Maurice Mccabe

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Garda whistleblower Nick Keogh made a number of allegations in a protected disclosure in 2014 including claiming that gardaí were inflating crime statistics by inducing people to buy drugs from dealers and then selling them to undercover officers, who seized the contraband and reported a detected crime. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Complaints by garda whistleblowers that gardaí were inducing people to engage in dealing in drugs, as well as other allegations of malpractice, will n(...)

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte: “The shortage of social workers leaves the agency vulnerable to criticism where non-compliance with best practice is sometimes established.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There are legacy issues and cultural changes that must be confronted within Tusla, according to its new chairman Pat Rabbitte. The former Labour Par(...)

Tubridy’s triumph: ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ was once again the most-watched programme on Irish television last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times.

Irish adults watched television for an average of three hours and four minutes every day in 2018, a year in which RTÉ One’s The Late Late Toy Show onc(...)

Cormac Breatnach: “I felt cornered by the whole public display of what was happening, and I became quite taciturn, turned inwardly and expressed myself mainly through my music”

The events of the past have a way of embedding themselves in our DNA. Sometimes that laying down of memories serves us well, but traumatic experiences(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe, after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal, with  with his wife, Lorraine, at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has discontinued an inquiry into claims that two Garda members had conspired to damage the reputation o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ambiguously ruled out any possibility of inviting Sinn Féin to form a government with Fine Gael. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

We are in a time of big things in politics. Those of us who lived through the decade and a half of post-cold war stability and prosperity had our comp(...)

The slow and methodical nature of anticipated change in An Garda Síochána is reflected in a four-year plan, where priority has been given to enhancing the powers and administrative reach of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (right). Photograph:  Don Moloney / Press 22

Concessions to discontented elements within An Garda Síochána, balanced by the creation of new managerial structures and the development of rights-bas(...)

Special Rapporteur on Child Protection   Geoffrey Shannon who submitted a report to the Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Claims of historic child abuse should be examined by specialist forensic investigators independent of Tusla, the child and family agency, the Special (...)

Members of the Garda Reserve graduating at the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary, in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

Effective reform of the Garda Síochána requires a cautious and incremental approach. A number of ambitious programmes have already crashed and burned (...)

Maurice McCabe with his Leading Light in Road Safety’ award. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Retired Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has received a special recognition award from the Road Safety Authority (RSA), for his role in exposing the(...)

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