Ciaran Lynch, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis

The architecture of Irish governance compares favourably with other jurisdictions. Successive Irish governments have introduced far-reaching reforms o(...)

Judge Rosemary Horgan, President of the District Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The president of the District Court has criticised the media for what she termed inaccurate and unbalanced reporting of statistics relating to road tr(...)

One of the undercover officers, Mark Kennedy, made several visits to Ireland, including attending a Shell to Sea workshop in Mayo. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Campaigners opposed to the Corrib gas project have paid tribute to seven women in Britain who have received an apology from the Metropolitan Police f(...)

In March, Martin Davoren pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court to 12 sample charges of assaulting Sarah  Clancy at various locations between dates in 1986 and 1988.

A woman who waived her right to anonymity after a man was convicted of sexually abusing her has said the State’s handling of his case “shows a clear d(...)

 Minister of State for Equality  Aodhán Ó Ríordáin at Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of asylum seekers being granted leave to remain in the State has increased by more than 60 per cent since last year, while the number of de(...)

A Co Antrim schoolboy arrested over the TalkTalk cyber attack has begun a legal challenge over an alleged failure to implement legislation that would (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: said reforms “represent substantial progress”.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has defended her legal reforms as “pragmatic” in the face of criticism from a State watchdog which alleged sh(...)

Some of the 3,500 to 4,000 people who marched from the Spire in Dublin to the Dail in solidarity for tjose who died in the terrorist attacks in Paris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Ireland is at a normal level of warning following the Paris attacks, adding there is no evidence of anything “untoward” (...)

Speaking in Galway on Saturday, where he attended a vigil with the French honorary consul Catherine Gagneux and a celebration of Diwali with the Indian community, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin said: “Irish people connect with those truly republican French values of liberty equality and fraternity, and those values are going to be sorely tested now”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister of State at the Department of Justice Aodhán Ó Riordáin has said an “attack on France” is an “attack on us, as Europeans”, but has expressed (...)

At a  meeting of the Public Accounts Committee, Jimmy Martin, assistant secretary general at the Department of Justice, said “our perception is that the judiciary didn’t view burglary as a serious offence”. File photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Justice has said there was “no question whatsoever” of one of its senior officials being made to apologise for comments that judges (...)