From top: Former Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan; former Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald; and Sgt Maurice McCabe
In The Sunday Times.
John Mooney reported:
“The Disclosures tribunal has been given official notes of conversations between Nóirín O’Sullivan, the former garda commissioner, and senior gardai. They outline the strategy she adopted when dealing with whistleblower Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission.”
“The contemporaneous records show O’Sullivan did not instruct lawyers to question McCabe’s integrity. Instead she asked them to question the motivation and credibility of allegations he was making about garda colleagues.”
“Claims that O’Sullivan had instructed lawyers to question McCabe’s integrity were based on selected transcripts from the commission, which were leaked to newspapers.
“It was suggested she was telling lawyers to challenge McCabe’s integrity in private while publicly commending him for speaking out against wrongdoing.
“O’Sullivan’s legal team subsequently clarified that they had been asked to challenge the whistleblower’s “motivation and credibility”.
“It is understood O’Sullivan was interviewed in private session by Charleton’s investigators last week.”
Previously: The Legal Strategy Against Maurice McCabe