A heavy machine gun recovered by  security forces from the Provisional IRA during the decommissioning process. File photograph: PA

“It was hugely significant, we all fell silent. One of the [(IRA)]men handed over a last gun, ceremoniously, to the general. Fr Alec whispered in my e(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The serving of a summons on Paul Murphy TD ordering him to a court hearing to face charges of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton has formally be(...)

 Tánaiste  Joan Burton: will not be called as witness in trials over anti-water protest where she was allegedly falsely imprisoned. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Director of Public Prosecutions has ruled out calling Tánaiste Joan Burton as a witness for the State in the trials of suspects facing charges (...)

Bill Carney was on remand awaiting trial in relation to 34 historical sexual assaults.

A former priest regarded as one of the most notorious cleric child sex abusers of his generation, William Carney, has died in prison. Fr Bill Carney, (...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan was “removed from his office”, according to the head of the Garda Representative Association PJ Stone. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Garda Representative Association (GRA), which represents rank and file Garda members, has said it believes the former Garda commissioner Martin Ca(...)

Martin Callinan with Alan Shatter: on March 25th, 2014, the garda commissioner retired with no notice for “family reasons”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Fine Gael-Labour Coalition has been forced to endure repeated policing crises since coming to office. A minister for justice has gone, a Garda com(...)

Martin Callinan: cannot be compelled to co-operate with Garda review. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has ordered a review of the interim report of the Fennelly commission and has insisted “appropriate action” will(...)

Former secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell left post after Callinan controversy.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gone from his former post as secretary general of the Department of Justice since July of last year, Brian Purcell was moved to the new position as he(...)

 Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan: report reveals significant communication breakdown involving O’Sullivan, as well as other key Garda personnel.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Important information circulating within An Garda Síochána about the extent of the covert system used by the Garda to illegally record calls to statio(...)

Saverio Bellante: his chances of securing release depend on the success of his treatment and the risk he poses to the community and to himself

The special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity was introduced with the enactment of the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006. The Act dealt with(...)

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