#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 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 Callinan, also in his statement to the tribunal of March 2017 said: I specifically wish to state that I did not direct Taylor to draw journalists' attention to the complaint of criminal misconduct made againt McCabe. Nor did I direct him to suggest...
#DisclosuresTribunal [ctd]...to journalists or others that this was the root cause of his agenda. Callinan also told tribunal that it was "striking" that Taylor's allegation was devoid of surrounding details or context of the circumstances in which he allegedly made this dctn
#DisclosuresTribunal O'H asks re: sex abuse allegation he says he was to whisper about to journalists, etc, "was the purpose of that not to get the journalists to believe there was something to the allegation?" T: No, it was to speak to McCabe's motivation