Gardai are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl in south Dublin.

Incident reportedly happened in girl’s home after she returned from a night out

A member of the Garda National Drug Unit, with a section of a large haul of seized heroin. Photograph: Eric Luke

As disposable income increases, so too do the drug trade and gun crime

CCTV footage shows GAA star sitting on the steps before attack

 Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Parole Board chief says power to release prisoners should not lie with minister

As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MCD promotions paid €568,500 for concerts, while Shell paid €158,746

The Irish Prison Service said it was ‘extremely disappointed’ at the stoppage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Officers claim staff shortages putting them at risk with dangerous criminals

The number of people being sent to prison for the non-payment of fines has, for the first time in the Republic, exceeded half of all prison committals.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Report calls for judges to explain their decisions and for new weekend jail terms

 A motorist is  stopped for speeding. Photograph: The Irish Times

Analysis: whistleblower claims new procedures have not had desired effect

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has described fresh allegations of continued abuses of the penalty points system as “very, very serious” and says they must be investigated properly.  Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

McCabe claims several hundred penalty points are being terminated every month

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