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14th Nov 2018

There was a big reaction to part two of RTÉ’s Whistleblower documentary

Dave Hanratty

RTE Whistleblower documentary part two

“Powerful and necessary viewing.”

On Monday night, the first part of RTÉ documentary Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story aired, and it provoked a huge and immediate reaction.

The documentary marked the first time that Maurice and Lorraine McCabe told their compelling and deepingly affecting story.

In 2014, Sgt Maurice McCabe was requested to appear in front of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in order to give evidence about the large scale cancellation of penalty points accrued by senior Gardaí.

Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan failed to block this appearance through the normal channels, and instead launched what was described as a “campaign of calumny” and “a frontal attack” on McCabe and his family.

As part of this smear campaign, Callinan made false accusations that Maurice McCabe had sexually assaulted children, including members of his own family.

As noted, part one of the documentary resulted in a highly charged reaction from the public, and it was no different for the concluding episode that aired on Tuesday.

If you missed the airing of Whistleblower, it is now available to watch in full online on RTÉ Player on the links below.

Part One.

Part Two.