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.
A number of Jobstown residents who were among those arrested after last November's water charge protest in which Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car for two hours have expressed their fear that they may be facing charges.
Gardaí have begun an investigation into revelations by RTÉ News that more than 20 people are due to be charged following a protest in Tallaght last November in which Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car.
Advocates for children in care have criticised the prediction by the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, that it could take over a year to implement recommendation to transfer the inspection of privately-run children's residential centres to the independent watchdog, HIQA.
A report by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission into the handling by gardaí of allegations of child sexual abuse, which were raised in the Cloyne Report in 2011, has found evidence of failures on the part of the gardaí.