Sunday 23 September 2018

McCabe, O'Sullivan and a stick of 'political dynamite'

Inquiry has heard explosive evidence about the garda whistleblower case, writes Gerard Cunningham

Matter of facts: A composite picture of Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe and former commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photo: Photocall Ireland
Matter of facts: A composite picture of Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe and former commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photo: Photocall Ireland

Gerard Cunningham

'Political dynamite" were the two words solicitor Annmarie Ryan wrote down when barristers for the Garda Commissioner began to challenge whistleblower Maurice McCabe's credibility at the O'Higgins Commission of Investigation.

Ryan was the Chief State Solicitor's Office's representative at Judge Kevin O'Higgins's 2015 investigation into Sgt McCabe's claims of garda malpractice in the Cavan/Monaghan Garda division.

Last week, she was again before a judge but this time it was Justice Peter Charleton at the Disclosure Tribunal. Justice Charleton's public inquiry was set up last year to investigate claims of a Garda HQ orchestrated smear campaign against McCabe.

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