May 16th, 2013: During a discussion on RTÉ’s Primetime, then Minister for Justice Alan Shatter reveals that independent TD Mick Wallace was stopped fo(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has secured the backing of Cabinet to strengthen the powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Photograph:  Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has secured the backing of Cabinet to strengthen the powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC).(...)

 Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights supporters march to the Department of Justice in Dublin as part of a national day of action   last year. File photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Systemic delays in the asylum system are causing “undue hardship” and threatening people’s fundamental dignity, the Human Rights and Equality Commissi(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission said its own inquiries meant it was “satisfied that our databases were not compromised” and that “there was no evidence of Garda misconduct.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) says “question marks still remain” over allegations that its offices were bugged, despite a report from(...)

Speaking before the Oireachtas Justice Committee, interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said the introduction of the authority could represent a ’defining moment for the force’.

The establishment of an independent Garda oversight authority provides the force with a unique opportunity to reform and renew itself and build public(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: likely to reinstate whistleblower’s Pulse access rights. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan is expected to lift the ban on Sgt Maurice McCabe using the Pulse system once a review into the access gi(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter with Gerry Smith, president of the Association of Garda Superintendents, at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Association of Garda Superintendents. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said that his opposition to the establishment of an independent Garda authority had been due to concerns (...)

Alan Shatter: “I am very happy that we have a statutory commission of inquiry and I am very happy that all of those issues are addressed there”

By most measures, Alan Shatter is the member of Cabinet under the most pressure as the Government prepares for the local and European elections(...)

GSOC commissioners Simon O’Brien and Carmel Foley photographed arriving for the Public Service Oversight Committee meeting at the Oireachtas in Leinster House in February.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

January 29th, 2010 : Anthony Holness (39) is arrested at New Street in Waterford. February 8th, 2010: Mr Holness makes a complaint at Waterford(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter who will address the Dáil on and penalty points controversy this afternoon. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

In a dramatic day in the Dáil today embattled Minister for Justice Alan Shatter apologised to two Garda whistleblowers a(...)