Tuesday 24 October 2017

Whistleblower Maurice McCabe back on Garda PULSE system after 18 months

Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe is back on the Garda PULSE computer system following the publication of a report into his allegations of serious wrongdoing.

The report by senior counsel Sean Guerin examined allegations made by Sergeant McCabe of mismanagement of investigations by gardai.

In the wake of the report publication, the whistleblower also pointed out he was still not allowed on the PULSE system.

Sergeant McCabe was denied access to the PULSE for the past 18 months.

New Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said Interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was due to make a statement on Sergeant McCabe’s status.

Today, a Garda spokesman confirmed Sergeant McCabe has had his access to the Garda Pulse computer system fully restored.

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said the report vindicates Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

Sergeant McCabe welcomed the report and said it lifted a huge weight off his and his familys' shoulders.

Also today, another garda whistleblower, John Wilson, said he would like to meet former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Mr Shatter resigned ahead of the publication of the Guerin Report.

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