Judge John Cooke erred in law in hearing the applications due to reasonable apprehension of objective bias Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has overturned rulings made by a High Court judge in proceedings by Goode Concrete against cement giant CRH on grounds of alleged ob(...)

A Supreme Court appeal has heard allegations of  objective bias in High Court rulings in a Goode Concrete case against CRH.
Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has been asked to overturn rulings on pre-trial matters in a case by Goode Concrete against cement giant CRH due to alleged reasonab(...)

Ray Leonard: one of four members of the GSOC’s management team who, along with commissioners Simon O’Brien, Carmel Foley and Kieran Fitzgerald, in effect lead the organisation.

A senior manager at the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has tendered his resignation. The official, understood to be long-serving deput(...)

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(...)

The Cooke report has outlined a chain of events suggesting unidentified parties tried to influence the evidence given to the inquiry by staff from th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with John Hinshaw (right), executive vice-president of technology and operations for Hewlett Packard, and Martin Murphy, managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, at the company’s headquarters office in Palo Alto, California, yesterday.  Photograph: Josh Edelson/IDA Ireland/Reuters

The Department of the Taoiseach has received the report of retired High Court Judge John Cooke into the alleged bugging of the Garda Síochána Ombudsma(...)

The Department of Justice: Did nobody there know of the practice of taping in Garda stations before last weekend? Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Even by the standards of the genre, yesterday’s statement from the Government was a model of the studied, lawyer- proofed holding statement. It(...)

 Alan Shatter: told the committee the Rits report had provided an alternative rebutting, or innocent, explanation for each anomaly. He told the committee it would be for retired High Court judge John Cooke to determine during his inquiry which of the two reports was more persuasive. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A parliamentary committee has criticised as “disappointing” the lack of detail in a document prepared for it by M(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has atttacked Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin for what he said was the lack of regard shown to Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter delivered a bravura performance in the Dáil yesterday in response to the deluge of political accusations that(...)

There are five ongoing inquiries into Garda and justice matters. Photograph: Reuters

Five ongoing inquiries into Garda and justice matters being conducted are: (...)