The unpublished “value for money” review of the Irish Prison Service dog unit, by GBS International, cost over €14,400. File photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Justice spent nearly €1 million on consultancy reports in recent years, including a “value for money” review of the prison service’s(...)

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at a press briefing. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Garda has paid a PR firm more than €120,000 to provide media training to its top brass over the past two years. New figures provided by Tánaiste (...)