Irish Examiner journalist Michael Clifford: came across as “a serious-minded and careful journalist” in his evidence to the tribunal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The media was deceived by unidentified people who leaked selected extracts from the confidential proceedings of the O’Higgins commission, the Disclosu(...)

‘Frances Fitzgerald will not be the first prominent public figure in recent political history to feel hard done by after their forced resignation.’ File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald or Nóirín O’Sullivan won’t be the first prominent public figures in recent political history to feel hard done by after their force(...)

Then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan photographed alongside Supt David Taylor at a road safety event in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of the essential building blocks of the modern Irish State is teetering. An Garda Síochána, whose legitimacy hinges on the maintenance of public t(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been exonerated of mistreating garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe and of helping to orchestrate a smea(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe, after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal pictured with his wife Lorraine in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Charleton Tribunal report published today is damning for former Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, but a vindication for his successor, Nóirín O(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton, at the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan described whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe as a child sex abuser, the Disclosures Tribunal has found. And M(...)

From left: Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe; Supt Dave Taylor; former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan; former Garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan; Mr Justice Peter Charleton. File photographs: The Irish Times

Maurice McCabe Maurice McCabe was the station sergeant in Balieborough, Co Cavan, in 2012 when he, along with fellow whistleblower John Wilson, made (...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe leaving the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Disclosures Tribunal’s 16 terms of reference contain nine broad accusations of misconduct or areas of concern. These are detailed here, along with(...)

The disclosures made by Sgt Maurice McCabe and Supt Dave Taylor caused a huge controversy at the time and led to calls for the resignation of the then Garda commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Collins

The State’s whistleblower laws should be examined because early disclosure of such claims has been “the accelerant” to “inflame public opinion”, the h(...)

Supt Dave Taylor at the Disclosures Tribunal earlier this year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The former head of the Garda Press Office, Supt Dave Taylor, lied to the tribunal and swore an affidavit to the High Court that was “entirely made up (...)

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