Mick Clifford

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In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

Mick Clifford, special correspondent with the  Irish Examiner, at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The former head of the Garda Press Office had an “animus” towards the force’s former commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and was aggrieved not to be promot(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Philip Boucher Hayes arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

RTÉ journalist Philip Boucher Hayes has told the Charleton tribunal that former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan told him Sgt Maurice McCabe was lin(...)

Former commissioner of the Garda Síochána Martin Callinan at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan returns to the witness box today to face questioning at the Charleton tribunal about whether he was involved(...)

Supt Dave Taylor said in his protected disclosure that he was ordered by  Callinan to conduct the smear campaign and that  O’Sullivan was aware of it. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Charleton Tribunal was established because of false claims made by the former head of the Garda Press Office, counsel for Garda HQ and former comm(...)

Supt Dave Taylor (left) arriving at the Charleton Tribunal  at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The former head of the Garda Press Office has denied telling Wexford TD Mick Wallace that when former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan shifts in h(...)

Supt Dave Taylor is giving evidence to the Charleton tribunal  at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A sharp conflict has emerged between the former head of the Garda Press Office and a number of others who have given evidence and statements to the Ch(...)

“Smear campaign”: Sgt Maurice McCaber leaves the Disclosures Tribunal on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Five of the 11 journalists whom the former head of the Garda press office said he spoke to as part of a campaign to smear the whistleblower Sgt Mauric(...)

Sergeant Maurice McCabe arrives to give evidence at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: PA

A former head of the Garda Press Office is to say that he never told Sgt Maurice McCabe about a smear campaign using text messages written by the then(...)

The difference between Leo Varadkar’s relationship status and Simon Coveney’s: is it important?  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but do most people really care who the next Fine Gael leader is? Do they have extraordinarily strong feelings (...)

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