Mick Wallace TD arriving at the Four Courts today for a Civil Court action taken by former minister for justice  Alan Shatter. Photograph: Collins Court

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter received data on Mick Wallace TD (Ind) from former garda commissioner Martin Callinan and disclosed it for h(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald confirmed the post of secretary general at the Department of Justicewould be re-advertised after a public service recruitment process failed to identify a successor to Brian Purcell. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is disappointed that a new Department of Justice secretary general has not been appointed, but st(...)

A Garda College graduation ceremony. The first class of Garda recruits for five years entered  the college at Templemore, Co Tipperary, just last month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The most eye-catching item in the justice allocation for next year is the speed at which Garda recruitment is to unfold.The first class of Garda recru(...)

Noirín O’Sullivan, interim Garda Commissioner. The new head of the Policing Authority will help choose the next commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The recruitment contest that will yield the first leader of the new Policing Authority has begun, with the successful candidate set for a key role in (...)

Acting Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan: “fully committed to improving the effectiveness and transparency of the penalty points system”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda penalty points regime has systemic weaknesses which result in up to 20 per cent of fines not being collected, a report published by the Publ(...)

Brian Purcell:  asked to be moved from his post in the Department of Justice to another part of the public service following the findings of an independent review group set up by the Government earlier this year. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Brian Purcell, the former secretary general of the Department of Justice, is to be to be moved by the Government to a new position as head of complia(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: TD:  denied feeling ‘bitter’ in the wake of his resignation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former justice minister Alan Shatter has not spoken to Taoiseach Enda Kenny since June, in the aftermath of his resignation from ministerial office th(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: his whistleblowing activity was described by Martin Callinan as “disgusting”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Perhaps there is an element of the penalty points horse having well bolted by the time the Public Accounts Committee completes its final report into t(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan: a draft report from the Public Accounts Committee is highly critical of his handling of the penalty points controversy. Photograph: David Sleator

Garda superintendents were not held accountable for the high failure rates in serving court summonses on drivers given penalty points, and some membe(...)

 A motorist is  stopped for speeding. Photograph: The Irish Times

It is no overstatement to say the fresh penalty points controversy will decide the career of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan and in turn (...)