Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: the Tánaiste has publicly supported the commissioner despite concerns about her knowledge of financial irregularities at Templemore Garda college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pressure is mounting on Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to remove Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan from office or face a moti(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has said  there should be consequences for Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald (left) if she does not act to remove Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan (right) from office. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil and Labour say Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s position is becoming increasingly untenable because of her refusal to remove the Garda Commis(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  said a motion of no confidence  in the Minister for Justice would result in the collapse of the confidence and supply arrangement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has moved to block a motion of no confidence in Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. His parliamentary party me(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has backed the Garda Commissioner. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has expressed his confidence in Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan amid renewed calls for her resignation over co(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: backed Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has backed Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan amid renewed calls for her resignation over comments she made (...)

There are currently seven judicial vacancies across the Irish court system, including two in the High Court. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to proceed with plans to appoint a lay majority and chair to a body which will appoint judges in future despite intense lobbying aga(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald says no inquiry will produce the required outcome as long as Ms O’Sullivan remains in office. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan should be removed from office in the best interests of An Garda Síochána, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDona(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has appointed Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan to examine the recording of breath testing. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has criticised Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan for again failing to offer satisfactory explanations as to how the breath test controv(...)

Jim O’Callaghan: there were shameful errors by the Garda regarding breath tests “and I regret to say this [was]  dishonestly recorded on the Pulse system”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Political interference damaged An Garda Síochána throughout the State’s history, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said. She said the great respect th(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, pictured here with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, will on Tuesday bring to Cabinet proposed draft terms of reference for the examination of the force. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called on Fianna Fáil to amend its Dáil motion to express no confidence in Garda management. Fianna Fáil had tabled (...)