Supt Dave Taylor at the Disclosures Tribunal earlier this year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The former head of the Garda Press Office, Supt Dave Taylor, lied to the tribunal and swore an affidavit to the High Court that was “entirely made up (...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: the National Union of Journalists is concerned at  “the broad sweep” of her data request. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The former Garda commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan, has sought all information held on her by a number of major media organisations under European Union(...)

Kathleen O’Toole, chairperson of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, at the launch of its report. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Gardaí should no longer have power to decide if people are prosecuted for minor offences, and members of the public should be able to report any conce(...)

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: knew when taking the job he was being hired primarily to implement the change programme in the commission’s report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland’s long-awaited report was unveiled in the glorious surroundings of the Dublin City Hall’s Rotunda;(...)

Drew Harris has begun his new career as Garda Commissioner.

Drew Harris has begun his new career as Garda commissioner - at one minute past midnight. Acting Garda commissioner Donall O’Cualain stepped down fro(...)

Drew Harris is to become the Garda commissioner in the early hours of Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Drew Harris is to become the Garda commissioner in the early hours of Monday. The former PSNI deputy chief constable and RUC officer will be sworn i(...)

Guard of Honour at the official opening of Kevin Street Garda Station, DMR South Central HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Acting Garda Commissioner Donall Ó Cualáin took part in his last public event on Thursday – the opening of Kevin Street Garda Station – three days bef(...)

Memorial plaque to Niamh Doyle in her sister Louise’s home. “My story comes from love,” says Louise. “It’s not to slate anybody – to slate the gardaí or the girl. It’s just a story that I’m telling. Niamh deserves it.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Louise and Niamh Doyle’s last Christmas together was a good one. They laughed and they joked, they ate and they drank. They snuggled up on Louise’s s(...)

Prof Walsh said the Policing Authority lacked a “democratic mandate in any meaningful sense” as its members were selected by the government from a shortlist provided by the Public Appointments Service

The Policing Authority, which was set up to depoliticise control of An Garda Síochána, is engineered so that the real power remains with government, a(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan  resigned last year after controversies in the gardaí.  Photograph: The Irish Times

  A high-level report into issues within the Department of Justice has found “it is as if the system has naturally evolved to ensure that the bu(...)

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