Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy, the State’s public spending watchdog, has called for the Garda to urgently address ‘significant’ shortcomings in the fixed penalty system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Up to one in five drivers are evading fines because of weaknesses in the fixed penalty system, an investigation has found. Offenders are getting away (...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly and Justice Elizabeth Dunne, chairperson of the Referendum Commission at a press conference in Dublin today. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The referendum on the proposal to abolish the Seanad will involve some 40 changes to the Constitution, the chairwoman of the Referendum Commission has(...)

High Court judge High Court  Elizabeth Dunne who has been nominated to chair the Referendum Commission for the autumn ballot on a Court of Appeal.

High Court judge Elizabeth Dunne has been nominated to chair the Referendum Commission for the autumn ballot on a Court of Appeal. Judge Dunne, who wa(...)

Financial regulator Matthew Elderfield says the system for tackling white-collar crime is not operating very well. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Financial regulator Matthew Elderfield has said the authorities in Ireland have not yet managed to tackle white-collar crime in a wholly sufficient or(...)

Miss Justice Elizabeth Dunne

The Government has changed the practice of delaying the establishment of a referendum commission until weeks before polling by setting up the body for(...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan at the launch  in Dublin yesterday with Kieran Coughlan, Clerk Dáil Éireann. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Referendum Commission has criticised the Government decision to mount its own €1 million information campaign durin(...)

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