Wednesday 23 May 2018

Fitzgerald facing tough questions over McCabe

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald
Editorial

Editorial

There are many unanswered questions regarding the scandalous treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe. The one thing that is not in doubt is that he was the victim of a grave wrong.

Therefore, for the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to go on RTÉ yesterday and admit that she could not remember being sent an email pertaining to his case, when she was justice minister in 2015, suggests she was either incompetent or worse.

The McCabe case is arguably the most incendiary that has ever been opened in either the Department of Justice or within the Garda. It is not too much of a stretch to suggest that its handling will have profound implications for the future of both. The reputations of both the Department of Justice and the Garda depend on getting to the truth.

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