A second member of the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee has said that he was contacted by a senior member of An Garda Siochana shortly before garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe appeared before the committee and that that garda told him Mr McCabe "couldn't be trusted".
Mr Deasy went on to say he spoke to Taoiseach Enda Kenny privately a few weeks after the approach by the garda to discuss Mr McCabe and the "entire affair".
"At that meeting I sad to him that I believe Maurice McCabe would be vindicated that he was being treated extremely badly and that he was genuine and that this needed to be handled completely differently," he said.
He said Mr Kenny listened and acknowledged it and the meeting ended.
Enda has to go or the Goverment collapses.
Wow Deasy decided not to back up John McGuinness. Says something about him. This latest revelation says he's worried about being dragged into this and losing his seat.
I think it's worth noting that some of the people spreading these rumours believed them. So you have
- the creators and protectors of the false file and all the messing over that
- the deciders and co ordinators on spreading the rumour
- the lower level spreaders who may have actually believed what they were spreading
- the recipients like Deasy and Rabbitte
There's not enough focus on the first group IMO. All the noise is around the bottom two.