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#charleton tribunal

# charleton-tribunal - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Justice Minister apologises to whistleblower Maurice McCabe on behalf of the State

Justice Peter Charleton found there was a “campaign of calumny” to smear Garda McCabe.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 15 October, 2018

Garda Superintendent David Taylor files retirement request in the wake of Disclosures Tribunal

David Taylor, a central figure in Justice Peter Charleton’s report, had been suspended from duty over the weekend.

# charleton-tribunal - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'Thou shalt not escape calumny': A literary Charleton invokes Shakespeare in searing Tribunal report

The garda commissioner called it “difficult reading”. But it is certainly an essential one.

# charleton-tribunal - Friday 12 October, 2018

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have defended their actions of calling for the former Tánaiste’s resignation.

Peter Charleton wasn't overly enamoured by the press - here's what he had to say about journalists

Journalistic privilege was cited by many – not by all – but by most.

Taylor torn down and Callinan undone: Judge Charleton's forensic analysis on a national scandal

The no-nonsense Supreme Court judge has delivered a typically no-nonsense, thorough report.

# charleton-tribunal - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'It was not a lazy dodging': Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald vindicated by Charleton report

Fitzgerald resigned following controversy about what she knew of the Garda Commissioner’s legal strategy.

Charleton says gardaí need 'complete turn-around in attitude' and some are 'crying out for leadership'

The judge has said members of the force need to be more visible on the streets and honest.

How Peter Charleton found the fact among the rumour, gossip, lies and deceit

An analysis of how Peter Charleton came to believe some more than others.

Tribunal 'might have been unnecessary' had Tusla admitted what happened with McCabe allegation

The Charleton report charges the child and family agency of “astounding inefficiency”.

Disclosures Tribunal finds Martin Callinan and former press officer ran 'campaign' against Maurice McCabe

The latest report of the Disclosures Tribunal has been published.

The missing phones: Tribunal finds Dave Taylor 'chose to present a public lie to the people of Ireland'

“Then, no one knew better,” Mr Justice Charleton wrote. “Now they do.”

Justice Charleton uses the word 'calumny' 27 times in his report - here's what it means

He found there was a “campaign of calumny” against Maurice McCabe by Martin Callinan.

Disclosures Tribunal accepts no one in Garda HQ influenced Paul Reynolds' broadcasts

Justice Peter Charleton said RTÉ journalist Paul Reynolds “gave honest evidence” to the Disclosures Tribunal.

'No credible evidence' O'Sullivan 'played any part' in campaign against McCabe

Judge Peter Charleton said Superintendent David Taylor had “every reason to lie” about the former Garda Commissioner because he was “bitter” about several things.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 8 October, 2018

Keith Harrison trying to stop internal Garda investigation

The garda has brought a High Court action aimed at stopping an investigation into alleged breaches of discipline by him.

# charleton-tribunal - Sunday 1 July, 2018

He said, he said: The 'blackening' of Maurice McCabe? Or the smear campaign that never existed?

It was the final, and most crucial, module at the Disclosures Tribunal. Here’s what happened.

'You really need to think about this': What happened in the Nóirín module at the Disclosures Tribunal

The scandal that almost brought down the government didn’t prove as explosive as expected.

# charleton-tribunal - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'Utter nonsense': The curious case of Keith Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal

Unequivocally, and often brutally, Mr Justice Charleton dismissed the claims made by Garda Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal.

A series of catastrophic events: What happened in the Tusla module at the Disclosures Tribunal

It finished nearly 12 months ago and here’s a breakdown of what happened.

What the Disclosures Tribunal heard: A definitive timeline of the Maurice McCabe story

The Tribunal heard almost 100 days of evidence, and this timeline covers how this debacle developed over more than a decade.

# charleton-tribunal - Friday 22 June, 2018

Charleton says it would be 'absolutely futile' to bring journalists who claimed privilege to High Court

Four journalists have claimed privilege at the Disclosures Tribunal on the basis of protecting their sources.

# charleton-tribunal - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Not conceivable' that journalists were negatively briefed about Maurice McCabe says Tribunal chair

The tribunal heard evidence from two Irish Examiner journalists who both claimed privilege.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 11 June, 2018

Journalist on Miss D interview: 'It wouldn't have been material that would be published in the Sunday Times'

John Mooney told the tribunal at Dublin Castle that he was never briefed negatively about Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

# charleton-tribunal - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Retired garda says it would've been 'out of character' for Callinan to say such nasty things about McCabe

A retired assistant commissioner, and a superintendent in the communications section, gave evidence at Dublin Castle this morning.

# charleton-tribunal - Friday 1 June, 2018

Philip Boucher-Hayes says that Callinan told him McCabe had done 'horrific things... the worst kind'

The RTÉ journalist made strong allegations against the former garda commissioner at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

# charleton-tribunal - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Former Sunday Independent editor: "He came back to the office and said: 'He's a paedophile'"

Former Sunday Independent editor Anne Harris gave explosive testimony at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

# charleton-tribunal - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Former garda press office boss 'got a buzz' from doing job, colleague tells Tribunal

Sergeant Damien Hogan, meanwhile, said his suspicions were raised when newspaper articles closely matched private incident reports.

# charleton-tribunal - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered

The Labour TD said the refusal to answer his ‘legitimate’ questions is ‘undemocratic’.

# charleton-tribunal - Friday 13 April, 2018

Auditor General says Martin Callinan told him of sex assault allegations against McCabe

Seamus McCarthy described it as an attempt to shake his conviction in his report into penalty points.

# charleton-tribunal - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'I believe he used me' - Gerald Kean says Martin Callinan spoke to him before RTÉ appearance

Kean said he met Callinan in person only once, at a charity event in Cork.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 9 April, 2018

'And the other fella fiddles with kids. They’re the kind of f*****g headbangers I’m dealing with'

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness took to the witness box for another explosive day of testimony at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

# charleton-tribunal - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Tribunal to consider if any evidence of 'dark truth' that commissioner was 'going after' McCabe

Mr Justice Peter Charleton outlined 11 questions he will consider when preparing his latest report.

# charleton-tribunal - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Garda civil servant testifies that he did not say gardaí were 'going after' Maurice McCabe

The Disclosures Tribunal heard testimony which directly contradicted that of John Barrett last week.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 5 February, 2018

Martin Callinan's 'disgusting comment' led to 'open season' on Maurice McCabe

The Disclosures Tribunal was told about McCabe’s feelings post-that PAC meeting today by the garda’s civilian head of HR.

# charleton-tribunal - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Ahead of her evidence tomorrow, tribunal hears about Frances Fitzgerald's emails

The Charleton Tribunal was told that Fitzgerald was told about emails relating to Maurice McCabe.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 29 January, 2018

It would 'not have been in public interest' if O'Sullivan stepped down after O'Higgins report

A former senior civil servant from the Department of Justice was among those giving evidence today.

# charleton-tribunal - Friday 26 January, 2018

O'Sullivan barrister who challenged McCabe says his 'conscience is clear'

Colm Smyth SC was cross-examined by Michael McDowell SC again today.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 22 January, 2018

Nóirín O'Sullivan says she faced 'an impossible dilemma' on her legal strategy against Maurice McCabe

O’Sullivan told the Tribunal today that she acted on legal advice to attack the motivation of Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

# charleton-tribunal - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Six questions Nóirín O'Sullivan will need to answer when she appears at the Disclosures Tribunal

Previous witnesses have set the scene. Now the Tribunal will hear answers from one of its main protagonists.

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