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David Taylor officially ceased being a garda at midnight last night after his request to retire was signed off on by Commissioner Drew Harris.

Garda management have accepted the retirement request of the former head of the Garda press office, David Taylor, after he was found by the Disclosure(...)

A file image showing John Barrett appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Commitee.

Security and Crime Editor One of the most senior civilian staff members in the Garda, John Barrett, has been suspended from duty. Mr Barrett, who is(...)

John Barrett:  featured  in the Disclosures Tribunal report which found much of his evidence “had an imaginative element”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has asked Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to immediately suspend one of the highest-ranked civilians in the Garda(...)

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: says he has ‘faithfully reported to the tribunal’ what he was told by the civilian head of human resources at Garda Headquarters. Photograph: Collins

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is standing by his evidence to the Charleton tribunal in relation to a claim that former Garda commissioner Nói(...)

The current sitting of the tribunal is examining whether a false sex abuse allegation or any other unjustified ground were used at the confidential hearings of the 2015 O’Higgins Commission by the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, to discredit Sgt Maurice McCabe.  Photograph: Collins

The chairman of the Charleton Tribunal, Mr Justice Peter Charleton, has queried whether there was “any basis” for the Oireachtas asking him to investi(...)

Cyril Dunne, a civilian who held a post equivalent to deputy Garda commissioner, says Nóirín O’Sullivan was “generally very concerned with a duty of care to everyone, including Sgt McCabe”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A retired civil servant has denied telling a former colleague the Garda legal team was “going after” whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins(...)

 Sgt Maurice McCabe seen outside  the Charleton  Tribunal. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sgt Maurice McCabe felt it was “open season” on him once former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan had described his whistleblowing actions as “disgus(...)

Former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald and former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan disclosed confidential legal advice she had received to the then minister for justice and suggested she pu(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

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