Gardaí displaying their marching skills during their graduation veremony at the Garda College,Templemore. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The first Garda recruits in five years will undergo a revamped training programme when they report to the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary(...)

The Inspector of Prisons has been asked to carry out an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recording of telephone conversations between prisoners and their solicitors.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has asked the Inspector of Prisons to carry out an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding th(...)

Mr Justice Peter Smithwick at the Tribunal of inquiry into collusion by employees of the State & Gardai in fatal killings of RUC Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Supt Robert Buchanan in 1989. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Commission of Investigation into the Garda bugging affair must investigate if there were any “smoking gun” evidence that would confirm that(...)

When Judge Peter Smithwick in December published his tribunal finding that he was “satisfied there was collusion in the murders” of RUC Chief Supt Har(...)

Former Garda sergeant Owen Corrigan leaving the Smithwick tribunal in May 2013. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Any move to deny a former Dundalk-based detective sergeant his legal costs for eight years at the Smithwick Tribunal, would be challenged in the High (...)

Ray D’Arcy: has an easy acceptance of people for who they are, as well as an instinct for bringing all aspects of Irish life into the wider national conversation

RTÉ bosses nervous about staff being poached by their commercial rivals would have done well to avoid Wednesday’s Ray D’Arcy Show (Today FM, weekdays)(...)

Mr Justice Peter Smithwick’s report is unlikely to change anything fundamental. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on those who would harm us.” George Orwell’s observation, as paraphrased by Ric(...)

Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable Matt Baggott said the force had an excellent working relationship with An Garda Síocháma. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Relations between police in the Republic and Northern Ireland will not be soured by the findings of the Smithwick report, the PSNI chief constable has(...)

Late Garda commissioner Eugene Crowley

The Smithwick report into the IRA killings of Chief Supt Harry Breen and Supt Bob Buchanan was critical about how the late Garda commissioner Eugene C(...)

The scene of the shooting in March 1989 of RUC officers Bob Buchanan and Harry Breen on the south Armagh border. Photograph: Pacemaker

‘An Irishman’s Diary’, written by Kevin Myers and published by The Irish Times on March 10th, 2000, helped “reignite” a debate about a Garda mole with(...)