The indepedent panel was set up in response to the findings of the Guerin report into allegation of Garda misconduct made by Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of cases of alleged Garda misconduct being examined by an independent panel has increased from 282 to 305, Minister for Justice Frances Fit(...)

Gardaí were continuing to terminate driving offence records on behalf of colleagues even after acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’ Sullivan had set up the internal audit in September. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Hundreds of cases of abuse of the penalty points system are likely to be referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), after the intern(...)

Independent TD and PAC member Shane Ross yesterday said the issue presented a “very serious situation”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The fact that the TDs accused of tax evasion in the dossier provided to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) belong to another era may go some way to l(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Nóirí O’Sullivan has been presented with the report. Photograph: Frank Miller

A report on the Garda’s investigation of serious crime is expected to contain criticisms of the force and recommend the decentralisation of the appro(...)

Mick Wallace arriving at the Four Courts today with his solicitor  Gareth Noble. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) pre-judged his inquiry into former minister for justice Alan Shatter and made “serious errors” in deciding that(...)

Journalists are over-reliant on official sources and would do well to emulate academic researchers who draw on “multiple sources”, a conference on journalism was told today. Photograph: Getty Images

Journalists are over-reliant on official sources and would do well to emulate academic researchers who draw on “multiple sources”, a conference on jou(...)

In June, t the instigation of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, new procedures were launched under which motorists seeking to have penalty points cancelled were obliged to complete a form available from the Garda website and outline the reasons why they felt the points were unfair.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda inquiry into fresh allegations that motorists were continuing to have penalty points terminated for no legitimate reason is expected to conclu(...)

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(...)

Leo Varadkar has been the best at using the public appointments system. Photograph: Collins

Last year the Department of Arts and Heritage placed public advertisements inviting responses from people who thought themselves suitable to be member(...)

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(...)