Tuesday 22 May 2018

Whistleblower details smear campaign claim, but it's no easy ride for McCabe in hotseat

Counsel for the Garda turn spotlight on unfounded allegations made by sergeant, writes Shane Phelan

Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photo: Rollingnews.ie
Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photo: Rollingnews.ie
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

Sergeant Maurice McCabe gave some powerful evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal, but his time in the witness box was far from easy for the whistleblower.

It was a trying experience in a number of respects.

During cross-examination, his memory of a pivotal event leading to the setting up of the tribunal was challenged.

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