Baroness Nuala O’Loan after receiving an honorary life membership to the RDS. She said an outsider would not come with the “historic baggage of what had gone before”. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

An outsider might be best placed to replace Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda commissioner, Northern Ireland’s former police ombudsman has said. Baroness N(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, pictured here with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, will on Tuesday bring to Cabinet proposed draft terms of reference for the examination of the force. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called on Fianna Fáil to amend its Dáil motion to express no confidence in Garda management. Fianna Fáil had tabled (...)

Fianna Fáil is to seek a specific measure to examine the management of gardaí, and whether gardaí should be allowed to facilitate promotions from within.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is considering tabling a motion of no confidence in the management of An Garda Síochána next week. The Irish Times understands the harden(...)

Former Northern Ireland police ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan: claims that ‘hundreds and hundreds’ of deaths happened in the North as a result of security force collusion. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The British government must face up to its responsibilities in the face of “overwhelming evidence of collusion”, a Northern Ireland victims’ group and(...)

The scene after the bombing in Omagh in 1998 in which 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, died.

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers today has rejected calls for a public cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing that claimed the l(...)

RUC officers survey the aftermath of the  Omagh bombing. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Relatives of those killed in the Omagh bombing of 1998 have demanded a full public and cross-Border inquiry into the atrocity which claimed the lives (...)

The aftermath of the 1998 Omagh bombing. Photograph: Frank Miller

Amnesty International is joining with families of those killed in the Omagh bombing in pressing for an independent public inquiry into the Real IRA at(...)