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Garda Commissioner must clarify comments on Maurice McCabe - O’ Brien

14 May, 2016 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD


Speaking today Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice, Deputy Jonathan O’Brien, called on the Garda Commissioner to provide clarity on her alleged comments on Maurice McCabe reported in media outlets today.

The Cork North Central TD said;

"The comments allegedly made by the Garda Commissioner Norín O'Sullivan about Maurice McCabe's character are extremely worrying given the actual findings of the O'Higgins Report that he acted appropriately and in good faith.

"We acknowledge that the Commissioner believes she cannot comment on the findings but these alleged comments will make any other potential whistleblowers think twice before coming forward.

"Persons who reveal malpractice and wrongdoing in good faith should not be portrayed as acting with malice and have their character denigrated.

"This points to a deeper culture of poor management within Garda top brass and it must be addressed by the Minister for Justice immediately."

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