Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: has her eyes fixed on securing the job on a permanent footing. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Faced with a barrage of questions on recent scandals, the chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, Simon O’Brien was keen to focus on the (...)

Lesek Scychulec, charged with assault causing harm to Patryck Krupa, leaving Athlone Courthouse yesterday. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A man has appeared in court charged with the false imprisonment and assault of another man whose body was later taken from the river Shannon. Leszek S(...)

While An Garda Síochana and its watchdog the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have always endured a difficult relationship, the bugging controversy that erupted earlier this year brought it to a new low very rapidly.

While An Garda Síochana and its watchdog the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have always endured a difficult relationship, the bugging cont(...)

Spectators line the street for the best view of the finish of stage three of the Giro d’Italia on Merrion Street, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:27

The worlds of two of Dublin’s most famous sons, Stephen Roche and Roddy Doyle, collided on Merrion Square in the city centre yesterday.As some of the (...)

The damaged front gates at  Trinity Collge  Dublin. A man drove through the gates this morning. Photograph: Aoife Carr 0:40

A motorist who damaged the iconic wooden gates that have hung in the College Green entrance of Trinity College, Dublin, rammed them four times (...)

Former TD Patrick Nulty outside  Leinster House, with  Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore and Emmet Stagg TD, following the 2011 Dublin West byelection. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dublin West byelection to fill the seat of former TD Patrick Nulty is likely to be held in the autumn, rather than on the day of the local (...)

Some €7.5 million in fines revenue was foregone when court summonses that should have called motorists to court to pay the financial penalty and incur the points never reached the motorists in question. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many pages of the report of the Garda Inspectorate on the workings of the penalty points system make for difficult reading for An Garda Síochán(...)

Gardaí outside the house on Greensfort Crescent, in Clondalkin, Dublin, where John Gilligan was shot. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

When John Gilligan walked through the gates of Portlaoise Prison on October 16th last to experience his first taste of freedom since 1996, a cr(...)

John Gilligan pictured  leaving the Four Courts last December after a High Court action.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan remains in hospital today after being shot and injured in a gun attack in west Dublin yesterday evening. (...)

An Aer Corps helicopter lands to extract an injured soldier during an excercise in which 129 Defence Forces soldiers from the 44 Infantry Group entered the final phase of intense training in preparation for their forthcoming deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force, (UNDOF) based in the Golan Heights region of Syria. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The situation in Syria facing a new deployment of Irish troops travelling there in coming weeks is volatile and can worsen at any time and wit(...)