Séamus Woulfe. ‘You don’t engage Michael Collins or John Rogers if you are about to throw the white towel into the ring,’ said one legal source. Photograph: Alan Betson

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe’s recruitment of a senior lawyer is seen in legal circles as the former attorney general “digging in to fight his co(...)

Hobnobs: a superior biscuit

A document instructing judicial staff in the dietary preferences of a Supreme Court judge offers a glimpse into the rarefied inner life of the Four Co(...)

New Tusla chief executive   Bernard Gloster: “I am very conscious that in the case of Tusla we intervene in the lives of people often in an unwelcome way.”  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

It is time Tusla and middle Ireland had a discussion about what can “reasonably be expected” from Tusla, the child and family agency’s new chief execu(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: will undertake “a review of discipline as a matter of priority” in the first quarter of 2019.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is to be asked to fund “a limited and highly targeted” redundancy programme in the Garda Síochána to clear the way for policing reforms(...)

File photograph of Sgt Maurice McCabe outside  Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sgt Maurice McCabe has said he has “no plans yet at all” for his future following the announcement that he would retire from An Garda Síochána at midn(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan told the Charleton Tribunal the controversy surrounding allegations of smears against Sgt Maurice McCabe continued up to October 2017, when, for the wellbeing of her family and herself, and An Garda Síochána, she retired. Photograph: Tom Honan

Serious allegations against the former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, which contributed to her having to resign from office, have since been wi(...)

The current sitting of the tribunal is examining whether a false sex abuse allegation or any other unjustified ground were used at the confidential hearings of the 2015 O’Higgins Commission by the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, to discredit Sgt Maurice McCabe.  Photograph: Collins

The chairman of the Charleton Tribunal, Mr Justice Peter Charleton, has queried whether there was “any basis” for the Oireachtas asking him to investi(...)

“Oy, get your hands off my Dingle . . .” The man in the map of Ireland costume at Cheltenham in 2012. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Getty Images

The disgusting behaviour of business big wheels at a lavish charity fundraiser in London’s five-star Dorchester Hotel was big news this week. The me(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Saga involving Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had its beginnings over a decade ago. An end is not yet in sight. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The saga involving Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had its beginnings over a decade ago. Two garda commissioners, two minister for justice an(...)

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