Walk in a winter wonderland
  • Travel
  • December 20, 2014, 06:00

Tis the season when even the sun empathises with the national mood and becomes a tardy riser. It is also the time when many of us fantasise about c(...)

Snowy conditions  in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Summer is for the outdoors. Then, as the sun becomes a late riser, most of us sadly retreat fireside. Sure you’d be crazy to go rambling with all t(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the passing-out ceremony for 62 members of the Garda Reserve at the Garda College in Templemore. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 2:00

The Garda Reserve is on course to achieve its target strength next year, some 10 years after the part-time unpaid element of the force was established(...)

A Garda College graduation ceremony. The first class of Garda recruits for five years entered  the college at Templemore, Co Tipperary, just last month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The most eye-catching item in the justice allocation for next year is the speed at which Garda recruitment is to unfold.The first class of Garda recru(...)

Graduation at Templemore: the number of gardaí is around 12,900 at present. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to push for a commitment that adequate funding is made available in next week’s Budget to ensure Garda numb(...)

 A motorist is  stopped for speeding. Photograph: The Irish Times

It is no overstatement to say the fresh penalty points controversy will decide the career of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan and in turn (...)

The Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald, TD and Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan met with students in Templemore. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Having switched from a career as a Montessori teacher and cut short her stint working in Africa to come home and take up her place as a trainee gar(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said it would be ‘jumping to very wide conclusions’ to suggest the force was out of control or undisciplined. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan have urged the public not to jump to any conclusions about al(...)

Chairman of the Parole Board John Costello and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at the publication of the annual report of the board. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday the Government has yet to decide whether or not any more Garda recruits will begin training.Th(...)

The State alleges mortgages were obtained by the seven accused in the names of fictitious persons after they made false mortgage applications supported by false P60s and false driving licences.

Seven people have appeared in court on fraud charges in connection with an alleged €1 million mortgages scam.The five men and two women appeared at Co(...)