The changes represent Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s most significant change to the force. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Almost half of all Garda superintendents and chief superintendents have been assigned to new posts by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.The extent (...)

From left: Finola Flanagan, full-time commissioner of the Law Reform Commission, Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus, Justice Mary Laffoy and Senator Ivana Bacik at the recent Student Legal Convention in UCD. Photograph:  Orla Murray/Ark Photography

In a first for any legal profession in the world, women Irish solicitors now outnumber men practising in Ireland. Figures for the end of 2014 show the(...)

Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald speaking to media on Tuesday on the Children and Family Relationships Bill. Photograph:   Collins

First things first: there is no vacancy at the top of the largest governing party. However, that hasn’t prevented a huge focus on the two young prince(...)

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The surprise arrest of TD Paul Murphy and his co-accused has led to allegations of heavy-handedness and political policing on the part of the Garda.Ho(...)

Evo-fit screen sample and photofits of faces used to aid victims identify suspects pictured at the launch of the new Evo-fit  facial recognition identity system used by the Garda Technical Bureau. Photograph: Collins

The Garda has introduced new technology to make it easier for victims of crime or witnesses to identity suspects, with two men wanted by the force alr(...)

Garda recruits waiting for  Taoiseach, Enda Kenny,  Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, who said they must have: “The courage to say ‘no’ if you believe the instruction is wrong. The courage to cry ‘halt’ to a practice that may have been going on forever.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New members of the Garda must be willing to reject an order if they feel it is wrong and have the courage to blow the whistle on unhealthy practices i(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan held her first major conference with senior officers from across the force since she was appointed to the post last month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has held her first major conference with senior officers from across the force since she was appointed to the pos(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has appointed a judge to oversee the administration of the Garda penalty points system. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The future administration of the penalty points system will be overseen by a former president of the Circuit Court, Judge Matthew Deery, as part of(...)

 Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald and  Garda Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan. A senior Garda is investigating  a claim that gardaí and the HSE failed to respond to a reported assault on a woman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Allegations that gardaí and the HSE failed to respond to a reported assault on a woman are being investigated, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald(...)

Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Garda Commissioner has called on anyone with information on the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot dead in Co Louth two years ago, to co(...)