New Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said he regarded himself as Irish. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris believes some of the criticism about him joining the Garda from the PSNI has been personal and he questioned how much o(...)

The recently published Smithwick Report concluded that, on the balance of probabilities, collusion occurred between gardaí and the Provisional IRA in the killing of RUC officers Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Collusion would be shown to be a factor in many more murders committed during The Troubles if the same standards of investigation used in the Smithwic(...)

 Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has disputed the Smithwick Tribunal’s assertion that a culture of prizing loyalty over honesty prevails in the forc(...)