O’Sullivan and the McCabe dilemma

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Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: Went over to Maurice McCabe and shook his hand. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: Went over to Maurice McCabe and shook his hand. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So Nóirín O’Sullivan, the former Garda commissioner, yesterday encountered the man who essentially accounted for the end of her career.

At the lunchtime break at her appearance before the Charleton tribunal yesterday, she went over to McCabe and shook his hand and spoke to him and his wife, Lorraine.

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