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 (...)

Main players in the controversy (from left): former minister for justice Alan Shatter, Attorney General Máire Whelan, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, and former secretary general of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell.

The argument from Government in the coming days will be that the only question worth dealing with is whether Taoiseach Enda Kenny attempted to sack, o(...)

The report by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly indicates the need for a “root and branch review” of the justice system, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “What is deeply regrettable – and very significant, was that neither I, nor any of the other participants in that meeting, were made aware of the existence of a formal letter from the then commissioner on the taping issue which had been sent to the Department of Justice.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the publication of the interim report of the Fennelly commission of investigation: “Yesterday I received the f(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Fennelly report has found he did not sack former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny did not sack or seek to sack former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, an inquiry has found. The report, which was published on(...)

Former  Garda commissioner Martin Callinan  (above) resigned last year after being visited at his home by former secretary-general of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A report into the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has been received by the Department of the Taoiseach. The interim inquiry b(...)