Mother’s failed application for refugee status led to appeal being rejected. Photograph: Reuters

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal on behalf of a four-year-old girl who it was claimed would be subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) i(...)

The office of the Garda Ombudsman Commission on Dublin’s Upper Abbey Street. Photograph:  Collins

An investigation ordered by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has been unable to establish the source of a leak to a newspaper that repor(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: has her eyes fixed on securing the job on a permanent footing. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Faced with a barrage of questions on recent scandals, the chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, Simon O’Brien was keen to focus on the (...)

Simon O’Brien, chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: ‘There is still an outstanding anomaly and in the words of the judge, as he says in these rather febrile areas, it’s difficult to know whether that could be in relation to unlawful intrusion.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The integrity of the inquiry into possible bugging at the offices of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is coming under closer scrutiny, with (...)

Mr Justice John Cooke: his report concluded there was no definitive evidence of bugging. However it could not explain an anomaly found on a landline at the GSOC’s offices and could also not categorically rule out the possibility some form of surveillance had taken place.

The investigation into the leaking of a contentious report suggesting the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) was bugged is no longer confined(...)

Mr Justice John Cooke. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

The Government report into the alleged bugging of the offices of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has found that there is no evidence surveill(...)

The Government asked a retired judge, Mr Justice John Cooke, to investigate each of the alleged breaches of security at the GSOC offices. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Cooke report into alleged bugging at the headquarters of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is expected to be published this week. The(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald  brought her first memorandum as Minister for Justice to Cabinet.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has resolved to initiate an expert review of the Department of Justice on foot of the Guerin report into Garda malpractice claims by S(...)

Brian Purcell: the secretary general of the Department of Justice may appear before an Oireachtas Committee to address criticisms of his department’s response to allegations made by Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Frank Miller.

An Oireachtas committee has requested that secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell appear before it on Thursday. It wants Mr Pu(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Alan Shatter made his own decision to resign after reading  the Guerin report. Frances Fitzgerald was appointed  Minister for Justice today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted Alan Shatter alone made the decision to resign as Minister for Justice and that he did not bring his position as Tao(...)