Retired judge, Mr Justice Sean Ryan, chairperson , at the launch of TCommission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report, in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

Peter Charleton, the judge presiding over the Disclosures Tribunal, is to leave the post and return to the Supreme Court on conclusion of the current (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald  said: “Whatever anger people might feel, in this country we do not set up tribunals of inquiry simply to confirm what people already believe.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has warned that the rights of some people could be damaged by a tribunal of inquiry into the Garda controversy. The Cabin(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:  Has faced renewed calls to stand aside during  inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government will not ask Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to stand aside from her position, despite being the subject of a statutory inquiry. (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan insists she did not instruct anyone to disseminate allegations about Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government is to move to establish a commission of investigation into allegations that senior gardaí engaged in an orchestrated campaign to discre(...)

A man who was freed in 1998 under the Good Friday Agreement from a 20-year prison sentence for explosives and firearms offences was held by a judge on Friday to be a suitable person to hold a licence to drive a taxi

A man who was freed in 1998 under the Good Friday Agreement from a 20-year prison sentence for explosives and firearms offences was held by a judge on(...)