[Sean Fitzpatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court this afternoon} A number of charges against Sean FitzPatrick, former Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, relating to loans to the Quinn family were dropped today in the High Court. Judge Martin Nolan ruled that Mr FitzPatrick [who awaits judgement on several other charges] be found not guilty on […]

We meet again. Judge Martin Nolan has given a three-and-a-half year suspended sentence to former civil servant Patrick Corcoran, 53, after he was caught with over 7,000 images and 21 videos of child pornography. Breakingnews.ie reports: “Staff at the then Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism discovered attempts to download inappropriate material on Patrick Corcoran’s […]

From top: Terry Prone, Frances Fitzgerald and Norin O’Sullivan Last Friday journalist Ken Foxe revealed that the Office of the Information Commissioner had discovered 68 records of correspondence between former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and PR advisor Terry Prone, of the Communications Clinic between May 8, 2014 and March 11, 2017. These were records which […]

Clockwise from top left: Legal Affairs Correspondent at The Irish Times Colm Keena, Sgt Maurice McCabe, former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Brendan Howlin; Above: headline over Mr Keena’s Disclosures Tribunal round-up on June 30, 2018 As featured yesterday, Conor Lally, Security and Crime Editor of The Irish Times, covered the significant events in the […]

Clockwise from bottom left: Chief Financial Officer Michael Culhane; Deputy Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin; Chief Superintendent Anne Marie McMahon; Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan; form Chief Administration Officer Cyril Dunne; Executive Director of Human Resources and People Development John Barrett and Head of Internal Audit Niall Kelly This morning, Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan returns to the the Public […]

Garda Sergeant Maurice McCabe Sergeant Maurice McCabe has been attempting to seek accountability in An Garda Síochána for more than 10 years. His battle has spanned the tenure of four Garda Commissioners, six Ministers for Justice and five Ministers for Health. Below is a comprehensive timeline of events – covering 2006 to the present day – […]

Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and PULSE records showing his penalty points for speeding terminated Readers may recall how Justice Nial Fennelly noted in his report how former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan had asked a superintendent to dispose of 8 to 10 black bags of papers hours after he had stepped down, on March 25, 2014. The […]

From top: Justice Niall Fennelly; Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, Brian Purcell and Alan Shatter; Attorney general Maire Whelan and Enda Kenny The 300-page Fennelly Commission Interim Report. Laden with contradictory evidence. And a troubling lack of notes or meeting records. The report investigated the stepping down of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in March 2014, […]