A handgun recovered by gardaí in Co Kildare. Photograph: Garda Press Office

A man has been arrested after being found carrying a concealed weapon in Co Kildare. The man in his 20s was stopped by gardaí in Brownstown on Tuesd(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. The judicial council, once established, will set up a judicial conduct committee which will comprise eight judges and five lay people.

Legislation to create a judicial council has finally passed through the Dáil, following 20 years of tribulations, writes Colm Keena. So what is the j(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said  formal guidelines on sentencing would enhance confidence in the criminal judicial system. Photograph: Tom Honan

Twenty years after it was first proposed, landmark legislation to deal with judicial misconduct and sentencing guidelines was passed in the Dáil after(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall, who championed the parental leave legislation in the Dáil, said it was a great relief to see it pass. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas has passed a private member’s Bill to increase the entitlement to unpaid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks in a rare all-party agreeme(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: weapons licences were granted to  protect “certain persons such as visiting dignitaries and others, when travelling to this State”. Photograph: James Forde

The Government granted permission to over 260 foreign security personnel to carry guns within the State in the last two years. The issue of foreign s(...)

09/04/19 Mansoor Uddin (41), of Castleway, Adamstown, Lucan, leaving court yesterday (TUES) after the case. PIC: Colins Courts

A taxi driver convicted of sexually assaulting three female passengers had his licence immediately revoked after admitting the crimes, gardaí have cla(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: security has been significantly stepped up for Mr Harris due to his previous role in the PSNI and the suspected threat from dissident paramilitary groups. Photograph: Alan Betson

A PSNI vehicle carrying Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was damaged during a security alert at Garda headquarters in Dublin’s Phoenix Park last month. (...)

‘If judges are taken off the pitch, it could have problems for the practical administration of justice.’ Photograph: Nicolas Nadjar

Judges facing claims of misconduct will have hearings of complaints made against them held in public, under changes being introduced by the Government(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian  McGrath told an Oireachtas committee he too was ‘very upset’ about  the situation regarding finances for the Irish Deaf Society. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath has said funding difficulties that have arisen at the Irish Deaf Society are “unacceptable (...)

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