Noirin O’Sullivan, newly appointed Garda Commissioner giving a press conference at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 2:02

The appointment of a Garda Commissioner is usually an unremarkable affair. One middle-aged man slips out of a navy blue uniform into another of the sa(...)

A recent interception of counterfeit pharmaceutical medicine in Dublin was valued at €100,000. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Organised crime gangs behind the illicit drugs trade are becoming increasingly involved in the growing counterfeit and fake pharmaceuticals market, a (...)

Then minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte with Liam Duggan, business development director of Capita Ireland, announcing details of Eircode, Ireland’s new national postcode system, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Households will not have to change their address or face mandatory charges when the new postcode system is introduced next May, TDs and Senators have (...)

RTÉ has announced that it will delay the closing down of its longwave service until the New Year. RTÉ’s managing director of radio Jim Jennings admitt(...)

In June, t the instigation of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, new procedures were launched under which motorists seeking to have penalty points cancelled were obliged to complete a form available from the Garda website and outline the reasons why they felt the points were unfair.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda inquiry into fresh allegations that motorists were continuing to have penalty points terminated for no legitimate reason is expected to conclu(...)

Pte Thomas Barrett (L)and Pte Derek Smallhorne (R) were abducted and shot dead in 1980 in south Lebanon

The Minister for Defence has welcomed the arrest of a man suspected of being involved in the murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon 34 years ago in t(...)

Former garda commissioner Martin Callinan (right) and former justice minister Alan Shatter. File. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

An internal Garda inquiry into the termination of motorists’ penalty points, in cases where there was no legitimate reason for the cancellations, h(...)

Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said that if  Ireland ‘is dear’ to the heart of Garth Brooks, as he said himself,  then he shouldn’t penalise the people who bought tickets for his concerts in Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Country singer Garth Brooks should not penalise the people who bought tickets for his concerts since Ireland is “dear to his heart”, the Dáil has hear(...)

Whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe made his allegations as far back as May 2008, when he was stationed in Cavan-Monaghan.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The first complaints to authorities by Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe were made as far back as May 2008, when he was stationed in Cavan-Monagh(...)

 File image of a speed  camera mounted on the Stillorgan Road in Dublin. Former chief superintendent John O’Brien has said the biggest issues he identified in the penalty points system were problems in serving summonses to motorists who ignored initial demands to pay fines and take their  points. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The former head of the Garda Traffic Corps who went on to work for the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, John O’Brien, has said a report he (...)