Betty Purcell: was not reappointed to IHREC and has complained  to the Public Appointments Service (PAS) about the interview process. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is delaying the announcement of seven new human rights commissioners pending a legal submission challenging the (...)

The Cost of Insurance Working Group found the cost of insurance rose 57 per cent between January 2011 and July 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

There is “substantial merit” in capping damages arising out of personal injury claims, a review of the cost of insurance for businesses has concluded.(...)

Martin Clancy (45): found dead in his flat at Little O’Curry Street in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Gardaí investigating the murder of Martin Clancy in Limerick have requested the services of an expert forensic scientist in the hope of finding DNA be(...)

No one wanted to see mug shots of the political hopefuls competing for space on the street lights and telephone poles with the Christmas decorations

The Irish love a good political row, and better still a general election. And the machinery and personnel needed to launch the parties into a politica(...)

Department of Justice headquarters on St Stephen’s Green: the department should have made the exhibition about the assassination of the State’s first minister for justice, Kevin O’Higgins, public. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I rang the Department of Justice last week, not as a commentator or outraged citizen, but as a curious historian. After reading the account by Stephen(...)

Frances Fitzgerald was minister for justice until June 2017. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has moved to defend the Government and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald as a new controversy surrounding the Gar(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly has tabled a series of Dáil questions about the tribunal investigating allegations of a smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe (pictured in 2014). Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has accused Labour TD Alan Kelly of undermining the work of the tribunal investigating allegations of a smear ca(...)

In almost every regard the Irish system fails to meet standards articulated in a number of recent judgments by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Photograph: iStock

It’s not every day that a Minister for Justice issues a report describing their department as operating a universal, indiscriminate and illegal system(...)

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings  stressed the need to  pay increased attention to prevention and protection measures addressing the particular vulnerability of children to trafficking. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Ireland’s practice of housing victims of human trafficking in accommodation centres for asylum seekers has been sharply criticised by a report on Irel(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “I felt at the time that we did not have sufficient information.” Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill

Name: Nóirín O’Sullivan Role: Garda Commissioner “As accounting officer, I take my statutory responsibility for how An Garda Síochána spends taxpaye(...)

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