Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald faces a second day of questioning by the UN committee in Geneva. Photograp: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald faces a second day of tough questioning today at the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, having been told yes(...)

New plans to regulate the area of assisted human reproduction are to be submitted to the Government by the end of the year, the Department of Health (...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter. Mr Shatter said it was “nonsense” to suggest he had an animus towards the Bar Council but the council operated, he said, under the motto nolumus mutari or no change. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter launched a broadside against the Bar Council during debate on amendments to the Legal Services Bill. The Bil(...)

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan is to publish report into her findings around the removal of two children from Roma families last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Roma family whose son was removed from them by gardaí last year is planning to sue the State. Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan will today publish a (...)

Ray Leonard: one of four members of the GSOC’s management team who, along with commissioners Simon O’Brien, Carmel Foley and Kieran Fitzgerald, in effect lead the organisation.

A senior manager at the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has tendered his resignation. The official, understood to be long-serving deput(...)

 Leo Varadkar, backed up  Joan Burton  takes to his wheels on a new cycleway. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Michael D’s garden party season is in full swing. He has held two of them already – the first, last Saturday, was for families and on Wednesday, he ho(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny against criticism from Fianna Fáil that he had overreacted when he criticised Fianna Fáil Justice spokesman, Niall Collins. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny against criticism from Fianna Fáil that he had overreacted when he criticised Fi(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald who said today that  the establishment of the new authority was ‘reforming step’ that she hoped would happen before the end of the year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said the search for a new Garda Commissioner would stretch beyond Ireland and that the Garda Authority may(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has launched an extraordinary attack on the Guerin report describing it as fundamentally flawed and also likening it to “kangaroo courts”. 1:35

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has launched an extraordinary attack on the Guerin report describing it as fundamentally flawed and also like(...)

Residents of the Curragh Camp, Co Kildare, will this morning stage a protest outside Leinster House in response to ongoing attempts by the Department of Defence to evict them.

Residents of the Curragh Camp, Co Kildare, will this morning stage a protest outside Leinster House in response to ongoing attempts by the Department (...)