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Gaybo fury over Garda leaks scandal.

Byline: KATHY ARMSTRONG

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."

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