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(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe left his position as sergeant-in-charge of Bailieboro in March 2008 citing “lack of management support, lack of standards, lack of accountability and lack of duty to the public”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MARK HILLIARDA challenge would arise to public confidence in the criminal justice system if the deficient approach to investigating cases in the Bail(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan (left)  with newly appointed Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald  outside her department where they met today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Tims 2:00

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has declined to express confidence in the secretary general of her department, despite being asked to do so th(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter with Minister for Health James Reilly. Alan’s bombshell resignation could hog the headlines for weeks and deflect attention from Calamity James.  But then the spotlight will be back on him. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

After a long and difficult break-up, the Taoiseach opted for a quickie settlement: Frances Fitzgerald got Justice and Charlie Flanagan was awarded the(...)