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Former Garda commissioners and Martin Callinan (centre) and Noirin O’ Sullivan pictured in 2013. File photograph: Collins

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan consulted the Department of Justice before confirming that her legal team should attack the motivation of (...)

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe  on the first day of the Charleton tribunal at Dublin Castle in June 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson

“On August 5th, 2007, shortly after 3pm, three men entered Cafolla’s restaurant in Bailieborough, Co Cavan, and ordered food. One of the men emptied t(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. The current commissioner’s salary is €180,613. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is keen to begin recruiting for the vacant role. Photograph: Alan Betson

The next Garda commissioner would be entitled to a salary of €250,000 under a proposal expected to be agreed by the Government today. Minister for J(...)

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe Garda at the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Alan Betson

The only thanks you’ll get is abuse. It’s the warning that rings in the heads of troublesome people. It is a highly effective adage for those in power(...)

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Charleton tribunal is to resume public hearings on January 8th next, when it will hear evidence about the O’Higgins commission, which investigated(...)

A senior official in the Department of Justice described the atmosphere in the department this week as “feverish”, “white hot” and “very difficult”.

The latest convulsions caused by the ongoing McCabe affair may further damage the Department of Justice, according to former minister for justice Derm(...)

Outgoing secretary general of the Department of Justice Noel Waters: the sixth senior office holder to depart. Photograph: Eric Luke

The resignations and retirements so far: Alan Shatter: The former TD resigned as minister for justice in May 2014 after the publication of a report(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

Saga involving Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had its beginnings over a decade ago. An end is not yet in sight. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The saga involving Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had its beginnings over a decade ago. Two garda commissioners, two minister for justice an(...)

Noel Waters, the highest-ranking official in the justice department, will step down in February. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has to fill another senior vacancy in the justice sector after the secretary general of the Department of Justice announced his retirem(...)

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