Surprised there isn't a thread on this already, but it's a very serious finding and shows, as one might expect, that not all whistleblowers are the same as McCabe.
No, get the focus back where it needs to be.While there is indeed public disquiet arising from other matters, and the treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe is the urgent focus of this tribunal, it must be commented, as to the functioning of our police force and the response of social services, that this series of issues raised by Garda Keith Harrison and Marisa Simms has been enquired into in detail and a positive picture has emerged.
There have been many committed public servants who gave evidence in this matter and the impression given has been one of devotion to duty and determination to do the right thing. Thus, in any public discussion of this matter, it should also be remembered that in policing and in social services in Ireland there are plenty of people
who diligently turn up for their jobs and do a real day of work with humanity and with skill.
Those serving in the gardaí in Donegal demonstrated seriousness and genuine concern in the context of domestic violence allegations. There was no break down in the garda command structure. Instead, allegations were treated seriously , properly reported up the line and diligently pursued.