Tuesday 13 November 2018

Maurice McCabe set standard that garda must follow

Maurice McCabe (Niall Carson/PA)
Maurice McCabe (Niall Carson/PA)
Editorial

Editorial

If the reputation of An Garda Síochána has been diminished by its treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe, his own stature has grown.

Many who have been reluctantly catapulted into controversy find themselves commanding attention; but Garda McCabe commands national respect.

His retirement after three decades was probably inevitable. The perverse web in which he found himself was spun by those who were charged with protecting him. The suffering he and his family were forced to endure as a result of unprecedented intrigue, conspiracy and deceit at the highest levels of the force shocked the country.

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