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 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Mary Lou McDonald, deputy leader of Sinn Féin: questioned Nóirín O’Sullivan on whether she had the clout to be Garda Commissioner and accused her of “verbal pilates”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Key witnesses in murder trials have had an easier time in the witness box than Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan enjoyed before the Public Accounts(...)

The Garda is open to accusations that, particularly at senior level, some within still believe they enjoy an immunity unique in Irish life. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Forty years ago, on St Valentine’s Day 1977, this newspaper broke the story of a “heavy gang” within the Garda whose role was to “assist” suspects in (...)

Armed Garda checkpoint on Friday: GRA members turned up for work, but it is far from clear if they will vote to accept the latest deal. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

There was much puffing and panting and edgy pacing up and down the corridors. It was coming up to 9pm on Thursday and Garda ‘top brass’ had decamped t(...)

Former Garda Commissioner Larry Wren’s coffin with the Tricolour, his commissioner’s hat, his portrait and spray of flowers, at his funeral at St Brigid’s Church in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Former Garda commissioner Larry Wren was remembered at his funeral yesterday as a person of love and charity. He was and a man of integrity who lived(...)

A 1998 photograph of the coffin bearing the remains of Ronan Mac Lochlainn leaving the funeral home in Finglas village. Picture: Matt Kavanagh.

A detective who shot dead a member of Real IRA during a foiled cash-in-transit raid in Wicklow was “in fear of my life”, the MacLochlainn commission h(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

A uniformed member and a retired judge were both photographed with an enlarged voter registration form outside Pearse Street Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice  Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

Marie Farrell said during Ian Bailey’s action against the State that she must have been “getting confused with fact and fiction” during interview with Gsoc in 2012. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) will not reinterview a key witness in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder inquiry despite her retract(...)

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