A vigil will be held outside of Letterkenny Garda Station in support of garda whistleblower, Maurice McCabe.

Organised by campaign group Uplift, the vigil seeks to show public support and solidarity with Maurice McCabe and all guards who need protection for speaking out against wrongdoing.

Speaking today, Siobhan O'Donoghue of Uplift said: “The grassroots nature of this - they way people from all of walks of life are taking action across the country - shows just how deeply shocked the nation has been by the scandal of how Maurice McCabe was treated.

“Uplift members have been calling for the Garda Commissioner to stand aside as the smear campaign against Maurice McCabe is investigated. We deserve a police force we can trust - and we deserve answers and accountability - sooner rather than later”

Speaking further, Ms O'Donoghue clarified that these demonstrations were about expressing disappointment and anger - but also hope and solidarity.

“There are decent Gardaí in every county and town in Ireland - they shouldn’t have to live in fear about coming forward if they see something wrong - our democracy needs whistleblowers - and they should be protected and supported - not smeared and abused," she said.

The vigil in Letterkenny will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 6pm.

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