The unlawful recording of non-999 calls by the Garda may have ceased, but there remains concern there is no statutory basis even for the continued recording of emergency calls. File photograph: Getty Images

The unlawful recording of non-999 calls by the Garda may have ceased shortly after the practice came to light, but there remains concern there is no s(...)

Nicky Kelly after he was freed from prison in 1984. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Garda has been dogged by controversy and scandal over the last number of years in particular. However, controversy has not ever been far from the (...)

Fennelly Commission: the issues that Mr Justice Nial Fennelly (centre) was asked to investigate included the resignation of Garda commissioner Martin Callinan (right) after the intervention of Taoiseach Enda Kenny

What did the Fennelly Commission investigate? Emergency calls to Garda stations have been recorded for many years. However, in 2013 the authorities b(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly: also investigated the implications of the recording of calls at Bandon Garda station related to the investigation of the death of the French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, in 1996.

No criminal cases were materially affected by the recording of telephone calls in and out of Garda stations around the country, the Fennelly Commissio(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is understood to see human resources and how promotions are made within the Garda as a particular concern. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has indicated that the “root and branch” review of An Garda Síochána will seek to put greater distance between politics an(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (right) and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at Garda Headquarters. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The final report of the Fennelly commission is being examined by the Attorney General before publication, according to Taoiseach Enda Kenny. He said (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “little evidence of real reform or cultural change”, said Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil is deeply dissatisfied with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and her senior team, branding their inability to answer questions “extrao(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan leaves Leinster House on Thursday with Assistant Commissioner Donal Ó Cualáin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil is pushing for the Policing Authority to be given more power over the Garda Commissioner as it attempts to avoid supporting a Dáil motion (...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter resigned in 2014 over a report by Sean Guerin SC. This year the Court of Appeal  found the report made “seriously damaging” conclusions that breached Mr Shatter’s constitutional rights. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A whole series of reviews and investigations into Garda affairs have been ordered by the current Government and its predecessor. They include: A rep(...)

1. The Fennelly Commission: It was established in March 2014. The commission was set up to investigate the taping of phone calls at garda stations and(...)

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