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#Smear campaign

# smear-campaign - Thursday 11 October, 2018

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

The latest report of the Disclosures Tribunal has been published.

# smear-campaign - Sunday 29 July, 2018

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

Qatar World Cup organisers deny 'black operations' claim

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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?

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'

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

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'

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'

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.

# smear-campaign - Friday 18 May, 2018

'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.

# smear-campaign - Thursday 17 May, 2018

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 - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

'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.

# 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?'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.