I started a thread some weeks about about the Dean Lyons scandal and Robert McNulty, the Garda who leaked information to the Evening Herald. The thread was blocked and, despite my best efforts, no-one on this website would explain why, which is more than ironic in a thread about news management and manipulation
Back in Nov. 2007, Robert McNulty, formerly of Store Street and Bridewell garda stations, was sent forward for trial, charged with disclosing the contents of a draft report of George Birmingham's Commission of Investigation. McNulty features heavily in the report as one of Dean Lyons interrogators.
In Feb. 2008, the Indo reported thatFurther delays for air passengers - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ieJudge Martin Nolan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court set a trial date in December and remanded [McNulty] on continuing bail.
Does anyone know if this case will ever come to trial? It is two and half years since the alleged leak and almost twelve years (!) since Dean Lyons was wrongly charged with a double murder.
Naturally, the senior Gardai at the centre of this scandal were duly promoted but I thought at least the law would apply to a leaker