Disclosures Tribunal: Bad blood in Bailieborough

Last week, the Disclosures Tribunal moved from its original focus to another, more unexpected revelation: the atmosphere of grievance and hostility against the whistleblower, which may have ultimately been the cause of his near-downfall

23rd July, 2017
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Sergeant Maurice McCabe and his barrister Michael McDowell

When crime journalist Paul Williams waded into the whistleblower scandal, he said he was aware of a rumour, a grievance, a history and a lot of “bad blood” between gardaí in Bailieborough in Co Cavan.

Those tensions were in full display last week at the Disclosures Tribunal, as the focus of the inquiry shifted beyond the litany of shocking HSE and Tusla mistakes which led to a false referral of digital rape...

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