Andrew McLindon, director of communications with An Garda Síochána, told the Charleton tribunal he would have been “appalled” if there had been a smear campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda head of communications has said he would have been “appalled” if told the Garda commissioner wanted to brief journalists about sex abuse all(...)

At the core of both disclosures is the assertion that senior gardaí orchestrated what is described as a sustained campaign aimed at destroying the character and reputation of Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The retired judge examining two recent protected disclosures made to the Department of Justice by two serving members of the Garda Síochána has reque(...)