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David Taylor will have to pay almost a third of his legal costs over the Disclosures Tribunal
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
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
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
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
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'
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.
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.”
'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.
Trinity scientists discover parallel between recovery of sea creature and mammals
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?
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
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
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
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
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'
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'
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?
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.'
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'
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'
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?'
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?
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
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
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
A crucial week looms at Dublin Castle.
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.
David Taylor had over 11,000 contacts with journalists in just four months after leaving garda press office job
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'
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
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?
The Disclosures Tribunal will have some very notable witnesses this month.
Whistleblower David Taylor receives letter reminding him he may still face discipline
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
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
“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
“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
There have been fresh calls today for the Commissioner to stand aside as an investigation is held.