Garda scandal

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has referred questions by Labour TD Alan Kelly to a judge over whether his phone might be bugged, saying he has concerns about the matters raised.

Sharp drop in satisfaction among victims with gardaí

Satisfaction among victims who report their crimes to gardaí has dropped dramatically in the last year, from almost two-thirds’ satisfaction to just half.

Gsoc critical of Garda penalty point failures as it abandons its investigation

Gsoc has criticised the failure by Garda management to sanction members of the force who abused the penalty points system despite some of those officers ranking as high as superintendent.

Tánaiste under fire: Taoiseach changes story four times in the Dáil

Testing week for Varadkar also sees him forced to correct the record of the Dáil amid ‘confusion’

Garda whistleblower scandal: Swimming in murky waters

IT is essential that cabinet members are credible when they speak in the Dáil but the level of dishonesty and scandal uncovered in An Garda Síochana is so startling that resolving those issues must almost take precedence over any other issue in that sphere. 

Alan Kelly in fresh Maurice McCabe complaint

Dáil chairman, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail, is “considering” a fresh complaint from Labour TD Alan Kelly over information he sought over the treatment of Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald under pressure over Maurice McCabe strategy

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is under fresh pressure to explain why she only learned of the strategy to undermine Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe a year after his cross-examination at a state commission in 2015.

Was Frances Fitzgerald kept in the dark by gardaí or officials?

Was the Tánaiste kept in the dark by the gardaí or by her own officials? We await the answer with interest, writes Daniel McConnell.

Latest: Justice Minister wants 'skeletons out of all the cupboards' in An Garda Síochána

Update 1pm: Acting Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin has paid tribute to the outgoing Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan and her focus on modernising the Force.

Gardaí urged by Micheál Martin to produce evidence they were pushed to fake breath tests

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called on rank-and file gardaí to produce evidence that they were pushed by senior management to fake alcohol breath tests.

Gardaí urged to submit information about false breath tests to Assistant Commissioner and Policing Authority

An Garda Síochána has today issued an appeal for information in relation to false breath tests.

GRA on false breath tests: ‘Our members will not be scapegoated for ill-considered policies’

The GRA has described the collation of false breath-test data as an “ill-considered misuse of scant resources”.

Justice Minister promises zero-tolerance approach to 'unacceptable practices' in An Garda Siochana

Up to 1,000 gardaí could be investigated over the recent breath test controversy.

Latest: Garda Commissioner still has government's confidence, says Taoiseach

Latest: The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Garda Commissioner still has his confidence, despite a damning report on the breath testing scandal.

Gardaí spend thousands on 'coaching' for appearances before Dáil committees

“Coaching” sessions for Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and for other senior officers to deal with Oireachtas committees were among €140,000 worth of PR services paid for by the taxpayer.

Garda Ombudsman to hire outside experts in Garda account fraud probe

The Garda Ombudsman (Gsoc) is set to bring in outside financial investigators and take on more staff to carry out a probe into suspected fraudulent activity involving a secret Garda account.

Nóirín O’Sullivan's future unsure as Varadkar to 'demand accountability' from Gardaí if elected

Leo Varadkar has issued a thinly veiled threat at Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, saying people losing their jobs over scandals “needs to happen a little bit more in the public sector”.

Clare Daly obtains documents that she claims proves Gardaí knew true number of breath tests

A TD says she has new evidence proving that Gardaí must have known about the true number of roadside breath tests three years ago.

Templemore: PAC hears 'if Austin Powers had shown up... he wouldn't have known it was a different time period'

Latest: The head of internal audit in the Gardaí says he does have confidence in the current Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan and Deputy Commissioner Dónal O'Cualáin.