Report Says Ex Commissioner ‘Ran Campaign’ Against McCabe


The latest report from the Disclosures Tribunal has found that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe is a genuine person who at all times has had the interest of the people of Ireland uppermost in his mind.

This section of the Disclosures Tribunal was looking and if senior gardai engaged in a campaign to smear him into garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

The Disclosures Tribunal found former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and former Garda press officer Supt Dave Taylor had a plan to spread a historic sexual abuse allegation about whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

In its third interim report, tribunal chairman Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the scheme “somehow evolved out of his cheek-by-jowl working relationship” Supt Taylor enjoyed with Mr Callinan.

The report is more than 400 pages long and is divided into four sections including one which focuses on allegations that his character was assassinated.

The report strongly criticises former Garda Press Officer Dave Taylor for ‘disgraceful behaviour’, describing him as a witness “whose credibility was completely undermined by his own bitterness”.

In terms of then Deputy Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, the report found there is no credible evidence that she played any hand act or part in any campaign conducted by the commissioner Martin Callinan and by superintendent Dave Taylor.

The report also strongly criticises the child and family agency Tusla for its handling of the false rape claim made against Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Maurice McCabe is praised throughout the report which notes that people will be horrified by the negative things said about him and all the reports which floated around.

Here is the report: