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Angela Kerins: was subjected to prolonged questioning about her salary,  pay and  conditions

The Supreme Court decision in the Angela Kerins case has brought into focus a fault line that has been evident in parliamentary inquiries since the Dá(...)

Mark Hennessy was shot dead by Gardaí in Cherrywood industrial estate during a search  for Jastine Valdez

Investigators from the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) have begun examining the circumstances surrounding the shooting dead of an abduction(...)

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Feb 8-17 7.30pm €13-€30 abbeytheatre.ie In Michael Keegan-Dolan’s award-winning production for Teac D(...)

Nicky Kelly after he was freed from prison in 1984. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Garda has been dogged by controversy and scandal over the last number of years in particular. However, controversy has not ever been far from the (...)

The Garda is open to accusations that, particularly at senior level, some within still believe they enjoy an immunity unique in Irish life. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Forty years ago, on St Valentine’s Day 1977, this newspaper broke the story of a “heavy gang” within the Garda whose role was to “assist” suspects in (...)

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sometimes constitutional law has an ironic effect and one that perhaps goes against the intuitions of lawyers. It prevents one arm of government from (...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald TD inspects the new Garda Armed Support Unit (ASU) for the Dublin region, at Garda HQ in Phoenix Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new command structure for armed Garda units is to be rolled out early next year, but Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has insisted it will not u(...)

Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

The State is liable in damages to Angela Kerins because the Dáil Public Accounts Committee subjected her to a “war” in breach of her constitutional r(...)

Mr Justice Robert Barr on his last day on the bench at the High Court in Dublin in June 2002. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Retired High Court judge Mr Justice Robert Barr, who headed the tribunal of inquiry into the fatal shooting of John Carthy in Abbeylara, Co Longford i(...)

Angela Kerins is seen arriving at the High Court on Wednesday for the continuation of her action. Photograph: Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee’s questioning of former Rehab Group chief executive Angela Kerins about payments of public monies to the organisati(...)

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