Mary Lou McDonald, deputy leader of Sinn Féin: questioned Nóirín O’Sullivan on whether she had the clout to be Garda Commissioner and accused her of “verbal pilates”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Key witnesses in murder trials have had an easier time in the witness box than Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan enjoyed before the Public Accounts(...)

Former Garda commissioner Fachtna Murphy. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Senior Garda management was instructed to inform the internal audit unit of financial irregularities at Templemore Garda college in 2008 but did not d(...)

Armed Garda checkpoint on Friday: GRA members turned up for work, but it is far from clear if they will vote to accept the latest deal. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

There was much puffing and panting and edgy pacing up and down the corridors. It was coming up to 9pm on Thursday and Garda ‘top brass’ had decamped t(...)

Former Garda Commissioner Larry Wren’s coffin with the Tricolour, his commissioner’s hat, his portrait and spray of flowers, at his funeral at St Brigid’s Church in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Former Garda commissioner Larry Wren was remembered at his funeral yesterday as a person of love and charity. He was and a man of integrity who lived(...)