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Poll: In the wake of the latest Maurice McCabe revelations, do you have confidence in the gardaí?

The HSE has today “apologised unreservedly” to McCabe for the administrative error that led to an allegation against him making its way into a Tusla file.

Maurice McCabe
Maurice McCabe
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THIS MORNING, THE HSE apologised unreservedly to Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe for the ‘administrative error’ that led to an allegation against McCabe making its way onto a file held by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

It now seems that allegation remained on file at Tusla for nearly two years after the initial error was made in 2014.

In what has become an increasingly murky saga the political fallout continues apace – this afternoon Fine Gael Health Minister Simon Harris argued that the pending Charleton Commission of Investigation into the alleged smear campaign by the gardaí against Sergeant McCabe should be allowed to run its course.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin says that a full criminal investigation into the affair is required. And Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams went the whole hog and called for a general election.

At present the Charleton investigation is the only show in town. Given the pace at which this saga has evolved, that may well change.

But has the whole affair shaken your confidence in An Garda Síochána?

We’re asking: In the wake of the latest Maurice McCabe revelations, do you have confidence in the gardaí?

Poll Results:

No (12922)
Yes (4268)
I'm not sure (1695)

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