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Yesterday’s News

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Saturday 12 May, 2018

Thursday 10 May, 2018

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.

Wednesday 9 May, 2018

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.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

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.

Wednesday 2 May, 2018

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.

Friday 13 April, 2018

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.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

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.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

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.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

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.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

Tribunal hears of plan to 'go after' McCabe

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

Monday 29 January, 2018

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

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

Friday 26 January, 2018

O'Sullivan barrister who challenged McCabe says his 'conscience is clear'

Colm Smyth SC was cross-examined by Michael McDowell SC again today.

Wednesday 24 January, 2018

O'Sullivan's barrister was on 'red alert' and said McCabe was the 'accuser'

Colm Smyth began giving evidence today, as Nóirín O’Sullivan concluded her third day of evidence.

Friday 19 January, 2018

Tribunal hears it was 'reasonable and legitimate' to challenge Maurice McCabe's credibility

Counsel for Nóirín O’Sullivan said today that this was because McCabe had made serious accusations against senior officers.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Solicitor for Nóirín O'Sullivan called questioning of Maurice McCabe's credibility 'political dynamite'

The Disclosures Tribunal heard evidence from solicitor Annmarie Ryan from the Chief State Solicitor’s Office

Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Absence of records on McCabe file could have been a cover-up, says social worker

Lisa O’Loghlen said any cover-up may have been Tusla covering its own mistakes.

Monday 23 October, 2017

'It wasn't stood over by the witness': Tribunal hears closing arguments in Keith Harrison module

Information about the threats came from two anonymous 999 calls in October 2013.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Tribunal may recall senior gardaí after previously unknown contact was discovered

The tribunal is currently looking at contacts between gardaí and the HSE/Tusla relating to garda whistleblower Keith Harrison.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

The Charleton Tribunal has finished its hearings about Garda Keith Harrison

The complaint against Garda Keith Harrison was made under section 102 of the Garda Siochana Act, relating to gardaí causing serious harm or death.

Monday 9 October, 2017

Barrister says that evidence of Donegal's most senior garda should not be accepted by Tribunal

Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn did not make notes when she directed an investigation into alleged actions of Keith Harrison.

Thursday 5 October, 2017

Disclosures Tribunal: Retired garda can't provide statement as he's 'on the far side of the world'

Three of four new statements from senior gardaí were presented to the Tribunal today.

Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Tribunal chairman asks for new statements from four senior gardaí

Peter Charleton said the statements should be handed in by 10am tomorrow.

Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Tusla officials reject claim they were 'leaned on' to make home visit by gardaí

“It’s about my professional reputation,” social worker Donna McTeague told the Disclosures Tribunal today.

Monday 2 October, 2017

Garda Harrison's partner tells Tribunal she was 'followed to Dunnes Stores by garda cars'

The Tribunal is looking at contacts between gardaí and the HSE/Tusla relating to Garda Keith Harrison.

Thursday 28 September, 2017

'We want to be left alone': Garda Harrison's partner says she'd rather not be at tribunal

The probe is looking at contacts between the gardaí, child and family agency Tusla and Garda Keith Harrison.

Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Tribunal hears details of text messages between Garda Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms

Simms was on the witness stand at the tribunal for the first time today.

Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Donegal sergeant tells Tribunal that legal letter written about her was 'disturbing'

Sergeant Bridget McGowan was giving evidence concerning Garda Keith Harrison at the Charleton Tribunal today.

Monday 25 September, 2017

'Even the best of Donegal seanachaís would find it difficult to talk for eight hours' - Inspector cross-examined at Tribunal

Marisa Simms had called to Letterkenny Garda station on 6 October 2013.

Friday 22 September, 2017

Tribunal hears whistleblower's partner withdrew statement about his behaviour

The tribunal is looking at interactions between An Garda Síochána, Tusla and Garda Harrison.

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Tribunal hears details of fight between garda whistleblower and partner that led to 999 call

Marisa Simms said Keith Harrison was “out of control” but later withdrew this statement.

Monday 18 September, 2017

Retired garda says colleague's death in line of duty had 'devastating effect' on officers

Retired Garda Sergeant Daniel Devlin told the Charleton Tribunal “emotionally, everyone was badly affected” after Garda Gary McLoughlin was killed.

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

False rape allegation about Maurice McCabe 'remained on file until this year'

The Charleton Tribunal is looking into whether garda whistleblower McCabe was the target of a smear campaign.

Thursday 20 July, 2017

Garda denies ignoring McCabe letter in order to 'trigger an earthquake in the HSE'

Superintendent Noel Cunningham gave evidence to the Charleton Tribunal today.

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Paul Williams denies he was "puppet for the guards" when meeting woman who made McCabe allegations

The journalist was speaking at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

Friday 14 July, 2017

'Incompetence, not something sinister' led to false rape allegation against Garda whistleblower, tribunal told

“I don’t know if it was their intention, I just can’t explain it. Stuff wasn’t put in the file where it should be.”

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Garda tells Tribunal there was no 'sense of malice' towards Maurice McCabe at Cavan station

Mr Justice Peter Charleton also ruled today that the evidence of Ms D will not be heard in public, but the press will be allowed to attend.

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Social worker takes responsibility for error in McCabe file but says 'I'm no puppet for gardaí'

At the Disclosures Tribunal today, social work team leader Kay McLoughlin said that she realised she had made a “grave error” after solicitors for McCabe responded to the letter.

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Senior Tusla manager says there was no 'liaison or collusion' with gardaí on McCabe file

At the Disclosures Tribunal today, senior Tusla manager Gerard Lowry denied he was trying to blame others for “catastrophic errors”.

Monday 10 July, 2017

'Every error that is made is to the detriment of Sgt McCabe. There isn't an error in his favour'

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that the false Maurice McCabe child sex allegations were ‘absolutely coincidences’.

Friday 7 July, 2017

'That was an oversight on my part and human error': Social worker says she failed to notice two names on same file

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard how a HSE social work team leader wrote to gardaí about the claims in 2013.

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