Saga involving Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had its beginnings over a decade ago. An end is not yet in sight. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The saga involving Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had its beginnings over a decade ago. Two garda commissioners, two minister for justice an(...)

Social worker Laura Connolly told the Charleton tribunal she was not aware of who Sergeant Maurice McCabe was until she was contacted by the tribunal earlier this year. Photograph: Collins

The social worker who drafted a false child sex abuse report to the Garda about whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has said she was not asked about(...)

Peter Charleton: Mr Charleton (60) has a track record of public service. Photograph: Eric Luke

Peter Charleton, the Supreme Court judge who is to chair the inquiry into the Garda whistleblowers controversy, is known as an independent intellectua(...)

Key players in the controversy : Sgt Maruice McCabe; Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan; Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Minister for Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone

What is all this about? Garda Sgt Maurice McCabe made a number of allegations of garda malpractice, including but not limited to, the cancelling of p(...)

It can be brave and ethical for journalists to protect sources where the latter risk their lives or livelihoods in the public interest. “Protecting sources” to keep open a flow of  biased information is not the same thing. File photograph: Getty Images

However the smear against Sgt Maurice McCabe had started, by early 2014 some crime correspondents claimed to be hearing from gardaí that Sgt McCabe wa(...)

Front page photograph: The remains of Pascal Whelan are brought across the sands at low tide to Omey Island in Connemara, Co. Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

1. Jeff Sessions confirmed as Donald Trump’s attorney general Alabama senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the new US attorney general, despit(...)

Brendan Howlin:  The Labour leader wondered if it might not be a good idea for Nóirín O’Sullivan  to step aside or “be placed on administrative leave” for the duration of Mr Justice Peter Charleton’s investigation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s difficult to get attention when you’re only small. Toddlers are hard-wired to overcome this. They know how to throw a tantrum. Politicians fro(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe:  A succession of resignations, claims and inquiries have followed  since his claims were first made. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ever since her appointment as Garda Commissioner in November 2014, Nóirín O’Sullivan’s stewardship has been dogged by the whistleblower issue. O’Sul(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:  Has faced renewed calls to stand aside during  inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government will not ask Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to stand aside from her position, despite being the subject of a statutory inquiry. (...)

Papers dealing with the State’s response to the outbreak of violence in the North in 1969:  by investing in a digital archive, State departments will be able to transfer emails, business files, digital images and other electronic records to the National Archives. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘Better to have a nation without her history than have history but no nation” are the words apocryphally ascribed to Ernie O’Malley as he and the othe(...)

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