Frances Fitzgerald acted appropriately at all times – Charleton

Former minister for justice exonerated by tribunal report

In the latest report from the Disclosures Tribunal, Justice Peter Charleton has found that garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is a genuine person who has done the State a considerable service. Video: Bryan O’Brien

The Charleton Tribunal has fully accepted the evidence of former tánaiste and minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald about her knowledge of, and responses to, an alleged Garda strategy to undermine the reputation of Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

The Tribunal report gives a clear exoneration to Ms Fitzgerald, who was forced to resign from the Government in November 2017 as a result of the political controversy surrounding her role.

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