Independent Senator Michael McDowell raised a number of issues of concern in relation to gambling, including amusement arcades. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell has alleged that Revenue is “collaborating in a criminal activity” by providing the licences for games ma(...)

Even the Taoiseach’s detractors would feel sorry for him, with Martin appearing at the White House only as an image on a television screen. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Napoleon famously exhorted, “Give me lucky generals.” With his stint as taoiseach well into its second half, one has to wonder has Micheál Martin com(...)

The proposed new gambling regulator should oversee the National Lottery along with betting businesses, politicians have been told. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Republic’s new gambling regulator should oversee the National Lottery along with betting businesses, politicians heard on Tuesday. Graham Ross, I(...)

People on O’Connell Street in Dublin protest against the Russian war in Ukraine. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Just a short time ago the business of Government was dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic with weekly updates and decision-making at Cabinet. Today’s m(...)

 Gsoc chairwoman, High Court judge Mary Ellen Ring,  welcomes the proposed extension of powers and the streamlining of investigative rules. Photograph: Corporate Photographers Dublin

The Garda Ombudsman has rejected Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s charges that new oversight powers over the force, including the right to investigate(...)

Garda Comissioner Drew Harris was ushered in as an outsider to change a Garda culture in need of reform. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) has become the latest group in Irish policing to criticise Government plans to reform the Gar(...)

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) is set to use its annual delegate conference to tell Minister for Justice Helen McEntee its members are completely opposed to reform proposals. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Garda sergeants and inspectors are set to attack proposed reforms for the Garda and its oversight agencies, claiming the Government’s plans will damag(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin during the UN Climate Change Conference. Photograph: Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty

Away from the lofty rhetoric and pledges by world leaders to save the world in Glasgow, a group of senior ministers will meet in Dublin today to final(...)

Drew Harris said, in respect of the proposed Bill, that the ‘Garda Commissioner as employer may not be made immediately aware of investigations related to serious matters’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, head of the Policing Authority Bob Collins, head of the Garda Inspectorate Mark Toland and the Irish Council for Civil(...)

The Association of Garda Superintendents said a reform process currenlty under way was about to give more power to oversight agencies to investigate Garda members than the force has to investigate criminals. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The Government is facing mounting opposition to its efforts to reform the Garda, with superintendents now having joined Commissioner Drew Harris in sp(...)

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