Journalist sought release of all communications between then-minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald and a named individual and company.

Files that the Department of Justice said did not exist following a freedom of information request have been uncovered following an investigation by t(...)

Children asleep on metal chairs in Tallaght Garda station on the night of August 8th after they and their mother were forced to sleep there due to lack of emergency accommodation. Photograph: PA Wire

We don’t like seeing images of children in distress. They reach into a primal part of our brain and trigger the release of oxytocin, the empathy hormo(...)

Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leo Varadkar’s offer to Micheál Martin of a deal to keep the current political arrangements in place until 2020 is a calculated political manoeuvre wh(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “We need to ensure that we have the strongest possible presence abroad.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of a “growing resort to protectionist measures” by some countries in private letters to Ministers explaining why he want(...)

Prof Walsh said the Policing Authority lacked a “democratic mandate in any meaningful sense” as its members were selected by the government from a shortlist provided by the Public Appointments Service

The Policing Authority, which was set up to depoliticise control of An Garda Síochána, is engineered so that the real power remains with government, a(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan needs to address the problems at his department as a matter of urgency. Photograph: Eric Luke

A high level report into the Department of Justice has come up with some truly shocking conclusions which demand immediate action by the Government. T(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll was appointed secretary-general at the Department of Justice nine months after the position became vacant.

The Department of Justice has been criticised for appointing a new secretary-general without following due process. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan  resigned last year after controversies in the gardaí.  Photograph: The Irish Times

  A high-level report into issues within the Department of Justice has found “it is as if the system has naturally evolved to ensure that the bu(...)

A supporter of Colombia reacts after the penalty shootout of the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16  match against England in Moscow. Sinn Féin TDs and Senators were supporting the South American side in the Dáil bar this week

The Oireachtas Members’ Bar was jammed on Tuesday night as TDs and Senators watched the World Cup clash between England and Colombia. Afterwards, Gove(...)

Leading members of the Fianna Fáil front bench sense that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wants an early election to capitalise on the jump in support his party has received since he became leader just over a year ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Only time will tell whether the tetchy exchanges between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in recent weeks represent the opening salvos of an autumn election (...)

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