Dermot Ahern

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Sgt Maurice McCabe: Alan Shatter did not apologise over remarks he made that Sgt McCabe had failed to co-operate with the investigation

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said there was “fault on both sides” between Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and the Garda team invest(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has atttacked Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin for what he said was the lack of regard shown to Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter delivered a bravura performance in the Dáil yesterday in response to the deluge of political accusations that(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter addressing the Dáil this morning on the handling on the Garda whistleblowers issue.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil this morning ran to over 5,700 words but - no surprises here - the word ‘sorry’ was n(...)

Former minister for justice Dermot Ahern: Says he was not briefed on McCabe claims. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former minister for justice Dermot Ahern has said he was never briefed during his time in office on any of the allegati(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe first raised his concerns about alleged Garda corruption years earlier than has been reported and debated until now. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

The revelations in The Irish Times today that Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe first rais(...)

The number of community service orders (CSOs) issued to convicted people instead of imprisonment has fallen i(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. “The 2005 Act was fundamentally flawed in that it puts the commissioner beyond the remit of GSOC.” Photograph: David Sleator

The steps taken by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter in the Garda whistleblower controversy must be welcomed, for all that they have been timid and sl(...)

Colm Keaveney announces he is joining Fianna Fáil on the plinth at the Dáil last week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has claimed Galway East TD Colm Keaveney would “join the Hizbullah” if he thought it would advance his(...)

The president of the High Court  Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, who, with Mr Justice Raymond Groarke,  investigated the claims “as a matter of urgency” yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The statement from the presidents of the High Court and Circuit Court – issued just eight hours after an inquiry was announced – answers some of the q(...)

Chairman of the convention Tom Arnold said the issue of blasphemy would be discussed today
 at a meeting in Malahide, Co Dublin. 
Tomorrow, it 
the convention 
would begin discussing the 500 submissions which would be categorised under “four or five manageable headings by our academic and legal experts”.

The Constitutional ban on blasphemy will be discussed at the Constitutional Convention this weekend.The convention will also begin discussing more th(...)

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