Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Ireland, February 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5679928.html [accessed 25 November 2017]
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Police in Dublin detained freelance reporter Mick McCaffrey on February 21 in connection with an August 2006 article in the Dublin-based Evening Herald about police mishandling of a 1997 murder case that led to the jailing of an innocent man. In his article, McCaffrey cited an internal police probe. Detectives pressed McCaffrey to reveal his sources, but he refused, according to the Sunday Times of London. Detectives also seized the reporter's itemized phone records, the Times said. McCaffrey was released the same day.