Gardaí at Barconey Heights in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garda Technical Bureau examine property where five family members were found dead

Alan Hawe with his sons Ryan (6), Liam(13) and Niall (11) at an East Cavan Eagles basketball game in May of this year.

Detectives look for indications of pressure in investigation into murder-suicide motive

Adenocarcinoma cancer cells under a microscope. Some cervical cancers are of this type. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish Cancer Society says fall coincided with publicity on ‘alleged illnesses’ due to vaccine

The submachine gun found by gardaí during a raid in Castleknock, Dublin. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Man arrested and brought to Blanchardstown Garda station

The headquarters of the Olympic Council of Ireland, in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Council meeting goes ahead despite six members being named in court warrant

Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Board members Sonia O’Sullivan (right) and CEO of Swim Ireland Sarah Keane arrive at the offices of law firm Arthur Cox in Dublin City centre where the OCI held a meeting to discuss the Olympic tickets controversy.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Olympic Council of Ireland also hires accountancy firm to review Rio ticketing arrangements

It is exactly 20 years on Tuesday since Fiona Pender disappeared.

Pender family has endured many false dawns since last sighting of daughter in 1996

Fiona  Pender (25) went missing from her flat at Church Street in Tullamore, Co Offaly,  on the morning of August 23rd, 1996. The 20th anniversary of her disappearance falls on Tuesday.

Direction from DPP hard to obtain without interviewing suspect now abroad, say gardaí

The scene of the shooting on Stannaway Road, Crumlin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Dublin gardaí appeal for witnesses after man in 30s shot multiple times on Stannaway Rd

Funeral last October of Gary Hutch who was shot dead in Spain. In the months since then, 10 people have died as a result of the Kinahan-Hutch family feud.

Killing may only end when there is no one left to hit back, says Garda source

The scene on Wednesday night in a resort near Santa Ponsa where Trevor O’Neill was shot dead in an apparent case of mistaken identity. Photograph: Solarpix.com

Irish holidaymaker shot dead as killer targeted member of Hutch family in Majorca

Victims of the Hutch-Kinahan feud: (clockwise from top left): Gary Hutch, David Byrne, Eddie Hutch, Michael Barr, Martin O’Rourke and Noel Duggan.

The murder of Trevor O’Neill comes almost a year after the first killing in Spain

Trevor O’Neill: shot dead in Majorca. Photograph: Facebook

Assassins flee scene after Trevor O’Neill shot dead in Costa de la Calma on Spanish island

Garda spotted a man cycling one of the stolen racing bikes in Dublin city. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Garda spotted specialist mountain bikes stolen from a vehicle owned by tourist

Photograph of Philip Cairns from when he went missing in 1986.

DJ Gareth O’Callaghan does not believe Eamon Cooke played part in boy’s disappearance

Cannabis was discovered in  postal  sorting centres  640 times last year

Customs & Excise report 10-fold increase with most from South Africa and Spain

Three men were arrested in Dublin’s north inner city in an operation involving local gardaí backed by members of the Emergency Response Unit. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Gardaí backed by Emergency Response Unit arrested three men in north Dublin

Gardaí are investigating a woman’s claims that she was held against her will in a Dublin apartment and possibly drugged. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Woman says she was held against her will in a Dublin apartment and possibly drugged

Glass bottles broken and thrown during public order incident at weekend

More than one-third of the failed asylum-seekers the State decided to deport in the last 15 years are unaccounted for, according to new data. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

State did not carry out checks to make sure ‘voluntary’ deportees left the country

One Garda officers said: “These people are effectively travelling around looking for somewhere to make their life.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Common travel area with UK facilitates rejected applicants who want to try elsewhere

The car and the contents found inside  by gardaí are undergoing forensic examination.

