In February 1941, Harry Gleeson was convicted of murdering mother of seven Mary “Moll” McCarthy. He is now to be pardoned.

Almost 75 years after Harry Gleeson was hanged for murder, Minister Frances Fitzgerald has officially announced the Government’s decision to grant a p(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is expected to announce the recruitment of 250 new gardaí. Photograph:Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has announced the recruitment of 250 new gardaí ahead of her address to the Association of Garda Sergeants an(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Ms O’Sullivan’s tenure thus far has been criticised at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) conference.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The slow pace of Garda reform under Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been strongly criticised by a group of sergeants and inspectors. The Asso(...)

Fr Niall Molloy  died in Clara, Co Offaly, in July 1985. A high-level Government-commissioned review has concluded that no further inquiry into the matter is warranted because the passage of time makes it impractical.

The Garda’s review of a contentious inquiry into the killing of Fr Niall Molloy in Co Offaly in 1985 has been vindicated. A high level Government-comm(...)

Senator David Norris: disgraceful to claim that the Government was anti-child. There was an “offensive and bullying’’ tone involved in the criticism. Photograph: David Norris

Following more than 120 amendments and as many days of debate the Children and a Family Relationship Bill has passed in the Seanad.Senators, along wit(...)

AGSI general secretary John Redmond: ‘The fact the jury found there was no conspiracy; that’s important for the reputation of the Garda organisation.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda sergeants and inspectors have welcomed the verdict in the Ian Bailey case, saying they remained hopeful that the murder of Sophie Toscan du Pla(...)

Chief executive of the Irish Refugee Council Sue Conlon (second right) introduces  President Michael D Higgins to  Vera Akpotor and Abreza Mehrabi at the official opening of the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre  in Dublin in 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Justice has described the resignation of Irish Refugee Council from the Government working group on direct provision as “regrettable(...)

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors’ general secretary John Redmond has said the time is right for the Garda Síochána to get a pay rise.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The general secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has said the time is right for the Garda Síochána to get a pay rise.(...)

Deputy Alan Shatter TD: “The timeframe is gone. So we’re into the lifetime of the next government, and there’s no guarantee what the composition of that government will be.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said the Government’s decision to remove surrogacy from the Children and Family Relationships Bill is a “(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly: said he was committed to achieving the ending of the practice of detaining children in adult prisons at the earliest possible date. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The practice of admitting minors to adult prisons is to cease from this week onwards.Until now, 17 year olds remanded in custody were typically placed(...)