Jan O’Sullivan.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The discovery of illegal Garda taping of telephone conversations at Garda stations was quite properly a matter of utmost concern to the previous gover(...)

Fennelly report catalogues an astonishing procession of errors, ignorance and poor management in the force.

Back in March 2014, when the news first exploded that gardaí had been secretly recording telephone calls at Garda stations for decades, including pote(...)

Further evidence of the need for a radical restructuring of the Garda Síochána, involving administrative and cultural change, has been provided by for(...)

The unlawful recording of non-999 calls by the Garda may have ceased, but there remains concern there is no statutory basis even for the continued recording of emergency calls. File photograph: Getty Images

The unlawful recording of non-999 calls by the Garda may have ceased shortly after the practice came to light, but there remains concern there is no s(...)

Retired Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Nial Fennelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 500 firms of solicitors are co-operating with the Fennelly Commission’s investigation into the covert recording of non-emergency calls in Ga(...)

Mr Justice Brian Cregan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Cabinet will today consider the interim report by Mr Justice Brian Cregan on the planned inquiry into the sale of assets by the Irish Bank Resolu(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Confidence? No confidence? Actually, it was a motion of no consequence. And everyone in Leinster House knew it. Photograph: Eric Luke

A day lost discussing a spelling error. It took an English teacher to recognise it. The Dáil returned from its lengthy summer break to debate a motion(...)

 Tánaiste Joan Burton: “It is also clear from the report that Mr Callinan dealt with the circumstances of the retirement in an extremely dignified fashion.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton expressed confidence in the two central political figures in the Callinan resignation controversy. “I have full(...)

‘From reading of the report it becomes quickly apparent that Martin Callinan’s resignation should never have been dealt with by a behind-closed-doors Commission of Investigation at all. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In technical terms, the vibes were not good. A small group of the most senior figures in Irish public life gathers in Government Buildings to discuss (...)

Retired: the former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

What is the commission, and what was it investigating? In March 2014 the Government established an inquiry into the taping of phone calls at Garda sta(...)

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