Nuala O Loan

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Secretary General of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell who is due to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee today.

The Secretary General of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell will appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee this evening. Mr Purcell w(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness that he should complain to the Ombudsman’s office about his allegation of a cabal in the PSNI.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness that he should complain to the Ombudsman’s office about his a(...)

Michael McConville, son of Jean McConville, who was murdered by the IRA in 1972, stands beside a picture of his mother at the Wave Trauma centre in Belfast. Photograph: PA

A son of IRA murder victim Jean McConville has alleged Gerry Adams warned him of a “backlash” if he released the names of those he believed were respo(...)

Relatives of those killed outside Belfast Coroner’s Court last month at the start of a new inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by British soldiers in Ballymurphy in 1971. Photograph: PA Wire

The rejection by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers of calls for the creation of an independent panel to investigate the August 1971 Bally(...)

Supporters of the victims outside Belfast Coroner’s Court at the start of a new inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by British soldiers in west Belfast in 1971. Photograph: PA

The coroner in the inquest into the so-called Ballymurphy Massacre is to decide if the body of one of the 11 victims should be exhumed to help (...)

Minister for Justice  Alan Shatter TD and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in conversation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is unlikely that the review by former High Court judge John Cooke of the alleged bugging of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) w(...)

Ten days of damaging controversy have shown that legislative arrangements designed to deliver effective oversight and accountability of the Gar(...)

Sinn Féin TD and chair of the Public Service Oversight Committee   Pádraig Mac Lochlainn  who has been criticised for calling for an independent inquiry into the ‘bugging row’.

The chairman of the Public Service Oversight Committee has been drawn into a row over conflict of interest on the Garda ombudsman ‘bugging’ con(...)

Former  Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland  Nuala O’Loan. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

“The fact that the Garda Ombudsman does not have complete powers in a serious problem,” Northern Ireland’s first Police Ombudsman has said. (...)

British soldiers help the injured at the Thiepval British Army Headquarters, Lisburn, following two bomb explosions in 1996. Photograph: Reuters

Jennifer McNern was 21 when she went with her sister, Rosaleen into Belfast for an afternoon’s shopping in March 1972, finishing with coffee in the Ab(...)

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