Garda Inspectorate chief inspector Robert K Olson: elements of good Garda practice are “not being shared or employed across the country”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The failure by gardaí to record crime has undermined the force’s ability to meet policing demands and in many cases meant the victims of very serious(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter  has refused to apologise, admitting only that the whistleblowers “got a number of things correct”

The Government’s decision to accept all 37 recommendations of this week’s Garda Inspectorate report into the operation of the penalty points sy(...)

Some €7.5 million in fines revenue was foregone when court summonses that should have called motorists to court to pay the financial penalty and incur the points never reached the motorists in question. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many pages of the report of the Garda Inspectorate on the workings of the penalty points system make for difficult reading for An Garda Síochán(...)

Deputy Chief Inspector, Robert Olson (centre), Chief Inspector and Mark Toland, Deputy Chief Inspector Garda Inspectorate at tonight’s press conference. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The head of the Garda Inspectorate said that information supplied by the whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe during the preparation of its report(...)