Vehicle that had two firearms and ammunition inside was found in Finglas

The Garda was forced to put an emergency plan in place in recent days after an external source tried to hack into the force’s data systems. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Incident being investigated by Computer Crime Unit in fraud squad

The Garda Representative Association said: “In light of these recent events, it’s vital that the use of Tasers is seriously examined as a deterrent for use by front-line members working 24/7 in An Garda Síochána.” File photograph: Getty Images

Garda Representative Association incensed at ‘savage’ attack on Dublin night-time patrol

Schoolboy Philip Cairns (13)  went missing after leaving his south Dublin home to return to school one day in 1986 after having lunch.

Gardaí say aspects of claims by woman confirmed, are treating them very seriously

File image of a man seeking to steal a car.  Gardaí are investigating a suspected  crime network  specialising in breaking into houses to steal car keys before driving off in the vehicles. File photograph: Getty Images

Man and accomplice stopped on Naas Road in early hours after being pursued by gardaí

Gardaí at the  scene of a shooting at a scrapyard in Greenhills Road, Dublin. Photograph: Mark Hilliard/The Irish Times

Victim of suspected case of mistaken identity expected to survive attack in Walkinstown

The post office in Waterville, Co Kerry. Photograph: Google Streetview

Suspects rammed a Garda car on Wednesday following a raid on a post office in Waterville

The post office in Waterville, Co Kerry. Image: Google Streetview

Gsoc investigates incident as two men held after ‘brazen’ armed robbery in Waterville

Prison officers are receiving the equivalent of almost two weeks’ pay each year for overtime hours that they have not worked, a report has found. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

New system for extra hours pay is criticised in Comptroller and Auditor General report

The Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats introduced the cost-saving plan during the boom. Library photograph: iStock

Annualised hours system to control overtime has been an abject failure, says C&AG report

Mary Boyle was last seen alive in the afternoon of March 18th, 1977.

Separately officers are carrying out a cold case review of evidence gathered since 1977

 A file photo of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan during her meeting with  The Policing Authority. Photograph: Collins

Move comes two weeks after Commissioner warned vacancies putting policing at risk

The twin sister of missing Mary Boyle wants an investigation into why information about the case that appeared in the media was not relayed to her first.

Ann Doherty wants to know if mooted review of girl’s disappearance is to take place

Mary Boyle was six years old when she went missing on 18th March, 1977, from her grandmother’s house near Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

Gemma O’Doherty’s video about missing girl teturns to air after temporary removal

Gardaí examine the scene of a shooting in Dun Emer Place, in Lusk, Co Dublin on Tuesday on this week. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Christopher Maguire remains in critical condition after being at Dun Emer Place

The move by the Garda Representative Association follows a similar announcement by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors last month. Photograph: Frank Miller

GRA ‘reluctantly’ withdraws from implementation of programme

A man is being treated for gunshot injuries after he was attacked in north Dublin this morning. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí seeking to establish if Lusk shooting is part of Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud

David Douglas (54) was shot dead outside the shop he ran with his wife on Bridgefoot St, off Thomas St, in Dublin 8, last Friday afternoon.

Checkpoint was carried out in the area not long before David Douglas murder

Gardaí at the scene of a gun attack on Bridgefoot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Killer walked up to David Douglas and fired at close range outside shop he ran with wife

Daithí Douglas: sentenced to 10 years in connection with a  seizure of cocaine believed to have been imported into the State by the Christy Kinahan gang

Kinahan gang blamed Douglas for botched attack on senior member in November

David (Daithí) Douglas  was standing in a doorway of a shoe shop  on Bridgefoot Street at about 4.10 pm when he was shot up to four times.

Shooting of David ‘Daithí’ Douglas may be linked to Kinahan-Hutch feud, gardaí believe

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has urged the Policing Authority to support the Garda’s efforts to secure more supervisory and management appointments. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nóirín O’Sullivan says level of policing Garda Síochána can provide at ‘profound risk’

Crime scene: Veronica Guerin was shot on the N7 in Dublin on June 26th, 1996. Photograph: Collins

Give gangsters a certain kind of publicity and they start to believe the hype around themselves, says one dismayed father whose so(...)

