Ian Bailey case: This week the court heard Marie Farrell deny claiming she would get  a cut of any damages won from the State and that Garda surveillance of Mr Bailey was ‘not appropriate’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

WitnessesFormer Schull shopkeeper Marie FarrellRetired Garda and Person of the Year John WilsonChief Supt Tom Hayes of West Cork Garda DivisionMarie F(...)

John Wilson at the Four Courts to give evidence during the sixth week of a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Collins

The number of entries regarding journalist Ian Bailey on the garda intelligence collation system was so extensive that it must have been sanctioned at(...)

Paschal Donohoe photographed on the plinth of the Dáil announcing the amended road traffic legislation to deal with penalty points. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

What’s the problem?Two errors in the Road Traffic Act 2014 have emerged which have placed a question mark over the 200,000 penalty points issued to 78(...)

Panti Bliss - aka Rory O’Neill - with Stephen Fry at the Rehab People of the Year awards. Photograph: Zara Zhuang/The Irish Times

Rory O’Neill - aka Panti Blis - and Garda whistleblowers Maurice McCabe and John Wilson were among the winners of the 2014 People of the Year Awards.O(...)

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(...)

We're nearing the end of Food Month and today we hold our final Friday Food Forum to help you with your food, drink and cooking questions. The (...)

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(...)