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#charleton tribunal

# charleton-tribunal - Sunday 1 July, 2018

He said, he said: The 'blackening' of Maurice McCabe? Or the smear campaign that never existed?

It was the final, and most crucial, module at the Disclosures Tribunal. Here’s what happened.

'You really need to think about this': What happened in the Nóirín module at the Disclosures Tribunal

The scandal that almost brought down the government didn’t prove as explosive as expected.

# charleton-tribunal - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'Utter nonsense': The curious case of Keith Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal

Unequivocally, and often brutally, Mr Justice Charleton dismissed the claims made by Garda Harrison at the Disclosures Tribunal.

A series of catastrophic events: What happened in the Tusla module at the Disclosures Tribunal

It finished nearly 12 months ago and here’s a breakdown of what happened.

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.

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Not conceivable' that journalists were negatively briefed about Maurice McCabe says Tribunal chair

The tribunal heard evidence from two Irish Examiner journalists who both claimed privilege.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 11 June, 2018

Journalist on Miss D interview: 'It wouldn't have been material that would be published in the Sunday Times'

John Mooney told the tribunal at Dublin Castle that he was never briefed negatively about Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - Friday 1 June, 2018

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

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

# charleton-tribunal - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

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

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

# charleton-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.

# charleton-tribunal - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

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

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

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - Thursday 12 April, 2018

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

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

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 9 April, 2018

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

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

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 5 February, 2018

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

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

# charleton-tribunal - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

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

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

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 22 January, 2018

Nóirín O'Sullivan says she faced 'an impossible dilemma' on her legal strategy against Maurice McCabe

O’Sullivan told the Tribunal today that she acted on legal advice to attack the motivation of Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

# charleton-tribunal - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Six questions Nóirín O'Sullivan will need to answer when she appears at the Disclosures Tribunal

Previous witnesses have set the scene. Now the Tribunal will hear answers from one of its main protagonists.

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'My career is gone because of that': McCabe's reaction to his credibility being challenged by gardaí

The Disclosures Tribunal heard today about the “enormous stress” on gardaí about whom McCabe gave allegations against.

Why did Nóirín O'Sullivan suddenly flip from protecting whistleblowers to challenging their credibility?

The Disclosures Tribunal is getting closer to the truth, but is not there yet.

# charleton-tribunal - 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

# charleton-tribunal - Friday 12 January, 2018

Tribunal told abuse allegation used at O'Higgins Commission to 'embarrass' Maurice McCabe

It’s day 42 of the Disclosures Tribunal.

# charleton-tribunal - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Maurice McCabe and Nóirín O'Sullivan: How counsel got it so wrong in 'despicable' email

The Disclosures Tribunal delved deep into Bailieboro and the O’Higgins Commission yesterday.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 8 January, 2018

Disclosures Tribunal hears counsel for former Commissioner 'got it wrong'

The tribunal has returned at Dublin Castle.

# charleton-tribunal - Sunday 7 January, 2018

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

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

# charleton-tribunal - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Did Martin Callinan order a smear campaign on McCabe? And did Nóirín O'Sullivan know about it?

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

# charleton-tribunal - Friday 1 December, 2017

Gardaí to examine disciplinary procedures after Tribunal report on Keith Harrison

Mr Justice Peter Charleton made a number of recommendations for changes to disciplinary procedures in his report.

# charleton-tribunal - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'This is utter nonsense': How Justice Charleton eviscerated Garda Keith Harrison's claims

Unequivocally, confidently, and often brutally, Charleton has dismissed the claims made by Harrison.

Disclosures Tribunal: Keith Harrison and Marisa Simms claims 'entirely without any validity'

Justice Charleton went as far as to describe some of Harrison’s claims as “nonsense”.

# charleton-tribunal - Monday 13 November, 2017

'What are they hiding from?': Pressure on government on what it knew about McCabe smear plans

The government has said that it is up to the Disclosures Tribunal to answer this question.

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

# charleton-tribunal - 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.

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