View Poll Results: Should full public tribunal be set up to investigate the smear campaign against Sgt. Maurice McCabe?

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    Congalltee Congalltee is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franzoni View Post
    The article says the journo only approached him this morning....
    Why did the journos sit on a huge story like that? NO'S denied making smears, this hearsay from Howlin carries far less force than the person to whom the alleged smear was made. Without details, this amounts to a smear, rather than an allegation, against the commissioner. It reminds me of Pat Rabbittes "this will rock the foundations of the State".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    It not being able to stand up, is a sexual crime now? Jeez, I'm sometimes just not in the mood, man!
    Is there a mood where it won't stand up?
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    Franzoni Franzoni is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    Why did the journos sit on a huge story like that? NO'S denied making smears, this hearsay from Howlin carries far less force than the person to whom the alleged smear was made. Without details, this amounts to a smear, rather than an allegation, against the commissioner. It reminds me of Pat Rabbittes "this will rock the foundations of the State".
    Self interest perhaps and now feel it's safe with the way the wind is blowing...?...a lot of journos rely on Garda leaks for the heads up on stories

    A better question to ask is why would someone go into a profession that's afraid to do their job....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post
    If true, her days are numbered.
    even if half true she should be fecked out with no pension etc
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    ShoutingIsLeadership ShoutingIsLeadership is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    Is there a mood where it won't stand up?


    There is. When you eventually have your first lift off, you'll learn that
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Mr Howlin told the Dáil a journalist had told him this morning that Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan had made very serious allegations about whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe to journalists in 2013 and 2014.



    Howlin raises new allegations against commissioner
    a journalist told me does not equate to proof
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    Sailor Sailor is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by im axeled View Post
    a journalist told me does not equate to proof
    Why didn't the journo publish the story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    There is. When you eventually have your first lift off, you'll learn that he'll
    I've always worked on the 5 stages of the defcon system, but I'm always on duty, suited up and ready to go.
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    I see the FFers are out ...must be a bit of self interest going on there as well when it comes to Garda whistleblowers...

    Sure who knows what might emerge out of the woodwork yet....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    Need to see the detail, but usually when the detail isn't given it's because its not nearly as bad as the headline painted or it just won't stand up.
    Article says that he was told something by a journalist.

    That's it. Whether its true or not isn't really important right now, it will be later of course, but the focus should be on why he was told this and by who - not necessarily the identity but if Howling believes the journalist in question to be credible without any obvious bias.

    The problem is that there are far too many allegations stacking up against this commissioner. Either she is the most put upon and maligned person in the country or she has serious questions to answer. Considering she is adept at not answering questions fully, she either has to start filling in the blanks or resign.
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