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#david taylor

# david-taylor - Monday 15 October, 2018

Garda Superintendent David Taylor files retirement request in the wake of Disclosures Tribunal

David Taylor, a central figure in Justice Peter Charleton’s report, had been suspended from duty over the weekend.

# david-taylor - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Garda Superintendent David Taylor has been suspended following the Charleton report

Mr Justice Peter Charleton found that Taylor aided a campaign against whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

# david-taylor - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'Thou shalt not escape calumny': A literary Charleton invokes Shakespeare in searing Tribunal report

The garda commissioner called it “difficult reading”. But it is certainly an essential one.

# david-taylor - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Charleton says gardaí need 'complete turn-around in attitude' and some are 'crying out for leadership'

The judge has said members of the force need to be more visible on the streets and honest.

How Peter Charleton found the fact among the rumour, gossip, lies and deceit

An analysis of how Peter Charleton came to believe some more than others.

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

The latest report of the Disclosures Tribunal has been published.

The missing phones: Tribunal finds Dave Taylor 'chose to present a public lie to the people of Ireland'

“Then, no one knew better,” Mr Justice Charleton wrote. “Now they do.”

'No credible evidence' O'Sullivan 'played any part' in campaign against McCabe

Judge Peter Charleton said Superintendent David Taylor had “every reason to lie” about the former Garda Commissioner because he was “bitter” about several things.

# david-taylor - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Trinity scientists discover parallel between recovery of sea creature and mammals

The groundbreaking research has just been published by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Privileged information: Disclosures Tribunal set to clash with journalists over sources

It all centres around what Superintendent Dave Taylor alleges he told journalists about Maurice McCabe.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

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

There were claims and counter claims at the centre of Superintendent David Taylor’s narrative at Dublin Castle yesterday.

# david-taylor - 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.

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

Two of the main Tribunal protagonists will be appearing at Dublin Castle this week.

# david-taylor - Saturday 12 May, 2018

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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

The Tribunal heard differing accounts of a pivotal September 2016 meeting between McCabe and Superintendent David Taylor today.

# david-taylor - 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.

# david-taylor - Friday 10 March, 2017

Whistleblower David Taylor receives letter reminding him he may still face discipline Exclusive

Taylor was recently reinstated to An Garda Síochána after being cleared by the DPP of allegations that he leaked information to journalists.

# david-taylor - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Gardaí spent €93,000 in five months on media training at the Communications Clinic

All told the force has spent nearly €114,000 on media training in the past two-and-a-half-years.

# david-taylor - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Former head of Garda Press Office 'delighted' to be back at work after 22-month suspension

“It’s been very difficult and stressful but I want to put all that behind me and move on”

# david-taylor - Monday 13 February, 2017

Superintendent David Taylor reinstated after being cleared of leaking information

“I have waited a long time for this decision to be made. It has been an incredibly stressful and difficult time for my family and myself.”

# david-taylor - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

You're hearing a lot about garda whistleblowers today - here's why

There have been fresh calls today for the Commissioner to stand aside as an investigation is held.