Mick WallaceTD:   “How in God’s name can we give permits to the civilian aircraft that we admit are carrying weapons with them when we know bloody well they are going to war?” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Strict conditions governed the landing of any country’s military aircraft at Irish airports, Tánaiste Joan Burton said. She said the aircraft must b(...)

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(...)

 Independent Mick Wallace arriving at Leinster House. 	Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Allied Irish Bank (AIB) is set for a major loss on the €4 million it lent to independent TD Mick Wallace to purchase a site in Dublin. T(...)

The Minister    for Defence Alan Shatter said there were no plans to review the admissibility criteria on the visibility of tattoos. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Applicants with visible tattoos are turned down by the Defence Forces, the Dáil was told. Minister for Defenc(...)

 Mick Wallace: he introduced an amendment to put more emphasis on community service rather than recovery orders  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Independent TD Mick Wallace has told the Dáil that if he could not pay a fine he would rather go to prison th(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter:  confirmed the Garda Ombudsman Commission will have direct access to the Garda Pulse IT system without having to go through a seconded member of An Garda Commissioner, the procedure to date. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan would have been sacked long before now had the controversy about the quashing(...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan: complained about comments made by Alan Shatter during the penalty points row last year.

The Standards in Public Office Commission has concluded that there is no basis to open an investigation into complaints made by two TDs against Minist(...)

Eoghan Murphy: ‘When one asks what is austerity in the current climate, it is a balanced budget.’

A Government backbencher has repeated his pre-budget view that the correction to the national finances should have been in excess of €2.5 billion.Fine(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace has  proposed that the new board have a strong human rights purpose

Independent TD Mick Wallace has proposed sweeping changes to the Garda Síochána in a Private Members’ Bill he will introduce in the Dáil tomorrow.Mr W(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter during tonight’s resumed debate.

The Fianna Fáil sponsored confidence motion against Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has been defeated by 88 votes to 45.In a lively second debate on(...)