Former commissioner of the Garda Síochána Martin Callinan at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Martin Callinan to be quizzed over alleged attempts to blacken Maurice McCabe’s name

Ana Kriegel: the 14-year-old’s clothes and remains, as well as the scene where she was found, have been examined with a view to creating DNA profiles.

Personal effects, including clothing, obtained from teenage boys for analysis

The scene at Cherrywood. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Driver of black Nissan Qashqai was being sought in connection with disappearance of Jastine Valdez (24) in Enniskerry

Anastasia Kriegel (14) who was murdered and her body left in derelict building in Lucan last Monday.

Boy tells gardaí he was beaten up by two men after leaving the schoolgirl

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan arrives in Dublin Castle on Friday to give evidence to the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Collins

Philip Boucher Hayes told tribunal Martin Callinan said McCabe had ‘psychiatric issues’

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan who is giving evidence to the Charleton tribunal on Friday.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Martin Callinan rejects claim he ordered smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe

Supt Dave Taylor said in his protected disclosure that he was ordered by  Callinan to conduct the smear campaign and that  O’Sullivan was aware of it. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tribunal hears Supt Dave Taylor ‘hawked around lies to politicians and journalists’

Former Garda Press Officer David Taylor arrives at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Supt David Taylor tells Charleton tribunal he never branded ex-commissioner ‘a liar’

Supt Dave Taylor (left) arriving at the Charleton Tribunal  at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Ex-Garda press chief tells tribunal some of McCabe’s account of 2016 meeting incorrect

Supt Dave Taylor is giving evidence to the Charleton tribunal  at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

McGuinness, Clifford and McCabe say Taylor told them he sent texts in smear campaign

“Smear campaign”: Sgt Maurice McCaber leaves the Disclosures Tribunal on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Garda press chief says he and Martin Callinan decided which reporters to contact

Disclosures Tribunal: Supt Dave Taylor at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Supt Dave Taylor texted Martin Callinan after resignation to say he was inspirational

The former head of the Garda Press Office  David Taylor (right), pictured in 2013 with then Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and minister for justice at the time Alan Shatter. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Supt Dave Taylor is giving evidence for the first time to the Disclosures Tribunal

 The tribunal was told  of “derogatory remarks” about former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan contained in the text messages of Supt David Taylor. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tribunal hears former press officer had 11,000 contacts with journalists in four months

A protected disclosure former head of the Garda Press Office Dave Taylor has made alleges he was ordered by former commissioners Martin Callinan and/or Noirin O’Sullivan to conduct a smear campaign against Sgnt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Charleton Tribunal hears Garda was allegedly ordered to conduct smear campaign

The Garda officer who conducted a criminal investigation into Dave Taylor is scheduled to give evidence to the Charleton tribunal this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Frank Clerkin led inquiry into Dave Taylor at the time of his Maurice McCabe smear claims

An image of Ann Lovett. Photograph: The Irish Times

Emily O’Reilly says ‘Irish Times’ interview ‘changed the narrative’ on teenager’s death

Michael Barbosa, who has been living at 38 Summerhill Parade. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Some 40 people, paying €300 each per month, asked to leave for fire safety reasons

Former Garda commissioners and Martin Callinan (centre) and Noirín O’ Sullivan pictured in 2013. File photograph: Collins

None of three mobile phones sought from former head of Garda Press Office recovered

A section of law under which 93 people are detained, including 15 in the Central Mental Hospital (above), has been declared unconstitutional Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Court rules law used to detain people unconstitutional

In an affidavit grounding the application seeking the appointment of inspectors, Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan set out a a range of matters most of which have to do with the relationship between INM and Denis O’Brien.

Affidavits from INM and watchdog set stage for hearing over inspectors

The idea of suspending for a period a decision that one of our laws is unconstitutional is an innovation introduced by the Supreme Court last year, when it ruled on a case involving the right of asylum seekers to take up employment. File photograph: Getty Images

Court of Appeal judge says was necessary to suspend decision due to serious implications

Supt John Ferris, head of the Garda Corporate Communications Office, said he was never told about any instructions to conduct a smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe (pictured). Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Charleton tribunal begins new module on claim whistleblower was smeared by senior gardaí

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: if the referendum is passed,  legislation could be enacted by the end of the year.

