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

Nine year-old Brandon Skeffington (left) and his brother Shane (20) who died after an incident at a house in Banada, Co Sligo on Sunday night.

Shane Skeffington believed to have stabbed brother before taking his own life

Tyrone McKenna, a 43-year-old with an address in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, was found with stab wounds at the bottom of the stairs in the house he shared with his father. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Victim (42) found dead by his father in hallway of Rathfarnham property

Steve Collins, his wife Carmel and family leave the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The immense courage of the Collins family ultimately brought down the Dundon gang

Tyrone McKenna, a 43-year-old with an address in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, was found with stab wounds at the bottom of the stairs in the house he shared with his father. The house was sealed off and the body remained there overnight. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Victim (42) found dead by his father in hallway of Rathfarnham property

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