There was a massive reaction to part two of RTÉ's Whistleblower documentary last night 2 years ago

There was a massive reaction to part two of RTÉ's Whistleblower documentary last night

"Maurice and Lorraine are true Irish heroes."

RTÉ's Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story sparked a huge reaction rom viewers as it came to an end last night.

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The first part of the RTÉ documentary aired on Monday night, marking the first time that Maurice and Lorraine McCabe have told their story.

It sparked a huge - and immediate - reaction among viewers, with the national broadcaster later confirming that more than half a million people tuned in to the episode.

The second part of Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story aired on Tuesday night, with viewers branding it "powerful" viewing.

Sergeant Maurice McCabe was requested to appear in front of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in 2014 to give evidence regarding the large scale cancellation of penalty points accrued by senior gardaí.

Ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan launched what has been previously described as a "frontal attack" on McCabe and his family to stop his appearance.

This included Callinan making false allegations that McCabe had sexually assaulted children, including members of his own family.

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The two part  documentary detailed everything that McCabe and his wife, Lorraine, had gone through in the following years.

Following last night's emotional episode, viewers took to Twitter to hail McCabe as a "true hero."

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