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Former Garda press officer loses his tongue during four-day grilling

Extracting testimony from the Disclosures Tribunal’s most important witness, Superintendent Dave Taylor, proved a painful process

20th May, 2018
Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan

On several occasions, Superintendent Dave Taylor had to be asked to speak up. “I appreciate it’s not easy giving evidence and all the rest of it, but the microphone is now on full blast,” Justice Peter Charleton told the witness last Tuesday.

The chairman of the Disclosures Tribunal helpfully suggested that the former Garda press officer could maybe point the microphone up a bit or something. “But I mean, you have...

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