Sunday January 26, 2020

Who’d be a Garda whistleblower now?

Sergeant Maurice McCabe retired last week a fully vindicated man, but at a terrible personal cost

4th November, 2018

Maybe there won’t be a next time, or another Maurice McCabe: a person wrongly accused, vilified for upholding standards and generally put through the grinder for illuminating wrongdoing. But what if there is?

As the garda sergeant announced his early retirement last week, after a 30-year career, it is worthwhile to take a moment to reflect on the extent of his legacy. McCabe has been one of the most important figures in Irish...

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