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 Anglo Irish Bank signage: In his decision on Tuesday to tell the jury to acquit Seán FitzPatrick on all charges, the shredding of documents was among the reasons cited by Judge John Aylmer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Kevin O’Connell got a bad feeling when he noticed the pile of documents in the blue plastic tray on the floor behind him, under the window in his offi(...)

Kevin O’Connell was the lead investigator into allegations Seán FitzPatrick had misled the auditors of Anglo Irish Bank, Ernst & Young (EY), over a period of six years. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda decided not to launch a criminal investigation even though a solicitor with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) had (...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring: expressed scepticism as to whether another report would precipitate action, in light of the work of the Garda Inspectorate.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The head of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has queried the need for a commission to examine the future of policing. Over the weekend (...)

Can they all be wrong? Maurice Hayes, Denis Bradley, Nuala O’Loan and Mary Ellen Ring – prominent people with close links to police reform, the first (...)

Witness Kieran Kelly, an audit partner with EY, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where he continued his evidence in the trial of former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Seán Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Collins

An auditor for Anglo Irish Bank has denied that he engaged in “performance theatre” while speaking to investigators who were examining alleged offend(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said the Government would consider proposals to give stronger powers to Gsoc. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Proposals to give stronger powers to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, including the ability to take the Garda to court to force it to surrende(...)

 Chair of Gsoc Judge Mary Ellen Ring and Gsoc member Carmel Foley before appearing before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) wants the Government to give it powers to obtain court orders forcing the Garda to surrender necessary (...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring, who is also the chairwoman of Gsoc, has said Garda co-operation has been poor while the force’s cultural shift towards greater transparency has been slow.  Photograph: Courts Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has said the legislation which provides for its existence places too much focus on retribution and not(...)

Ivor Callely  had pleaded guilty at Dublin  to four counts of using invoices believing them to be false instruments at Leinster House, Kildare Street. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

An ex-Fianna Fail politician and Minster of State who admitted fraudulently claiming €4,207.45 in expenses from the Oireachtas on forged mobile phone(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said the review would be completed within three months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A review into the accessing of journalists’ telephone and internet records was not extended to the public because it would have taken too long, Minist(...)

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