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File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A garda, who told the High Court he feared he was going to die when a gun was pointed at his head, has been awarded €18,000 damages at a Garda compens(...)

Mark Hennessy was shot dead by Gardaí in Cherrywood industrial estate during a search  for Jastine Valdez

Investigators from the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) have begun examining the circumstances surrounding the shooting dead of an abduction(...)

 Angela Kerins arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of her Supreme Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Things are said in the Oireachtas that should not be said, or people would prefer were not said, but that is “the nature of parliamentary privilege” a(...)

Abbeylara, Co Longford. Photograph: Google Street View

An elderly woman has died following a house fire in Co Longford on Saturday evening. Gardaí from Granard are investigating the circumstances surround(...)

A view of the grow-house in Co Longford where €360,000 worth of cannabis plants was seized. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Two men have been charged after the discovery of an estimated €360,000 worth of cannabis at a house in Co Longford on Thursday. They have appeared at(...)

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell: a reputation for sharp reasoning and  elegant writing

The second most senior member of the current Supreme Court, after Chief Justice Susan Denham, Donal O’Donnell was regarded as the leading constitution(...)

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sometimes constitutional law has an ironic effect and one that perhaps goes against the intuitions of lawyers. It prevents one arm of government from (...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald TD inspects the new Garda Armed Support Unit (ASU) for the Dublin region, at Garda HQ in Phoenix Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new command structure for armed Garda units is to be rolled out early next year, but Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has insisted it will not u(...)

Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

The State is liable in damages to Angela Kerins because the Dáil Public Accounts Committee subjected her to a “war” in breach of her constitutional r(...)

Philip Lynch: ‘As a five-year-old, I wasn’t fussed about the primitive conditions. I was more interested in hunting down butterflies and netting the pinkeens that were darting about in the stream.’

As a young lad, I never shirked from shaking out silage. I kept at it despite the blisters. I valiantly tried to keep up as my father dug out the turf(...)

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