Attorney General  Maire Whelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said the Attorney General’s position is ‘untenable’ following the report of the Fennelly commission. Th(...)

  Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan received reports   that recording  was taking place on non-999 calls. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There were extraordinary levels of “almost complete ignorance” at the highest levels of the Garda about the taping of telephone calls at stations 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(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly: Has also reviewed issues concerning the departure of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has granted Mr Justice Nial Fennelly more time to complete his investigation into the recording of telephone calls in and out of Garda (...)

The judiciary contemplated  suing the government over cuts to judges’ pay during the financial crisis. File photograph: Getty Images

The judiciary contemplated taking “the nuclear option” and suing the government over cuts to judges’ pay during the financial crisis, it has emerged. (...)

French authorities issued a European arrest warrant with a view to having Ian Bailey extradited to France over in relation ot the killing of Sophie Tuscan du Plantier. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The move by the French authorities to issue a European arrest warrant with a view to having Ian Bailey extradited to France is a logical consequence o(...)

Alan Shatter: has called for the O’Higgins report to be published immediately. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The O’Higgins report is the latest into controversies in the justice and policing areas over recent years. A previous report, carried out by Seán Gue(...)

The Fennelly Commission was unable to find a note or record of any kind of a four hour meeting at which the Taoiseach instructed the then Secretary General of the Department of Justice to deliver a message to the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan(above)  in his home

The Oireachtas banking inquiry reviewed some 500,000 pages of documents from banks, government departments and State agencies.Yet not a single officia(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two commissions of inquiry will have cost the State €7.6 million by the end of 2016, the Department of Public Expenditure has said. Secret(...)

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(...)

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