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# disclosures tribunal
'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.
# Smear campaign
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.
# disclosures tribunal
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.
# Smear campaign
'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.
# disclosures tribunal
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.
# Smear campaign
'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.
# Privilege
'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.
# Maurice McCabe
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.
# Smear campaign
'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.
# david taylor
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.
# disclosures tribunal
No files on 'privileged' garda systems labelling McCabe a 'target' or a 'suspect', Tribunal told
A crucial week looms at Dublin Castle.
# let's break it down
€1.5m and counting: Why the Disclosures Tribunal has cost us this much and why it will cost a lot more
The Tribunal is now costing roughly €100,000 a month.
# garda press office
No evidence on Taylor's phones that he was ordered to smear McCabe, Tribunal hears
Twelve out of fifteen senior Gardaí’s phones could not be found to be handed into the Disclosures Tribunal.
# Media
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.
# disclosures tribunal
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.
# Unanswered questions
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’.
# Tribunal
Only three of 15 senior garda phones handed over to Disclosures Tribunal
The phones were used by former Garda Commissioners Martin Callinan and Nóirín O’Sullivan, along with Superintendent David Taylor.
# disclosures tribunal
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.
# disclosures tribunal
'Really, really, really strange' that Callinan would draft letter for solicitor Gerald Kean, Tribunal hears
The Tribunal heard from Martin Callinan’s former private secretary today.
# Tribunal
Top civil servant says he and Martin Callinan were 'concerned' by Maurice McCabe's whistleblowing
Brian Purcell was one of five witnesses that also included three politicians at the Tribunal today.
# huge claims
Did he say it or didn't he? The 'kiddie fiddler' comment that just won't go away
One comment in the Tribunal stood out from the rest after another hectic week at Dublin Castle.
# disclosures tribunal
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.
# Disclosures
'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.
# disclosures tribunal
'After everything, I don't know how the man is sitting here at the Tribunal today'
Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness again spoke of his admiration for Maurice McCabe today.
# disclosures tribunal
Leinster House rumours, f*****g headbangers and 'his word against mine': Another explosive day at the Tribunal
Mr Justice Charleton has the unenviable task of finding the answers to the many questions posed at the Tribunal on another explosive day.
# disclosures tribunal
'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.
# disclosures tribunal
This is what a TD says he wrote down after meeting Martin Callinan in a car park
John McGuinness TD will give evidence tomorrow at the Disclosures Tribunal on a crucial meeting in a car park.
# Child and Family Agency
Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why
The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.
# independent report
Dept of Justice had 'shortcomings' but 'did not deliberately conceal' emails from Disclosures Tribunal
An independent report in how it handled materials given to the Tribunal was published this evening.
# disclosures tribunal
'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks
Maurice McCabe spoke this week. Here’s what he had to say.
# Disclosures
Decision to challenge McCabe credibility 'entirely justified', Tribunal hears
The Disclosures Tribunal heard submissions about the O’Higgins Commission module today.
# disclosures tribunal
'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.
# Tribunal
'Horrific', 'destroyed me', 'bury him': An emotional Maurice McCabe gives his side of the story
Growing visibly upset at times, McCabe gave his account of the alleged smear campaign against him at the Tribunal yesterday.
# disclosures tribunal
Tribunal hears claim that Martin Callinan told TD that Maurice McCabe 'sexually abused his own children'
“[There's the] element that would blank you, not speak to you. It’s the culture that’s there. It’s extremely hard to speak out.”
# disclosures tribunal
We'll finally get to hear from Maurice McCabe at the Tribunal tomorrow - but what will he be asked?
After over 50 days of evidence from others, the Disclosures Tribunal will finally hear from Maurice McCabe.
# copy and paste error
Maurice McCabe accepts fake rape allegation against him in HSE report was unintentional, Tribunal hears
The Disclosures Tribunal has concluded its first module and will break until next month.
# charleton tribunal
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
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
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.
# shades of grey
Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal
Mr Justice Peter Charleton has a tricky task ahead to untangle the web that was O’Sullivan’s strategy at the O’Higgins Commission.