Former secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell left post after Callinan controversy.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gone from his former post as secretary general of the Department of Justice since July of last year, Brian Purcell was moved to the new position as he(...)

Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan who was arrested on Tuesday in connection with an alleged incident in a pub in Co Monaghan. Mr Conlan was later released without charge.

Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault in a pub. He was questioned in relation to an alleged assault which (...)

 Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan: report reveals significant communication breakdown involving O’Sullivan, as well as other key Garda personnel.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Important information circulating within An Garda Síochána about the extent of the covert system used by the Garda to illegally record calls to statio(...)

Noirín O’Sullivan: did she consult with officers serving in the Border region, a senior garda wondered.

There was widespread surprise within the Garda at the content of a letter about the IRA that Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan sent to Sinn Féin TD(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has criticised a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to charge those suspected of involvement in the protest that saw Joan Burton trapped in her car. . Photograph: Eric Luke

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has criticised a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to charge people suspected of involvement in a(...)

Saverio Bellante: his chances of securing release depend on the success of his treatment and the risk he poses to the community and to himself

The special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity was introduced with the enactment of the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006. The Act dealt with(...)

Paul Murphy TD speaking on realese from Terenure Garda station in Dublin where he was questioned about his role in a protest in which Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car.  The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD  has criticised a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to charge people suspected of involvement in the incident. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has criticised a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to charge people suspected of involvement i(...)

 Jennifer Dornan: police investigating the murder of the 30-year-old mother are searching for a cream-coloured jacket believed to have been worn by Jennifer’s murderer. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Detectives investigating the murder of a mother of three are searching for a jacket they believe could link the main suspect to the dead woman. The Po(...)

There are 48 boys and one girl housed on the Oberstown campus near Lusk, north Co Dublin.

Of the four teenagers who escaped from a Dublin youth detention facility last month, just one remains at large after two of the group were returned to(...)

Jennifer Dornan, 30-year-old mother of three, was found dead in the shell of her home at Hazel View, Lagmore, Dunmurry

The chief suspect for the murder of a young woman whose remains were found in her burnt-out house on the outskirts of Belfast is in prison after his a(...)