Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan received reports   that recording  was taking place on non-999 calls. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There were extraordinary levels of “almost complete ignorance” at the highest levels of the Garda about the taping of telephone calls at stations for(...)

Former garda  Martha McEnery.

The Garda Commissioner has appealed to the Supreme Court a ruling which quashed its decision to dismiss a Waterford-based Garda sergeant who was convi(...)

Brian Purcell, secretary general of the Department of Justice and former head of the Irish Prisons Service. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Report by the Secretary General of the Department of Justice and Equality (...)

GSOC commissioners Simon O’Brien and Carmel Foley photographed arriving for the Public Service Oversight Committee meeting at the Oireachtas in Leinster House in February.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

January 29th, 2010 : Anthony Holness (39) is arrested at New Street in Waterford. February 8th, 2010: Mr Holness makes a complaint at Waterford(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “The Government purported to say yesterday that this information was new to it when it was clear it was made aware through the Department of Justice last summer. Why did it let on that it did not know?” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil has questioned the Government’s claim that it only became aware of a seri(...)

 Judge Leonie Reynolds  .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The case which Micheál Martin said prompted the Government to set up a statutory commission of investigation into the p(...)

According to a GSOC report, the behaviour of a small number of unnamed gardaí in the case led to issues in both the investigation and the trial which GSOC believes should be considered by relevant parties including the Garda Commissioner.

The reluctance of a small number of gardaí to co-operate with the prosecution by the Director of Public Prosecutions of four their colleagues in Water(...)