Martin Callinan with Alan Shatter: on March 25th, 2014, the garda commissioner retired with no notice for “family reasons”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Fine Gael-Labour Coalition has been forced to endure repeated policing crises since coming to office. A minister for justice has gone, a Garda com(...)

Main players in the controversy (from left): former minister for justice Alan Shatter, Attorney General Máire Whelan, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, and former secretary general of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell.

The argument from Government in the coming days will be that the only question worth dealing with is whether Taoiseach Enda Kenny attempted to sack, o(...)

Clockwise from top left: Martin Fraser, Enda Kenny, Brian Purcell, Martin Callinan, Alan Shatter and Máire Whelan.

Enda Kenny Mr Kenny has been a Fine Gael TD for Mayo since 1975 and Taoiseach since 2011. He has said he first became aware of the issue of the tapin(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “What is deeply regrettable – and very significant, was that neither I, nor any of the other participants in that meeting, were made aware of the existence of a formal letter from the then commissioner on the taping issue which had been sent to the Department of Justice.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the publication of the interim report of the Fennelly commission of investigation: “Yesterday I received the f(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Independent TD has claimed that the manner in which An Garda Síochána has conducted internal investigations into two related complaints of impropri(...)

Maeve and Fintan O’Brien were involved in the incident with off-duty garda Mark Kenny and one of his colleagues, Garda Ciarán McCormack. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Charges against a couple accused of giving false and misleading information to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) were struck out yesterda(...)

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court. It has also agreed to nominate two sen(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: ‘We have made massive changes to the operation and governance of An Garda Síochána.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Bad behaviour among some members of the Garda should not be “rolled up endlessly” into an accusation of a “flawed culture”, the Minister for Justic(...)

The case of a Garda member being fined a five figure sum after having sex with a prostitute he was investigating should be examined more fully, an agency assisting women in the sex trade has said.

The case of a Garda member being fined after having sex with a prostitute he was investigating should be examined more fully, an agency assisting wome(...)

A sex worker said she felt compelled to have intercourse with a garda because she feared further prosecution. Photograph: Frank Miller

A garda who denied raping a sex worker shortly after he arrested the young woman has been sanctioned by Garda authorities. The Garda Síochána Ombudsma(...)