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David Taylor will have to pay almost a third of his legal costs over the Disclosures Tribunal
# Former Garda
# Former Garda

David Taylor will have to pay almost a third of his legal costs over the Disclosures Tribunal

Aug 2nd 2019, 11:08 AM 20,111 Views 14 Comments

The former head of the garda press office was heavily criticised in the Disclosures Tribunal’s report.

Superintendent David Taylor has retired from An Garda Síochána
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Superintendent David Taylor has retired from An Garda Síochána

Nov 5th 2018, 1:49 PM 23,586 Views 55 Comments

Mr Justice Peter Charleton found that Taylor aided a campaign against whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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

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

Oct 15th 2018, 11:48 AM 27,316 Views 69 Comments

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

Garda Superintendent David Taylor has been suspended following the Charleton report
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Garda Superintendent David Taylor has been suspended following the Charleton report

Oct 14th 2018, 5:55 PM 25,961 Views 49 Comments

Mr Justice Peter Charleton found that Taylor aided a campaign against whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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

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

Oct 13th 2018, 10:00 PM 13,410 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2018, 7:00 PM 12,046 Views 0 Comments

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
# The Things They Said
# The Things They Said

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

Oct 11th 2018, 6:01 PM 17,668 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Oct 11th 2018, 2:00 PM 68,947 Views 101 Comments

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'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Oct 11th 2018, 1:58 PM 15,406 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2018, 12:49 PM 10,855 Views 31 Comments

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

Trinity scientists discover parallel between recovery of sea creature and mammals
# Limp Fix-it
# Limp Fix-it

Trinity scientists discover parallel between recovery of sea creature and mammals

Aug 29th 2018, 6:25 AM 12,749 Views 8 Comments

The groundbreaking research has just been published by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

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

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

Jul 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 21,767 Views 0 Comments

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

What the Disclosures Tribunal heard: A definitive timeline of the Maurice McCabe story
# Long And Winding Road
# Long And Winding Road

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

Jun 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 17,718 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 4:25 PM 8,473 Views 0 Comments

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

O'Sullivan says she 'didn't trust' David Taylor and was 'surprised' he got top press office job
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

O'Sullivan says she 'didn't trust' David Taylor and was 'surprised' he got top press office job

May 29th 2018, 7:10 PM 17,302 Views 0 Comments

Several months after her first appearance, former commissioner O’Sullivan was back in the witness box at the Disclosures Tribunal.

Privileged information: Disclosures Tribunal set to clash with journalists over sources
# Journalistic Privilege
# Journalistic Privilege

Privileged information: Disclosures Tribunal set to clash with journalists over sources

May 27th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,708 Views 0 Comments

It all centres around what Superintendent Dave Taylor alleges he told journalists about Maurice McCabe.

'How could they have come up with that?... You very seriously disparaged Maurice McCabe to their faces'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'How could they have come up with that?... You very seriously disparaged Maurice McCabe to their faces'

May 22nd 2018, 4:14 PM 28,347 Views 0 Comments

Former garda commissioner Martin Callinan was under scrutiny under cross examination today at the Disclosures Tribunal.

Callinan says that TD's claim he said McCabe sexually abused family members is a 'falsehood'
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

Callinan says that TD's claim he said McCabe sexually abused family members is a 'falsehood'

May 21st 2018, 12:50 PM 9,555 Views 0 Comments

Martin Callinan was giving evidence for a second day at Dublin Castle this morning.

McCabe's name was 'blackened'... but what now that the smear campaign claims aren't backed up?
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

McCabe's name was 'blackened'... but what now that the smear campaign claims aren't backed up?

May 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 24,156 Views 0 Comments

It’s not looking as bad as it did for Martin Callinan, but he still has questions to answer this week at Dublin Castle.

'He told me McCabe was a troubled individual and had a lot of psychological issues and psychiatric issues.'
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

'He told me McCabe was a troubled individual and had a lot of psychological issues and psychiatric issues.'

May 18th 2018, 3:43 PM 22,911 Views 0 Comments

The former garda commissioner was giving evidence to the Disclosures Tribunal for the first time today.

Shatter tells Tribunal that dealing with McCabe's claims was like 'sinking in quicksand'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Shatter tells Tribunal that dealing with McCabe's claims was like 'sinking in quicksand'

May 17th 2018, 4:20 PM 17,598 Views 0 Comments

The former justice minister was giving evidence this afternoon at Dublin Castle.

'Maurice I have to be honest with you - there was a campaign against you and I was part of it'
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

'Maurice I have to be honest with you - there was a campaign against you and I was part of it'

May 16th 2018, 5:23 PM 37,977 Views 0 Comments

Superintendent David Taylor, and his wife Michelle, were giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

'They can write a story about it tomorrow, but they don't have to tell the Tribunal about it?'
# Privilege
# Privilege

'They can write a story about it tomorrow, but they don't have to tell the Tribunal about it?'

