Maurice Mccabe

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The appointment of Commissioner Drew Harris in September last year has been associated with an increased focus on discipline within the force. File photograph: Frank Miller

The number of gardaí suspended on suspicion of serious misconduct has almost tripled since 2016, according to figures from the Garda. Twenty-one memb(...)

Mr Shatter also expressed his disappointment with how he had been treated by then taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘I expected better from him’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said he still does not understand why Government commissioned barrister Seán Guerin went outside his term(...)

Michael O’Higgins SC, for now retired garda press officer, Supt Dave Taylor, said despite adverse findings against his client, he should get 90 per cent of his costs because he had co-operated. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Disclosures Tribunal will give its decision later on whether various witnesses should or should not get their legal costs. Tribunal chairman, Mr (...)

Former Garda Sgt Maurice McCabe and his family have settled  11 High Court cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Garda sergeant Maurice McCabe and his family have settled High Court proceedings they took against the State and the child and family agency, T(...)

Garda whistleblower Nick Keogh made a number of allegations in a protected disclosure in 2014 including claiming that gardaí were inflating crime statistics by inducing people to buy drugs from dealers and then selling them to undercover officers, who seized the contraband and reported a detected crime. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Complaints by garda whistleblowers that gardaí were inducing people to engage in dealing in drugs, as well as other allegations of malpractice, will n(...)

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte: “The shortage of social workers leaves the agency vulnerable to criticism where non-compliance with best practice is sometimes established.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There are legacy issues and cultural changes that must be confronted within Tusla, according to its new chairman Pat Rabbitte. The former Labour Par(...)

Tubridy’s triumph: ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ was once again the most-watched programme on Irish television last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times.

Irish adults watched television for an average of three hours and four minutes every day in 2018, a year in which RTÉ One’s The Late Late Toy Show onc(...)

Cormac Breatnach: “I felt cornered by the whole public display of what was happening, and I became quite taciturn, turned inwardly and expressed myself mainly through my music”

The events of the past have a way of embedding themselves in our DNA. Sometimes that laying down of memories serves us well, but traumatic experiences(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe, after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal, with  with his wife, Lorraine, at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has discontinued an inquiry into claims that two Garda members had conspired to damage the reputation o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ambiguously ruled out any possibility of inviting Sinn Féin to form a government with Fine Gael. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

We are in a time of big things in politics. Those of us who lived through the decade and a half of post-cold war stability and prosperity had our comp(...)

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