“The above drawing is an artist’s impression. Any resemblance to any real person is purely coincidental.” Photograph: The Irish Times, February 6th, 1985, p13

“An unmarried ban-gharda who had a baby last year is now awaiting the outcome of disciplinary proceedings taken against her under Garda Síochána,” rea(...)

Majella was called to the Garda Training College, in Templemore, Co Tipperary, in 1983 – “It was the most exciting day of my life.”

This is the full transcript of the RTÉ radio Doc on One: The Case of Majella Moynihan, which details how the Garda hierarchy treated a young, unmarrie(...)

Majella Moynihan says she felt ‘overwhelmed’ after documentary was broadcast. Photograph: supplied by RTE

Former garda Majella Moynihan has said she attempted suicide five times in the wake of her treatment by the force in the 1980s. Ms Moynihan said she (...)

Majella Moynihan spoke to RTÉ about being charged under the Garda Síochána regulations over  having premarital sex with another garda and a second count of having “give birth to a child outside wedlock” in May 1984. Photograph:  Supplied by RTÉ

A former garda who was threatened with dismissal from the force in the 1980s for having a baby with a colleague while unmarried says she feels “vindic(...)

Majella Moynihan in her early 20s. She told RTÉ: “I remember thinking ‘what are they doing?’, ‘Why am I being charged like a criminal?”

The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has joined the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in apologising to a former garda who faced dismissal in the 19(...)

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