Sean Ryan

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 Garda whistleblower Nicholas Keogh at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2019. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Then TD and now MEP, Ming Flanagan brought the allegations made by Garda Nicky Keogh to the Dáil’s floor during Leaders’ Questions on May 8th, 2014, t(...)

Mr Justice Sean Ryan said complaints made by Garda Nicky Keogh (pictured) were ‘not substantiated’. Photograph: Tom Honan

Allegations by a Garda whistleblower that he was targeted by senior officers after he made a protected disclosure have been found to be “not justified(...)

Garda Nicky Keogh alleged that after he made a disclosure alleging corruption, he was targeted by colleagues, but the tribunal has found this was not the case. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

How Garda Nicky Keogh could have been wrong about all the allegations of targeting he made is a question that might strike a reader of the latest Disc(...)

Garda Nicky Keogh was predisposed to suspicion of the Garda investigation set up to examine his complaints, the Disclosures Tribunal found. Photograph: Tom Honan

A lengthy public inquiry into serious allegations made by Garda whistleblower Nicky Keogh has ruled that they were not substantiated. The Disclosures(...)

The three members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation – former judge Yvonne Murphy (above), Dr William Duncan and Prof Mary Daly – have not replied to calls to appear before an Oireachtas committee. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas should not “interrogate” members of State-appointed commissions of investigation, but a means to allow “a proper exchange of views” nee(...)

An official visiting St Finan’s Psychiatric Hospital in Killarney in 1963 described an overpowering stench and toilets that were ‘nauseating’.

The recently published report into mother and baby homes is the latest investigation into institutions that together constituted what we have describe(...)

Agness Meehan of Agness Vintage ReDesigns at her workshop in Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Before the onset of Covid-19, there was a growing focus on the environment and the need to take urgent steps to preserve our planet and become more ec(...)

Signing laundry sheets outside a  Magdalene laundry building.

Anyone tempted to believe there is no smoke without fire might try journalism sometime. They would quickly discover that the laws of physics rarely ap(...)

The tribunal sittings under term of reference P are being chaired by Mr Justice Seán Ryan. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Disclosures tribunal has rejected up to eight complaints it received from gardaí who felt they were targeted by senior officers after making a wh(...)

There are other issues which haven’t been fully ventilated. Mr Justice Sean Ryan alluded to one of these when saying that religious congregations may complain about “a barrage of criticism on the basis of unproven or extravagant or extreme . . . allegations” which may be contained within the records but did not feature in the commission’s final report in 2009. Photograph: AP

From rural Ireland, Tomás has spent most of his turbulent life abroad. The detritus left behind included intermittent employment, a failed marriage, e(...)

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