Attending the Garda graduations in Templemore on Thursday were the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, meeting the graduates as Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan hands out their Garda id cards. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The training of police in Ireland has a long, unparalleled history which dates back to 1786. Despite this long past, the training provided has not bee(...)

The former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter felt he had no alternative but to resign his position as Minister following the Seán Guerin’s report, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter was left in an “untenable” position after publication of a report concerning his handling of complaints made (...)

Enda Kenny: he and his Ministers “will feel shame each time they have to look upon Alan Shatter’s wistful, martyred face”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Commission of inquiry into the findings of the Guerin report?Bring it on!Alan Shatter must have been delighted when he heard the news.Wheel in that Hi(...)

Sean Guerin investigated claims from Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe (above)  that serious crimes were not properly investigated by gardai.

The most serious allegation to be examined by a new Commission of Investigation into Garda operations is how a man who murdered a woman was on bail at(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has secured the backing of Cabinet to strengthen the powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Photograph:  Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has secured the backing of Cabinet to strengthen the powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC).(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has launched an extraordinary attack on the Guerin report describing it as fundamentally flawed and also likening it to “kangaroo courts”. 1:35

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has launched an extraordinary attack on the Guerin report describing it as fundamentally flawed and also like(...)

 Brian Purcell: The department which Purcell heads was the subject of substantial criticism in the Guerin Report, which concluded that there were inadequacies in the manner in which it responded to serious allegations made by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Brian Purcell, secretary general of the Department of Justice, arrived into last night’s meeting of the Oireachtas all-party Committee on Justice unde(...)

Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell was accused of putting on a ’farcical’ performance and ’talking down the clock’ during an appearance  before the Oireachtas Justice Committee to discuss the Guerin Report. 1:36

Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell was accused of putting on a “farcical” performance and “talking down the clock” during an appear(...)

Secretary General of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell who is due to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee today.

The Secretary General of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell will appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee this evening. Mr Purcell w(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: likely to reinstate whistleblower’s Pulse access rights. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan is expected to lift the ban on Sgt Maurice McCabe using the Pulse system once a review into the access gi(...)