Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed the second Special Criminal Court will open on April 4th and condemned the shooting in the Regen(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch discussed the case with HSE director general Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is examining the establishment of a statutory commission of investigation into allegations of abuse at a foster home in the southeast. (...)

Chairwoman Josephine Feehily at the Policing Authority’s press conference. “It will take time for the authority to establish itself fully.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Garda policing plan for this year – which lists priorities for 2016 – will be the last the force will draw up itself, the head of the new Policing(...)

Policing Authority chairman Josephine Feehily said her agency would  consider policing priorities, resources and performance targets. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Garda policing plan for this year outlined by Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan will be the last such plan the force will draw up itself, the h(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: her son said the family was no nearer to getting justice despite a lot of information emerging in two court actions taken by Ian Bailey

The son of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the failure of the Director of(...)

The scene following the shooting of   Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe near Dundalk, Co Louth. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí have issued a fresh appeal for information on the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot dead outside a Co Louth post office in(...)

The Garda forensic team at the home of Kenneth O’Brien in Clondalkin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Garda forensic team was on Wednesday examining the home of a 33-year-old man whose headless torso was discovered in a suitcase in the Grand Canal l(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said she could not identify how many requests related to journalists’ phones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/File photo

The Department of Justice has confirmed An Garda Síochána w as granted access to more than 11,500 phone records and 4,000 internet logs over a two-y(...)

Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald  said  2011 legislation allows gardaí to access phone records and logs when they are concerned about a threat to the security to the State or to someone’s life. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has insisted there has been no widespread accessing of civilians’ phones. Ms Fitzgerald said 8,000 such reque(...)

Garda recruits in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recent “fanfare announcements” that Garda recruitment has begun and is accelerating “belies the reality” that numbers have continued to decrease, the (...)