File picture of Ann Boyle at the spot in Ballyshannon, Donegal, where her daughter Mary  disappeared on March 18th, 1977. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A man being questioned about the abduction and presumed murder of Mary Boyle in 1977 is a convicted serial sex offender due for release from prison ea(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: new plan would see a senior garda liaise with Sgt McCabe on a regular basis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has proposed regular meetings between senior gardaí and Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe in a bid(...)

Maurice McCabe: He has made 13 complaints in recent weeks relating to harassment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A meeting scheduled between Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and an assistant commissioner to discuss allegations of continued harassment has b(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan. She is seen as the front-runner from within the Garda to take the top job

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan looks set to remain in that post for most of the remainder of the year before it is filled on a permanen(...)

A plan is in place for Sgt Maurice McCabe to meet Assistant Commissioner Kieran Kenny on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is set to have his first meeting next week with senior Garda management about his allegations of continued har(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe has had his access to the Garda Pulse system restored today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe has had his full access to the Pulse system restored today. Interim Garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan informed Min(...)

 US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, with tour guide George McClafferty, at Glendalough on Tuesday. Security surrounding their visit cost millions of euro. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The cost of the security operation in the Republic relating to the G8 summit and the visit of US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters to Dub(...)