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Gaybo fury over Garda leaks scandal.


GAY Byrne has slammed Taoiseach Enda Kenny's treatment of Garda whistleblowers.

The broadcaster said he "sacrificed" former secretary-general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell who resigned in July.

Byrne, 80, told a Sunday newspaper: "Purcell had done good things. He was the guy who faced down the General [Martin Cahill] but he was sacrificed. The whole thing was a botch."

The former Late Late Show host also slammed the way gardai Maurice McCabe and John Wilson were treated after they shone a light on penalty points being wiped out.

He said: "I thought of all the gardai out at 3am in ice, rain, hail and misery, trying to keep people safe and all the time were being undermined by senior officers."


ANGER Gay Byrne

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 3, 2014
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