Gardaí arrested a man following the seizure of €40,000 worth of drugs in a house in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Roscrea community concernced by growing drugs problem and worsening heroin trade

‘The Department of Justice was hammered this week for its conservatism and lack of vision and bravery to embrace new ways.’ Above, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at a press conference after the publication of the Report of the Independent Review Group on the Department of Justice. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Opinion: Dramatic change in prison service shows what an innovative reformer can do

The process of appointing a successor to former commissioner Martin Callinan, who retired in March, is being run by the public appointments service. It is the first time the position has been advertised outside the Garda force. The Government hopes to fill the post by the end of the year.

First time position of garda commissioner has been advertised outside the force

Gardaí in Athlone have appealed for anyone who may have seen the car Patryk Krupa left Athlone Town in on Friday, June 20th to contact them. The body of Mr Krupa  was discovered partially submerged in the river Shannon. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Man (23) discovered partially submerged in River Shannon near Athlone in June

Brian Purcell:  squeezed from office because of the disastrous handling of the allegations. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Third high-profile departure from the key justice and security posts in last two years

Mountjoy Prison reception wing: for the first 24 hours newcomers are housed in the relative comfort of B Base before going to permanent cells or another prison Photograph: David Sleator

Callely will be told this morning if he will stay in Mountjoy Prison

The criminal investigation began after Nama made a complaint to the gardaí about the accessing and alleged distribution of commercially sensitive information. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Gardaí suspect man was involved in using confidential information to tip off buyer

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald:  initiated the report, which also examined department’s fitness for purpose. It was expected to be published this month. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Justice declines to express confidence in department secretary general Brian Purcell as publication of report on pol(...)

 Former senator and minister of state Ivor Callely leaving the Dublin Circuit Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin Circuit Court adjourns sentencing until Monday, seeking precedent guidance

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