Louise O’Keeffe, who  was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s, has issued an invitation to the Taoiseach and Minister for Education to meet her and other survivors of child sex abuse. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins Court

A child sexual abuse survivor who took Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights has called on the Taoiseach and Minister for Education to meet(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said the housing supply should be “dramatically increased” to tackle the homelessness cr(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan with MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland in Glenties. Photograph: North West Newspix

The Garda is not a broken organisation, but it has been damaged and is hurting, the acting Commissioner said today. Noirin O’Sullivan told the MacGill(...)

 Acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’ Sullivan arriving  for a Public Accounts Committee  meeting at Leinster House earlier this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Garda and Government have denied a charge that acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has appointed two senior officers to posts that have al(...)

 Nóirín O Sullivan: said Garda had ‘adequate’ resources to meet its obligations.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said the search for a new Garda commissioner would stretch beyond Ireland and the Garda Authority may hav(...)

Minister of State for Housing Jan O Sullivan said the Coalition would prefer to provide social housing in a way other  than using private landlords, “but we cannot do it in any great numbers at the present time”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is weighing introducing rent control to deal with the State’s homeless problem, Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan has said.(...)

Maurice McCabe: He has made 13 complaints in recent weeks relating to harassment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A meeting scheduled between Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and an assistant commissioner to discuss allegations of continued harassment has b(...)

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has  said she had in recent days requested a report from interim Garda Commissioner Noirin  O’Sullivan on the Computer Crime Investigation Unit and its role in investigating cases involving images of child sex abuse. She added she had received that report earlier today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to meet interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to discuss the Garda’s handling of serious criminal ca(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan. She is seen as the front-runner from within the Garda to take the top job

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan looks set to remain in that post for most of the remainder of the year before it is filled on a permanen(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan TD.   Photograph: Eric Luke

An enormous burden of proof was placed on some of the survivors of the Magdalene laundries because of inadequate records, Independent TD Maureen O’Su(...)