Taoiseach Leo Varadkar indicated that the Strategic Communications Unit may be disbanded, or at least see significant changes to its remit. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The Taoiseach was in combative form in the Dáil, fully prepared to meet the anticipated attacks from Opposition leaders on his embattled Strategic Com(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe seen outside the Charleton Tribunal. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is due to give evidence in the Charleton Tribunal on Monday and Tuesday in Dublin Castle. The tribunal is inv(...)

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

There are two ways in which to think about the Charleton Tribunal, which is examining whether there was a smear campaign against Garda whistleblower S(...)

 Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. The Muslim population is small but growing rapidly, from 49,000 to 63,000 between 2011 and 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In May 2008, the then minister of state for integration, Conor Lenihan, launched a document with the catchy title Migration Nation. It was, as he(...)

The four siblings from Castlebar, Co Mayo, were unsuccessful in complaints heard by the Workplace Relations Commission

Four siblings who claim their freedom of speech and religious expression was curbed at NUI Galway (NUIG) have urged the Joint Oireachtas Committee on (...)

The Oireachtas committee adopted the recommendations of a review initiated in 2016 after allegations claiming Garda wrongly intercepted records of three journalists. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Access to journalists’ phone or internet records by State agencies including for the purposes of identifying their sources, should only be allowed wit(...)

Cyril Dunne, a civilian who held a post equivalent to deputy Garda commissioner, says Nóirín O’Sullivan was “generally very concerned with a duty of care to everyone, including Sgt McCabe”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A retired civil servant has denied telling a former colleague the Garda legal team was “going after” whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins(...)

 Sgt Maurice McCabe seen outside  the Charleton  Tribunal. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sgt Maurice McCabe felt it was “open season” on him once former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan had described his whistleblowing actions as “disgus(...)

Former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald  at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One of the notable aspects of the evidence given to the Charleton tribunal on Wednesday by Frances Fitzgerald was the definitive way she spoke about h(...)

 Maurice McCabe and his wife Lorraine at the Charleton Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph:  Collins

News reports in 2016 based on leaks from the O’Higgins Commission appeared to be an attempt to “re-run” what had happened at the commission’s private (...)

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