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(...)

Mr Justice Brian Cregan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Cabinet will today consider the interim report by Mr Justice Brian Cregan on the planned inquiry into the sale of assets by the Irish Bank Resolu(...)

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(...)

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(...)