The judge in charge of a new tribunal into Garda smearing, has questioned whether the media was used for “naked deceit”.
Justice Peter Charleton is this morning giving his opening statement at the Tribunal into certain Garda disclosures.
It’s been set up to examine the treatment of certain Garda whistleblowers, including Sergeant Maurice McCabe.
It’s claimed that Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan told her lawyers to question Maurice McCabe’s motives at a previous Commission of Investigation.
Justice Charleton says it’s not clear exactly whether O’Sullivan can be forced to give evidence about her instructions.