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Drew Harris faces a daunting challenge when he takes up the role of Garda commissioner in September. Photograph: Colm O’Reilly

If ever there was a time to shake up An Garda Síochána by appointing an outsider to lead the force, this was it. As a signal to the 13,000 gardaí acro(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: was told by Noel Waters, then secretary general of the Department of Justice, she would be fully indemnified by the State in all legal actions. She was also told she would be paid €37,000 in arrears. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan checked if her legal representation at the Charleton tribunal would be covered by the State as she resigne(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arrives to give evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Naill Carson/PA

In the course of her evidence to the Charleton tribunal this week, Nóirín O’Sullivan expressed the view that she had been “used as a political footbal(...)

News of the deep levels of concern about Garda overtime comes after it emerged that funding for some of the Garda’s armed units was at risk. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda overtime spending is out of control and must be tackled immediately, the Government believes. Documents obtained by The Irish Times under the F(...)

Former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald and former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan disclosed confidential legal advice she had received to the then minister for justice and suggested she pu(...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Charleton tribunal has heard evidence of previously unknown contacts between former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and then minister for jus(...)

Former Department of Justice secretary general Noel Waters at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan phoned the then acting secretary general of the Department of Justice, Noel Waters, on May 15th, 2015,(...)

Former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald: the  Charleton Tribunal was told on Friday  new emails to Ms Fitzgerald  directly concerned with its  inquiries have emerged. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The then garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan sent an email in May 2016 to then minister for justice enclosing a draft statement that Frances Fitzgera(...)

The political landscape shifted towards the end of the year. First, in favour of Fianna Fáil, when Leo Varadkar appeared ready to cause a general elec(...)

Frances Fitzgerald  with former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald are among the witnesses to be called when the Charleton Tribuna(...)

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