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#Smear campaign

# smear-campaign - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Facebook bans Russian firm behind Pfizer and AstraZeneca smear campaign
# Fazze
# Fazze

Facebook bans Russian firm behind Pfizer and AstraZeneca smear campaign

Aug 11th 2021, 9:09 AM 19,264 Views 30 Comments

A network of 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts was traced back to Fazze, an advertising and marketing firm working in Russia.

# smear-campaign - Thursday 11 October, 2018

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 68,934 Views 101 Comments

The latest report of the Disclosures Tribunal has been published.

# smear-campaign - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim
# Smear Campaign
From The42
# Smear Campaign

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

Jul 29th 2018, 9:01 PM 9,521 Views 16 Comments

Allegations of nefarious schemes by the successful bid team for the 2022 World Cup have been strongly denied.

# smear-campaign - Saturday 30 June, 2018

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 17,711 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'So many lies': Mr Justice Charleton left with plenty to mull over as Tribunal winds up
# Privileged Info
# Privileged Info

'So many lies': Mr Justice Charleton left with plenty to mull over as Tribunal winds up

Jun 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 14,459 Views 0 Comments

The Tribunal won’t be going to the High Court over privilege, paving the way for the closing of proceedings.

# smear-campaign - Friday 22 June, 2018

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 8,466 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Clare Daly tells Tribunal she was aware of 'whispering allegations' about Maurice McCabe
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

Clare Daly tells Tribunal she was aware of 'whispering allegations' about Maurice McCabe

Updated Jun 21st 2018, 6:59 PM 20,931 Views 0 Comments

Wallace said that he first met with McCabe around 2012, and had ongoing contacts since then.

# smear-campaign - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'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 22,902 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

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 36,274 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Friday 8 June, 2018

'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 20,719 Views 0 Comments

Conor Lally closed his evidence to the Tribunal this morning.

# smear-campaign - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

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 20,906 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'Your man McCabe is supposed to be a kiddie fiddler': Irish Examiner journalist says he heard false rumours
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'Your man McCabe is supposed to be a kiddie fiddler': Irish Examiner journalist says he heard false rumours

Jun 5th 2018, 1:24 PM 28,935 Views 0 Comments

The Disclosures Tribunal resumed after the bank holiday weekend this morning.

# smear-campaign - Saturday 2 June, 2018

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 11,185 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Thursday 31 May, 2018

'I said where is it coming from - your pal Nóirín? She said yes'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'I said where is it coming from - your pal Nóirín? She said yes'

May 31st 2018, 4:56 PM 34,243 Views 0 Comments

Journalists Gemma O’Doherty and Alison O’Reilly were among those giving evidence at Dublin Castle today.

# smear-campaign - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

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 17,293 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

'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 28,339 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Monday 21 May, 2018

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 9,549 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 24,152 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.

# smear-campaign - Friday 18 May, 2018

'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 22,909 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Thursday 17 May, 2018

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 17,593 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'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 37,969 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'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 20,145 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Monday 14 May, 2018

'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 34,460 Views 0 Comments

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

# smear-campaign - Monday 17 July, 2017

Ms D, the woman at the centre of the Disclosures Tribunal, will give evidence this week
# Charleton Tribunal
# Charleton Tribunal

Ms D, the woman at the centre of the Disclosures Tribunal, will give evidence this week

Jul 17th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,170 Views 0 Comments

To protect her identity, the public will not be allowed to attend.

# smear-campaign - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Setting the tone: Justice Charleton takes no prisoners as Disclosures Tribunal sits for first time
# Straight Shooter
# Straight Shooter

Setting the tone: Justice Charleton takes no prisoners as Disclosures Tribunal sits for first time

Mar 30th 2017, 3:01 PM 21,459 Views 0 Comments

The authoritative Justice Peter Charleton adopted a strong tone today on the first day of the Disclosures Tribunal.

# smear-campaign - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
# Silencing Dissent
# Silencing Dissent

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

Mar 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 43 Views 22 Comments

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# smear-campaign - Thursday 31 October, 2013

If Uefa are serious about fighting racism, they need to start docking points off guilty clubs
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

If Uefa are serious about fighting racism, they need to start docking points off guilty clubs

Oct 31st 2013, 8:35 AM 1,266 Views 2 Comments

The punishment that the organisation handed out to CSKA Moscow recently has been widely criticised as too lenient.

# smear-campaign - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Lawyer of Delhi gang-rape accused denies smearing victim
# India
# India

Lawyer of Delhi gang-rape accused denies smearing victim

Jan 10th 2013, 7:26 AM 12,534 Views 30 Comments

In a Bloomberg interview, the lawyer was quoted as saying the male companion of the murdered 23-year-old was “wholly responsible” for the incident as the unmarried couple should not have been on the streets at night.

# smear-campaign - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Kelvin MacKenzie wants apology from police over Hillsborough lies
# The Lies
# The Lies

Kelvin MacKenzie wants apology from police over Hillsborough lies

Sep 26th 2012, 1:51 PM 4,829 Views 27 Comments

The former editor of The Sun, which printed the infamous ‘The Truth’, headline following the Hillsborough disaster is seeking recompense from the police force involved.

# smear-campaign - Friday 24 June, 2011

Column: I know how David Norris feels - I was smeared too
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I know how David Norris feels - I was smeared too

Jun 24th 2011, 9:42 AM 241 Views 21 Comments

Accusations of ‘targeting children’ and ‘encouraging suicide’? Welcome to life as a gay figure in the media, writes BeLonG To founder Michael Barron.

# smear-campaign - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Facebook's secret PR attack on Google blows up in its...face
# Busted
# Busted

Facebook's secret PR attack on Google blows up in its...face

May 12th 2011, 12:09 PM 512 Views 0 Comments

Social networking giant is found out after hiring a PR firm to spread negative stories about Google. Cue lots of bad puns about egg on their face.