From top: Anne Harris, Gemma O’Doherty and Alison O’Reilly at Dublin Castle today
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.
Gemma O’Doherty, the journalist who was fired by the Irish Independent after she broke the story of then Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s penalty points being quashed, is currently giving evidence into the alleged smearing of Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.
Earlier, Anne Harris, former Sunday Independent editor claimed she was told that Sgt McCabe was a paedophile by Fionnan Sheahan, then political editor of the Irish Independent and presently its editor.
Alison O’Reilly, of the Irish Mail on Sunday, is expected to give evidence this afternoon.
Olga Cronin is live tweeting from the castle here.
More as we get it.
Earlier: Disclosures, Denials And The Journalists
I thought it was Catherine nevin for a minute
heh. judge pulling up the bould Gemma. saying she is invoking privilege a lot for someone who wants to expose conspiracies
Whats your point?
Hey Ian! How’s the affair?
Beaker spreading it too. Quelle surprise !
INM is some infested nest.
The hacks are not emerging from this with much credit. At least Gemma did one good thing and doorstepped the commissioner. Not that he remembers it, obviously.
The hacks were fed the info, in fairness. That’s not a defence of INM btw
Thanks Gemma! Keep up the great work!
+ 1. She is as straight as a dye. I’ve great respect for Anne Harris as well.
Can someone summarize?
1) Is Anne Harris really one of “them”, miffed, or a journalist of integrity?
b) Is Fionnan Sheehan a shill for FG and Dinny, and an arrogant PITA married to a member of the oireachtas, which should be disclosed?
c) Where is Eoghan Harris in all this?
It should not be forgotten that Anne Harris was an executive decision maker in IMN at the time of some of the very worst of Sindo “journalism” and “strong” op-ed publications. Let’s put McCabe aside. She’s no saint. Unless she’s Saint Axe De Grinde. She doesn’t come to the table with clean hands.