Unclear how long it will take for new law to be passed if Eighth Amendment is repealed

Former INM chairman Leslie Buckley: INM director Dr Len O’Hagan said the board had relied on the account given to it by Mr Buckley as to what had happened in relation to back-up tapes from its computer system in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Company prepared to ‘protect INM’s interests’ and ‘obtain redress’

Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan is seeking the appointment of High Court inspectors to INM. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Director of Corporate Enforcement’s concern is ‘misguided’, media group says

The Director of Corporate Enforcement is seeking to have High Court inspectors appointed to INM to investigate several matters associated with the media group. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Move in preparation for data protection laws due to be introduced, says company director

European Court of Justice ruling: Ireland could refuse to help Greece as Athens had failed to notify Éamonn Donnellan of the fine it had imposed. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Greece asked Ireland to recover penalty from trucker wrongly convicted of smuggling

Rachel Barry who was repeatedly raped by Keith Burke, who spoke publicly for the first time to RTÉ Investigates, waiving her right to anonimity. Image: RTÉ

Analysis: Law and policy are both clear that children must be removed in such situations

If INM fails in its judicial review case, the application for the appointment of inspectors to the media group will then be heard.

Progress of application for appointment of inspectors hinges on judicial review case

INM’s largest shareholder Denis O’Brien and former company chairman Leslie Buckley. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ex-chief objected to suggestion the group should aim to maximise businessman’s profit

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said “immense” legislative changes to Poland’s judicial system under the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party called into question the rule of law and judicial independence in Poland, and thus the mutual trust underpinning the EAW system. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly query around rule of law in Poland gets ‘expedited’ status

INM chief executive Robert Pitt  and chairman Leslie Buckley at the  group’s AGM in Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson

Affidavit filed to High Court expresses concern about proposal in 2016 described by INM as 'crazy'

Businessman and INM shareholder  Denis O’Brien and  former INM chairman Leslie Buckley. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Affidavit shows texts between former chairman Leslie Buckley and Denis O’Brien

Responding to the controversy in INM, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says the protection of journalists’ sources needs legal protection. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

New governance code due as Fianna Fáil leader calls for protection of media sources

A Russian flag featuring Vladimir Putin  at the central Manezhnaya Square just outside the Kremlin in Moscow in 2012. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

The scheming, started in 2007, involved investment funds, gangs and Russian officials

According to the Paradise Papers, Barclays decided in 2015 to cease providing services to Blaydon Ltd, the Isle of Man company used by Denis O’Brien (above) to make a payment linked to the apparent data breach at INM. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Single issued share in Blaydon Ltd was held in trust for businessman, leaked files stated

Former INM chairman Leslie Buckley: Said he will “robustly defend” himself against all allegations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Director of Corporate Enforcement seeking appointment of High Court inspectors to INM

Photograph: iStock

Law Society says research needed on why female solicitors opt for corporate jobs

INM affidavit: the Director of Corporate Enforcement refers to a potential lack of appreciation of allegations made by the media group’s former chief executive Robert Pitt (above left, passing former chairman Leslie Buckley at the INM agm in August 2017). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ian Drennan suggests ‘deficiencies in governance and oversight’ at media group

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Helen Dixon has expressed plans to investigate INM over suspected data breach

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness takes the stand at the Charleton Tribunal on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

McGuinness: Ex-Garda chief Martin Callinan told him McCabe not to be trusted

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is the first senior political figure to comment on the issues around the data breach and other controversies at Independent News and Media.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

FF chief's ‘profound’ concerns ‘in terms of our democracy’ about issues at INM

Businessman Denis O’Brien. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Businessman exchanged text messages with Leslie Buckley on the issue, document shows

Leslie Buckley, ex-chairman of INM, at the media group’s annual meeting in Dublin last August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leslie Buckley says he is ‘appalled’ at sharing of affidavit and is co-operating with ODCE

Businessman Denis O’Brien. “Is against me in a case Declan Ganley and Comcast are taking re mob licence,” Mr O’Brien texted to Leslie Buckley, according to the watchdog’s affidavit.

O’Brien texted ‘avoid if possible’ over lawyer’s appointment to review, affidavit states

 Denis O’Brien: It seems likely that the reputational damage that O’Brien was complaining about in 2015, and its effect on his capacity to do business, is not going to go away any time soon. Photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters

Alleged data breach the latest twist in businessman's involvement with INM

Businessman Denis O’Brien. His apparent involvement in a matter which directly concerned him in INM is one of the issues raised by the Director of Corporate Enforcement. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Media group’s then chair consulted businessman over appointment, affidavit says

It has been known for some time that data from the newspaper group was given by its then chairman, Leslie Buckley, to a company in Wales. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Company could face legal action from those affected by claim investigated by watchdog

Irish Independent House on Dublin’s Talbot Street

Data Protection Commissioner to conduct investigation

INM papers on display in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A guide to the alleged data breach in 2014 at Ireland’s largest newspaper publisher

Independent journalist Brendan O’Connor, who is also an RTÉ presenter.

