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Pat Leahy: Garda controversy threatens the State's security - Irish Times;

Pat Leahy: Garda controversy threatens the State's security - Irish Times

Irish TimesPat Leahy: Garda controversy threatens the State's securityIrish TimesThe alarming revelations about the treatment of Sgt Maurice McCabe demonstrate that trust has completely broken down between the Government and the leadership of the Garda Síochána. This is a constitutionally intolerable situation. Important decisions ...and more »

Cabinet divided over Minister's statements on Garda controversy - Irish Times;

Cabinet divided over Minister's statements on Garda controversy - Irish Times

Irish TimesCabinet divided over Minister's statements on Garda controversyIrish TimesSharp differences have emerged in Cabinet over Minister for Children Katherine Zappone's account of her meetings with Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Ms Zappone last night withdrew her earlier statement suggesting she had informed “relevant ...and more »

Miriam Lord: Callinan's show of 'disgust' rings hollow - Irish Times;

Miriam Lord: Callinan's show of 'disgust' rings hollow - Irish Times

Irish TimesMiriam Lord: Callinan's show of 'disgust' rings hollowIrish TimesJust over three years ago, former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan appeared before an Oireachtas committee. It was held on the morning of Thursday, January 23rd. People might not remember the date, but they will remember what happened. This was ...and more »

Taoiseach and Tánaiste leave Zappone isolated as Cabinet left struggling with Tusla crisis - Irish Independent;

Taoiseach and Tánaiste leave Zappone isolated as Cabinet left struggling with Tusla crisis - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentTaoiseach and Tánaiste leave Zappone isolated as Cabinet left struggling with Tusla crisisIrish IndependentThe stability of the minority Government has been thrown into serious doubt over its disastrous handling of the Tusla scandal. Fine Gael ministers have reacted with fury after it emerged Children's Minister Katherine Zappone failed to inform the ...and more »

Commissioner faces a choice - Irish Times

Commissioner faces a choiceIrish TimesThe Government will meet next Tuesday to revise the terms of reference for a fifth inquiry into the actions of senior gardaí as they responded to disclosures by whistleblowers concerning improper, even corrupt, behaviour within the force. This time ...and more »

Whistleblower may get seven-figure payout as he prepares to sue state - Herald.ie;

Whistleblower may get seven-figure payout as he prepares to sue state - Herald.ie

Herald.ieWhistleblower may get seven-figure payout as he prepares to sue stateHerald.ieA huge payout for damages is expected to be sought by the legal team of Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe as the whistleblower prepares to seek compensation from the State. Seeking a payment of several hundred thousand euro or even a seven-figure sum ...and more »

Tusla 'error' may prove systemic issues in handling of cases, say social workers - Irish Examiner

Tusla 'error' may prove systemic issues in handling of cases, say social workersIrish ExaminerSergeant Maurice McCabe finds it hard to believe false claims made against him arose from an honest mistake in how the case was processed, but social work experts have not ruled out the possibility that this week's revelations simply highlight systemic ...and more »

Scandals overshadow everything else for An Garda Síochána - Irish Examiner;

Scandals overshadow everything else for An Garda Síochána - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerScandals overshadow everything else for An Garda SíochánaIrish ExaminerCaroline O'Doherty details the litany of headline-grabbing incidents involving An Garda Síochána over the past number of years. They've risked breaking the law to go on strike, tackled the bloodiest gangland war ever seen in this country and lost two ...and more »

How Tusla's 'clerical error' led to this week's scandal - Irish Examiner;

How Tusla's 'clerical error' led to this week's scandal - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerHow Tusla's 'clerical error' led to this week's scandalIrish ExaminerThe woman at the centre of the allegations against Maurice McCabe was the subject of some media interest in 2013 and 2014, leading to texts on the matter circulating around Garda HQ, writes Michael Clifford. THE allegations that have emerged over the ...and more »

Tusla apologise to Sgt Maurice McCabe for child sex smear that devastated his family - Irish Mirror

Tusla apologise to Sgt Maurice McCabe for child sex smear that devastated his familyIrish MirrorTusla chief Fred McBride has apologised to Sgt Maurice McCabe for the child sex smear that devastated his family. Shocking revelations that a file containing a false allegation of abuse was opened and circulated to gardai in 2013 have rocked the ...and more »

Taoiseach and Tánaiste 'knew about Zappone's meeting with whistleblower - but did not know about Tusla blunder' - Irish Independent;

