Mr Justice Peter Kelly ruled that none of the four men had made out an arguable defence to the bank’s claim entitling them to a full hearing.

Businessman James Mansfield jnr has lost his appeal against summary judgment orders for some €6.32 million against him and others over unpaid loans to(...)

Garda recruits waiting for  Taoiseach, Enda Kenny,  Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, who said they must have: “The courage to say ‘no’ if you believe the instruction is wrong. The courage to cry ‘halt’ to a practice that may have been going on forever.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New members of the Garda must be willing to reject an order if they feel it is wrong and have the courage to blow the whistle on unhealthy practices i(...)

 When asked for her view on the abuse President Michael D Higgins recently  faced when leaving a school in Finglas, Dublin,  Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan  said it was “unacceptable that any person” be subjected to protests of that nature. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some of the protests against water charges had changed in “tone and sentiment” and were now “unacceptable”, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has s(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan held her first major conference with senior officers from across the force since she was appointed to the post last month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has held her first major conference with senior officers from across the force since she was appointed to the pos(...)

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 (...)