Journalists and SC among people on list of 19

In his Supreme Court judgment, Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the “border between rape and sexual intercourse is consent”. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Supreme Court ruling in 2016 considered ‘mental element’ of rape

Russian president Vladimir Putin “has become the richest man in the world and has committed many heinous crimes in Russia to get that money,” said UK-based financier Bill Browder. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin

Putin will have people killed until he faces ‘devastating’ consequences, says financier

Money from one of the most high-profile Russian corruption cases in the past decade may have passed through bank accounts with AIB and Bank of Ireland.

Over €2m from a high-profile fraud case allegedly passed through Irish accounts

Cleared of rape: Paddy Jackson, whose fame guaranteed huge attention for the trial. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Analysis: Naming the defendants makes UK cases harder for both sides

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin. One of the major Russian operations based in Ireland is Rosneft International Finance, a subsidiary of Rosneft, which is the subject of EU and US sanctions. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters

Companies include several close to Kremlin and Russian president Vladimir Putin

Ardeen, 11 Palmerston Park, Rathmines: acquired from the wife of former AIB banker Thomas Hopkins in 2014 by the then 25-year-old son of William and Sheila Moran, who ran Morans on the Weir, Kilcolgan, Co Galway

Senior banker who lost fortune in crash gave €2.4m house to wife, who sold it to student whose family owed AIB €20m

From left, Ann Henry,  Richard Foley,  both from  Pinsent Masons, with Mary Buckley, executive director of the  IDA, at the opening of  the Pinsent Masons Dublin office at Windmill Lane. Photograph:  Mark Harrison

Global law firm’s arrival in Dublin raises the level of competition

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly: The Association of Judges of Ireland has strongly condemned personalised attacks in the Polish media on Ms Justice Donnelly.

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly is asking guidance in extradition case

Former billionaire Seán Quinn arriving at the Four Courts on Thursday for the High Court action. Photograph: Collins

High Court ‘almost certain’ businessman’s family behind extraction of €10m from building in India

 Seán Quinn: Irish courts issued orders prohibiting the asset stripping of the property portfolio formerly owned by Seán Quinn’s family. Photograph: Eric Luke

Property values fall and legal costs spiral as State investigates potential hiding of assets

The scene at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun, after Wednesday night’s fire. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

The complex belongs to a Swiss multi-millionaire who has spent at least €80 million on Irish hotel properties in recent years

European Commission: Composition of Judicial Appointments Commission would not be in line with European standards

Letter to Minister for Justice comes after Commission said composition of appointments body ‘would not be in line with European st(...)

The State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, in special liquidation, is pursuing Sean Quinn snr. Photograph: Collins

‘Elaborate scheme’ used despite court orders prohibiting such actions

Analysis: Asking ECHR to revisit judgment it made decades ago raised difficulties

An Irish judge at the European Court of Human Rights has said the her colleagues took a ‘unduly narrow’ approach in their decision in the ‘hooded men’ case.

Thrust and detail in revision request made by Ireland ‘appears to have been ignored’

Seven of the 14 ‘hooded men’, who were kept in hoods interned in Northern Ireland in 1971, (from left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Fracncie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke, following a press conference at KRW Law in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

European court rejects Ireland’s application for revised decision on treatment of 14 men

Fr Denis Faul: took up the cause of the 14 men who had been taken to Ballykelly army base and subjected to ‘inhuman and degrading treatment’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Case of 14 men interned in North in 1971 reviewed following RTÉ documentary

Companies can expect a spike in applications for personal data from May 25th next, when the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect, says Greg Deane of Advanced Discovery.

Data-risk managers Advanced Discovery to open in Dublin in part response to Brexit

The case of the 12-year-old has been notified to the Child and Family Agency, Tusla. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

DNA from the foetus is being examined to confirm the father was a 15-year-old boy

Keith Lee leaves court  after a special sitting at Parkgate Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Keith Lee (42) appears at special sitting of court in Dubin

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly is to ask the ECJ if it is correct she should consider the deterioration in the independence of the Polish judiciary in her decision. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Involved parties will be consulted on Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly’s submission to ECJ

European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Photograph: Getty Images

Such a ruling would create a massive crisis for EU justice system, says law expert

