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(...)

Gardaí displaying their marching skills during their graduation veremony at the Garda College,Templemore. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The first Garda recruits in five years will undergo a revamped training programme when they report to the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving at Leinster House on   Thursday for an Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee meeting. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A claim by acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan that the loss of almost 1,500 gardaí in recent years has in no way affected the force’s polici(...)

 John Parker  (left), believed the issue of violence against rank-and-file gardaí needed to be more urgently addressed than ever. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Taser stun guns should be available more widely to respond to the estimated 1,000 attacks carried out on gardaí each year, the Garda Representa(...)