Special Rapporteur on Child Protection   Geoffrey Shannon who submitted a report to the Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Claims of historic child abuse should be examined by specialist forensic investigators independent of Tusla, the child and family agency, the Special (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said he believes certain aspects of the Charleton report were drafted specifically for his attention. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said he believes certain aspects of the Charleton report were drafted specifically for his attention. Speaking to (...)

 Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe: “a good citizen and police officer”. Photograph:  Séamus Kiernan/Westmeath Topic

The Disclosures Tribunal has delivered a devastating finding against former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, who it found conducted a “campaign of (...)

Mr Justice Charleton accepted evidence by HSE staff member Laura Brophy about how she made the mistake and called it an ‘horrendous coincidence’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

If Tusla had owned up to mistakenly accusing garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe of rape, there would likely have been no need for the Disclosures (...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe, after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal pictured with his wife Lorraine in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Charleton Tribunal report published today is damning for former Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, but a vindication for his successor, Nóirín O(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton, at the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan described whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe as a child sex abuser, the Disclosures Tribunal has found. And M(...)

Retired judge, Mr Justice Sean Ryan, chairperson , at the launch of TCommission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report, in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

Peter Charleton, the judge presiding over the Disclosures Tribunal, is to leave the post and return to the Supreme Court on conclusion of the current (...)

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

Colm Smyth  SC at the Charleton tribunal: “I have suffered personally.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The lead barrister in the team that represented Nóirín O’Sullivan at the O’Higgins commission grew heated on a few occasions when giving evidence at t(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the disclosures tribunal in Dublin Castle on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What a wonderful institution – An Garda Síochána. It sounds like a wonderful place in which to work. The evidence of the former commissioner to the C(...)

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