Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan in the Dáil this morning; Sgt Maurice McCabe and his wife Lorraine McCabe
In the Dáil.
“Sergeant Maurice McCabe deserves the gratitude of all of us for bringing serious shortcomings to public attention.
He also deserves an apology for what he had to endure, both himself and his family, for over a decade.
Since the report was published, I have spoken with Sgt McCabe.
I have apologised on behalf of the state to him and his family for the manner in which he was treated over a number of years and I am arranging to meet the sergeant in the near future.
I want to re-iterate this apology to him personally.
I also understand the Garda Commissioner [Drew Harris] has also been in touch with him and I welcome that.”
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan
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