Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Dónall Ó Cualáin filled the role of acting commissioner this summer when Nóirín O’Sullivan was on a six-week holiday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Galway native Dónall Ó Cualáin becomes acting Garda Commissioner at midnight on Sunday. From Carna, he speaks fluent Irish and has served as sergean(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Will he rescind Máire Whelan’s appointment  and reopen the process? Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Enda Kenny paid Leo Varadkar the compliment of nominating him to be his successor as taoiseach on Wednesday, but he has also left him with the first p(...)

Former attorney general Máire Whelan’s evidence supported Enda Kenny’s account of Martin Callinan’s departure from the position of Garda commissioner. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The commission of investigation headed by judge Nial Fennelly heard evidence from former attorney general Máire Whelan on the circumstances surroundin(...)

 Ian Bailey (60) of The Prairie, Liscaha, Schull, west Cork,  is wanted by the French authorities  for the alleged voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph: Collins Courts

The High Court is expected to deliver judgment next month on a second request for Ian Bailey’s extradition to France in relation to the death of Sophi(...)

Ian Bailey denies any involvement in the death of Ms du Plantier, who was found dead outside her holiday home in Schull in December 1996. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for the Minister for Justice have said they are not trying to “usurp” the courts by asking the High Court to refer an Irish Supreme Court deci(...)

FF justice spokesman Jim O Callaghan said he would be seeking answers in Dáil about Taoiseach’s behaviour and that of  AG. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil will seek to put pressure on the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and the Attorney General (AG) Máire Whelan this week over the Fennelly report. Th(...)

Fennelly report catalogues an astonishing procession of errors, ignorance and poor management in the force.

Back in March 2014, when the news first exploded that gardaí had been secretly recording telephone calls at Garda stations for decades, including pote(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found dead outside her holiday home in Schull in December 1996.

Some gardaí involved in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation in West Cork were willing to engage in improper conduct, but there is no ev(...)

  Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan received reports   that recording  was taking place on non-999 calls. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There were extraordinary levels of “almost complete ignorance” at the highest levels of the Garda about the taping of telephone calls at stations for(...)

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