Saturday September 19, 2020

Michael Brennan: McCabe crossed a thin blue line

As his colleagues closed ranks, Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe had to withstand a ferocious and sustained assault on his credibility

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd May, 2016
Maurice McCabe has shown courage and performed a genuine public servicePA

Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe was bombarded with questions by the legal team of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan during the O’Higgins inquiry.

McCabe already had plenty of experience of being challenged in the six years since he had first complained about poor policing practices in Bailieboro garda station in Co Cavan. He has dealt with a two-year-long internal garda investigation into his claims, two confidential Garda recipients, probes...

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