A senior garda was appointed to lead an internal inquiry into a high-ranking colleague, despite Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan being warned a year earlier over alleged links between the two senior officers.
The current powersharing arrangement in Northern Ireland is in doubt after Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt announced he has recommended that his party withdraw from the executive in light of recent developments concerning the Provisional IRA.
Tá ordú tugtha ag an Aire Dlí agus Cirt, Frances Fitzgerald go ndéanfaí measúnú nua ar imeachtaí an IRA. Tá seo á dhéanamh de bharr na fianaise atá ag teacht chun cinn faoi dhúnmharú Kevin McGuigan i mBéal Feirste.
The Minister for Justice has asked the Garda Commissioner to conduct a "fresh assessment" of the activities of the Provisional IRA in light of the PSNI investigation into the murder of Kevin McGuigan.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has played down speculation that the power-sharing administration at Stormont could collapse because of suspected IRA links to a recent murder in Belfast.
Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said anyone who tries to "pull a fast one" and registers for the water conservation grant and then does not pay their Irish Water bill, will ultimately end up paying more in the long run.