Shane O’Farrell “was obviously a much loved son and brother”, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told the Seanad. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has recommended disciplinary action be taken against three gardaí following an investigation into the d(...)

Shane O’Farrell was killed in August 2011, while cycling on the N2 near Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

The family of a young man, killed in controversial circumstances by a serial criminal who should have been in jail at the time, has criticised a Gover(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan acknowledged  there had been a catalogue of failures including the failure to act to implement the sanctions for breach of bail. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has not ruled out a commission of investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death of a cyclist in 2011, knocked down by a (...)

Richard Boyd-Barrett: When he brought the story closer to home, the TDs in the chamber looked and listened with a mixture of upset and concern. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s getting to the stage now where we’d be glad to see a bit of ordinary bribery and corruption. A nice political scandal involving money and gallop(...)

Lucia O’Farrell, mother of Shane O’Farrell (second from right),  appealing for an inquiry into the circumstances leading up to her son’s death.  Photograph: Mark Hilliard / The Irish Times

The family of a hit-and-run victim killed by a man they say should have been in prison at the time has attracted widespread political support for a pu(...)

Shane O’ Farrell,  who died in a hit-and-run  outside Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan on August 2nd, 2011. Photograph: Collins Courts

A mother who sued for nervous shock after her son died following a hit-and-run in Co Monaghan has settled her High Court action. Law student Shane O’(...)

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness was ordered out of the Dáil chamber in a row over an inquiry linked to a fatal hit-and-run incident. Photograph: David Sleator

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness was ordered out of the Dáil chamber in a row over an inquiry linked to a fatal hit-and-run i(...)

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe, who made the challenge during a debate about depoliticising how the judiciary is selected.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe challenged the Opposition to name a court ruling that had been influenced by the method of a(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar: “The late taking of specimens is not scientifically valuable.” Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has confirmed that motorists involved in hit-and-run incidents will face harsher criminal sanction.Prison sentence(...)

Legal change: the Department of Transport is considering whether leaving the scene of a collision should carry a mandatory minimum sentence

Motorists who flee the scene of a collision will soon face harsher penalties under proposals being drawn up by the Department of Transport. Under the (...)