Chairwoman Josephine Feehily at the Policing Authority’s press conference. “It will take time for the authority to establish itself fully.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Garda policing plan for this year – which lists priorities for 2016 – will be the last the force will draw up itself, the head of the new Policing(...)

Policing Authority chairman Josephine Feehily said her agency would  consider policing priorities, resources and performance targets. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Garda policing plan for this year outlined by Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan will be the last such plan the force will draw up itself, the h(...)

The  functions of the new authority will include setting priorities and performance targets for the Garda

The independent Policing Authority, which will oversee the performance of An Garda Síochána, comes into operation today. Some of the responsibilitie(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald: found to have breached Dáil privilege by naming the politicians in the Dáil chamber.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A whistleblower has named another former politician as having an Ansbacher account in a fresh document sent to politicians. Gerry Ryan, an official (...)

Gerry Ryan wrote to the PAC  alleging the Ansbacher accounts were used by prominent figures to evade tax in the 1990s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Public Accounts Committee cannot examine evidence from whistleblower Gerry Ryan. Members met today to view the correspondence from Mr Ryan but le(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at the GRA Annual Delegate Conference last month at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co Carlow.

The new policing authority will be a “critical friend” of An Garda Síochána, the independent body’s chairwoman Josephine Feehily has said. The former (...)

The Irish coverage of the leaked Luxleaks documents included details of tax agreements Glanbia negotiated with Luxembourg on behalf of subsidiaries in the duchy. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In the wake of the Luxleaks controversy last year, then chair of the Revenue Commissioners Josephine Feehily said that a company’s tax policies contai(...)

 HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, which held an account belonging to Tralee businessman John Cashell. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

A Co Kerry businessman who was prosecuted by the Revenue Commissioners last year was assured by HSBC Private Banking in Switzerland in 2005 that infor(...)

Former chairman of the Irish tax authority Josephine Feehily: the Revenue Commissioners has recovered €4.55 million since it received data in June 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke

  The Revenue Commissioners was told that it did not have sufficient evidence to support a charge of facilitating tax evasion against the (...)

 Revenue chair  Josephine Feehily: before Christmas,  Revenue  told the Public Accounts Committee  all files drawn up by Gerard Ryan were fully examined and followed up, a position outlined by Ms Feehily. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The civil servant who has made allegations of tax evasion against a number of former senior politicians has proposed giving evidence in private to t(...)