The only toxic topic is the circumstances surrounding Mr Callinan’s resignation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Never mind poor Paddy. He has a short little span of attention. “Paddy likes to know what the story is.” That’s what the Taoiseach famously said in th(...)

GSOC commissioners Simon O’Brien and Carmel Foley photographed arriving for the Public Service Oversight Committee meeting at the Oireachtas in Leinster House in February.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

January 29th, 2010 : Anthony Holness (39) is arrested at New Street in Waterford. February 8th, 2010: Mr Holness makes a complaint at Waterford(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe arriving for the Public Account Committee meeting in Leinster House in January 2014.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The name of Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe may have only become fixed in the public consciousness in recent months, but Official Ireland ha(...)

Minister  for Justice Alan Shatter: sources indicate he is unlikely to say he was mistaken over Garda whistleblowers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

HARRY McGEE Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is set to come under intense political pressure this week to apologise(...)


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Shatter called  GSOC boss in and, after a long meeting, he said there was no evidence of any bugging and he didn’t want the finger of suspicion pointing in the direction of the Garda

Something didn’t happen and it is a matter of huge national concern that somebody didn’t inform someone that something didn’t happen. See(...)