Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: he and Minister of State for Primary Care, Mental Health and Disability Kathleen Lynch met the HSE whistleblower. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A former HSE social worker says he warned in 2008 that if a young woman was not removed from a foster home at the centre of serious sex abuse concerns(...)

The Garda has so far dodged the data-protection bullet

In less than a week, the revelation that journalists’ phones had been accessed as part of a Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) inquiry has esc(...)

Prison conditions: A washroom in E Block of Portlaoise jail

Dissident republican prisoners in Portlaoise Prison are preparing to sue the State over what they believe are degrading and inhumane conditions in the(...)

 Paul Murphy greeting a supporter at a protest over the policing of the anti-water charges movement at the Central Bank in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Attempts to “intimidate”, “silence” or “marginalise” the anti-water charges movement with arrests and court summonses will not work, up to 2,000 prote(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly claimed in the Dáil recently that a serving garda had shot dead a member of the public and a colleague who witnessed the shooting was ordered to conceal the fact that he was there. Photograph: The Irish Times

TDs have abused the legal privilege they enjoy when speaking in the Houses of the Oireachtas to malign gardaí, the Garda Representative Association (G(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly’s allegations are being looked into, according to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan have both urged Independent TD Clare Daly to make a formal stateme(...)

Rank-and-file gardaí want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Full version Rank and file gardai want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission. The call is set to come at the an(...)

The association representing gardaí who arrested Clare Daly TD on suspicion of drunk driving has strongly rejected an allegation they failed to co-ope(...)

TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly and campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy arrive at Ennis District Court in a case relating to an incident at Shannon Airport last July. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Independent TD Mick Wallace has told a court that he scaled a fence at Shannon Airport to search a US military plane after a Government Minister told (...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly pictured  in Ennis on Tuesday where they are appearing before the District Court after  entering a restricted zone in Shannon Airport in July of last year. Photograph: Brian Arthur/Press 22.

A District Court judge has said he does not want his court to take on the role of the ‘Skibbereen Eagle’ while it hears a case involving two TDs.Judg(...)