Gsoc comments come after Taoiseach Enda Kenny says access appropriate only in national security cases. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has defended its decision to access journalists’ phones while investigating gardaí for alleged leaks, (...)

Katy French investigation: the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission accessed two journalists’ phone records as part of its response to alleged leaks about the death of the model, in 2007. Photograph: Frank Miller

Why are we suddenly concerned about journalists’ phone records being accessed? Just over a week ago The Irish Times published a story about the Garda (...)

Steven Avery: “What happened to Avery could happen anywhere to anyone at any time,” says Anne Driscoll, manager of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin Steven Avery: “What happened to Avery could happen anywhere to anyone at any time,” says Anne Driscoll, manager of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin

Everyone’s talking about Making A Murderer, the ground-breaking documentary series from Netflix which explores the case of Steven Avery, the Wiscons(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said the review would be completed within three months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A review into the accessing of journalists’ telephone and internet records was not extended to the public because it would have taken too long, Minist(...)

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell: provision in Garda Síochána Act 2005 making a criminal offence of any such leak was his brainchild. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The “key” to the controversy over the secret accessing of telephone records is legislation making it a criminal offence for Garda members to speak to(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “I recognise that issues of concern have been raised.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has ordered a review into the accessing of journalists’ telephone records by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Com(...)

Minister for JusticeFrances Fitzgerald. AGSI has urged her to limit the GSOC’s new powers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda representative bodies and civil rights campaigners have urged Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to clarify how the Garda ombudsman has bee(...)

Dr Lydia Foy with solicitor Michael Farrell outside the High Court after it ruled that the State had breached her rights. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the early 1970s he was arrested after clambering on top of an armoured personnel carrier on the Falls Road in Belfast to address protesters. He lat(...)

A woman cycles past a marriage equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin, Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There was high tension, colourful drama, a lively soundtrack, and a climactic result followed by emotional rainbow scenes of celebration. The marriage(...)

 Travellers are described as “one of the most marginalised and excluded...groups in Irish society”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s failure to vindicate the rights of a range of groups, including older people, children, Travellers, women, the homeless and migrants, is h(...)