Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has failed to express confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny or the Attorney General Marie Whelan. Mr Shatter co(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “It was very wrong for the Taoiseach to do what he did. Martin Callinan was left with no option.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to consider tabling a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Martin said the findings of the report (...)

Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill: was involved in the C case, in which he represented the parents of the 13-year-old  girl sent to England for an abortion. Photograph: Frank Miller

Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill has been given the task of monitoring conflicts of interest in the IBRC transaction review. A judge of the High Court fo(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said on Wednesday the Government was planning to introduce legislation with a “general provision for debt whereby people wouldn’t go to jail. I think we’re all concerned about people going to jail for two hours for not paying their TV  licence”.

People will no longer face the threat of jail for non payment of fines, including water charges under new legislation planned by the GovernmentThe Cab(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: he has agreed new measures with the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to remove the threat of prison for those who cannot afford the levy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to introduce legislation to ensure people who cannot pay their water charges will not go to jail. The Minister for the Enviro(...)

Weddings must  take place at a location easily identifiable with an address and open to the public at reasonable times.

The number of non-religious marriages taking place in the State has increased significnatly, according to official figures which will be published tod(...)

Alan Shatter: had 

a strained relationship with the judiciary

The reputation of the Coalition has taken a pounding as a result of the way it has handled the variety of controversies emanating from the Gard(...)

Dáil Éireann had witnessed the conscious uncoupling of the Minister for Justice from his pride

Alan Shatter felt the hooves of history on his shoulders yesterday, but will nobody spare a thought for the wild horses? For six months, (...)

GSOC commissioners Simon O’Brien and Carmel Foley photographed arriving for the Public Service Oversight Committee meeting at the Oireachtas in Leinster House in February.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

January 29th, 2010 : Anthony Holness (39) is arrested at New Street in Waterford. February 8th, 2010: Mr Holness makes a complaint at Waterford(...)