Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett faces the prospect of the main Opposition parties expressing no confidence in him in the Dáil after he did not allow a debate on the creation of a commission of inquiry into allegations of Garda malpractice.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has demanded Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett withdraw his claim that the party attempted to undermine him as the row over his ruling a debate(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett said his ruling on the Dail debate on the establishment of an inquiry into claims of Garda malpractice was based on the public interest.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has rejected any implication that his ruling not to hold a debate on the establishment of an inquiry into claims of Ga(...)

Mick Wallace: The system is broken. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The only meaningful change that has taken place in the Garda Síochána and in its culture has been the appointment of a new commissioner, the Indepe(...)

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Cabinet today agreed the terms of reference for the commission of investigation in relation to the findings of the Guerin report.Sean Guerin investiga(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter is not proceeding with his claim of a ‘reasonable apprehension of bias’ on the part of barrister Sean Guerin in preparing his report concerning Mr Shatter’s handling of complaints by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter is not proceeding with his claim of a “reasonable apprehension of bias” on the part of barrister Sean Guerin (...)

Sinn Féin appears to have taken an entirely inconsistent approach in how it deals with allegations from whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So far this year, a number of whistleblowers have stepped into the public domain and made substantial allegations which have forced their way onto the(...)

In June, t the instigation of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, new procedures were launched under which motorists seeking to have penalty points cancelled were obliged to complete a form available from the Garda website and outline the reasons why they felt the points were unfair.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda inquiry into fresh allegations that motorists were continuing to have penalty points terminated for no legitimate reason is expected to conclu(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe has claimed members of the force were continuing to cancel penalty points for friends, despite the introduction of new regulations aimed at preventing the practice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is meeting senior Garda management this afternoon to discuss new allegations that penalty points are still be(...)

In his affidavit, Alan Shatter said Seán Guerin had, in his report on the Department of Justice, relied incorrectly on a letter of advice received fro(...)

A plan is in place for Sgt Maurice McCabe to meet Assistant Commissioner Kieran Kenny on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is set to have his first meeting next week with senior Garda management about his allegations of continued har(...)