Mick Wallace questioned the logic of running the Garda “like a commercial organisation”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Commission on the Future of Policing has denied its proposal for a corporate-style board of directors to oversee the Garda is “toothless” and woul(...)

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly: “Sorcha, please. I genuinely don’t think I can do this. I’ll find another job. I could give the Leinster Branch a ring”

It’s nice to know that, after however many years we’ve been married, me and Sorcha still have the capacity to surprise each other. “Sacked?” she goes(...)

“I think it is disrespectful, I think it is a laugh and I think it is wrong,” Labour TD Alan Kelly said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Top-ranking gardaí were branded “disrespectful” by politicians for failing to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Wednesday in a perceiv(...)

The European Commission found that Ireland’s Judicial Appointments Bill did not conform to the standards Ireland signed up to in 2010, which specified that at least half the members of any judicial appointments body should be judges chosen by their peers. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s decision to go ahead with the appointment of three new judges, despite the opposition of Shane Ross and his Independent Alliance, was(...)

When Josephine Feehily appears before the Oireachtas Committee the week after next she will be asked why her agency declined to meet Ms Galligan and Ms West despite repeated requests. Photograph: Alan Betson

The controversy over the treatment of two Garda civilian whistleblowers after they exposed problems with the classification of homicides is to continu(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross had threatened to block any judicial appointments until the Bill was progressed. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The European Commission has expressed concern about the new legislation on judicial appointments, saying it is not in line with European standards. T(...)

Deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, Lois West, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan, grew frustrated with the response from both the Garda and the Policing Authority when they tried to raise their concerns, they told the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

Garda civilian analysts who said they were belittled and had their credibility attacked in Garda Headquarters raised concerns last year about whether (...)

Lois West, deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan were “belittled and treated poorly” when they identified errors in how the Garda was recording homicides. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two Garda civilian workers have outlined “15 months of torment” during which they claim they were pressured to approve homicide data they knew was wro(...)

A ward of court is someone who, due to a variety of primarily medical reasons, is unable to manage his or her own affairs, and decisions are taken on their behalf by the Courts Service. File photograph: Getty Images

An independent review is required to examine the management of funds belonging to wards of court that lost significant amounts of money during the fin(...)

A general view of the  Four Courts. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may lack transparency. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may l(...)

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