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Maurice McCabe has access to PULSE system restored

The decision follows 18 months in which McCabe had no access to the system.

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Updated 19.55

GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER MAURICE McCabe has had his access to the PULSE system restored.

McCabe had had his access to the system curtailed 18 months ago after making serious allegations about fellow gardaí.

His accusations form the basis of the Guerin Report, which was published yesterday, vindicating McCabe.

Today, a Garda spokesperson confirmed that McCabe will be allowed to use the system, which is integral to a Garda’s work.

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan informed the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald that following a review, McCabe’s access to the PULSE system was being restored immediately.

McCabe was informed of this decision yesterdayand it was confirmed to him in person by the Assistant Commissioner for the Eastern Region Kieran Kenny today.

McCabe’s fellow whistleblower John Wilson today said that the report vindicated his colleague and said he had no personal animosity towards former Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

“He took it all at face value. And really for a Government minister to do that I think it’s most unfortunate.

“have no personal animosity against Alan Shatter,” he told Marian Finucane.

Originally published 16.38

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