Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald  said: “Whatever anger people might feel, in this country we do not set up tribunals of inquiry simply to confirm what people already believe.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has warned that the rights of some people could be damaged by a tribunal of inquiry into the Garda controversy. The Cabin(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: Section 12 of the Criminal Justice Act 1976 makes it an offence to knowingly make a false report or statement tending to show that an offence has been committed.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The way in which a wrongful child abuse allegation against Sgt Maurice McCabe was spread could have involved criminal offences, legal experts say. I(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan insists she will not step aside following the controversy over allegations concerning Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Collins

Facing a motion of no confidence in the Dail on Tuesday, with the Cabinet divided and a rift between the coalition parties and Fianna Fáil, this is a (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has repeatedly said she did not sanction, order or support a smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, as one of her senior officers alleges. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The alarming revelations about the treatment of Sgt Maurice McCabe demonstrate that trust has completely broken down between the Government and the le(...)

Wexford TD Michael D’Arcy told the Fine Gael parliamentary party on Wednesday night he had no faith in Nóirín  O’Sullivan to fulfil her role. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been forced to defend the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan after one of his TDs expressed no confidence in her. Wexford (...)

 Garda Commissioner  Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving for the Policing Authority meeting  in Dublin, May 26th, 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Policing Authority, the new body set up to oversee the Garda Síochána’s policing functions, has issued a series of stinging criticisms of the mana(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: transcripts show her legal team had instructions to attack credibility of whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ministers expect a statement this morning from the Garda Commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan, ahead of a Dáil debate on the report of the O’Higgins Commi(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan: she publicly  praised McCabe, but leaked transcripts show she instructed counsel to attack his motivation and credibility. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald met yesterday to discuss the growing controversy over the findings o(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is to be questioned by the Policing Authority. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Policing Authority will question the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan on the contents of the O’Higgins report when it meets next Thursday. Th(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: back in 2008, he outlined concerns about Garda practice regarding two unnamed officers. The content of his recording of that meeting has sparked serious  controversy seven years later.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

2008: At a meeting in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Sgt Maurice McCabe outlines concerns about Garda practice regarding two unnamed officers. He records th(...)

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