A Policing Authority report has found that thousands of crimes committed by young offenders were not properly followed up and prosecutions did not take place, adding to the problems facing Garda Commissioner  Drew Harris. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Further evidence of the dysfunctional nature of administrative practices within the Garda Síochána emerged yesterday when a report on its youth divers(...)

Vindicated: Maurice McCabe with his wife, Lorraine, and Katie Hannon of RTÉ in Whistleblower

During one brief pocket of calm in what we can call the Maurice McCabe saga, the second part of Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story (RTÉ One, Tues(...)

Danielle McLaughlin was found dead in a secluded spot in Canacona last year

An amendment to the Victims Charter is set to be named after a Co Donegal woman who was killed in India, the Taoiseach has said. Danielle McLaughlin (...)

Retired judge, Mr Justice Sean Ryan, chairperson , at the launch of TCommission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report, in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

Peter Charleton, the judge presiding over the Disclosures Tribunal, is to leave the post and return to the Supreme Court on conclusion of the current (...)

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(...)

The Minister for Justice supports Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, but support has ebbed away from every other party

There is now a faint possibility that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will survive longer than beleaguered Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. There isn’t a w(...)

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY Enda Kenny’s overall legacy will be a strong one, all the more so for a politician who hardly anybody rated as a potential taois(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. “The Government does not fully trust O’Sullivan. This is not a statement of opinion – it is a matter of fact.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nóirín O’Sullivan is in the wrong business. She is not much of a Garda Commissioner, but she is a truly brilliant politician. The primary political sk(...)

Midlands Prison in Co Laois. Gardaí have arrested the imprisoned former Waterford sports coach, Bill Kenneally  at the prison following fresh abuse allegations. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí have arrested the imprisoned former Waterford sports coach, Bill Kenneally for questioning after three more men have come forward with allegati(...)

Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Simon Coveney.

Minster for Health Simon Harris The Department of Health has put an end to many a political ambition. How many new ministers have started full of(...)

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