Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “There is no law which says you cannot say whether you attended the commission or not”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed there is no legal reason to prevent the Taoiseach saying whether he was recalled to give evidenc(...)

An inquiry by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly into the Garda taping controversy is preparing to distribute its draft report on the resignation of former commissioner Martin Callinan following the conclusion of Ian Bailey’s High Court action.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

An inquiry into the Garda taping controversy is preparing to distribute its draft report on the resignation of former commissioner Martin Callinan fol(...)

Martin Callinan: Claimed he was forced out of his job as Garda commissioner after being visited by the secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he is unwilling to break the law by commenting on reports that he was recalled to assist in resolving conflicting evidence t(...)

Michéal Martin: Any suggestion ‘the truth of the Taoiseach’s involvement in the departure of Martin Callinan will now potentially not be known until after the general election is simply outrageous and unacceptable’.

The report from Mr Justice Nial Fennelly into the circumstances surrounding the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan must be pub(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, Fiona O’Sullivan of the Department of Justice (with umbrella), Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The crises in An Garda Síochána in recent years are set to be reignited in the coming weeks as the investigation into how former Garda commissioner M(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, who has made the final shortlist of three, is due to be interviewed on Monday for the post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The identity of the new Garda commissioner will be known in the next 10 days, with the final interviews for the post being held this week.Interim Gar(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald confirmed the post of secretary general at the Department of Justicewould be re-advertised after a public service recruitment process failed to identify a successor to Brian Purcell. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is disappointed that a new Department of Justice secretary general has not been appointed, but st(...)

 Kathleen and James Cuddihy, who were found dead   at their home in Carndonagh, Co   Donegal,  yesterday. Photograph:  Derry Journal

A man being questioned about the murders of a couple in their 70s in their Donegal home had been medically assessed recently after concerns were ex(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: asked if the Department of Health had been notified of the case. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Minister for Justice was warned “a combination of two ‘hot topics’ – abortion and direct provision” meant the case of Ms Y could become a “signif(...)

Brian Purcell:  asked to be moved from his post in the Department of Justice to another part of the public service following the findings of an independent review group set up by the Government earlier this year. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Brian Purcell, the former secretary general of the Department of Justice, is to be to be moved by the Government to a new position as head of complia(...)