Eamon  Gilmore told the Fennelly Commission, which examined events leading up to the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, that Taoiseach Enda Kenny had told him he would not be able to express confidence in Mr Callinan if asked. This has been denied by Mr Kenny. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore is standing by evidence he gave to the Fennelly Commission which contradicted that provided by the Tao(...)

Ian Bailey: will have 28 days to lodge appeal after receiving judgment. Photograph: Collins

The solicitor acting for English journalist, Ian Bailey has confirmed he is considering lodging an appeal against the outcome of his client’s unsuc(...)

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(...)

‘From reading of the report it becomes quickly apparent that Martin Callinan’s resignation should never have been dealt with by a behind-closed-doors Commission of Investigation at all. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In technical terms, the vibes were not good. A small group of the most senior figures in Irish public life gathers in Government Buildings to discuss (...)

 Roisin Shortall: TD says the Dáil must be recalled to discuss and debate the report.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Labour Party should have “stood up and spoken out” over the contents of the Fennelly report, Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall has said. Ms Shor(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny did not force the resignation of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan but the latter felt he should consider his position, a(...)

Enda Kenny: Backing for his Attorney General Máire Whelan comes after a public expression of confidence this week. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny expressed confidence in Attorney General Máire Whelan on Wednesday at the first Cabinet meeting after the summer break, following(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  outside the Department  of an Taoiseach on Wednesday  morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan

What are the principal implications of the interim report of the Fennelly Commission for the key players? TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY The interim (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Did “not intend to put pressure” on Mr Callinan to retire. Photograph: The Irish Times

The interim report of the Fennelly Commission has made wide-ranging criticism of senior Government figures but has cleared Taoiseach Enda Kenny of try(...)

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 (...)