The number of criminal cases processed by the Director of Public Prosecutions last year was at its lowest in more than 10 years.According to the annu(...)

Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions, who launched Garda Powers: Law and Practice by Rebecca Coen

Legislation governing Garda powers is so opaque that it hampers effective oversight of policing, a barrister from the office of the Director of Publi(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: took over in March after the resignation of Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Justice is depicted by a woman holding scales in one hand and a sword in the other. Following Frances Fitzgerald’s appointment as Minister for Just(...)

Labour TD for Cork South Central Ciarán Lynch is widely held to be the favourite to take charge of the Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crash.

Work is under way to quickly establish an Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crash following the conclusion of the Anglo trial, but public hea(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus: said she was pleased a memorandum of understanding had been agreed between her office and the HSE on disclosure.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has said some crime victim support groups have failed to engage with her office on arrangements for furnishing of (...)

The Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus who said the new Court of Criminal Appeal would create additional court sittings which would result in the expenditure of her office  increasing.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has said some crime victim support groups have failed to engage with her office on deals for consistent furnishing(...)

The need for steps to prevent the banking inquiry from compromising three criminal trials came to the fore of the Government’s deliberations after an (...)

Mary Harney: said in an interview that Charles Haughey should be convicted of obstructing tribunal. Photograph:   Frank Miller

The likely ringfencing of the Anglo Irish Bank imbroglio from the rest of the banking inquiry comes amid concerns about avoiding jeopardising the tria(...)

Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions who said today journalists have a ‘high degree of responsibility’ in ensuring that prejudicial coverage does not lead to the collapse of criminal trials.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has warned the media of the risks of pre-trial publicity interfering with the right of an accused person to a fair(...)