Yesterday at the Charleton tribunal, the Judge stopped for a moment and said loud and clear “There are so many telling lies in this room, I find it astonishing”. Now Ms McCann also known as Debbie was giving evidence and personally my grasp of her answers during cross examination were nothing short of contempt and denial. But one must ask why? Well, she feels well protected by the Blue Line not to mention Daddy the retired Supt. McCann did her studies in Ballyfermot and good luck to her but she walks around with the Prada handbag as if she graduated from Cambridge. Yes, entitled but nobody is above the law but then again this is the Island of Ireland where shortly we may have to have a referendum to make Corruption and Cronyism legal. It may be funny but believe me it is sad and pathetic to see journalists and Gardai at each others throats on a daily basis. Let’s put this in a different way. The Gardai are the protectors of this State and are supposed to be the Guardians of Society but sadly this is not the case. They are a private army and if you break ranks you end up in a very bad and lonely place and now maybe Sgt McCabe who had the guts and the backbone to stand up to senior management and as the song goes ‘I am still standing better than I have ever been’ will change things for the better now; where the bullying will stop and innocent people won’t be stitched up and harassed.
McCann denies and is accusing her colleague at the Mail on Sunday that their conversation never happened which means that her colleague is the liar and she is Ms Truth. Sorry I don’t buy it nor does mainstream journalism. When you get your stories from the same source that wear uniforms you may feel protected and untouchable but there is a time when a new dawn comes and changes are made. It is like the old saying that water finds its own level eventually. Tony Taylor at the moment, former Garda Press Supt has told more stories and has had more denials, he makes the Mafia taking the Fifth Amendment look like altar boys. I do not envy Judge Charleton but one would have to ask when you buy a newspaper each morning what exactly are you reading.
This tribunal was set up, presiding is Judge Charleton, to try and ascertain the truth and at every angle and every day people come into this tribunal and lie as if the truth is some kind of poison. Again where are we as a Society now and where will this tribunal eventually end up. It is not so long ago since the Donegal Garda scandal, also known as the Morris tribunal. It cost in the region of e40 million and all you have to do is ask the McBrearty family and Frank Short how much it has changed their lives. I can assure you not very much at all. There were some Gardai sacked including Supt Thug Lennon and his sidekick McMahon but it is beyond any logic that not one Garda faced a criminal court. We have certain people in this country who are under the protection umbrella of the State for breaking the law and yet when good men stand up, if you want you can call them whistleblowers, senior Gardai, not forgetting former Commissioner Callinan calls them ‘Disgusting People’. He denies everything. He accuses John McGuinness, John Deasy, Philip Boucher Hayes as liars but not him. You would have to ask was he fit for the job in the first place because for me personally he looks like a heavy boozer, yes I mean Callinan.
Sgt McCabe and his family have gone through hell and back in the last number of years and journalists and other people have phoned over the last number of weeks and they totally agree that the lies coming out of this tribunal is nothing short of Contempt. Taylor has more holes in his stories that it may take the Healy Rae’s to come to Dublin with their machinery to fill in the pot holes. If we can’t rely on certain journalists to tell the truth then what are they writing and therefore what are we reading? Lies. Now Ms D. is the young girl, the daughter of the Garda who made the most serious allegations against Sgt McCabe and unknown to McCabe and this makes it shocking, to say the least. When McCabe found out that a file had gone to the DPP imagine his wife, his children, his siblings, his in-laws and friends went through. Somebody knows the truth so let’s take one incident from the Ms D. allegation. Did Paul Williams interview her and on whose authorization with a camera man, now we know who is the son of the former Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. This is a scandalous statement. Then we have the connection between Williams, Debbie McCann and her daddy, retired Supt John McCann who ironically is not called into this tribunal. Supt McCann and Williams are friends for three decades. So you know where I am coming from now. Williams and his cronies in Blue got her the job in the Mail on Sunday. If I am wrong let someone correct me. Now we know that McCabe had no charges to answer and was totally exonerated but somebody within on Garda Siochana and within mainstream journalism, in my opinion should face criminal charges.
Brexit is coming slowly but believe me it is coming and as a small open economy, are we ready? Time will tell. Leo said some weeks ago that Ireland is in the dawn of a new Revolution to make changes for the better. Well let me tell this Peter Pan who is covered in so much PR he would embarrass Paris Hilton. Where is the Dawn? We are still stuck in more scandals and inquiries than the Nuremberg trials post World War II.
Leo. Here is the list.
- Garda scandals and tribunals
- The crisis of the homeless and people living in hotels and hostels and last year landlords were paid in excess of e4 billion by the Irish taxpayers and Murphy, the minister for idiots, states he is in control of the problem.
- The hospital waiting lists growing higher on a daily basis.
- Murder on a daily basis on the streets of Dublin, Wicklow, Ardee, Cork, and around the country. Gangland war continues. Shots are fired through family homes on a nightly basis. People living in fear in certain parts of Dublin from packs of young thugs terrorising housing estates on a nightly basis.
- The Charity scandals. Millions missing yet nobody faces a criminal charge. I could go on all day. Now Leo, and Fine Gael, the party for Law and Order, bow your heads in shame. Before any Dawn, let’s clean up this little Island first from Corruption, Cronyism, Lawlessness, Drugs, and the rest.
To be continued.
Addendum: 8th September 2018
I don’t know when the findings will be out from the Charleton tribunal but let us not forget the words from the sitting Judge on one particular day. “In all my career I have never heard so many lies from people in one day”. The Judge was referring to the bunch of journalists who bought into amnesia especially for the tribunal, which was very convenient for the purpose of Why? McCabe deserved so much better and only for the fact that he recorded that famous interview years previous, he would have been washed down the Liffey. I have mentioned above the handful of journalists who had the courage and spine to stand up in defence of a decent copper.
Today in the Irish Examiner, Mick the Lugs Clifford, fires an nasty shot across the bough of Gemma O’Doherty. This is probably a new era in Irish journalism where one starts to criticise another. Clifford goes on to say that Gemma has gone too far with her accusations and allegations in relation to Veronica Guerin, Mary Boyle, Fr Molloy, Sophia Du Plantier. Clifford states that Gemma O’Doherty is an attention seeker and he is trying to establish what is her real motive in going for the Aras? But Mick the Lugs has a little bit of extra amnesia today because he wrote a book on Sgt McCabe and the Garda corruption so anybody with a brain cell, even Minister for Fashion Murphy, would understand this and that is when you write a book you have to know that McCabe was slandered by Garda HQ and other journalists who live on leaks given by rogue cops. Yet it seems Mick the Lugs stayed quiet at the Charleton and stated he heard nothing in relation to Sgt McCabe’s character.
Now my conclusion here is simple, Mick the Lugs needs to recall his own state at the moment and what I mean by this is – the Book must have no foundation at all! And, he would need to come out and clarify it, page by page, and where he got his information from? It will be a most interesting winter and we are all certainly looking forward to the outcome of Charleton and our deaf and dumb journalists who attended.