The claims by the former Labour TD were made at the Disclosures Tribunal, which is investigating if there was a smear campaign in the force against Sgt McCabe. Mr Rabbitte said he first met Sgt McCabe in 2007 when the garda relayed concerns about policing in the Bailieborough district, Cavan. He said he found Sgt McCabe to be “a very conscientious policeman” who was concerned about disciplinary issues in his district. Mr Rabbitte told the tribunal the driver, who had used for three years, spoke to him about the interview. The driver allegedly said Sgt McCabe could not be trusted and that his own colleagues from the force had said he “could not be trusted with children”.
Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2018 23:03 UTC