department chief

Latest: A spokesperson for the Department of Justice has today insisted the former Tánaiste could not do anything about the Garda legal strategy to discredit Maurice McCabe.

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Taoiseach still believes Frances Fitzgerald 'did no wrong'

Taoiseach still believes Frances Fitzgerald 'did no wrong'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he still believes former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald 'didn't do anything wrong'.

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Disclosures Tribunal chair dismisses allegations made by Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison

Disclosures Tribunal chair dismisses allegations made by Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison

Mr Justice Peter Charleton made the request in an interim report that dismissed all of the allegations made by Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms.

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Independent Alliance doesn't regret stance on Frances Fitzgerald, says Shane Ross

Independent Alliance doesn't regret stance on Frances Fitzgerald, says Shane Ross

Shane Ross does not regret the stance taken by the Independent Alliance to support former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald right through the latest McCabe emails scandal.

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Taoiseach tells party meeting he believes Frances Fitzgerald will be vindicated

Taoiseach tells party meeting he believes Frances Fitzgerald will be vindicated

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the weekly Fine Gael party meeting in Leinster House tonight that he believes Frances Fitzgerald did nothing wrong and that she will be vindicated.

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Latest: Email furore has strengthened confidence and supply agreement, says Murphy

Latest: Email furore has strengthened confidence and supply agreement, says Murphy

Latest: The Housing Minister has said the recent crisis may have brought Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael closer together.

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Fitzgerald chosen as candidate for Fine Gael in Dublin Mid-West constituency

Fitzgerald chosen as candidate for Fine Gael in Dublin Mid-West constituency

Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald says she wants to vindicate her name as she spoke publicly about her resignation over the controversial Maurice McCabe email saga tonight.

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Read Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan's address to the Dáil on email scandal in full

Read Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan's address to the Dáil on email scandal in full

The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has addressed the Dáil in the wake of the scandal which led up to Frances Fitzgerald's resignation as Tánaiste.

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#Slanaiste: Twitter users were quick off the mark today when Frances Fitzgerald resigned

#Slanaiste: Twitter users were quick off the mark today when Frances Fitzgerald resigned

In case you haven't heard by now Frances Fitzgerald has resigned as Tánaiste.

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Fitzgerald fallout: Minister Flanagan says 'stark lessons' must be learned from whistleblower row

Fitzgerald fallout: Minister Flanagan says 'stark lessons' must be learned from whistleblower row

Latest: Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has apologised and said questions over the treatment of whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe could have been handled better.

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Frances Fitzgerald's political career: She promised a new era for policing

Frances Fitzgerald's political career: She promised a new era for policing

Frances Fitzgerald promised a new era for policing when she assumed the justice portfolio in May 2014.

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Maurice McCabe's bid to throw light on Garda wrongs is linked with several political crises

Maurice McCabe's bid to throw light on Garda wrongs is linked with several political crises

Whistleblower Maurice McCabe will forever be linked with some of the biggest names in Irish politics being brought to crisis point.

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Government pulls back from the brink: Timeline of events

Government pulls back from the brink: Timeline of events

Frances Fitzgerald has resigned as Tánaiste after a week-long crisis over an email that brought the Government to the verge of collapse.

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Frances Fitzgerald resigns 'to spare unnecessary election'

Frances Fitzgerald resigns 'to spare unnecessary election'

A Fine Gael Councillor in Cork has criticised the Taoiseach for the handling of recent events which led to the resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.

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Election crisis: FG and FF meetings come to a close with no developments following new revelations on Tánaiste

Election crisis: FG and FF meetings come to a close with no developments following new revelations on Tánaiste

Latest : The meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin has come to an end with no new developments tonight.

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Leo Varadkar offers Justice Department break-up to prevent election

Leo Varadkar offers Justice Department break-up to prevent election

A radical break-up of the Department of Justice into two has formed the basis of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s offering to Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin in a bid to avoid a general election

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'Extraordinary development': Fianna Fáil examining Justice Department documents in new attempt to avoid election

'Extraordinary development': Fianna Fáil examining Justice Department documents in new attempt to avoid election

LATEST: Fianna Fáil is set to examine Department of Justice documents tonight in a fresh attempt to avoid an election.

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