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Listen: Ms. D Says She Has A Personal Grievance Against St. Maurice McCabe.

: 07/17/2017 - 16:43

Ms D has told the Disclosures Tribunal she had a personal grievance against Maurice McCabe, and that she wanted people to understand he wasn't a saint.

Ms D made an allegation in 2006 that she'd been abused eight years previously as a child - but the DPP decided against pursuing charges.

Ms D's father has told the Tribunal he was flabbergasted when he got a letter from RTE, the tone of which suggested he'd put up his daughter to making a complaint out of petty revenge.

Juliette Gash reports:

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The Disclosures Tribunal is investigating whether senior Gardaí colluded to smear Garda Whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

Today it's been hearing from Ms D who claimed in 2006 that she was inappropriately touched by Sergeant McCabe. The DPP decided there was insufficient evidence to support the claim.

In March 2014 Ms D gave an interview to journalist Paul Williams to give her side of events, and to counter media portrayal of Mr McCabe as a saint.

Two months later, it emerged that an erroneous report of digital rape was sent to Gardaí, due to a cut and paste error by a counsellor.

Ms D and her father Mr D have told the Tribunal they were livid and in turmoil at the false allegation.

Mr D, a garda, has also told the Tribunal that he was flabbergasted when he got a letter from RTE in 2015, which appeared to suggest he'd put his daughter up to making a complaint of sexual assault out of petty revenge.

11 months after Mr D was disciplined following a complaint by Sergeant McCabe, his daughter, Ms D made an allegation she was abused by Sergeant McCabe. ENDS

**Image: Sergeant Maurice McCabe with his wife Lorraine waiting to enter the tribunal on the day Ms D was giving evidence. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

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