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(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: TD:  denied feeling ‘bitter’ in the wake of his resignation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former justice minister Alan Shatter has not spoken to Taoiseach Enda Kenny since June, in the aftermath of his resignation from ministerial office th(...)

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: taking up new role with Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Being fired or being let go are very rare occurrences in Irish public service: what usually happens is that alternative posts are found and all the te(...)

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell said he does not know how the reported “deferential attitude” to the Garda had developed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell has said the criticisms of the Department of Justice made in an independent report paint an “alarmingly different”(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter in the  Dáil  on June 19th where he described the Guerin report as  a kangaroo court.

A few weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Cabinet reshuffle, a senior Government figure privately asked why Alan Shatter just wouldn’t go away. The fru(...)

Overhauling Justice

A culture of secrecy and aloofness, combined with poor management, inadequate oversight and a lack of personal accountability has eroded confidence in(...)