Charleton tribunal must balance justice with costs

Tribunal has the potential to protect whistleblowers, but it must not become like the lengthy and costly models of the past

19th February, 2017
Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan is in hot water at the moment Pic: RollingNews.ie

The recent twists and turns of the Maurice McCabe saga have undoubtedly delivered a body blow to the government, bringing a damaged Fine Gael party to the cusp of an early leadership contest.

In Garda headquarters, Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan continues to hold onto power, issuing robust denials of any involvement or knowledge of an orchestrated smear campaign against the whistleblower.

The ship may have been steered to calmer waters...

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