Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said prolific burglars were repeatedly granted bail. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Repeat burglars could be refused bail under legislation introduced by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Ms Fitzgerald told the Dáil a large pr(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “I would reiterate that the overall objective of the Government’s programme of justice to bring forward necessary changes to improve policing services in the State and to maintain public confidence in the Garda Síochána’’

The establishment of an independent policing authority will deliver “a sea change’’ in Garda oversight, the Minister for Justice has told the Dáil. Fr(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has highlighted a case where the two back wheels of an ambulance fell off while it was transporting a patient on a life s(...)

Martin Callinan with Alan Shatter: on March 25th, 2014, the garda commissioner retired with no notice for “family reasons”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Fine Gael-Labour Coalition has been forced to endure repeated policing crises since coming to office. A minister for justice has gone, a Garda com(...)

 Nóirín O’Sullivan: “Our security assessments will continue to be based on credible intelligence, hard facts and emerging evidence.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Garda Commissioner has said the Garda has never denied the existence of the Provisional IRA. However in a statement on Wednesday night Nóirín O’Su(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: “I am very much aware that there are a number of individuals, both acting individually and acting in consort, involved in organised crime in a number of the areas mentioned by the Senator”

People linked with the Provisional IRA are still involved in criminality in the Republic but not on the same scale as in Northern Ireland, Garda sourc(...)

Paul Murphy: “It’s seriously bad practice for the information that we are due to charged to be leaked to the media before anyone due to be changed is informed.” Photograph: The Irish Times

An internal Garda investigation is under way into how information indicating people would be charged over a protest in Dublin appeared in the media. (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton with Sinn Féin’s Padraig Mac Lochlainn and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties. Photograph: North West Newspix

Tánaiste and Labour party leader Joan Burton has acknowledged some tensions between her party and Fine Gael in Government but said they had not reduce(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney one of three Ministers who have flown to Malta to pay tribute to the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eithne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three Government Ministers have flown to the Maltese capital of Valletta to pay tribute to the 68-strong crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eith(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Mr McGrath has claimed that Irish Water is a ‘wild animal’ and that the Government has rejected legislation that would ‘tame the beast’. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected legislation that aims to “tame the beast of Irish Water”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. Mr McGrath described t(...)