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

It is likely that former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan spoke negatively about Sgt Maurice McCabe to senior officers in the force, Mr Justice Pete(...)

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at the first day of the Charleton tribunal. File photograph: Alan Betson

The report from the Disclosures Tribunal conveys the strong message that no matter how much the formal structures and management of policing in this c(...)

Supt David Taylor at the entrance of the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The future of Supt David Taylor in the Garda is being considered by senior management as part of the fallout from the Disclosures Tribunal report. Da(...)

If the smear campaign conducted against McCabe did not result in negative reports about McCabe, it is still the case that the media was a key player in the McCabe saga. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

No media outlet ever traduced the character of Sgt Maurice McCabe, Mr Justice Peter Charleton found in his Disclosure Tribunal report. In a protected(...)

Former Garda commissioner  Martin Callinan. “We are drawn by Charleton into a world where we cannot trust appearances. We could not trust the person, Martin Callinan, who had the job of keeping us safe.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

For anyone brought up with the Catholic Catechism, the Charleton report brings a blast from the past. A single word, repeated more than 50 times: calu(...)

 Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe: “a good citizen and police officer”. Photograph:  Séamus Kiernan/Westmeath Topic

The Disclosures Tribunal has delivered a devastating finding against former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, who it found conducted a “campaign of (...)

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(...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: “I am very pleased that my judgment and my approach has been found to be truthful and appropriate.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Former tánaiste and minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “very happy and pleased” the Disclosures Tribunal has found she acted appr(...)

‘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(...)

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 (...)

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