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#Martin Callinan

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Justice Minister 'cannot say at this stage' if Callinan's pension will be cancelled
# State Pension
# State Pension

Justice Minister 'cannot say at this stage' if Callinan's pension will be cancelled

Nov 14th 2018, 11:01 AM 23,988 Views 0 Comments

Charlie Flanagan said that the cancellation of Callinan’s pension is subject to legal advice.

'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop'
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop'

Nov 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,918 Views 66 Comments

Our politicians and government, as well as the media, should be prepared to be far more self-critical and embrace change, writes John Devitt.

# martin-callinan - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

Government seeks advice on pursuing Callinan and Taylor for legal damages

Nov 13th 2018, 3:59 PM 18,286 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach said he would like to see this case taken by Maurice McCabe settled.

# martin-callinan - Monday 12 November, 2018

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 1:46 PM 38,414 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile Leo Varadkar has said Callinan is not being given a blanket indemnity.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Garda Superintendent David Taylor has been suspended following the Charleton report
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Garda Superintendent David Taylor has been suspended following the Charleton report

Oct 14th 2018, 5:55 PM 25,951 Views 49 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - Saturday 13 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 13th 2018, 10:00 PM 13,400 Views 11 Comments

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

# martin-callinan - Thursday 11 October, 2018

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

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

Updated Oct 11th 2018, 2:00 PM 68,934 Views 101 Comments

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'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Oct 11th 2018, 1:58 PM 15,400 Views 8 Comments

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

Justice Charleton uses the word 'calumny' 27 times in his report - here's what it means
# By Definition
# By Definition

Justice Charleton uses the word 'calumny' 27 times in his report - here's what it means

Oct 11th 2018, 1:47 PM 24,448 Views 11 Comments

He found there was a “campaign of calumny” against Maurice McCabe by Martin Callinan.

# martin-callinan - Sunday 1 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 21,761 Views 0 Comments

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
# Long And Winding Road
# Long And Winding Road

What the Disclosures Tribunal heard: A definitive timeline of the Maurice McCabe story

Jun 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 17,711 Views 0 Comments

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
# Charleton
# Charleton

Evidence of four witnesses should be disregarded, Disclosures Tribunal told

Jun 29th 2018, 3:52 PM 14,263 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Paul Reynolds
# Paul Reynolds

'Maurice McCabe was deeply unhappy with it. Nóirín O'Sullivan was unhappy with it. So be it'

Updated Jun 14th 2018, 4:17 PM 22,902 Views 0 Comments

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'
# The Pauls
# The Pauls

Paul Reynolds says that Taylor's claims of smear campaign 'just doesn't make sense'

Updated Jun 13th 2018, 3:54 PM 36,274 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'A total fantasy': Irish Times journalist dismisses Taylor's account of smear campaign

Jun 8th 2018, 1:05 PM 20,719 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Retired garda says it would've been 'out of character' for Callinan to say such nasty things about McCabe

Updated Jun 6th 2018, 11:00 PM 20,906 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

The 'whispering campaign' and the 'Grudge' Tribunal: Where did these McCabe rumours come from?

Jun 2nd 2018, 8:00 AM 11,185 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Jun 1st 2018, 5:03 PM 51,373 Views 0 Comments

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'"
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

May 30th 2018, 5:15 PM 79,126 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

O'Sullivan says she 'didn't trust' David Taylor and was 'surprised' he got top press office job

May 29th 2018, 7:10 PM 17,293 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

'How could they have come up with that?... You very seriously disparaged Maurice McCabe to their faces'

May 22nd 2018, 4:14 PM 28,339 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

Callinan says that TD's claim he said McCabe sexually abused family members is a 'falsehood'

May 21st 2018, 12:50 PM 9,549 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

McCabe's name was 'blackened'... but what now that the smear campaign claims aren't backed up?

May 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 24,152 Views 0 Comments

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.'
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

'He told me McCabe was a troubled individual and had a lot of psychological issues and psychiatric issues.'

May 18th 2018, 3:43 PM 22,909 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Shatter tells Tribunal that dealing with McCabe's claims was like 'sinking in quicksand'

May 17th 2018, 4:20 PM 17,593 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

'Maurice I have to be honest with you - there was a campaign against you and I was part of it'

May 16th 2018, 5:23 PM 37,969 Views 0 Comments

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
# Smear Campaign
# Smear Campaign

'He was driven by revenge': Alleged narrative senior gardaí accused of using against Maurice McCabe

May 14th 2018, 5:02 PM 34,460 Views 0 Comments

Superintendent David Taylor was giving evidence for the first time at Dublin Castle today.

# martin-callinan - Saturday 12 May, 2018

No files on 'privileged' garda systems labelling McCabe a 'target' or a 'suspect', Tribunal told
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

No files on 'privileged' garda systems labelling McCabe a 'target' or a 'suspect', Tribunal told

May 12th 2018, 5:14 PM 7,203 Views 0 Comments

A crucial week looms at Dublin Castle.

# martin-callinan - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Former garda press office boss 'got a buzz' from doing job, colleague tells Tribunal
# Media
# Media

Former garda press office boss 'got a buzz' from doing job, colleague tells Tribunal

May 9th 2018, 6:53 PM 23,706 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

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

May 4th 2018, 2:05 PM 11,943 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Apr 17th 2018, 2:33 PM 35,400 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

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

Apr 16th 2018, 4:45 PM 25,438 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disclosures
# Disclosures

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

Apr 12th 2018, 5:36 PM 25,236 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Apr 8th 2018, 10:00 PM 53,426 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Mar 6th 2018, 5:10 PM 23,732 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

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

Mar 6th 2018, 6:01 AM 29,208 Views 0 Comments

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
# Charleton Tribunal
# Charleton Tribunal

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

Feb 5th 2018, 3:17 PM 21,458 Views 0 Comments

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
# Discrediting Mccabe
# Discrediting Mccabe

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

Jan 7th 2018, 10:00 PM 14,198 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Jan 2nd 2018, 6:05 AM 16,186 Views 3 Comments

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
# Reform
# Reform

We should have a new Garda Commissioner by summer 2018

Dec 28th 2017, 3:28 PM 10,651 Views 31 Comments

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

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