Taoiseach Enda Kenny  told the Dáil of the latest scandal to hit the justice system involving inadvertent taping of telephone calls between prisoners and their solicitors.

Fears that recordings of phone calls to and from Garda stations might be destroyed prompted the dramatic establishment of a commission of inqui(...)

 Thomas McMahon arriving at the Special Criminal Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Two Limerick men have pleaded guilty to IRA membership in advance of their Special Criminal Court trial, which had been adjourned in what was t(...)

 Patricia Ferguson, with  a 1950 complaint letter which criticised Brendan Behan as he was a painter with the Irish Lights, though she found the writer to be ‘a pleasant sort of fellow’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Brendan Behan’s language was “filthy” and he was “not amenable to any law or order”, according to a letter fro(...)

A fiel photograph of Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte (right) and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said there is no basis at this stage for “alarmist” suggestions that high profile criminal convict(...)

Declan Smith had been in Beaumont Hospital in a coma for the past week and died early yesterday. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill.

Gardaí have begun a murder investigation following the death of a well-known paramilitary figure who has died a week after being shot while dropp(...)

A man has been arrested by the PSNI following the discovery of a mortar bomb and a command wire in west Belfast late last night.

A man has been arrested by the PSNI following the discovery of a mortar bomb and a command wire in west Belfast late last night. The arre(...)

Mr Justice Peter Smithwick at the Tribunal of inquiry into collusion by employees of the State & Gardai in fatal killings of RUC Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Supt Robert Buchanan in 1989. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Commission of Investigation into the Garda bugging affair must investigate if there were any “smoking gun” evidence that would confirm that(...)

Gardai at the scene of the shooting outside a creche on Holywell Avenmue, Donaghmede, Dublin, last week. Photograph: Collins

Gardai have begun a murder investigation following the death of a well known paramilitary figure who has succumbed to his injuries a week after(...)

Any suggestion that members of An Garda Síochána may have acted illegally in securing convictions in our courts is a matter of grave national c(...)

Lady Justice Hallett who has been appointed by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers to conduct the independent review of the Government’s so-called ’on-the-runs’ scheme. Photograph: Judicial Office/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Office’s letters to over 200 people advising them whether they were wanted for questioning about IRA offences will be subj(...)

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