Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Did “not intend to put pressure” on Mr Callinan to retire. Photograph: The Irish Times

The interim report of the Fennelly Commission has made wide-ranging criticism of senior Government figures but has cleared Taoiseach Enda Kenny of try(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “It was very wrong for the Taoiseach to do what he did. Martin Callinan was left with no option.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to consider tabling a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Martin said the findings of the report (...)

Wednesday, April 1st: Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Nial Fennelly is appointed as head of the commission of inquiry by Cabinet. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Monday, March 24th, 2014: Taoiseach Enda Kenny asks secretary general at the Department of Justice Brian Purcell to brief Garda commissioner Martin Ca(...)

 Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. The Fennelly interim report deals with Mr Callinan’s decision to step down in March last year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An interim report by retired Supreme Court judge Nial Fennelly on the resignation of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has been published. Wha(...)

Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell: will confirm her intention not to contest the forthcoming party selection convention for the Dublin-Rathdown constituency today. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael veteran Olivia Mitchell is to announce her retirement from politics today. Ms Mitchell will confirm her intention not to contest the forthc(...)

Stuart Rosenblatt, president of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, and Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh with the genealogical lists at Dublin City Council’s Library and Archive on Pearse Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

  Volumes containing the names of 53,000 Jewish people who have lived in Ireland have been opened to the public. The records of births(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Shatter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Alan Shatter has spoken of his deep upset at what he describes as “a misleading and untruthful impression” created by media reports abo(...)

‘The Government was taking a “prudent” approach, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (above) has said, surely stretching the meaning of that word well beyond its known limits.’  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the troika came to town in late 2010, the Government of the day agreed – as part of the bailout plan – to have an independent regulator for legal(...)

Former leader of the Labour Party Pat Rabbitte has confirmed  he will be stepping down from politics after 26 years.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte will not contest the next general election. Mr Rabbitte confirmed on Monday night he will be stepping down fro(...)

 Former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s car is blocked from driving through the front gates of Leinster House by protesters, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The female garda who was knocked unconscious at Wednesday’s water charges protest outside Leinster House which left members of the Oireachtas unable t(...)