Garda commissioner Martin Callinan arrives to be questioned by the Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has rejected criticism by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission over the force’s handling of informants, saying t(...)

 The Garda Ombudsman Commission was given, effectively, the same powers as the Garda. Photograph: Frank Miller

It was inevitable from the moment president Mary McAleese signed the Garda Síochána Act 2005 into law that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commiss(...)

Informer says he was promised anonymity for ‘Prime Time’ programme on drugs-smuggling

More than 4½ years after it began probing the Garda’s use of drug dealer and informer Kieran Boylan, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission s(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Calllinan and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has urged Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to give it unfettered access to the Garda’(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has intervened in an unprecedented row between the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has intervened in an unprecedented row between the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commissio(...)

Complaints body finds gardaí had “withheld” evidence from it.

The body established to investigate complaints against gardaí has strongly criticised what it says is a culture within the force that delayed a(...)

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