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.
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.
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."
The #WhistleBlower doc was extraordinary. We can only hope that Gov do all they can to ensure this never happens again in any state agency. The public have lost trust in the state, in their reports, in their version of events. We need accountability for wrongdoings by the state.
— Carly Bailey (@CllrCarlyBailey) November 14, 2018
The saddest thing about #WhistleBlower is that it will take an even braver person than Maurice McCabe (imagine that) to blow the whistle in future, if needed. The man himself admits he wouldn’t have done it in hindsight. Disgusting behaviour by Callinan and co.
— Tadhg Evans (@tadhgevans92) November 14, 2018
Imagine using your power and privilege to accuse a man of sexually abusing kids because he wanted to improve standards in the state apparatus you preside over. Sick to the core. Nothing but respect to Maurice McCabe. A true hero. Lesser giants would've cracked. #Whistleblower
— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) November 13, 2018
— Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (@AodhanORiordain) November 13, 2018
RTE's #Whistleblower doc should be shown to every Leaving Cert class in the country. One brave family, committed to truth and to high standards, can change a culture. It is a beautiful thing.
— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) November 13, 2018
#whistleblower 1 brave man ,respect for what he has done.
— Michael Willis (@MikeWillis1) November 13, 2018
Such an anger inducing documentary, the state owes it to Maurice McCabe to aggressively go after those who tried to destroy his life!
A truly brave and tenacious man #Whistleblower
— Colm (@Kielybear86) November 14, 2018