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Former garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: ‘It was vicious, and incredibly upsetting’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

On February 8th, 2017, the then-leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin, made a comment that would have left him open to being sued for defamation (...)

Former Garda commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. ‘It is dehumanising to be at the centre of this vortex.’  Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Garda whistleblower controversy had a “devastating” effect on Nóirín O’Sullivan and her family, the former Garda commissioner has said in her firs(...)

Alan Black survived the shooting even though he was shot 18 times in the Provisional IRA attack at Kingsmill in south Armagh. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Alan Black, the sole survivor of the 1976 Kingsmill Massacre, is among more than 80 people from Northern Ireland who received awards in Queen Elizabet(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster speaks to the media last month. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The DUP and Sinn Féin have condemned sectarian and offensive slogans seen on an anti-internment bonfire in Newry on Thursday night. Images of the bo(...)

The appointment of Commissioner Drew Harris in September last year has been associated with an increased focus on discipline within the force. File photograph: Frank Miller

The number of gardaí suspended on suspicion of serious misconduct has almost tripled since 2016, according to figures from the Garda. Twenty-one memb(...)

Giselle Marimon-Herrera and her teenage daughter Allison were killed at Glin Ree Court in Newry on Thursday.

Police investigating the deaths of a mother and daughter whose bodies were discovered in Newry on Thursday believe both were strangled. The PSNI on F(...)

The Charleton report described Maurice McCabe as a genuine person who had the interests of the people of Ireland in his mind at all times. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State wants to mediate several damages actions brought against it by retired Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe, the High Court has heard. The court h(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she appreciated ‘the clear information provided which demonstrates the work being done to guide Tusla in implementing Hiqa’s recommendations’.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Tusla has not made sufficient progress on governance issues at a local and regional level, an expert group has found. A progress report was published(...)

The State  said while liability  had been ‘conceded in full’ it was  hoped  the quantum of damages could be mediated.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The State has admitted liability in two of a number of claims brought against it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, the High Court has heard. Mr(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, to whom the State has agreed to provide legal representation as part of its broader defence to the legal action taken by whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan will not be able to fight the upcoming legal action taken by whistleblower Maurice McCabe if the State decid(...)

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