Sophie Toscan du Plantier, whose body was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside Schull, in Co Cork, two days before Christmas 1996.

The lawyer for the family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the Frenchwoman murdered in West Cork at Christmas 1996, has said the report into the Garda in(...)

Eamonn  Barnes was appointed DPP in January 1975, which position  he held until his retirement in 1999. File photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Eamonn Barnes, the State’s first Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has died. Mr Barnes was appointed to the position in January 1975, which he he(...)

Fennelly report catalogues an astonishing procession of errors, ignorance and poor management in the force.

Back in March 2014, when the news first exploded that gardaí had been secretly recording telephone calls at Garda stations for decades, including pote(...)

Joe Duffy:  only really starts to sound relaxed again on Wednesday, as Liveline resumes its role as the nation’s outlet for gripes about contemporary life.  Photo:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The air may be distressingly thick with cases of murdered women, but as Joe Duffy discusses the long unsolved female homicide, he sounds positively ch(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly: became involved in drafting the terms of the Commission of investigation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has been severely – and justifiably – criticised over the past two months for the manner of its response to the series of crises(...)