RELATIONS between the judicial and legislative arms of State have reached a low ebb following yesterday’s broadside from the Court of Criminal Appeal in response to Justice Minister Michael McDowell’s recent allegation that judges were soft on crime.
Fri, 22 Dec, 2006
IN a high-profile spat some months ago, Justice Minister Michael McDowell described Richard Bruton as “the Dr Goebbels of Irish politics” because of what he claimed was a deliberate attempt to massage garda deployment figures to suit his own agenda.
Sat, 11 Nov, 2006
IN light of the unrelenting savaging which the Garda Siochána received from the Morris Tribunal into garda corruption, any assurance from Justice Minister Michael McDowell that there would be no toleration of such appalling behaviour is worthless.
Fri, 18 Aug, 2006
THE relentless political battle to restore devolved power-sharing government in the North has received a welcome boost in the latest report from the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) that depicts a highly encouraging picture of how the paramilitary landscape there is changing.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2006