The situation over the missing summonses is likely to ramp up pressure on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to quantify the problem and resolve it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government Ministers have expressed concern that the scale of the breath tests controversy may be significantly worse than outlined in two Garda repor(...)

 Gardaí inspecting vehicles at a checkpoint on the M1 near Swords, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Significant numbers of motorists who have committed road traffic offences, including drink-driving, are escaping the legal system because summonses ar(...)

Garda breathalyser statistics: “When supervision is absent poor practices will inevitably develop,” the internal audit found.  Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

An Garda Síochána exaggerated breath-test figures by 1.45 million over a seven-year period, an internal audit has found. The inquiry, conducted by As(...)

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:  if the Policing Authority’s consultants find anything nasty that the Garda reports overlooked, it could be the end of the road for her

One would assume at a certain point that, no matter how deep the recesses of the Garda cupboards are mined, there would be no more skeletons to be fou(...)

Breath-test statistics: gardaí said they did almost 3.4m drink-driving checks between July 2009 and the end of 2016; the true figure was about 1.8m. File photograph: John Giles/PA

An internal Garda investigation into the falsification of breathalyser figures has found that disciplinary action may have to be taken against a numbe(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “I never received any preparatory training and I’m not sure where that reporting came from.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has dismissed media reports that she underwent media training paid for from public funds to prepare her for diffi(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan  at Dublin Castle during a meeting with the Policing Authority on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost half of all drink-driving prosecutions were struck out last year because court summonses could not be served on the suspect, the Garda Síochán(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan speaking at the GRA Conference in Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald have told rank-and-file gardaí they must accept their re(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has appointed Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan to examine the recording of breath testing. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has criticised Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan for again failing to offer satisfactory explanations as to how the breath test controv(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan: ‘If there are people who have found to have erred, or deliberate wrongdoing, yes there will be sanctions.’

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Wednesday to answer questions on the latest controversy to hi(...)

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