Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions Hearing, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has questioned the basis of the decision by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission to launch an investigatio(...)

Mr Justice John Cooke will conduct the independent inquiry into reports of surveillance of the Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC). Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government has appointed retired High Court Judge John Cooke to conduct the independent inquiry into reports of surveillance of the Garda S(...)