Jack Chambers, who was elected as a Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin West, has been attacked over his appearance and his views on abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Around the time of voting day in the general election, Jack Chambers did a strange thing. He stopped posting messages on Twitter and Facebook and swit(...)

Garda officers at the scene of the shooting of Eddie Hutch  on Poplar Row in Dublin’s  North Strand. Two journalists at Independent News & Media hwho have been reporting on recent gang violence have had threats made on their lives, the group’s editor-in-chief said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A newspaper editor has said it is frightening to think that journalists are having threats made on their lives some 20 years after the murder of Veron(...)

UK legislation was amended last year following a “Save our Sources” campaign by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Press Gazette. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the equivalent to GSOC in England and Wales, may not access journalists’ phone records without e(...)

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(...)

GSOC has interviewed two senior Garda officers after their phone numbers were found on the mobile phone records of two journalists. File photograph: Getty Images

The Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has interviewed two senior Garda officers and is seeking to quiz at least one more after their phone nu(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: The commission was granted Garda-style powers last year to access phone records if required during the investigation of serious offences

The mobile phone records of two journalists have been accessed without their knowledge or consent as part of a criminal inquiry into a third party. (...)

The spectacle of infighting at the 18,000-member ASTI further exposes divisions within it, in particular between full-time staff and elected officers. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Officials at the State’s main second-level teachers’ union have lodged a formal complaint against their union over the alleged mistreatment of staff,(...)

Liam Clarke pictured at his home in Ballymena in June 2014. Photograph: Belfast Telegraph

Tributes have been paid to the journalist Liam Clarke from Ballymena, Co Antrim, who died “suddenly but peacefully” on Saturday night. Clarke as a j(...)

Professor Eoin O’Dell told the seminar that both proposed bills would likely be found unconstitutional if enacted by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Getty Images

A leading legal academic has described proposed legislation to create new offences for sending abusive messages on social media networks as ‘proble(...)

Richard Desmond: “Everybody has ethics, I’m sure Adolf Hitler had ethics. It’s about what you think is right.” Photograph: Peter Maciarmid/Getty Images

The Irish Times is being escorted to the top floor of the Northern & Shell office building in London by a hefty young man who says he “looks af(...)