Is Miriam O'Callaghan helping brother Jim in her role on Primetime?

ruserious

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Interesting that the Journal.ie is running a story on the McCabe dossier relating to whether Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald knew of the allegations before the airing of the Primetime special.

Here's what the main players are saying about the Maurice McCabe scandal
Here's what the main players are saying about the Maurice McCabe scandal

It is alleged that FF TD Jim O'Callaghan briefed the Minister before the show aired but this is denied, stating Deputy O'Callaghan only told her that the show would be about the new commission of enquiry.

By the way, Jim O'Callaghan is the brother of Miriam O'Callaghan; presenter on Primetime.

It seems FF are trying to make some political capital out of what the Tánaiste knew and when.

How did Jim know what would be aired on Primetime the following day? Did his sister tip him off?
If so, it is worrying that such an important investigative show should use their work to benefit certain politicians. Politicians that are family....
 


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O'Callaghan said this morning (on Newstalk) that it was Mehole who told him about the contents of Primetime.

That is as convincing as his tall tale that he told FitzGerald about the Tusla link.
 

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Nah, pillars of the community like Jim and Miriam wouldn't do that.
 

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Can't say I trust FF's angle on this, Jim didn't mention Tusla in his dail speech the following morning, and it seems almost obvious that FF would like to take Fitzgerald down to mortally wound Enda, a month or two of a bleeding taoiseach bereft with scandals and leadership challenges would be just the panacea for FF's electoral desires.

If Jim knew the PT program was coming days in advance, and he made sure to talk to Fitzgerald in the run up but say nothing, then the question is how well prepared are FF to cynically take advantage of Sgt. McCabe's families misfortune?
 

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O'Callaghan said this morning (on Newstalk) that it was Mehole who told him about the contents of Primetime.

That is as convincing as his tall tale that he told FitzGerald about the Tusla link.
To be fair it is easy verifiable if it is true or not , he said Martin told him that Maurice McCabe had informed him that Primetime were running a program on the Tusla stuff and he wanted to make sure it was going to be in the terms or reference. McCabe can easily confirm if he is lying or not.
 

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You'd swear that Fianna Fáil hadn't been involved in the running if the Gardá Siochána since the rot began way back when.

Hypocrites.

I note all their statements show all the signs of wanting to run with the fox (AGS. GRA, etc ) and chase with the hounds (the whistleblowers) on this.

Opportunist demagogues playing it safe.
 

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Particularly slimey is little Jim. I'd be careful if I was the O Callaghans, continue with the sneakiness and Miriam's bid to be Pres will go down in flames, probably spectacularly.
 

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if Jim was going to be implicated, of course there was a tip off. Who here would not do the same for their own brother/sister? Is the OP trying to infer they would be whiter than white and let a close family member fry?
 

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You'd swear that Fianna Fáil hadn't been involved in the running if the Gardá Siochána since the rot began way back when.

Hypocrites.

I note all their statements show all the signs of wanting to run with the fox (AGS. GRA, etc ) and chase with the hounds (the whistleblowers) on this.

Opportunist demagogues playing it safe.
Back in the mid ninties FF with The Bull Donaghue in opposition promised the GRA a commission on their pay and conditions when Nora Owen was Minister for Justice, but when he became Minsiter a short time later, NO COMMISSION , you are right FF want to be on both sides of everything
 

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if Jim was going to be implicated, of course there was a tip off. Who here would not do the same for their own brother/sister? Is the OP trying to infer they would be whiter than white and let a close family member fry?
Are you suggesting Jim was implicated in the McCabe affair?
 

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Interesting that the Journal.ie is running a story on the McCabe dossier relating to whether Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald knew of the allegations before the airing of the Primetime special.

Here's what the main players are saying about the Maurice McCabe scandal
Here's what the main players are saying about the Maurice McCabe scandal

It is alleged that FF TD Jim O'Callaghan briefed the Minister before the show aired but this is denied, stating Deputy O'Callaghan only told her that the show would be about the new commission of enquiry.

By the way, Jim O'Callaghan is the brother of Miriam O'Callaghan; presenter on Primetime.

It seems FF are trying to make some political capital out of what the Tánaiste knew and when.

How did Jim know what would be aired on Primetime the following day? Did his sister tip him off?
If so, it is worrying that such an important investigative show should use their work to benefit certain politicians. Politicians that are family....
rtee alyays have a finger in every pie, did they not install the present president
 

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To be fair it is easy verifiable if it is true or not , he said Martin told him that Maurice McCabe had informed him that Primetime were running a program on the Tusla stuff and he wanted to make sure it was going to be in the terms or reference. McCabe can easily confirm if he is lying or not.
The only post that even begins to understand the issue of the thread and that includes the OP.

If silly & biased loons can't even get over themselves enough to understand what the question is, what hope for their answers?
 

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You'd swear that Fianna Fáil hadn't been involved in the running if the Gardá Siochána since the rot began way back when.

Hypocrites.

I note all their statements show all the signs of wanting to run with the fox (AGS. GRA, etc ) and chase with the hounds (the whistleblowers) on this.

Opportunist demagogues playing it safe.
is anyone suprised
 

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The only post that even begins to understand the issue of the thread and that includes the OP.

If silly & biased loons can't even get over themselves enough to understand what the question is, what hope for their answers?
Soooo angry, tony.
Why don't you pay for 'some', it might relieve the stress and anger you're feeling?
Maybe you could talk to Joe about your problems?
 

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if Jim was going to be implicated, of course there was a tip off. Who here would not do the same for their own brother/sister? Is the OP trying to infer they would be whiter than white and let a close family member fry?
remember a while back,when we had two sisters in nice fancy positions claiming that they never talked shop when they met
 

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The only post that even begins to understand the issue of the thread and that includes the OP.

If silly & biased loons can't even get over themselves enough to understand what the question is, what hope for their answers?
Is it silly and biased to pose a question on how a politician had access to information where his sister works?
 

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Soooo angry, tony.
Why don't you pay for 'some', it might relieve the stress and anger you're feeling?
Maybe you could talk to Joe about your problems?
The level of shinner debate.

Bar stool party, bar stool supporters.
 

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Can't say I trust FF's angle on this, Jim didn't mention Tusla in his dail speech the following morning, and it seems almost obvious that FF would like to take Fitzgerald down to mortally wound Enda, a month or two of a bleeding taoiseach bereft with scandals and leadership challenges would be just the panacea for FF's electoral desires.

If Jim knew the PT program was coming days in advance, and he made sure to talk to Fitzgerald in the run up but say nothing, then the question is how well prepared are FF to cynically take advantage of Sgt. McCabe's families misfortune?
Er, taking down Enda is generally regarded as being the last thing us in FF would want.
 


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