Wednesday October 28, 2020

Disclosures Tribunal: The moment for Maurice McCabe

He blew the whistle. Then he paid dearly for it. After suffering years of intimidation and ostracisation, the Garda sergeant is publicly giving his side of the story for the first time at the Disclosures Tribunal

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

11th March, 2018

The story of how Garda sergeant Maurice McCabe uncovered the scandal of wrongful cancellation of penalty points for certain motorists is astonishingly simple.

He was in charge of the traffic unit in Mullingar Garda station when a garda came to him with a complaint about an “arrogant” motorist whom the garda had stopped.

The garda had given the motorist a fixed charged notice for a road traffic offence, but then an inspector in...

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