A file image from February 2014 of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said on Friday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny “encouraged him to resign” from his position. Mr Shatter stepped do(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter:  said all Ministers must stay on-message. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter made thinly veiled criticisms of Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentar(...)

Only four in 10 gardaí on duty at any time are involved in traditional patrolling duties, a major report on the force has found. In some ranks, as ma(...)

 Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was appointed in the aftermath of the controversies that saw her predecessor Martin Callinan leave the force. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest review of the effectiveness of and structure of the Garda force will make difficult reading for senior management. But for gardaí under pr(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two commissions of inquiry will have cost the State €7.6 million by the end of 2016, the Department of Public Expenditure has said. Secret(...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan: The Fennelly report raised very serious questions about her judgment. She gave seriously inconsistent evidence to the inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Attorney General is one of the most powerful and influential people in the State. She is also one of the least accountable. If she screws up, she (...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan’s role came under scrutiny following the publication of the Fennelly report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In his recent book, Inside the Room: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Crisis Government, former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore describes Enda Kenny’s reaction w(...)

Eamon Gilmore speaking at a press conference in Iveagh House, Dublin, this afternoon, during which he announced his resignation as Labour Party leader: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to claim in a new book that he contemplated leading the Labour Party out of Government at the height of Garda controv(...)

The highest-ranking civil servant in An Garda Síochána is to leave his position. Chief administrative officer Cyril Dunne is to vacate his position at(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Confidence? No confidence? Actually, it was a motion of no consequence. And everyone in Leinster House knew it. Photograph: Eric Luke

A day lost discussing a spelling error. It took an English teacher to recognise it. The Dáil returned from its lengthy summer break to debate a motion(...)