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 (...)

Some €7.5 million in fines revenue was foregone when court summonses that should have called motorists to court to pay the financial penalty and incur the points never reached the motorists in question. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many pages of the report of the Garda Inspectorate on the workings of the penalty points system make for difficult reading for An Garda Síochán(...)

The Taoiseach defended Minister for Justice Alan Shatter in the face of criticism at Opposition leaders’ questions

The Taoiseach defended Minister for Justice Alan Shatter in the face of criticism at Opposition leaders’ questions. Enda Kenny (...)

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(...)