A commission of investigation into the shooting dead by gardaí of a dissident republican who was attempting to rob a Securicor van 16 years ago will examine the practices and policies of the force, as well as the killing itself.
Cuts to court services around the country have reached an unjustifiable level and now pose a threat to “the very fabric of our justice system”, the Law Society has said.
A JUDGE made an impassioned plea for the retention of rural garda stations after a garda foiled a burglary at a 93-year-old woman’s home by noticing a strangely parked car.
The HSE has withdrawn its Supreme Court appeal against a significant ruling that an impoverished mother whose children were taken into care has the same right as a wealthy individual to hire private lawyers, rather than seek legal aid, in an effort to get her children back.
Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are appealing to motorbike, scooter and moped users to take care on the roads this bank holiday weekend after an almost 70 per cent rise in fatalities last year.