Tim Pat Coogan: my father abandoned thoughts of practising law and at 24 became the first deputy commissioner of An Garda. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In considering the purge of senior Garda officers revealed in the newly released State Papers, the historical background against which the crackdown t(...)

Gerry Adams asked Micheál Martin had he been reassured by Enda Kenny’s response. Photographs: The Irish Times

Micheál Martin left his satnav behind at the weekend. He stood up in the Dáil yesterday, still confused. “Where stands Lansdowne Road now, Taoisea(...)