Christine Lagarde denies any wrongdoing

IMF supports leader in corruption inquiry

30 Aug The International Monetary Fund has expressed confidence in its leader Christine Lagarde, who was placed under investigation in France as part of a corruption inquiry.

Minister Frances Fitzgerald has asked Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan for a full report on the matter

Concern over report garda contacted paramilitary

29 Aug The Minister for Justice has described as disturbing a report in the Herald that within the past 12 months a member of An Garda Síochána had texted sensitive information to a paramilitary in Northern Ireland.

Elizabeth Stanley took legal proceedings against her son Patrick Fitzpatrick

Man ordered to vacate mother's home

29 Aug A 46-year-old man has been ordered to leave his mother's home after she took legal action claiming she was "under siege" from him and his wife.

Maureen Desmond was diagnosed in 2009 with irritable bowel disease but was later found to have late-stage cancer

Inquest told of difficulty accessing records

29 Aug The son of a woman who died from uterine cancer after being misdiagnosed with irritable bowel disease has told the inquest into her death that he has had problems getting all of his mother's medical records from the Mater Hospital.

A new training programme for recruits is due to begin in the next two weeks

Garda recruits to be more 'accountable'

27 Aug The officer in charge of the Garda College has said she would like to think that there was no "blue wall" in the gardaí and that Templemore would produce good officers to police modern Ireland.

The baby can be brought to the UK where she will be looked after by her father

Court approves transfer of baby to UK

26 Aug The High Court has cleared the way for a seven-month-old baby, born to a woman with several psychological disorders, to be taken to the UK to ultimately be cared for by her father.

Michael McKevitt was jailed for 20 years in 2003 for directing terrorism and membership the Real IRA

McKevitt judgment adjourned for one week

25 Aug A legal challenge against the alleged failure of the Minister for Justice to release convicted IRA leader Michael McKevitt, under a scheme of enhanced remission of sentence, has been adjourned for a week.