Mark Egan has pleaded not guilty to all charges at Trim Circuit Court

Garda denies donations were to replace points

27 Nov A garda accused of corruption has told Trim Circuit Court he only suggested to a number of drivers he had stopped for motoring offences that they might make a donation to charity after informing them they would not be fined or given penalty points.

Simon Coveney said it was not his role to tell the IFA what it should be doing.

Minister shocked by Smith's IFA salary

27 Nov The Minister for Agriculture has said he was shocked to learn about the extent of the salary paid to the former general secretary of the Irish Farmers' Association.