Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found dead outside her holiday home in Schull in December 1996.

Some gardaí involved in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder investigation in West Cork were willing to engage in improper conduct, but there is no ev(...)

1. The Fennelly Commission: It was established in March 2014. The commission was set up to investigate the taping of phone calls at garda stations and(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy said the public had a right to know how much the commissions would cost before their establishment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Public Accounts Committee is to request the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform provide a detailed cost analysis before a commissio(...)

Retired Supreme Court judge Nial Fennelly is chairing the commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Fennelly Commission, set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan and the recor(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “There is no law which says you cannot say whether you attended the commission or not”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed there is no legal reason to prevent the Taoiseach saying whether he was recalled to give evidenc(...)

Frank Buttimer said while Ian Bailey believes the commission of inquiry should look closely at Garda handling of the case, it should also look at the role of other state agencies Collins

A lawyer acting for former journalist Ian Bailey has urged the government to extend the terms of inquiry set up into Garda phone recordings to (...)

Garda Reserve graduation ceremony at the Garda College, Templemore. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The

The terms of reference for the Commission of Inquiry into the Garda taping controversy will be agreed by the Cabinet in conjunction with the A(...)

Enda Kenny said Government plans for an  independent police authority would return pride to the Garda.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the current structure of An Garda Siochana as chaotic and said Government plans for independent police autho(...)