Retired judge, Mr Justice Sean Ryan, chairperson , at the launch of TCommission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report, in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

Peter Charleton, the judge presiding over the Disclosures Tribunal, is to leave the post and return to the Supreme Court on conclusion of the current (...)

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness takes the stand at the Charleton Tribunal on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness is expected to give evidence on Monday at the Charleton Tribunal that he was told by the then Garda Commissioner Martin(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arrives to give evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Naill Carson/PA

In the course of her evidence to the Charleton tribunal this week, Nóirín O’Sullivan expressed the view that she had been “used as a political footbal(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: she quit just hours before a Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in her would have brought the Government down

Voters believe the controversy leading to the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald was better handled by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin than Taoiseach(...)

Frances Fitzgerald arriving on Tuesday night at Finnstown House Hotel, Lucan, for the Fine Gael Dublin Mid West general election convention, after her resignation from her post earlier in the day. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins

Radical changes to the “dysfunctional” Department of Justice were promised by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday, as he announced the resignation of(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton: will begin hearings into the alleged smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe, including any instructions given by then Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The public inquiry into an alleged smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe is the “most appropriate way” to investigate the matter, the judge in cha(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter with former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has told the Charleton tribunal he informed then minister for justice Alan Shatter of an historical allegati(...)

“Sir, - We are the two Young Fine Gael delegates who sucessfully proposed the new system for electing the leader of Fine Gael. We feel shocked, appall(...)

Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone (centre)  with Norah Gibbons, chairwoman of Tusla and Fred McBride, chief executive Tusla Child and Family Agency at the launch of Tusla’s new Child Protection and Welfare Strategy.  Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The chief executive of the Child and Family Agency Tusla says external inquiries and investigations into the organisation are acting as a “distraction(...)

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