A garda operating a speed camera: Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday the new system would not only improve the enforcement and operation of the penalty points system but would also enhance oversight. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Motorists seeking to have penalty points terminated will in future apply through a centralised system over which individual gardaí whom they might tr(...)

A new, centralised system for the cancellation of penalty points is to be introduced to prevent abuses of the system. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Motorists seeking to have penalty points terminated will apply through a centralised system that individual gardaí they might approach for the purpose(...)

Gardaí in Croftwood Gardens, Cherry Orchard, Dublin, where a six-year-old was shot on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Gardaí investigating the wounding of a six-year-old child in a botched gun attack have arrested a man in his mid-30s. They believe the two attacker(...)

Acting Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said today that a new chapter in the often troubled relationship between the Garda and GSOC had already begun to emerge.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Cooke report into alleged surveillance at the offices of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) will act as a “launch pad” for improved re(...)

Simon O’Brien, chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: ‘There is still an outstanding anomaly and in the words of the judge, as he says in these rather febrile areas, it’s difficult to know whether that could be in relation to unlawful intrusion.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The integrity of the inquiry into possible bugging at the offices of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is coming under closer scrutiny, with (...)

There is little in the Cooke report that will force either the Garda Ombudsman and the gardaí to change their relationship.

Within hours of the publication of the Cooke report last night, both the Garda and Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) were claiming vindicatio(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission said its own inquiries meant it was “satisfied that our databases were not compromised” and that “there was no evidence of Garda misconduct.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) says “question marks still remain” over allegations that its offices were bugged, despite a report from(...)

Maurice McCabe: He has made 13 complaints in recent weeks relating to harassment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A meeting scheduled between Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and an assistant commissioner to discuss allegations of continued harassment has b(...)

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has  said she had in recent days requested a report from interim Garda Commissioner Noirin  O’Sullivan on the Computer Crime Investigation Unit and its role in investigating cases involving images of child sex abuse. She added she had received that report earlier today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to meet interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to discuss the Garda’s handling of serious criminal ca(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan. She is seen as the front-runner from within the Garda to take the top job

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan looks set to remain in that post for most of the remainder of the year before it is filled on a permanen(...)

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