Clare Daly: “Evidence of unlawful Garda activity towards Ian Bailey has been known by this State since 2001 and the DPP’s report.”

The Commission of Investigation into the recording of telephone calls at Garda stations will cost €2 million this year, accord(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan considering introduction of ‘rounding’ scheme to eliminate 1c and 2c coins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is expected to decide shortly on whether to introduce a national voluntary “rounding” sche(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to ask the prison service for a report on the inadvertent taping of phone calls. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to ask the prison service for a report on the inadvertent taping of phone calls between p(...)

‘I do not have a monopoly of wisdom; none of us have a monopoly of wisdom,’ Minister for Justice Alan Shatter told the Dáil this evening. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has described as “extraordinary’’ that the main focus of attention in the Garda tapes controversy was that de(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming, leader Micheál Martin and Dara Calleary outside the Dáil yesterday. Mr Martin claimed in the Dáil that  the Garda commissioner “was pushed aside following a series of deeply suspicious events”. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

In the Dáil yesterday, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused Minister for Justice Alan Shatter of “hiding awa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for an EU summit in Brussels: refused to support  calls rebuking the Garda Commissioner. Photograph: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

Labour Ministers are maintaining pressure on Martin Callinan, in defiance of efforts by(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on the Environment Barry Cowen: ‘fed up’.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil TD has lashed out at the Government’s persistent criticism of his party’s time in office to defend its own policies. Enviro(...)

The Government has been defeated in the Seanad in a vote on a Private Member’s Bill ending upward only rent reviews. The Bill, moved by I(...)

A commission of investigation to examine alleged misconduct and negligence by gardaí will be set up if recommended by the barrister appointed to examine the issue, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.

A commission of investigation to examine alleged misconduct and negligence by gardaí will be set up if recommended by the barrister appointed t(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter who has faced calls from the Opposition to explain why he relieved the confidential recipient Oliver Connolly of his duties. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/TheIrish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has rejected calls from the Opposition for Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to consider his position for allegedly fail(...)

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