Garda Commissioner Nóirín O Sullivan was interviewed by a four-person panel which included Kathleen O’Toole. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The high-ranking US police officer asked to lead the review of An Garda Síochána has said that her role on the interview panel that appointed Garda Co(...)

The Minister for Justice supports Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, but support has ebbed away from every other party

There is now a faint possibility that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will survive longer than beleaguered Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. There isn’t a w(...)

Gardaí recruits during the passing out parade at the Garda College in Templemore in April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Senior gardaí sought to cover-up financial irregularities at Templemore Garda College for decades, a senior civilian in the force has alleged. Docume(...)

David Walsh, founder and chief executive  of Netwatch:  “The downturn was a time of opportunity for us.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“The hardest thing about doing business in the US is getting on that first flight over there,” says David Walsh, co-founder and chief executive of the(...)

Chris Patten: his report said the RUC should not be disbanded but should be renamed. It proposed a new badge, and that the British union flag should no longer be flown over police buildings

If the Patten Commission was able to reform policing in a bitterly divided society in Northern Ireland – as it did – then there is no reason why simil(...)

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(...)

Jerry Kennelly, chief executive of “What is hard is finding the people who make the decisions  and getting them to believe  they should  back you”

Many people think entrepreneurship means having a great idea, collecting the grants and then swanning around the world meeting clients in swanky resta(...)

Kathleen O’Toole, former chief inspector of the Garda Siochána Inspectorate, will be attending tomorrow’s State of the Union address in Washington

The former head of the Garda Inspectorate will be a guest at US president Barack Obama’s annual state of the union address tomorrow night. Kathleen (...)

Police officers show their respect at the funeral of murdered Garda Anthony Golden on October 15th. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The “overwhelming majority” of Irish people and Garda members do not want an armed police force in the Republic, the former Garda Inspectorate head Ka(...)

Former chief inspector of the Garda Inspectorate Kathleen O’Toole was a member of the review group into the Department of Justice

The high-powered expert group which carried out the review of the Department of Justice was composed of individuals with wide-ranging experience acros(...)

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