Rich tea and no sympathy

Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s first meeting with the legal team tasked with attacking Maurice McCabe’s credibility was an informal chat over tea and biscuits - but things escalated quickly from there, the Disclosures Tribunal has heard

21st January, 2018
Ken Ruane, head of legal affairs for An Garda Síochána, pictured leaving the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle last week Pic:

The first time that the former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan met the legal team deployed to attack the credibility and motivation of Sergeant Maurice McCabe was an informal affair, over tea and biscuits.

Chief Superintendent Fergus Healy, Garda liaison officer at the Commission, told the Disclosures Tribunal last week that he brought senior counsel Colm Smyth to O’Sullivan’s office for a 15 to 20-minute “meet and greet” on May...

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