May 16th, 2013: During a discussion on RTÉ’s Primetime, then Minister for Justice Alan Shatter reveals that independent TD Mick Wallace was stopped fo(...)

Among the signatories to a petition for an independent inquiry into policing of the north Mayo Shell/Corrib gas dispute is social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, four TDs, one Senator and seven academics are signatories to a petiti(...)

A garda operating a speed camera: Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday the new system would not only improve the enforcement and operation of the penalty points system but would also enhance oversight. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Motorists seeking to have penalty points terminated will in future apply through a centralised system over which individual gardaí whom they might tr(...)

Robert Olson, chief inspector of the Garda Inspectorate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Garda does not have basic technologies and other resources it needed to function properly, the head of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate has said. (...)

A new, centralised system for the cancellation of penalty points is to be introduced to prevent abuses of the system. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Motorists seeking to have penalty points terminated will apply through a centralised system that individual gardaí they might approach for the purpose(...)

The RTÉ CO and conductor John Wilson in rehearsals for Carmen, with Irish mezzo Patricia Bardon (far right). Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne
Carmen (in concert)

****   John Wilson masterfully induces more than the willing suspension of disbelief. For his special projects, the RTÉ Concert Orche(...)

When Patricia Bardon sings Carmen at the National Concert Hall this Saturday, it will be her Dublin debut in a part she has performed as far away as Los Angeles. And that’s just one of the roles in a vast repertoire of which an English opera critic wrote: “I have never seen her give anything less than a world-class performance.”

As a young singer growing up in Dublin, Patricia Bardon used to dream of becoming another Aretha Franklin, or even a Tina Turner. Tragically, it was n(...)

Garda whistleblower John Wilson: will become MEP if Ming Flanagan is elected and subsequently stands down. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Garda whistleblower, a former world champion athlete, a security analyst, two former TDs, a host of current Senators and a prominent political tweet(...)

Agsi general secretary John Redmond   said it was now seeking an ‘urgent meeting’ with Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

New Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is set for her first clash with Garda members after the group representing sergeants and inspectors said i(...)

GSOC commissioner Kieran FitzGerald yesterday said he accepted its response to Seán Guerin’s requests for information for his report on the response by the State to Garda whistleblowers was too slow.

The body charged with investigating complaints against gardaí is pushing for a range of new powers in response to the problems that it and Garda whist(...)