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'Maurice I have to be honest with you - there was a campaign against you and I was part of it'
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'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 37,940 Views 0 Comments

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?'
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'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 20,122 Views 0 Comments

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?
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Taylor believes he ran a 'successful' smear campaign... but who did he actually tell?

May 15th 2018, 6:00 AM 9,105 Views 0 Comments

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
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'He was driven by revenge': Alleged narrative senior gardaí accused of using against Maurice McCabe

May 14th 2018, 5:02 PM 34,438 Views 0 Comments

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
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Man who says he was ordered to smear Maurice McCabe will give evidence at the Tribunal today

May 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,359 Views 0 Comments

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
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No files on 'privileged' garda systems labelling McCabe a 'target' or a 'suspect', Tribunal told

May 12th 2018, 5:14 PM 7,185 Views 0 Comments

A crucial week looms at Dublin Castle.

€1.5m and counting: Why the Disclosures Tribunal has cost us this much and why it will cost a lot more
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€1.5m and counting: Why the Disclosures Tribunal has cost us this much and why it will cost a lot more

May 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,980 Views 0 Comments

The Tribunal is now costing roughly €100,000 a month.

No evidence on Taylor's phones that he was ordered to smear McCabe, Tribunal hears
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No evidence on Taylor's phones that he was ordered to smear McCabe, Tribunal hears

May 10th 2018, 5:03 PM 7,640 Views 0 Comments

Twelve out of fifteen senior Gardaí’s phones could not be found to be handed into the Disclosures Tribunal.

Former garda press office boss 'got a buzz' from doing job, colleague tells Tribunal
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Former garda press office boss 'got a buzz' from doing job, colleague tells Tribunal

May 9th 2018, 6:53 PM 23,593 Views 0 Comments

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
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David Taylor had over 11,000 contacts with journalists in just four months after leaving garda press office job

May 8th 2018, 3:27 PM 14,197 Views 0 Comments

Just under one-quarter of the contacts were with Eavan Murray, a crime correspondent with the Irish Sun newspaper.

Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered
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Alan Kelly says his questions about the Department of Justice are going unanswered

May 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 12,872 Views 26 Comments

The Labour TD said the refusal to answer his ‘legitimate’ questions is ‘undemocratic’.

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

May 4th 2018, 2:05 PM 11,908 Views 0 Comments

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

Superintendent describes former garda press officer as 'very difficult to work with'
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Superintendent describes former garda press officer as 'very difficult to work with'

May 2nd 2018, 6:35 PM 22,117 Views 0 Comments

He also said that David Taylor was “somewhat bitter about being moved” from the Garda Press Office.

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

Apr 17th 2018, 2:33 PM 35,368 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
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Top civil servant says he and Martin Callinan were 'concerned' by Maurice McCabe's whistleblowing

Apr 16th 2018, 4:45 PM 25,419 Views 0 Comments

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

Did he say it or didn't he? The 'kiddie fiddler' comment that just won't go away
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Did he say it or didn't he? The 'kiddie fiddler' comment that just won't go away

Apr 14th 2018, 10:30 AM 20,846 Views 0 Comments

One comment in the Tribunal stood out from the rest after another hectic week at Dublin Castle.

Auditor General says Martin Callinan told him of sex assault allegations against McCabe
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Auditor General says Martin Callinan told him of sex assault allegations against McCabe

Apr 13th 2018, 6:14 PM 12,536 Views 0 Comments

Seamus McCarthy described it as an attempt to shake his conviction in his report into penalty points.

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

Apr 12th 2018, 5:36 PM 25,218 Views 0 Comments

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

'After everything, I don't know how the man is sitting here at the Tribunal today'
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'After everything, I don't know how the man is sitting here at the Tribunal today'

Apr 10th 2018, 1:33 PM 32,987 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness again spoke of his admiration for Maurice McCabe today.

Leinster House rumours, f*****g headbangers and 'his word against mine': Another explosive day at the Tribunal
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Leinster House rumours, f*****g headbangers and 'his word against mine': Another explosive day at the Tribunal

Apr 9th 2018, 8:30 PM 12,285 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Charleton has the unenviable task of finding the answers to the many questions posed at the Tribunal on another explosive day.

'And the other fella fiddles with kids. They’re the kind of f*****g headbangers I’m dealing with'
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'And the other fella fiddles with kids. They’re the kind of f*****g headbangers I’m dealing with'

Apr 9th 2018, 3:25 PM 104,292 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness took to the witness box for another explosive day of testimony at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

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

Apr 8th 2018, 10:00 PM 53,384 Views 0 Comments

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

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why
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Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

Mar 28th 2018, 11:02 AM 13,492 Views 23 Comments

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

Dept of Justice had 'shortcomings' but 'did not deliberately conceal' emails from Disclosures Tribunal
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Dept of Justice had 'shortcomings' but 'did not deliberately conceal' emails from Disclosures Tribunal

Mar 27th 2018, 10:01 PM 9,544 Views 0 Comments

An independent report in how it handled materials given to the Tribunal was published this evening.

