From top: Car park of The Maldron Hotel, formerly Bewley’s Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22; Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness; Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan arriving at a Public Accounts Committee meeting, January 24, 2014.
Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan met the then Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman John McGuinness in secret in 2014 to say that Sergeant Maurice McCabe was “not to be trusted”.
Mr Callinan and the the Fianna Fáil TD had a secret 20-minute meeting ahead of the appearance of Sgt [Maurice McCabe ] before the PAC at the height of the Garda crisis.
It has emerged that, at the meeting, which took place in the car park of Bewley’s Hotel on the Naas Road in Dublin on January 24, 2014, the commissioner sought directly to convince the PAC not to hear evidence from Sgt McCabe.
This was six days before Sgt McCabe finally did give testimony in private to the committee [to outline his knowledge of extensive abuse of the penalty points system].
….It has been confirmed to the Irish Examiner that it was Mr Callinan who sought the meeting with Mr McGuinness.
Calls to the former commissioner for a response yesterday from the Irish Examiner went unanswered…
There you go now.
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