May 15th 2018, 4:52 PM 20,147 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Charleton was questioning journalistic privilege as David Taylor gave evidence for a second day at Dublin Castle.

Taylor believes he ran a 'successful' smear campaign... but who did he actually tell?
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

Taylor believes he ran a 'successful' smear campaign... but who did he actually tell?

May 15th 2018, 6:00 AM 9,120 Views 0 Comments

There were claims and counter claims at the centre of Superintendent David Taylor’s narrative at Dublin Castle yesterday.

'He was driven by revenge': Alleged narrative senior gardaí accused of using against Maurice McCabe
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

'He was driven by revenge': Alleged narrative senior gardaí accused of using against Maurice McCabe

May 14th 2018, 5:02 PM 34,461 Views 0 Comments

Superintendent David Taylor was giving evidence for the first time at Dublin Castle today.

Man who says he was ordered to smear Maurice McCabe will give evidence at the Tribunal today
# David Taylor
# David Taylor

Man who says he was ordered to smear Maurice McCabe will give evidence at the Tribunal today

May 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,372 Views 0 Comments

Two of the main Tribunal protagonists will be appearing at Dublin Castle this week.

No files on 'privileged' garda systems labelling McCabe a 'target' or a 'suspect', Tribunal told
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

No files on 'privileged' garda systems labelling McCabe a 'target' or a 'suspect', Tribunal told

May 12th 2018, 5:14 PM 7,212 Views 0 Comments

A crucial week looms at Dublin Castle.

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

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

May 9th 2018, 6:53 PM 23,735 Views 0 Comments

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

David Taylor had over 11,000 contacts with journalists in just four months after leaving garda press office job
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

David Taylor had over 11,000 contacts with journalists in just four months after leaving garda press office job

May 8th 2018, 3:27 PM 14,219 Views 0 Comments

Just under one-quarter of the contacts were with Eavan Murray, a crime correspondent with the Irish Sun newspaper.

Superintendent describes former garda press officer as 'very difficult to work with'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Superintendent describes former garda press officer as 'very difficult to work with'

May 2nd 2018, 6:35 PM 22,205 Views 0 Comments

He also said that David Taylor was “somewhat bitter about being moved” from the Garda Press Office.

'It would be hard to invent a story like that': Maurice McCabe finishes evidence at Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'It would be hard to invent a story like that': Maurice McCabe finishes evidence at Tribunal

Mar 6th 2018, 5:10 PM 23,734 Views 0 Comments

The Tribunal heard differing accounts of a pivotal September 2016 meeting between McCabe and Superintendent David Taylor today.

Did Martin Callinan order a smear campaign on McCabe? And did Nóirín O'Sullivan know about it?
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Did Martin Callinan order a smear campaign on McCabe? And did Nóirín O'Sullivan know about it?

Jan 2nd 2018, 6:05 AM 16,190 Views 0 Comments

The Disclosures Tribunal will have some very notable witnesses this month.

Whistleblower David Taylor receives letter reminding him he may still face discipline
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Whistleblower David Taylor receives letter reminding him he may still face discipline

Mar 10th 2017, 11:47 PM 39,367 Views 60 Comments

Taylor was recently reinstated to An Garda Síochána after being cleared by the DPP of allegations that he leaked information to journalists.

Gardaí spent €93,000 in five months on media training at the Communications Clinic
# For The Camera
# For The Camera

Gardaí spent €93,000 in five months on media training at the Communications Clinic

Mar 1st 2017, 12:05 AM 16,506 Views 45 Comments

All told the force has spent nearly €114,000 on media training in the past two-and-a-half-years.

Former head of Garda Press Office 'delighted' to be back at work after 22-month suspension
# David Taylor
# David Taylor

Former head of Garda Press Office 'delighted' to be back at work after 22-month suspension

Feb 14th 2017, 1:08 PM 18,036 Views 21 Comments

“It’s been very difficult and stressful but I want to put all that behind me and move on”

Superintendent David Taylor reinstated after being cleared of leaking information
# Cleared
# Cleared

Superintendent David Taylor reinstated after being cleared of leaking information

Feb 13th 2017, 9:30 PM 27,690 Views 111 Comments

“I have waited a long time for this decision to be made. It has been an incredibly stressful and difficult time for my family and myself.”

You're hearing a lot about garda whistleblowers today - here's why
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

You're hearing a lot about garda whistleblowers today - here's why

Feb 8th 2017, 4:57 PM 14,058 Views 75 Comments

There have been fresh calls today for the Commissioner to stand aside as an investigation is held.