Taoiseach and Tánaiste 'knew about Zappone's meeting with whistleblower - but did not know about Tusla blunder' - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentTaoiseach and Tánaiste 'knew about Zappone's meeting with whistleblower - but did not know about Tusla blunder'Irish IndependentThe Taoiseach and Tánaiste knew about a meeting between Children's Minister Katherine Zappone and garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe – but insist they were not aware that Tusla held an inaccurate file on Sgt McCabe. In a statement this evening, ...and more »

Full statements: Fitzgerald and Zappone on McCabe controversy - Irish Times;

Full statements: Fitzgerald and Zappone on McCabe controversy - Irish Times

Irish TimesFull statements: Fitzgerald and Zappone on McCabe controversyIrish TimesThe Minister for Children came under pressure on Friday after it emerged that Tusla, the child and family agency, had a file containing false child abuse allegations made against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Ms Zappone, who met Sgt McCabe ...and more »

Kenny and Fitzgerald 'not told' of false Tusla file on McCabe - Irish Times;

Kenny and Fitzgerald 'not told' of false Tusla file on McCabe - Irish Times

Irish TimesKenny and Fitzgerald 'not told' of false Tusla file on McCabeIrish TimesThe Taoiseach and Tánaiste have denied they were aware of the existence of a Tusla file containing false child sex abuse allegations made against Sgt Maurice McCabe. Enda Kenny and Frances Fitzgerald denied that Minister for Children Katherine ...and more »

Whistleblower row: Malicious sources have no right to protection - Irish Times;

Whistleblower row: Malicious sources have no right to protection - Irish Times

Irish TimesWhistleblower row: Malicious sources have no right to protectionIrish TimesHowever the smear against Sgt Maurice McCabe had started, by early 2014 some crime correspondents claimed to be hearing from gardaí that Sgt McCabe was under suspicion for alleged sex abuse. It shocked me because I know many good gardaí, and by ...and more »

Zappone: I won't reveal identities of 'relevant government colleagues' - Irish Independent;

Zappone: I won't reveal identities of 'relevant government colleagues' - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentZappone: I won't reveal identities of 'relevant government colleagues'Irish IndependentChildren's Minister Katherine Zappone has said she will not reveal the identities of the "government colleagues" with whom she said she discussed the shocking blunder by Tusla regarding garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Ms Zappone has been under ...and more »

Second garda whistleblower says senior officer behind another Tusla referral - RTE.ie;

Second garda whistleblower says senior officer behind another Tusla referral - RTE.ie

RTE.ieSecond garda whistleblower says senior officer behind another Tusla referralRTE.ieThis is not the first Tusla notification in relation to a whistleblower that has come across a minister's desk in recent months, writes Katie Hannon. I've seen correspondence that shows that Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has in fact been in ...and more »

Zappone 'informed colleagues' of Maurice McCabe allegations - Newstalk 106-108 fm;

Zappone 'informed colleagues' of Maurice McCabe allegations - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fmZappone 'informed colleagues' of Maurice McCabe allegationsNewstalk 106-108 fmA spokesperson for the Children's Minister, Katherine Zappone, has confirmed she met Maurice McCabe and his wife over false allegations of sexual abuse made against him. In a statement, the spokesperson says Minister Zappone "heard first hand of the ...and more »

McCabes devastated by Tusla controversy, says solicitor - Irish Times;

McCabes devastated by Tusla controversy, says solicitor - Irish Times

Irish TimesMcCabes devastated by Tusla controversy, says solicitorIrish TimesGarda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and his family are devastated by the latest claims against him and want to know “when this will end”, his solicitor has said. The controversy around Sgt McCabe grew on Thursday after it emerged that Tusla – the ...and more »

Fitzgerald defends call not to reveal baseless rape claim was at inquiry's core - Irish Independent;

Fitzgerald defends call not to reveal baseless rape claim was at inquiry's core - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentFitzgerald defends call not to reveal baseless rape claim was at inquiry's coreIrish IndependentThe Tanaiste and Justice Minister has defended her decision not to reveal that a baseless rape allegation was at the core of the inquiry into a smear campaign against Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Frances Fitzgerald said she knew Children's Minister ...and more »

Whistleblower Garda officer to get full apology over untrue alleged rape report - Irish Independent;

Whistleblower Garda officer to get full apology over untrue alleged rape report - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentWhistleblower Garda officer to get full apology over untrue alleged rape reportIrish IndependentWhistleblower Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe is to get a full apology over an untrue report that he allegedly raped a girl. The officer's solicitor said the family are devastated by unfounded abuse allegations which the state's child protection agency ...and more »