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Justice Minister 'cannot say at this stage' if Callinan's pension will be cancelled
# State Pension
# State Pension

Justice Minister 'cannot say at this stage' if Callinan's pension will be cancelled

Nov 14th 2018, 11:01 AM 24,001 Views 0 Comments

Charlie Flanagan said that the cancellation of Callinan’s pension is subject to legal advice.

'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop'
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop'

Nov 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,929 Views 66 Comments

Our politicians and government, as well as the media, should be prepared to be far more self-critical and embrace change, writes John Devitt.

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages

Nov 13th 2018, 3:59 PM 18,292 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach said he would like to see this case taken by Maurice McCabe settled.

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 1:46 PM 38,416 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile Leo Varadkar has said Callinan is not being given a blanket indemnity.

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 25,960 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 13,409 Views 11 Comments

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

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.”

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

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

Oct 11th 2018, 1:47 PM 24,454 Views 11 Comments

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

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 17,717 Views 0 Comments

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

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told
# Charleton
# Charleton

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told

Jun 29th 2018, 3:52 PM 14,268 Views 0 Comments

The comment was made by a barrister for An Garda Síochána.

'Maurice McCabe was deeply unhappy with it. Nóirín O'Sullivan was unhappy with it. So be it'
# Paul Reynolds
# Paul Reynolds

'Maurice McCabe was deeply unhappy with it. Nóirín O'Sullivan was unhappy with it. So be it'

Updated Jun 14th 2018, 4:17 PM 22,904 Views 0 Comments

RTÉ’s Paul Reynolds defended his coverage of the O’Higgins report at Dublin Castle today.

Paul Reynolds says that Taylor's claims of smear campaign 'just doesn't make sense'
# The Pauls
# The Pauls

Paul Reynolds says that Taylor's claims of smear campaign 'just doesn't make sense'

Updated Jun 13th 2018, 3:54 PM 36,277 Views 0 Comments

Paul Williams and Paul Reynolds were giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

'A total fantasy': Irish Times journalist dismisses Taylor's account of smear campaign
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'A total fantasy': Irish Times journalist dismisses Taylor's account of smear campaign

Jun 8th 2018, 1:05 PM 20,731 Views 0 Comments

Conor Lally closed his evidence to the Tribunal this morning.

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

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

Updated Jun 6th 2018, 11:00 PM 20,937 Views 0 Comments

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

The 'whispering campaign' and the 'Grudge' Tribunal: Where did these McCabe rumours come from?
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

The 'whispering campaign' and the 'Grudge' Tribunal: Where did these McCabe rumours come from?

Jun 2nd 2018, 8:00 AM 11,187 Views 0 Comments

The judge said that journalists contradicting one another is “none of his business” on a busy week at Dublin Castle.

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

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

Jun 1st 2018, 5:03 PM 51,380 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 30th 2018, 5:15 PM 79,130 Views 0 Comments

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

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 17,298 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 28,346 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 9,551 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.

'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.

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 23,734 Views 0 Comments

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

Only three of 15 senior garda phones handed over to Disclosures Tribunal
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

Only three of 15 senior garda phones handed over to Disclosures Tribunal

May 4th 2018, 2:05 PM 11,943 Views 0 Comments

The phones were used by former Garda Commissioners Martin Callinan and Nóirín O’Sullivan, along with Superintendent David Taylor.

'Really, really, really strange' that Callinan would draft letter for solicitor Gerald Kean, Tribunal hears
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'Really, really, really strange' that Callinan would draft letter for solicitor Gerald Kean, Tribunal hears

Apr 17th 2018, 2:33 PM 35,409 Views 0 Comments

The Tribunal heard from Martin Callinan’s former private secretary today.

Top civil servant says he and Martin Callinan were 'concerned' by Maurice McCabe's whistleblowing
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

Top civil servant says he and Martin Callinan were 'concerned' by Maurice McCabe's whistleblowing

Apr 16th 2018, 4:45 PM 25,440 Views 0 Comments

Brian Purcell was one of five witnesses that also included three politicians at the Tribunal today.

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

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

Apr 12th 2018, 5:36 PM 25,239 Views 0 Comments

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

This is what a TD says he wrote down after meeting Martin Callinan in a car park
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

This is what a TD says he wrote down after meeting Martin Callinan in a car park

Apr 8th 2018, 10:00 PM 53,428 Views 0 Comments

John McGuinness TD will give evidence tomorrow at the Disclosures Tribunal on a crucial meeting in a car park.

'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 23,733 Views 0 Comments

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

'Horrific', 'destroyed me', 'bury him': An emotional Maurice McCabe gives his side of the story
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

'Horrific', 'destroyed me', 'bury him': An emotional Maurice McCabe gives his side of the story

Mar 6th 2018, 6:01 AM 29,222 Views 0 Comments

Growing visibly upset at times, McCabe gave his account of the alleged smear campaign against him at the Tribunal yesterday.

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

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

Feb 5th 2018, 3:17 PM 21,467 Views 0 Comments

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

The Tribunal will look at the scandal that almost brought the government down this week
# Discrediting Mccabe
# Discrediting Mccabe

The Tribunal will look at the scandal that almost brought the government down this week

Jan 7th 2018, 10:00 PM 14,199 Views 0 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan’s legal strategy to discredit McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission will be under the microscope.

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 3 Comments

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

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018
# Reform
# Reform

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018

Dec 28th 2017, 3:28 PM 10,653 Views 31 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan announced her retirement from the Gardaí in September following months of calls for her resignation.

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