Miss D said she’d speak to Wil­liams

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

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’.

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