FF justice spokesman Jim O Callaghan said he would be seeking answers in Dáil about Taoiseach’s behaviour and that of  AG. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil will seek to put pressure on the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and the Attorney General (AG) Máire Whelan this week over the Fennelly report. Th(...)

 Fine Gael chief whip Regina Doherty has said her party’s past attempt to implement water charges was ‘a cock-up’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael chief whip Regina Doherty has said her party’s past attempt to implement water charges was “a cock-up”. Speaking on RTÉ Radio One’s Saturda(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: flirted with adopting the language in a Labour motion for proposals on Garda reform. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The most benign interpretation of the Fianna Fáil manoeuvrings over Nóirín O’Sullivan’s ongoing tenure as Garda Commissioner is that Micheál Martin is(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is understood to see human resources and how promotions are made within the Garda as a particular concern. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has indicated that the “root and branch” review of An Garda Síochána will seek to put greater distance between politics an(...)

Fianna Fáil is to seek a specific measure to examine the management of gardaí, and whether gardaí should be allowed to facilitate promotions from within.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is considering tabling a motion of no confidence in the management of An Garda Síochána next week. The Irish Times understands the harden(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is to outline the potential scope of an independent examination of An Garda Síochána at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is to consider giving more powers to the Policing Authority and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) as part of (...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: “We have been hearing for some weeks that some form of root-and-branch external review of An Garda Síochána will be commissioned. And yet . . . we have not seen any indication that such a mechanism will be established quickly.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Cabinet will discuss a commission to examine the Garda when it meets on Tuesday but is unlikely to reach conclusions about the proposals to invest(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “little evidence of real reform or cultural change”, said Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil is deeply dissatisfied with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and her senior team, branding their inability to answer questions “extrao(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at Garda HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Cabinet is to consider initial proposals for a “fundamental review’’ of An Garda Síochána next week, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said. “In t(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan leaves Leinster House on Thursday with Assistant Commissioner Donal Ó Cualáin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil is pushing for the Policing Authority to be given more power over the Garda Commissioner as it attempts to avoid supporting a Dáil motion (...)