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(...)

“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(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe (above): The Charleton Tribunal is examining allegations by former Garda press officer Supt Dave Taylor that he was directed by ex-commissioner Martin Callinan to brief the media negatively about the Garda whistleblower. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

No evidence was found on Garda computer systems or electronic devices to support allegations from ex-press officer Supt David Taylor that he was instr(...)

Supt David Taylor  speaking to the media at the scene of a multiple shooting in which four people were injured, at Hanlon’s Corner, in north Dublin city in 2013. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former garda press officer Supt David Taylor was not complimentary about whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe or journalists who wrote about him, the Char(...)

Counsel for Sgt Maurice McCabe  told the Charleton tribunal that what had been done at the O’Higgins Commission hearings by former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s (above) legal team ‘was done by Ms O’Sullivan’. Photograph: The Irish Times

The former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was legally responsible for a false allegation made against Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Commis(...)

Michael McDowell, Sgt Maurice McCabe, his wife Lorraine and solicitor Sean Costello arrive at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“I’m sorry, you’ll have to remind me. I’m just lost.” Not yet midday in Dublin Castle and the chairman was already mired in the tribunal treacle. If(...)

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(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe leaving the Disclosures Tribunal with his wife Lorraine on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finally, one of the most talked about men in Irish political and policing history took the stand at the Charleton tribunal yesterday. Maurice McCabe,(...)

 Sgt Maurice McCabe, Michael McDowell SC, and his solicitor Kathryn Ward, arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Never underestimate the long arm of the law. It can be very long indeed. Sometimes, as long as a bargepole. Other times, just long enough to bend an(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan: the former Garda commissioner has finished her evidence. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Nóirín O’Sullivan has denied that her representatives at the O’Higgins commission kept her in the dark while Garda lawyers were questioning the integr(...)

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