'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks
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'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks

Mar 11th 2018, 1:00 PM 13,203 Views 0 Comments

Maurice McCabe spoke this week. Here’s what he had to say.

Decision to challenge McCabe credibility 'entirely justified', Tribunal hears
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Decision to challenge McCabe credibility 'entirely justified', Tribunal hears

Mar 8th 2018, 9:30 PM 27,323 Views 0 Comments

The Disclosures Tribunal heard submissions about the O’Higgins Commission module today.

'It would be hard to invent a story like that': Maurice McCabe finishes evidence at Tribunal
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'It would be hard to invent a story like that': Maurice McCabe finishes evidence at Tribunal

Mar 6th 2018, 5:10 PM 23,716 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
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'Horrific', 'destroyed me', 'bury him': An emotional Maurice McCabe gives his side of the story

Mar 6th 2018, 6:01 AM 29,164 Views 0 Comments

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

Tribunal hears claim that Martin Callinan told TD that Maurice McCabe 'sexually abused his own children'
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Tribunal hears claim that Martin Callinan told TD that Maurice McCabe 'sexually abused his own children'

Mar 5th 2018, 5:29 PM 29,484 Views 0 Comments

“[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.”

We'll finally get to hear from Maurice McCabe at the Tribunal tomorrow - but what will he be asked?
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We'll finally get to hear from Maurice McCabe at the Tribunal tomorrow - but what will he be asked?

Mar 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 13,095 Views 0 Comments

After over 50 days of evidence from others, the Disclosures Tribunal will finally hear from Maurice McCabe.

Maurice McCabe accepts fake rape allegation against him in HSE report was unintentional, Tribunal hears
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Maurice McCabe accepts fake rape allegation against him in HSE report was unintentional, Tribunal hears

Feb 13th 2018, 6:00 PM 19,651 Views 0 Comments

The Disclosures Tribunal has concluded its first module and will break until next month.

Tribunal to consider if any evidence of 'dark truth' that commissioner was 'going after' McCabe
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Tribunal to consider if any evidence of 'dark truth' that commissioner was 'going after' McCabe

Feb 8th 2018, 6:15 PM 12,120 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Peter Charleton outlined 11 questions he will consider when preparing his latest report.

Garda civil servant testifies that he did not say gardaí were 'going after' Maurice McCabe
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Garda civil servant testifies that he did not say gardaí were 'going after' Maurice McCabe

Feb 7th 2018, 6:36 PM 15,095 Views 0 Comments

The Disclosures Tribunal heard testimony which directly contradicted that of John Barrett last week.

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

Feb 5th 2018, 3:17 PM 21,430 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.

Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal
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Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal

Feb 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 16,446 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Peter Charleton has a tricky task ahead to untangle the web that was O’Sullivan’s strategy at the O’Higgins Commission.

Disclosures Tribunal: 'I have two people who seem to be telling me diametrically opposite things'
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Disclosures Tribunal: 'I have two people who seem to be telling me diametrically opposite things'

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:15 PM 22,088 Views 0 Comments

The Tribunal heard from a former chief superintendent and garda’s head of HR today.

Tribunal hears of plan to 'go after' McCabe
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Tribunal hears of plan to 'go after' McCabe

Feb 1st 2018, 8:00 PM 19,108 Views 0 Comments

The head of human resources with the force was testifying today.

'Did you not ask yourself what is going on?': Frances Fitzgerald faced with tough questions at Tribunal
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'Did you not ask yourself what is going on?': Frances Fitzgerald faced with tough questions at Tribunal

Jan 31st 2018, 5:00 PM 21,007 Views 0 Comments

The former Tánaiste was giving evidence at the Tribunal this afternoon.

Ahead of her evidence tomorrow, tribunal hears about Frances Fitzgerald's emails
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Ahead of her evidence tomorrow, tribunal hears about Frances Fitzgerald's emails

Jan 30th 2018, 6:40 PM 14,185 Views 0 Comments

The Charleton Tribunal was told that Fitzgerald was told about emails relating to Maurice McCabe.

It would 'not have been in public interest' if O'Sullivan stepped down after O'Higgins report
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It would 'not have been in public interest' if O'Sullivan stepped down after O'Higgins report

Jan 29th 2018, 10:10 PM 13,784 Views 0 Comments

A former senior civil servant from the Department of Justice was among those giving evidence today.