Former editor of The Irish Times Conor Brady, one of Gsoc’s three commissioners from 2005 to 2011, wrote at the weekend that he authorised numerous phone record requests, as provided for by law. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has been accessing individuals’ telephone records as far back as 2011, a former commissioner has confir(...)

In Colorado, tax revenue from marijuana is ring-fenced for the upgrade of schools run down as a result of spending cuts.  Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Watching Bob Dylan at Slane, I found clinching evidence of the factual basis of the first line in Lenny Bruce’s autobiography, How To Talk Dirty And I(...)

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two ‘giants’ of Irish history were remembered at the 93rd annual commemoration for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: will lay a wreath during the commemoration ceremony honouring Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. Photograph: Sara Freund

A ceremony commemorating the lives of Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith will be held in Glasnevin Cemetery this weekend, with Ministers and members (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: ‘We have made massive changes to the operation and governance of An Garda Síochána.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Bad behaviour among some members of the Garda should not be “rolled up endlessly” into an accusation of a “flawed culture”, the Minister for Justic(...)

Jack Marrinan (right) at a GRA delegate conference in 1979. Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

John Marrinan, who has died aged 81, was a key moderniser of policing in Ireland. Always known as Jack, he was assigned to protection duties at the ho(...)

Pictured at the funeral of Circuit Court judge Katherine Delahunt at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, from left, Supreme Court Justice John Mc Menamin, Court of Appeal president  Sean Ryan, Sarah O Hagan, Circuit Court judge John O’Hagan and Finbar Fox SC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge Katherine Delahunt was a vibrant, warm, loving and loved person, who was “always up for a bit of mischief” her funeral Mass heard this morning. (...)

Summerhill College will face Roscommon CBS in the Connacht colleges senior A football final

Summerhill College will face Roscommon CBS in the Connacht colleges senior A football final after both schools upset big names to reach the decider.Da(...)

Louis O’Neill speaking in the Irish Times newsroom at a presentation to mark his retirement in 1999. Phtograph: Frank Miller

Louis O’Neill, who has died aged 82, was a newspaper executive of great ability who rose to become chief executive of The Irish Times Ltd and was a pi(...)

 Louis O’Neill addresses staff at a presentation to mark his retirement in the Irish Times newsroom. Photograph: Frank Miller

Louis O’Neill (83), former group managing director and chief executive of The Irish Times, died yesterday at St Vincent’s hospital Dublin following a (...)