New garda Audi Q7 cars were unsuitable to access Lidl, in Fortunestown, Dublin during recent snow as they were automatic and not four-wheel drive. File photograph: Collins

The Garda was very poorly prepared for the recent extreme weather events, with no clear policy or even advice to members on duty about how they should(...)

 Anglo Irish Bank signage: In his decision on Tuesday to tell the jury to acquit Seán FitzPatrick on all charges, the shredding of documents was among the reasons cited by Judge John Aylmer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Kevin O’Connell got a bad feeling when he noticed the pile of documents in the blue plastic tray on the floor behind him, under the window in his offi(...)