Miss D said she’d speak to Williams
MISS D declined to speak to journalists who approached her and her family for interview in 2014 but after a discussion with her father decided to speak to crime reporter Paul Williams.
The mother of Miss D told yesterday how two journalists had visited their home looking to speak to her daughter in February 2014.
They were the Irish Mail on Sunday’s Debbie McCann in February and the Irish Sun’s Eavan Murray in February or March. These interview attempts were declined.
Miss D said that although she was cautious about speaking to reporters she didn’t know, she agreed with her father that she would trust crime journalist Paul Williams and would speak to him.
Her father obtained Mr Williams’s phone number from a colleague and she met him at her house on March 8, 2014. Two articles were then published by Mr Williams in April 2014. Neither she nor Mr McCabe were identified.
She agreed that she may have told Mr Williams that Mr McCabe’s whistleblower claims had torn the Baileboro area apart, and that he’d ruined many Garda careers. She said this was a ‘flippant remark on my behalf’.