Independent TD Clare Daly claimed in the Dáil recently that a serving garda had shot dead a member of the public and a colleague who witnessed the shooting was ordered to conceal the fact that he was there. Photograph: The Irish Times

TDs have abused the legal privilege they enjoy when speaking in the Houses of the Oireachtas to malign gardaí, the Garda Representative Association (G(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly’s allegations are being looked into, according to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan have both urged Independent TD Clare Daly to make a formal stateme(...)

A file image of gardaí graduating from the Garda Training College in Templemore. The Garda Representative Association said those leading the force need to be  speak out about how  Government cuts are damaging policing.

Those leading the An Garda Síochána need to be free from political control and to speak their minds about how Government cuts are damaging policing(...)

Rank-and-file gardaí want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Full version Rank and file gardai want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission. The call is set to come at the an(...)

A High Court judge has reserved his decision on an action by former minister for justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Courts Collins

A High Court judge has reserved his decision on an action by former minister for justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report conc(...)

The association representing gardaí who arrested Clare Daly TD on suspicion of drunk driving has strongly rejected an allegation they failed to co-ope(...)

The Minister for Justice has said she has no evidence of a lack of co-operation between the Garda and the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) in connection with the arrest of Clare Daly on suspicion of drink driving in early 2013.

The Minister for Justice has said she has no evidence of a lack of co-operation between the Garda and the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) i(...)

Seán Guerin SC said he had communicated with Kevin Clarke, an official in the Department of Justice nominated by the then minister as a point of contact. Photograph: Collins

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter wrote to the Taoiseach and Ceann Comhairle urging that aspects of the Guerin report concerning his handling o(...)

The former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter felt he had no alternative but to resign his position as Minister following the Seán Guerin’s report, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter was left in an “untenable” position after publication of a report concerning his handling of complaints made (...)

Hiqa stands its ground

There has been too much official ducking and diving because of a highly critical report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) concern(...)