‘From scene preservation, to witness statements, to final report, there was an unthinkable emphasis on the robbery to the almost exclusion of the shooting,’ Mary Rose Gearty SC said, of the Garda inquiry into the Ronan MacLochlainn case.

There was a “sinister” attempt by gardaí to ignore and cover up the assault of a suspect by an officer following an armed raid, an inquiry has found. (...)

 Gráinne Nic Gibb, partner and Grainne Nic Lochlainn, sister of Ronan MacLochlainn arriving for the Commission of Investigation of the fatal shooting by An Garda Siochana of Ronan Mac Lochlainn in 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson

The shooting dead of Real IRA member Ronan MacLochlainn during an armed robbery 20 years ago was “necessary and reasonable”, a commission established (...)

A commission investigating the shooting dead of an armed robber by gardaí has exonerated the detective involved but found there were severe failings b(...)

Department of Justice officials warn there is a vital requirement to provide sufficient funds to recruit 500 civilians to address ‘critical skills and capacity issues’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Department of Justice has said it cannot rule out seeking a supplementary budget for An Garda Síochána due to increasing overtime costs. The Iri(...)

1. The Fennelly Commission: It was established in March 2014. The commission was set up to investigate the taping of phone calls at garda stations and(...)

Five recent commissions of investigation, three of which were  into Garda related matters, have cost the exchequer €15.026 million to date. Photograph: The Irish Times

There is growing concern about the potential cost of the tribunal of inquiry into the treatment of Garda whistleblowers as it emerged that five recent(...)

 The court heard gardaí were in a position to stop the attempted robbery beforehand and arrest the man but instead “went for the spectacular”.

A woman whose partner was shot dead by gardaí during an attempted armed robbery of a cash-in-transit van wants the High Court to overturn a Commission(...)

Rónán MacLochlainn’s coffin leaves Massey Brothers Funeral Home in Finglas Village,Dublin on May 6th, 1998. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A detective garda has described a “ridiculous” situation involving an obviously pregnant, armed member of the Garda National Surveillance Unit (NSU) r(...)

File photograph of the funeral of Real IRA member Rónán MacLochlainn in Dublin. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A detective has described having a shotgun pointed at her during the botched cash-in-transit robbery that led to the death of Real IRA member Rónán Ma(...)

The Commission of Investigation into the shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn  was established by the Government in July of last year after the dead man’s partner Grainne Nic Gib (above) took her case to the European Court of Human Rights.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda sergeant who shot dead Real IRA man Ronan MacLochlainn during a botched armed raid in 1998 was shot dead accidentally by an armed colleague th(...)

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