Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald:  initiated the report, which also examined department’s fitness for purpose. It was expected to be published this month. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is under renewed pressure to decide on the future of Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell a(...)

 Former senator and minister of state Ivor Callely leaving the Dublin Circuit Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

A judge is to hear submissions from prosecution and defence lawyers on Monday on the appropriate sentencing of former Fianna Fáil minister of state I(...)

Nine year-old Brandon Skeffington (left) and his brother Shane (20) who died after an incident at a house in Banada, Co Sligo on Sunday night.

Gardaí investigating the deaths of two brothers in Co Sligo have revealed that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the double trag(...)

Tyrone McKenna, a 43-year-old with an address in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, was found with stab wounds at the bottom of the stairs in the house he shared with his father. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A woman in her 40s has been charged in connection with the stabbing to death of a man at his home in south Dublin earlier this week.Tyrone McKenna, a (...)

Steve Collins, his wife Carmel and family leave the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

There were emotional scenes outside the Courts of Criminal Justice this week as the Collins family stood united following the conviction of Wayne Dund(...)

Tyrone McKenna, a 43-year-old with an address in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, was found with stab wounds at the bottom of the stairs in the house he shared with his father. The house was sealed off and the body remained there overnight. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí believe they have identified the killer of a man stabbed to death in his home, and expect to bring criminal charges as early as today.Tyrone Mc(...)

Members of the Garda’s specialist units and armed detectives had undergone training several times a year as visitors to military ranges, though budget shortfalls have seen that training cancelled in recent years.

The number of licensed guns reported stolen in the Republic is increasing, with 355 taken last year. The figure is higher than in recent years, with t(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Frank Miller

The first class of Garda recruits for five years is to commence training in the autumn when 100 candidates take their places at the Garda College, (...)

Frances Fitzgerald: stopped short of guaranteeing all fees would be paid

A commission of investigation into the shooting dead by gardaí of a dissident republican is being held 16 years later because the inquiries by the Ga(...)

Steve Collins, with his family including his wife Carmel, son Steve jnr and daughter Leanne,  outside the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Arguably the most dangerous criminal in the history of the Irish underworld, Wayne Dundon headed the McCarthy-Dundon murder machine that thought it wa(...)