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#Martin Callinan

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - Friday 29 June, 2018

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told

The comment was made by a barrister for An Garda Síochána.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 12 May, 2018

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - Friday 4 May, 2018

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

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

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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

The Tribunal heard from Martin Callinan’s former private secretary today.

# martin-callinan - Monday 16 April, 2018

Top civil servant says he and Martin Callinan were 'concerned' by Maurice McCabe's whistleblowing

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

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 8 April, 2018

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

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

# martin-callinan - 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.

'Horrific', 'destroyed me', 'bury him': An emotional Maurice McCabe gives his side of the story

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

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - 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.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 28 December, 2017

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018

Nóirín O’Sullivan announced her retirement from the Gardaí in September following months of calls for her resignation.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Martin Callinan accused of telling politician that Maurice McCabe 'was a kiddie fiddler'

The Disclosures Tribunal began hearing from its own lawyers today about statements that have been taken.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'These men were trained liars' - women duped into relationships with undercover police call for Irish inquiry Deep Cover This post contains videos

'These men were trained liars' - women duped into relationships with undercover police call for Irish inquiry

Activist “Lisa” was in a six-year relationship with undercover UK police officer Mark Kennedy before she exposed him in 2011.

# martin-callinan - Friday 7 April, 2017

'More cock-up than conspiracy': Shatter defends gardaí, but hits out at Kenny

The former Justice Minister said the Taoiseach and Attorney General’s actions might be “a resigning matter”.

Six reasons why calls were recorded at garda stations for so long

The practice went on for over thirty years.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Another garda report is dropping today. This is what you need to know

The report was three years in the making.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Mick Wallace: Is it appropriate that Martin Callinan was in Garda HQ 'several days last week'? Charleton Tribunal This post contains videos

Mick Wallace: Is it appropriate that Martin Callinan was in Garda HQ 'several days last week'?

Callinan is one of the central characters in the new tribunal into the Maurice McCabe scandal.

# martin-callinan - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Former garda commissioner's phone to be examined - but SIM may have been destroyed three years ago

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

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Frances Fitzgerald says gardaí will 'go after drug dealers who flaunt their assets'

The Tánaiste also said she was “shocked” by a recent claim the then Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan met PAC chair in a car park.

# martin-callinan - Monday 30 May, 2016

Nóirín O'Sullivan "was not aware" of secret meeting between former Garda Commissioner and PAC chairman

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness told the Dáil last week that he met with the former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in a hotel car park two years ago.

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