Two male friends in their 80s from Dublin plan to marry to avoid inheritance tax. Photograph: Getty

Two male friends in their 80s plan to marry next month to avoid paying inheritance tax when one inherits the older man’s home. Michael O’Sullivan fro(...)

The average Irish adult’s wealth increased by 7.8% to $248,466 (€210,716), amid rising house prices and financial investments, according to Credit Suisse data. Photograph: Getty Images

The Republic’s number of dollar millionaires grew by 15,000 last year as the average Irish adult’s wealth rose by 7.8 per cent to $248,466 (€210,716),(...)

Garda statistics indicated almost two million breath tests were carried out between late 2011 and 2016, but breathalyser data indicated the true figure was only half that. Photograph: John Giles/PA

The Policing Authority will strongly criticise Garda management for failing to accept accountability for the exaggeration of breath tests and for its (...)

Gaelectric wind farm at Roosky, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Green energy developer Gaelectric is up for sale after talks with a possible investor ended in recent days. China General Nuclear European Energy (CG(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin said there was no evidence to suggest  anyone at management level was asking their people to falsify records. Image: Oireachtas screengrab.

Garda breath testing figures were found to be “out of kilter” by 6.4 million at one point during the recent internal Garda review of data, the Oireach(...)

 Acting Garda commissioner Dónall Ó Cualái and PSNI chief constable George Hamilton  in Dundalk at the annual cross-Border conference on organised crime. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said two years is “a long time” to wait before the next Garda commissioner is appointed. Speaking in Dundal(...)

The Garda Represenative Association has been asked to provide evidence to support its claims that pressure from management was responsible for the fake breath tests. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí who know the names of colleagues who inflated breath testing data can supply that information for investigation, acting Garda Commissioner Dóna(...)

‘It has been suggested that members of An Garda Síochána felt that they were expected to increase the number of checkpoints/breath tests by whatever means possible.’ File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Before taking over from Enda Kenny as leader of the country, Leo Varadkar effectively began the final move against then Garda commissioner Martin Call(...)

Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan says it is not possible to investigate every instance of breath test falsification.

A full investigation of all the 1.45 million inflated breath tests is not possible and would be a waste of Garda resources, according to Fianna Fáil’s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Hotel Minella in Clonmel, where the Fine Gael think-in took place ahead of the resumption of the Dáil next week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Any members of the Garda involved in inflating checks for drink-drivers, including senior officers, should face action, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said ye(...)

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