An Garda Síochána emerged humiliated from RTÉ’s Maurice McCabe exposé

An Garda Síochána emerged humiliated from RTÉ’s Maurice McCabe exposé

It was powerful and moving television, and a credit to its publisher and producers. The story has been in the public domain for years, but the careful editing and the McCabes’ testimony gave it a new emotional force, that of outrage

RTÉ aired its two-part documentary Whistleblower: Maurice McCabe last Monday and Tuesday evening. There was one glaring oversight on the public broadcaster’s part. There was no warning about its stomach-churning content. To unleash this shocking catalogue of betrayal and incompetence without some such notice was surely a mistake. Something along the lines of “this programme will destroy your faith in one of the institutions of state” might have done it.

It made for difficult...

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