A file image from February 2014 of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said on Friday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny “encouraged him to resign” from his position. Mr Shatter stepped do(...)

Former High Court judge Kevin O’Higgins (above) has for the past 11 months been examining  allegations made by Sgt Maurice McCabe about the conduct of nine Garda investigations between 2007. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government has agreed to give the Commission of Investigation set up to examine allegations of corruption and malpractice in the gardaí a three-mo(...)

What was revealed during the murder trial of Graham Dwyer (centre) was a person with a dark and twisted mind, and a sex scene that had allowed him to prey on vulnerable women. File photograph: Collins Courts

Everyone’s normal shifted during the trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara earlier in 2015. Over the course of 46 days, the facade o(...)

Micheál Martin: “The Taoiseach had obviously decided . . . he was getting rid of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter as a political liability and would allow no delay in using the report as his excuse.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of allowing a report into the handling of Garda malpractice claims made by a whistleblower to be rushed into pub(...)

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(...)

 Alan Shatter: not appealing costs but requested a stay on order pending appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said he will appeal against the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report, conc(...)

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling (...)

Alan Shatter: “The High Court decision was delivered today and I wish to read the judgment and reflect upon it.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said he will “reflect” on a High Court ruling which dismissed his challenge of the Guerin report. The Co(...)

A High Court judge has dismissed a challenge by former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe

A High Court judge has dismissed a challenge by former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his ha(...)

Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has brought a legal challenge to guidelines concerning payment of legal costs and expenses for witnesses r(...)