Mr. Justice Peter Charleton was the presiding judge in the Disclosures tribunal, which examined the handling of the issues raised by garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fundamental questions about the conduct of judicial tribunals have been raised by Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Peter Charleton. The political and le(...)

The court heard that according to agreed facts for the appeal, Oliver  O’Sullivan (25) became infected with MRSA on September 20th 2005 during an operation at   Bon Secours Hospital in Cork.

A hospital has lost, by a four to one majority, a Supreme Court appeal aimed at preventing a man suing it for damages over allegedly contracting a se(...)

Michael O’Higgins SC, for now retired garda press officer, Supt Dave Taylor, said despite adverse findings against his client, he should get 90 per cent of his costs because he had co-operated. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Disclosures Tribunal will give its decision later on whether various witnesses should or should not get their legal costs. Tribunal chairman, Mr (...)

Garda whistleblower Nick Keogh made a number of allegations in a protected disclosure in 2014 including claiming that gardaí were inflating crime statistics by inducing people to buy drugs from dealers and then selling them to undercover officers, who seized the contraband and reported a detected crime. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Complaints by garda whistleblowers that gardaí were inducing people to engage in dealing in drugs, as well as other allegations of malpractice, will n(...)

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte: “The shortage of social workers leaves the agency vulnerable to criticism where non-compliance with best practice is sometimes established.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There are legacy issues and cultural changes that must be confronted within Tusla, according to its new chairman Pat Rabbitte. The former Labour Par(...)

The Charleton report described Maurice McCabe as a genuine person who had the interests of the people of Ireland in his mind at all times. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State wants to mediate several damages actions brought against it by retired Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe, the High Court has heard. The court h(...)

The State  said while liability  had been ‘conceded in full’ it was  hoped  the quantum of damages could be mediated.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The State has admitted liability in two of a number of claims brought against it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, the High Court has heard. Mr(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is seeking to reverse a decision to fund the legal defence of his predecessor Martin Callinan. Dónall Ó Cualáin, who h(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said he “will not be found wanting” in acting on the findings of the Disclosures Tribunal. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said he “will not be found wanting” in acting on the findings of the Disclosures Tribunal. Mr Harris also vowed to(...)

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(...)

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