John Ferris

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Irish Daily Star journalist Michael O’Toole at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins.

Crime journalist Michael O’Toole has said he was not negatively briefed about Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and was “vexed” at the idea that (...)

Supt David Taylor  speaking to the media at the scene of a multiple shooting in which four people were injured, at Hanlon’s Corner, in north Dublin city in 2013. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former garda press officer Supt David Taylor was not complimentary about whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe or journalists who wrote about him, the Char(...)

Supt John Ferris, head of the Garda Corporate Communications Office, said he was never told about any instructions to conduct a smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe (pictured). Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The former deputy head of the Garda Press Office has said he never heard of there being a smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe or of any such cam(...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

The new fixed charge notices will see cyclists fined €40 for seven offences. File photograph: Dave Meehan

On-the-spot fines for cyclists violating traffic regulations came into force on Friday. The new fixed charge notices will see cyclists fined €40 for(...)

Gardaí have issued a child rescue alert in their search for Sait Canbullu (15) who was abducted in Wexford town earlier today.

Missing teenager Sait Canbullu (15), has been found safe and well in Ballymote, Co Sligo this afternoon. Gardaí had earlier stood down the child resc(...)

Waves crashing over the bandstand in Dun Laoghaire earlier this week. High tides and strong winds continued to batter Irish coasts today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has lifted its weather warning for inland counties but said that a yellow warning remains in place on Irish coastal waters. Despite foreca(...)

Against the odds: Michael Dennehy attempts to keep the water out of his Ballylongford, Co Kerry, home. Atlantic storm Ruth will move across Ireland today bringing gusts of up to 110km/h. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fears are mounting Ireland’s major rivers will burst their banks this weekend ahead of a succession of storms building up from the Atlantic to hit nex(...)