#DisclosuresTribunal Counsel for Fianna Fail TD and former chair of PAC John McGuinness making a submission about the carpark meeting between McGuinness and former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan
#DisclosuresTribunal McGuinness's counsel basically outlining the differing evidence of the carpark meeting (Callinan V McGuinness)...Counsel now recounting what McGuinness claims happened after Callinan's appearance before PAC in Jan 2014. broadsheet.ie/2018/04/10/the…
#DisclosuresTribunal Darren Lehane BL, for McGuinness, has asked the tribunal to consider the allegations made by others in relation to PAC in January 2014 - that of C&AG Seamus McCarthy, Fine Gael TD John Deasy. Lehane says these were all independent interactions with Callinan
#DisclosuresTribunal to resume at 9am with 3 witnesses - news editor of the Irish Mail on Sunday Robert Cox, former news editor of Irish Sun Fergus O'Shea and security corr of Irish Independent Tom Brady. Hearing will sit until 12.45pm.
#DisclosuresTribunal Tom Brady, who retired from his position as security editor of the Irish Independent in November 2014, is now giving evidence.
#DisclosuresTribunal Brady confirms he knows former Garda Commissioners Martin Callinan, Noirin O'Sullivan and Supt Dave Taylor
#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 John Ferry, for Supt Dave Taylor, asking questions. Ferry recalling how Lally heard about Ms D allegation in 2010/2011, that it had been investigated and that the gardai recommended to the DPP that there be no prosecution and there was no prosecution
#DisclosuresTribunal Ferry recalls that Lally says he can't recall who told him. Ferry suggests the info is very specific. Lally says it happened a long time ago but he may have asked a lot of questions - which might explain the level of knowledge
#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 Tribunal has resumed. Michael McDowell SC, for Sgt McCabe, now asking Callinan about the comments that journalist Philip Boucher Hayes claims Callinan made to him in December 2013 about Sgt McCabe (that he had psychiatric issues, etc)
#DisclosuresTribunal Callinan repeats he had no part in any campaign against St McCabe and repeats: I never gave any direction or instruction to Taylor to brief any journalist or any person in media negatively about Sgt McCabe. That's my position.
#DisclosuresTribunal McDowell now raising a report by RTE's Paul Reynolds in which he reported on Feb 24, 2014 that Callinan had "issued a direction" to Sgt McCabe "to cooperate with the investigation being carried out by the Assistant Commissioner" [John O'Mahony]
#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 Shane Lenehan was a civilian member attached to Garda Press Office until 2015, after joining in August 2013. Supt Dave Taylor was press officer when he joined.
#DisclosuresTribunal Lenehan is asked about his understanding of Taylor's relationship with Callinand and NOS. Re: Callinan, Lenehan said talk in the office was Call and Taylor were close inside and outside office. Re: NOS, Lenehan said he understood NOS &DT were 'not so close'
#DisclosuresTribunal Fianna Fail TD John McGuinness has resumed giving evidence. He's being questioned by Micheal O'Higgins SC, for the Commissioner, about the note he made following his meeting with Martin Callinan in the carpark on Jan 24 2014
#DisclosuresTribunal O'H asking why McG didn't make the note immediately (McG has already said he made it when he stopped on his way him from Dub to Kilkenny after he pulled over at a truck stop after meeting).
#DisclosuresTribunal McG says when you meet a Garda Comm in a car park and he sits in your car and tells you what McG says Call told him (that Sgt McCabe abused children) "you want to get the hell out of there"