- Oct 10, 2005
I doubt there will be anything until the final report is in, but at the very least, I am sure McCabe will have his day in court with Callinan.What punishment did former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan get,after he told a Dáil deputy in early 2014 that whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had sexually abused his own family?
The Irish Public Service way ...... No one is responsible , no one is accountable no one will face any sanction, all will be allowed to retire on full massive pensions and lets all just move on and pretend it wasn't institutional , illegal or corrupt ..........Callinan and his mates were and are too powerful, no significant discipline been handed out yet, they will hope it will come to pass with the retirements that have occurred.
The Irish Public Service way ...... No one is responsible , no one is accountable no one will face any sanction, all will be allowed to retire on full massive pensions and lets all just move on and pretend it wasn't institutional , illegal or corrupt ..........
The States solution every time shenanigans , waste and incompetence let alone corruption are uncovered
Sweet F All will be revealed.
Are you winding us up or what?.....if he was of a mind, I could see a career in politics for McCabe, although if I was him I think I would want to keep out of the limelight from here on in.
He could have joined at 18 years of age. He needed 30 years service to retire on full pension but still cannot retire until reaching 50 years of age.What age is he?
I only ask as up until the massive expansion in 3rd level participation most recruits entered between the age of 18 & 21...so it looks ( t my age profiling of irish people is getting noticeably hairier the longer I am away.....complexion and diet are less and less typical of what I am surrounded by daily) like he might have had a relatively "late vocation".....wonder if this contributed to his contrary point of view regarding custom & practice?
Those two organisations no longer have any credibility with the hardworking decent people of this country. They remained sthum while one of their own was persecuted by their 'betters'. Gutless sleeveens.Looking forward to comment by the GRA and AGSI.
They were oddly quiet while one of their colleagues was under the cosh. Funny how that happened.
No point in Maurice staying in the force. His goose is cooked. Nobody above him in his direct chain of command can recommend him for promotion because they're the very ones who condemned him and made his life a misery. They're not going to turn around now and admit they're wrong. The Garda Siochana will close ranks now tighter than ever before.I imagine he wants to step away from it all.....
Doing so would be an admission that they, those at the top, were wrong and there's no way on earth they'd admit that. They sacrificed two heads and the populace are now appeased. The authorities will want to play this down and move on as quickly as possible.Shame they didn't arrange for a promotion to a significant position before he retired, if only for a few days. It would have sent a good message.
So who should decide, then?There's a final report due yet. After it is out in the open and any litigation related to the entire affair has been dealt with, I would like to see the establishment of some sort of medal or award for people in private or public employment who have done the state service through honesty and persistence. It should be named after McCabe and any decisions about who should get it kept away from politicians.
McCabe had an hour and a half meeting with Harris. McCabe found Harris to be a genuine decent man.The man has probably done more for the Garda and the public than anyone.
I do not think the controversial appointment of Harris has done anything to restore any confidence in them.
If people genuinely seen a few convictions eg Calinan with 100% transparency resulting with individuals charged over the penalty points/ alcohol testing ,it might do something
No, I am talking about the level of support he could get if he wanted to, not saying he will or should.Are you winding us up or what?
Perhaps for the same reason he exposed the penalty points carry on?Why would McCabe besmirch himself by becoming involved in politics?
YesDidn't two Ministers for Justice turn a blind eye to his persecution and threw him to the wolves.
True.The good man surely realises that many senior politicians in this country are worse scumbags than his bosses that persecuted him.