New Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at Garda headquarters in the Phoenix Park on Tuesday. She said she was determined to lead a “hurting” force out of “a huge roller-coaster of uncertainty”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Newly appointed Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said criticisms levelled at the force during the recent “unprecedented time” would act as a (...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan: does not underestimate the body of work to do in the coming weeks and years. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan defended her appointment to the position following recent controversies and pledged to use the highly critic(...)

‘Irish Times’ writers  John Wilson, Mary O’Brien, Martyn Turner, Miriam Lord and Peter Murtagh at the launch of their  new titles from Irish Times Books  in The Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Six books by Irish Times writers have been launched, including The Best of Miriam Lord, a selection of some of the finest columns and sketches from th(...)

For the duration of Food Month we will be holding a weekly Friday Food Forum to help you with your food, drink and cooking questions. The forum(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan is being urged to withdraw her name from the competition. Photograph by Cyril Byrne

Garda whistleblower John Wilson and a new group, Families for Justice, have called on acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan to withdraw her can(...)

Journalists are over-reliant on official sources and would do well to emulate academic researchers who draw on “multiple sources”, a conference on journalism was told today. Photograph: Getty Images

Journalists are over-reliant on official sources and would do well to emulate academic researchers who draw on “multiple sources”, a conference on jou(...)

The extra funding announced for the arts in the Budget is in fact earmarked for the Easter Rising commemorations

Well, the budget’s been and gone, and all the talk is still about water charges. But the budget was good news. Wasn’t it? Between the easing of the(...)

Acting Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan: “fully committed to improving the effectiveness and transparency of the penalty points system”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda penalty points regime has systemic weaknesses which result in up to 20 per cent of fines not being collected, a report published by the Publ(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: his whistleblowing activity was described by Martin Callinan as “disgusting”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Perhaps there is an element of the penalty points horse having well bolted by the time the Public Accounts Committee completes its final report into t(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan: a draft report from the Public Accounts Committee is highly critical of his handling of the penalty points controversy. Photograph: David Sleator

Garda superintendents were not held accountable for the high failure rates in serving court summonses on drivers given penalty points, and some membe(...)