Tribunal: It was ‘political dynamite’, but no one can remember the explosion

Despite a controversial email and multiple contacts between Garda headquarters and the Department of Justice during the O’Higgins commission, no one can recall what was said

14th January, 2018
Noel Waters, recently retired secretary general of the Department of Justice Picture: Rollingnews

Noel Waters, recently retired secretary general of the Department of Justice, recalled tending to immigration matters on Friday May 15, 2015, the day when “political dynamite” involving Maurice McCabe exploded behind closed doors at the O’Higgins commission.

What he could not remember in his evidence to the Disclosures Tribunal last week was receiving a highly controversial email briefing him about events at the inquiry. Nor could he recall fielding a phone conversation from...

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