Taoiseach To Meet Fianna Fail Leader Over Whistleblower Scandal

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny will meet Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin this morning to discuss the whistleblower scandal. 

The cabinet is also due to discuss the calls for a full public inquiry into allegations of a smear campaign against Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

A stormy meeting expected here later as the cabinet discusses calls for a full tribunal of inquiry into claims of a smear campaign against Garda Maurice McCabe.


Sgt McCabe, doesn’t want Gardai to be able to question his motives in private as they did at the O’Higgins Commission.

McCabe even says that Gardai tried to introduce the untrue allegations of sex abuse against him, at that Commission two years ago.

The Taoiseach is due to meet with Fianna Fáil’s Michael Martin to discuss the differing versions of events leading up to this.

With the Taoiseach’s account of who knew what when different from that of his Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone, and the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s story differing from that of Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan.

There’s now growing pressure for a full public inquiry – with Fianna Fáil, Sinn Fein and Labour all supportive of it.

Tomorrow, TDs are to debate a motion of no confidence in the government, tabled by Sinn Féin.

The party’s Clare Councillor Mike McKee of Shannon thinks there are several reasons why this should happen, not just limited to the events of recent days.