The University of Limerick conferred honorary doctorates on six exceptional individuals from the worlds of humanitarianism, business, the arts and the public sector, including Ali Hewson. Photograph: Seán Curtin FusionShooters

Ali Hewson has urged governments to treat migrants with respect and to ensure they are given a safe place to live. Speaking at the University of Limer(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Policing Authority meeting for discussions about community safety.

The Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau arrested more than 200 people in its first year of operation, the inaugural public meeting between the new (...)

File photograph of Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily: “I think the public meetings are our biggest soft power in asking the commissioner questions.”

The new Policing Authority will publicly question Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan and her senior team repeatedly and rigorously about their recor(...)

Police Authority chair Josephine Feehily  said the new code would build on the existing Garda solemn declaration

Crime victims and those accused of being criminals should make submissions to help shape a new code of ethics for the Garda that would place whistleb(...)

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 (...)