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Brian Purcell: Conveyed concerns to Martin Callinan on behalf of Taoiseach Enda Kenny in a late-night visit to the then garda commissioner's house.

Fennelly Report findings: The main conclusions

The Fennelly Commission made a number of conclusions which are summarised below:

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Fennelly Report: Government had it up to its ears with Garda controversies

The Fennelly Commission was set up in the midst of a string of controversies to dog Enda Kenny, the justice minister, and the gardaí and so we have to look at the political context of everything that’s flowed from it, writes Michael Clifford

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Fennelly Report: The final countdown to retirement of Garda commissioner Callinan

Caroline O’Doherty puts the spotlight on the events that took place in the hours leading up to Martin Callinan’s retirement as Garda commissioner, from an initial meeting at the Taoiseach’s office to review the issue of telephone recordings, to Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell’s visit to the senior garda’s home

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Aisling Brady McCarthy case: Prosecution case based on doctor’s testimony was riddled with holes

Medical evidence indicated that baby Rehma Sabir was malnourished and some of her injuries happened when she was with her parents in the Middle East, yet one doctor’s report saw the case against Aisling Brady McCarthy drag on, writes John Breslin

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Employment stats are good but there's a long way to go for Ireland to be working again

While now comfortably below the average eurozone jobless rate of 11.1%, Ireland still has some way to go before its rate drops to US and UK levels of 5.3% and 5.6%, respectively, writes Oliver Mangan

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Success of junior cycle reform will need to be assessed

Behind the issue of who examines students, junior cycle reforms could revolutionise teaching and learning, writes Education Correspondent Niall Murray.            

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EU must move beyond crisis mode on migration

The causes of the current migration crisis in Europe will not be resolved in the short term, so the EU must face facts and deal with this issue fairly and decisively, writes Ana Palacio.

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What are the signs really telling us about Ireland's recovery?

With many economic indicators back above or approaching pre-crisis levels, it seems inappropriate to describe Ireland as still being in the recovery stage, writes Phillip O’ Sullivan

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10 ways to save Irish politics from total cynicism

With an election in the offing, a growing percentage are completely disillusioned with politics as it has been practiced by the main parties in this country for decades. Time and again we’ve had the merry-go-round of promises to do things differently when in opposition, and subsequent reneging when in government. In that light, we have compiled 10 ideas that might contribute to saving politics from total cynicism, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford

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