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The news was so bad that Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  felt compelled to apologise to the youth criminals, their victims and Irish society across the board. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the bowels of Dublin Castle as dusk set in yesterday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris looked more than a little shell shocked. Some 4¼ months into (...)

Michael Ring, minister for Rural and Community Development, who has appointed a new board to the WDC.    Photograph: Eric Luke

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has appointed a new board to the Western Development Commission (WDC). The purpose of(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan  at Dublin Castle during a meeting with the Policing Authority on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost half of all drink-driving prosecutions were struck out last year because court summonses could not be served on the suspect, the Garda Síochán(...)

Noel Brett, who was chief executive of the RSA in 2013 when reports surfaced of the improper cancellation of penalty points by some gardaí. Photograph: David Sleator

The former head of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said he was warned by gardaí that he needed to be “careful” in his dealings with whistleblowers(...)

Minister of State for Financial Services  Eoghan Murphy: the State has “a highly educated workforce and a business-friendly environment”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government’s existing International Financial Services strategy (IFS2020) provides a “clear roadmap to maximise” Ireland ability to attract financ(...)

Paul Linehan (Annie Moore’s Irish relative), genealogist Megan Smokenyak and Michael Schulman (Annie Moore’s American relative) with a photograph of Annie Moore arriving at Ellis Island on January 1st, 1892 with her brothers, Anthony and Philip. Photograph: Megan Smolenyak

An Irish descendant of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island, has spoken about meeting Moore’s American relatives for the fir(...)

 Moyagh Murdock, chief executive  of the Road Safety Authority: “What I see is a culture here that it is acceptable to drive while disqualified. That must change” Photograph: Sara Freund

It was as a senior engineer with Bus Éireann, a company traumatised by the Kentstown crash in 2005 in which five schoolgirls died, that Moyagh Murdoc(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A “strong cultural resistance” from some local authorities and lenders is causing the mortgage-to-rent scheme to “struggle”, the Department of the (...)

Work on the merger has been under way for some months with the new body led by IBF chief executive Noel Brett. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish Payments Services Organisation (IPSO) slipped into the red in what is set to be its final full year as a standalone body.IPSO recorded a de(...)

Crashed cars which were placed on the Dublin-Belfast road outside Dundalk some years ago, to draw the attention of motorists to road safety in the Louth and Meath area. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has defended having nearly €20 million in cash reserves at a time of national financial crisis, saying it needs the mo(...)

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