Speaking at an Oireachtas committee, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said difficult lessons have been learned from events of recent years. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Scandals over recent years have impacted on public trust in An Garda Síochána but ongoing reforms will create a “world class” police service, accordin(...)

“I believe Maíria Cahill. I believe Mr McGahon. I believe there are questions to be answered and Sinn Féin are in a position to answer those and Gerry Adams in particular is,” the Taoiseach said.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says Sinn Féin still has questions to answer on the allegations of IRA sex abuse made by Maíria Cahill and Paudie McGahon and the(...)

Paudie McGahon (above) and the other complainant said they were aged 14 and 17 at the time of the alleged rapes and have named the same man. Photograph: BBC

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is facing mounting pressure from other political leaders to clarify his party’s response to rape allegations made to it b(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: the Bill allowed gay men and women, for the first time, to be equal citizens in their own country. “No exceptions, no caveats, no conditions,” he added. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has asked why marriage between two people who love each other should be for some and not for others.“I simply(...)

Permanent TSB has requested a possession order on the home of Ger Lonergan from Limerick, who is undergoing treatment for cancer

A Co Limerick father who is undergoing treatment for cancer is in danger of losing his home over a mortgage debt of €32,000. Ger Lonergan was one of (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Government is willing to “tweak” insolvency legislation.Mr Noonan made his comments in Limerick where(...)

The transparency of Friends of Sinn Féin’s returns exceeds legal requirements, the party’s national treasurer Jonathan O’Brien has said.

The transparency of Friends of Sinn Féin’s returns exceeds legal requirements, the party’s national treasurer has said.Jonathan O’Brien was responding(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman says  participants in the illegal immigrant scheme could accrue credits in a number of categories. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Bill to be published by Fianna Fáil proposes to give illegal immigrants an opportunity to acquire residency rights and have their status regularise(...)

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald: she said the Bill would not change the situation of the vast majority of children or change the rights of most children in terms of parentag. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

Watershed legislation to reform and update family law, bringing it into line “with the realities of modern Irish life”, has been introduced in the Dá(...)

Derek Brockwell, who was recaptured by police outside a pub in Belfast city centre. Irish Prison Service/PA

Minister Alex White denied a lack of Garda resources was responsible for the incident in which two prison officers were stabbed by a prisoner escapi(...)