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The lack of specialist child interviewers in the Garda has  been criticised by the Policing Authority, the Garda Inspectorate and the Garda Ombudsman. Photograph: Getty Images

Six more specialist Garda units to handle sex crime are to be established before the end of this year, but rank-and-file members are worried budget sh(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with the new Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Tánaiste on Thursday to replace Frances Fitzgerald. Mr Varadkar also t(...)

Party leaders Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have agreed to resume talks over the weekend in an attempt to resolve the political impasse.

As efforts to resolve the political impasse continues a poll released on Saturday evening showed Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to be practically neck and (...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald speaking on justice issues in the Seanad tonight. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

Sinn Féin has given Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald one last opportunity to answer questions on the Garda whistleblower controversy or it has warned it wi(...)

Acting Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving for the Public Accounts Committee. January 23rd, 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

2014 January 23rd: Assistant Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan first comes to widespread attention as she is seen sitting, unmoved, beside then Ga(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will seek to introduce changes to Fine Gael’s rules at the party’s national conference in November.

Fine Gael is still basking from the glory of its new leader Leo Varadkar, but there is a growing sense that the Taoiseach is failing to capit(...)

Maurice McCabe at Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was the subject of “hostility and enmity” within the gardaí, the Charleton tribunal has heard. Sgt McCabe’s ba(...)

This year’s GRA conference is littered with motions on the inner workings of the organisation

Always a lively affair, the Garda Representative Association’s annual conference may put senior officers under pressure this time around. One of the (...)

Nicky Kelly after he was freed from prison in 1984. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Garda has been dogged by controversy and scandal over the last number of years in particular. However, controversy has not ever been far from the (...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter resigned in 2014 over a report by Sean Guerin SC. This year the Court of Appeal  found the report made “seriously damaging” conclusions that breached Mr Shatter’s constitutional rights. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A whole series of reviews and investigations into Garda affairs have been ordered by the current Government and its predecessor. They include: A rep(...)

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