Larry Wren

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Majella Moynihan in 1998. ‘The Garda Representative Association had failed so comprehensively in its purpose to protect and defend her that she wasn’t even aware of its existence.’  Photograph: RTÉ

A thread insinuates itself throughout Majella Moynihan’s heart-stopping story: how societies choose their human sacrifices for some “higher” cause, ho(...)

Majella Moynihan in her early 20s. She told RTÉ: “I remember thinking ‘what are they doing?’, ‘Why am I being charged like a criminal?”

The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has joined the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in apologising to a former garda who faced dismissal in the 19(...)

Laurence Wren at home in Castleknock, Dublin, in 2005, during his retirement. The former  Garda commissioner had a steely ethic about right and wrong. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Even with the passage of more than three decades, the events that propelled Laurence Wren to the highest position in the Garda Síochána have lost non(...)

Originally from Co Limerick, Larry Wren led the Garda for almost five years, being appointed to the most senior post in the force in February 1983 and retiring in November 1987.

Former Garda commissioner Larry Wren has died aged 93. Originally from Co Limerick, Mr Wren led the Garda for almost five years, being appointed to t(...)