Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is the latest - and most senior - minister to call on Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan to withdraw his remarks in whic(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has declined to say if former Garda confidential recipient Oliver Connolly should appear before the(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said this morning that the Minister for Justice would brief  Cabinet tomorrow on the ongoing Garda controversy.  Niall Carson/PA

“If there is to be a decision, then make it and make it quickly,” said one Labour backbencher this morning on whether there should be an indepe(...)

Sinn Féin TD and chair of the Public Service Oversight Committee   Pádraig Mac Lochlainn  who has been criticised for calling for an independent inquiry into the ‘bugging row’.

The chairman of the Public Service Oversight Committee has been drawn into a row over conflict of interest on the Garda ombudsman ‘bugging’ con(...)

Kieran Fitzgerald, Carmel Foley and Simon O’Brien of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission  arrive for a meeting with the Public Service Oversight Committee at Leinster House  earlier this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) said last night it is seeking legal advice on an internal inquiry into who leaked details of a s(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: last night rejected out of hand allegations from the Opposition that he had misled the Dáil on the surveillance controversy.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has written to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) seeking clarification on what he said were contradi(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter addressing the Dáil on Tuesday evening.

The Government has expressed its confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and its chairman Simon O’Brien, despite concerns (...)

There is no definitive evidence of unauthorised surveillance of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission , Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the Dáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, TD on allegations of surveillance of offices of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Comm(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission chairman Simon O’Brien arriving for a meeting with the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter  at the Department of Justice this afternoon. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Martin Callinan has expressed “grave concern” that a statement by the Garda ombudsman implied that An Garda Síochana was “in some way suspected of c(...)

Simon O’Brien, centre, chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, at yesterday’s publication of it’s seventh annual report, with commission members Kieran Fitzgerald and Carmel Foley. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Garda watchdog has described as “unacceptable” the force’s refusal to pass on information to aid its investigations, and has complained abo(...)

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