Minster for Justice Charlie Flanagan speaking to a garda at Hotel Minella, Clonmel, where the Fine Gael think-in was taking place at the weekend ahead of the resumption of the Dáil next week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Public trust will not be restored in An Garda Síochána unless there is accountability for the breath test controversy, Minister for Justice Charlie Fl(...)

Garda commissioner: Nóirín O’Sullivan will be entitled to a lump sum of almost €290,000 and a pension of €90,000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government believes the new Garda commissioner will need to be paid about €300,000, or 65 per cent more than the current salary, if strong interna(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s stance on Sinn Féin makes a reversal of the current arrangement with Fine Gael the most likely outcome of the next election. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil today feels a strengthening wind behind it. Perhaps not one that will bring it back to the days of yore when its hegemony was un(...)

Jim O’Callaghan: “It really is the function of Government to try and restore public confidence in the guards”

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan faced renewed calls to stand aside following the publication of two critical internal Garda audits on Wednesday. (...)

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. Fiann(...)

Founder and chairman of Conroy Gold and Natural Resources Richard Conroy at the company’s recent egm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A case being brought by a dissident shareholder in listed Irish exploration group Conroy Gold to prevent his shareholding from being diluted will be h(...)

The Government has been urged to outline if it was aware that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was in the running for a senior role with Europol. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has been urged to outline if it was aware that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was in the running for a senior role in the Europea(...)

Gardaí are becoming increasingly concerned about the rise in  knife attacks being carried out by teenagers in recent months. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí plan to roll out a national anti-knife awareness campaign in the coming months to tackle the increasing level of knife violence. Gardaí are be(...)

A recent report by the Waterford Institute of Technology on behalf of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association found two-thirds of farmers had been the victims of crime. Photograph: Alan Betson/  The Irish Times

Rural crime now costs €2.4 million annually, with farming victims each losing an average of €4,300, Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan h(...)

Chief Justice: Ms Justice Susan Denham is retiring after six years in the role. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Cabinet is expected to nominate the next chief justice at its final planned meeting before the summer recess on Wednesday. There had been concer(...)