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# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - Saturday 12 May, 2018

# disclosures-tribunal - Friday 11 May, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

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’.

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - Saturday 14 April, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-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.

# disclosures-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.

# disclosures-tribunal - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-tribunal - Monday 9 April, 2018

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

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'

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

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-tribunal - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-tribunal - Sunday 11 March, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-tribunal - Thursday 8 March, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-tribunal - Monday 5 March, 2018

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

“[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.”

# disclosures-tribunal - Sunday 4 March, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-tribunal - 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.

# disclosures-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.

# disclosures-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.

# disclosures-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.

# disclosures-tribunal - Sunday 4 February, 2018

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

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 - Friday 2 February, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-tribunal - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Tribunal hears of plan to 'go after' McCabe

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

# disclosures-tribunal - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

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

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

# disclosures-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.

# disclosures-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.