Poland’s deputy justice minister Marcin Warchol and Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly. The High Court’s decision means extraditions to Poland from across the EU may come to a halt, according to Irish lawyers

Polish minister says Ireland delaying punishment of ‘serious drug mafia criminal’

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly halted an extradition case involving Polish man  in order to seek guidance from the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan / Collins

High Court ruling could halt Poland’s pursuit of 50 arrest warrants before the Irish courts

Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll during a media briefing at the Special Crime Operations, Harcourt Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fourteen people have died, most of them linked to Hutch gang, since September 2015

The Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh, Dublin. Auditors have repeatedly pointed out that the making of cash loans to staff which are not recorded by the centre’s payroll section raised taxation issues. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concern expressed over record-keeping and period cash is being held at Dublin centre

People facing the loss of their homes in court cases where they have no legal representation are  not having their EU consumer and human rights entitlements fully respected, according to  authors of a study called Access to Justice and the European Central Bank. Stock image: Getty Images

Study finds seven out of 10 homeowners facing repossession had no legal representation

Michael McDowell, Maurice McCabe, Lorraine McCabe and Sean Costello at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Whistleblower apologised at Charleton tribunal for ‘shouting’ error in statement

The current module of the Charleton Tribunal began on January 8th last, has heard evidence over 21 days, and is likely to cost in excess of €1 million in legal fees. File photograph: Alan Betson

Mr Justice Peter Charleton asks ‘why are we here?’

Counsel for Sgt Maurice McCabe  told the Charleton tribunal that what had been done at the O’Higgins Commission hearings by former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s (above) legal team ‘was done by Ms O’Sullivan’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Any effort to discredit McCabe on unjustified grounds ‘was done on Ms O’Sullivan’s behalf’

Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe arrives to give evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Charleton Tribunal investigating whether Garda HQ operated a smear campaign

Sergeant Maurice McCabe arrives to give evidence at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: PA

Chairman says ‘chasm’ has opened between positions of Sgt McCabe and Supt Taylor

 Sgt Maurice McCabe, after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle,  with his wife, Lorraine. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Whistleblower tells tribunal a former Garda press officer sent ‘hundreds’ of text messages in smear campaign

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Disclosures tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Charleton tribunal hears press office chief ‘destroyed’ whistleblower on Callinan’s orders

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Whistleblower tells Charleton tribunal that he felt ‘isolated and alone’ after speaking out

The late Mr Justice John Gerrard Buchanan was the judge who first investigated the controversial Dunnes Stores payments to the former taoiseach Charles J Haughey (pictured). Photograph: Alan Betson

Mr Justice John Gerrard Buchanan has died in Dublin

Negative views about a career in general practice are creating a “huge problem” in the UK, a conference in Galway will be told. Photograph: iStock

Image change and wider recruitment of medical students needed to reverse decline

 Garda Maurice McCabe: scheduled to give evidence on Monday and Tuesday in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Garda whistleblower has been at centre of political, media and justice focus for decade

John Finnerty and John Finnerty jr clearing snow from their driveway in Dunboyne, Co Meath on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Clarification on issue was sought from Attorney General

Ambulance workers digging snow blocking Naas ambulance station.

A passing JCB helped to clear snow blocking Naas ambulance station

Leslie Buckley who stood down as INM chairman during the group’s egm at the Alex Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Veteran departs with INM finances bolstered and corporate governance reputation damaged

Former solicitor Michael Lynn (centre) arriving for a sitting of the Dublin District Court after arriving back in Ireland from Brazil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former solicitor has been charged with 21 counts of theft involving almost €30 million

 Nicky Kehoe  outside the Four Courts on Monday after he was awarded €3,500 damages. Photograph:  Collins Courts

RTÉ sought to use defence of fair and reasonable publication, but it was not successful

Nicky Kehoe leaving the High Court after his defamation case against RTÉ. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Sinn Féin political manager took action over comments on ‘Saturday with Claire Byrne’ show

Nicky Kehoe: claims the reputation he built up over the 26 years since he came out of prison was destroyed in “one swipe”. Photograph: Collins Courts

Jury to consider whether RTÉ has a defence of fair and reasonable publication

Sinn Féin political manager Nicky Kehoe told a defamation trial against RTÉ he had been building up his reputation again. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge was told jury was unable to reach majority verdict in case against RTÉ

President Michael D Higgins with Attorney General Séamus Woulfe last year. Mr Woulfe was addressing a graduation ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Small number of solicitors lowered standards during recession, says Séamus Woulfe

It’s likely that, whatever happens, people who borrowed money will still be expected to repay it

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