Frances Fitzgerald: The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice said it will not be the function of the Garda whistleblower tribunal to apportion criminal liability. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any alleged wrongdoing by gardaí will be addressed fully and fairly by the whistleblower tribunal, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said. She told the(...)

The subject of the inquiry is understood to be allegations there was an orchestrated campaign, directed by senior officers, to discredit whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe, above, involving an alleged whispering campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is likely to make a decision before Christmas on whether to proceed with a formal inquiry into allegations of misconduct made by two g(...)

From L-R: Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Taoiseach Enda Kenny,  Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.  ‘The scope of the inquiry needs to be widened to include all whistleblowers who have brought matters of ill-treatment to the attention of the Minister,’ solicitor Trevor has said.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has defended herself against criticisms that she or her Department have not responded seriously o(...)