Laura Brophy

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Maurice McCabe with his wife Lorraine after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal last March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Maurice McCabe spent the later years of his career in the eye of a political, legal and media storm. He joined An Garda Síochána in August 1985 and i(...)

Mr Justice Charleton accepted evidence by HSE staff member Laura Brophy about how she made the mistake and called it an ‘horrendous coincidence’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

If Tusla had owned up to mistakenly accusing garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe of rape, there would likely have been no need for the Disclosures (...)

Crime journalist Paul Williams at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The veteran crime journalist Paul Williams told the Charleton tribunal that he was never briefed negatively about the Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice (...)

Kay McLoughlin with Gerard Lowry at Dublin Castle. “I failed to appreciate that there was a significant error on the file and I failed to review the file thoroughly,” Ms McLoughlin told the tribunal. Photograph: Collins

The extraordinary inability of the child and family agency Tusla in Co Cavan to claw back a catastrophic error made in a child abuse report concerning(...)

Social worker Laura Connolly told the Charleton tribunal she was not aware of who Sergeant Maurice McCabe was until she was contacted by the tribunal earlier this year. Photograph: Collins

The social worker who drafted a false child sex abuse report to the Garda about whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has said she was not asked about(...)

 HSE social work team leader Keara McGlone arriving at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

The chairman of the Charleton tribunal has said he was “not impressed with the notion” that the onus was on a social worker to follow up when she did (...)

 Psychologist and counsellor Laura Brophy: When typing in  details of the allegation against Sgt McCabe, Ms Brophy left details belonging to another client, Ms Y, on the Microsoft Word document. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A psychologist and counsellor has spoken of her “panic” when she discovered she had wrongly drafted a report alleging serious child sex abuse against (...)