[Gemma O’Doherty and a demonstration following her sacking outside INM on Talbot Street, Dublin last year]
“Today’s resignation of Ireland’s police chief, Martin Callinan, is a vindication of the reporting of Gemma O’Doherty, a journalist fired by the Irish Independent for her pursuit of the story that has led to his departure.
As I reported in September last year, O’Doherty was made compulsorily redundant by the paper after door-stepping Callinan, the Garda commissioner.
She was following up a tip that penalty points had been wiped from Callinan’s driving record. It came against the background of allegations by police whistleblowers that hundreds of people had also had penalty points removed from their licences.”
Previously: Dear Mr Rae