#DislcosuresTribunal Michael McDowell SC, for Sgt McCabe starts to say: "Chairman, Noel Whelan made an intervention yesterday..." But there's no Garda legal representative here
#DisclosuresTribunal [NOTE: Yesterday Noel Whelan, for AGS, asked if Sgt McCabe was still maintaining the allegation about RTE's reports on the O'Higgins' Commission of Investigation on May 9, 2016 - that NOS was the source for them - given the person who alleges telling him...]
#DisclosuresTribunal Yesterday's hearing ended with the tribunal hearing PR's radio reports on RTE on May 2016. Now it's hearing/seeing PR's News at One, Six One and Nine News reports
#DisclosuresTribunal Judge Charleton has reminded everyone of the term of reference that it's currently looking at. (See below) Judge has said this isn't about who is in favour versus who is against Sgt McCabe.
#DisclosuresTribunal INM counsel says the question of how responsible/irresponsible PW's articles were does NOT fall within the terms of reference. He says it's "not captured" by any of the TORs and says it's not a matter Oireachtas has asked the judge to report on
#DisclosuresTribunal is to resume at 10am with ex-Asst Comm John O'Mahoney. JOM carried out gardai's internal investigation into penalty points in 2012/2013.
Supt Taylor has alleged he was instructed to tell journalists Sgt McCabe didn't cooperate with this investigation - on top of Ms D allegation. This was something solicitor Gerald Kean told RTE's Marian show in Jan 2014 - on foot of which Sgt McCabe and John Wilson took action
#DisclosuresTribunal JOM also likely to be asked about meeting btw two snr gardai and Sgt McCabe's uncle Bernard McCabe after the uncle said he had info about 'the whistleblower' during his investigation. O'Mahoney told PAC in Jan 2014 he was dealing with anonymous allegations.
#DisclosuresTribunal Former Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan is giving evidence. She's being asked about period before her predecessor Martin Callinan's appearance before PAC on Jan 23 2014 (where he made the 'disgusting' remark)
#DisclosuresTribunal NOS said, at the time, Callinan had concerns about the data re: penalty points given to the chair of the PAC John McGuinness. NOS said there were concerns as it was unprecedented that sensitive, personal data would potentially go into public domain.
#DisclosuresTribunal Kathleen Leader, for tribunal, going through the correspondence between McGuinness and Callinan - they both got different legal advice - McG repeatedly told Callinan the data was anonymised, Callinan repeatedly raised concerns about the data going into public
#DisclosuresTribunal Patrick Marrinan SC, for the tribunal, has resumed questioning Callinan. Marrinan raises minutes of pre-PAC meetings in Jan 2014 show Sgt McCabe and Ms D were discussed. Callinan says it does appear minutes show 'motivation' was also discussed
#DisclosuresTribunal Asked about Andrew McLindon's proposal to say something positive about whisteblowers at PAC meeting (where he made 'disgusting' remark) Callinan: My view was if somebody witnesses wrongdoing or wishes to report wrongdoing they should be strongly supported.
#DisclosuresTribunal Marrinan asks Callinan if he spoke to Brian Purcell before PAC. Callinan says he did. Asked about the conversation, Callinan says: "Not sure there was any great detail...apart from awareness that I was appearing before the PAC and he was aware..."
#DisclosuresTribunal Tribunal has resumed and O'Higgins, for the gardai, has resumed asking Supt Dave Taylor questions. Picking up from yesterday, he's asking about a meeting btw Taylor and Callinan in Callinan's house after his arrest in May 2015
#DisclosuresTribunal It's not clear when this meeting took place but it was after his arrest. O'Higgins has already said there were two other meetings in June and Oct 2014 in which, according to Callinan, Taylor was unhappy with his transfer to Traffic (happened in June '14)
#DisclosuresTribunal O'Higgins says it's Callinan's evidence that Taylor (during this third meeting after arrest) blamed NOS for his arrest and told Callinan he "would bring her down because of what she had done" to him. Taylor denies this
#DisclosuresTribunal O'H now goes to transcript of Marian @MarianRTE show on June 18, 2017 which was hosted by Brendan O'Connor, during which O'C asks McG about his meeting with Martin Callinan in car park
#DisclosuresTribunal Transcript reads during discussion of this meeting: BOC said: "And he said, this guy is paedophile we think" and McG replied: "Yes".
#DisclosuresTribunal O'H disputes the description that Call used the word 'paedophile'. McG says he wasn't going to flesh out the details, points out this was word used by BOC to sum up the accusation