The comment was made by Mr Callinan after an appearance by him before the committee at which he described the activities of whistleblowers as “disgusting”. Mr Callinan, in his testimony to the tribunal, said he had not said anything derogatory about Sgt McCabe and would not do so. He also completely rejected accusations that Ms O’Sullivan had, during the confidential hearings of the O’Higgins commission – which investigated allegations from Sgt McCabe of low policing standards in Cavan/Monaghan – instructed her legal team to make unfounded allegations against Sgt McCabe. The judge had high praise for Sgt McCabe, whom he said was “repulsively denigrated for being no more than a good citizen and police officer”. However, he also noted that Sgt McCabe, because he feels so deeply about matters, was sometimes prone to exaggeration.
Source: The Irish Times October 12, 2018 00:00 UTC