Gangland murder: Veronica Guerin in June 1996, shortly before the John Gilligan gang killed her. Photograph: Dave Conachy/INM/Getty

Since journalist’s murder cycle of violence has seen many ruthless figures come and go

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “You have to think about those gardaí who have to go to a scene; who have to pick up the pieces, literally, and who have to deal with the fall-out with the families.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Carecall, new confidential counselling service for garda, launched

OSCE free speech representative Dunja Mijatovic said even if a politician was subsequently cleared of suspected wrongdoing - as Clare Daly TD (above) was - the arrest of a politician was a matter of public interest. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Gsoc inquiry into Clare Daly arrest leak ‘unreasonable’, says European press monitor

A file image from 2001 of convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke, owner of Radio Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Paedophile linked to disappearance of Philip Cairns used victim to get access to children

Gerry Hutch  and   Christy Kinahan.

Gardaí believe arrests have foiled another murder in ongoing Dublin feud

An email to be sent to the three gardaí informing them that the Gsoc investigation into them was criminal in nature was accidentally deleted. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sgt Michael Galvin had been distressed to find out he was under criminal investigation

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. The fact so many victims are still being kept in the dark about the crimes they were subjected to is a symptom of the force’s dysfunctional relationship with letting out information and letting in the light. Photograph: Eric Luke

We only hear of Garda’s downfalls because force is afraid to talk about its successes

Only 4% of respondents to the Garda Síochána Public Attitudes Survey “strongly agreed” that the Garda was supplying a world-class police service. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Findings from survey of 6,000 people elicit disappointment from Garda

The findings of Garda’s public attitudes survey represent a major embarrassment for the Government which has agreed to examine reopening recently closed Garda stations. Photograph: Frank Miller

23% of people living within 1km of station believe crime is ‘serious problem’ in area

A public attitudes survey focusing on Garda performance was published on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Public attitudes survey finds broadly positive results, with 70% happy with local policing

Supt Peter Duff and Garda Joanne Grogan at Tallaght Garda station during a briefing  on the disappearance of Philip Cairns in 1986. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Investigation into new claims that convicted paedophile murdered missing boy in 1986

Shane Tuohey

Investigation will review circumstances of 2002 death and Garda malpractice claims

Shane Tuohey.

Analysis: Complex web of claims may hide the truth behind Offaly man’s death in 2002

Dubliner Christy Kinahan  is the leader of the Irish Kinahan gang in southern Spain. Photograph: courtesy of the Sunday World

Garda says Irish criminals are working with Russian gangs and Marseille mafia in Spain

Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahony, Supt Finbarr Murphy, Deputy Commissioner John Twomey, Supt Daniel Flavin and Assistant Commissioner Eugene Corcoran at a media briefing in Store Street Garda station. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Garda working closely with European counterparts to counter gangs

In the two decades since the murder of crime journalist Veronica Guerin, the control centres of Dublin’s criminal gangs have moved abroad. Photograph: Collins

Cab formation after Guerin murder led to criminals in exile flourishing

Garda Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahony said: “The reality of it is that we’re dealing with a huge, huge crime conglomerate, if you like; we’re not just dealing with Ireland.” File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Assistant commissioner says criminals’ foreign base represents challenge to Garda

The commitment for new and stronger surveillance powers for the Garda referred to by Frances Fitzgerald sound promising, though detail is needed before any firm conclusion could be reached. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Anti-gangland measures helpful, if limited, with no timetable and no money pledged

 Det Supt Tony Howard  said if members of the public, especially those in Dublin’s north inner city, had information to pass on they could do so anonymously.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Garda says affected people should ‘help themselves’ rather than turn on each other

Eamonn Cumberton (29) at Bridewell Garda station after his arrest. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Eamonn Cumberton (29) remanded in custody over killing at Sunset House pub

John McGuinness TD told the Dáil that former Garda commissioner met him in the Bewley’s Hotel car park, Naas Road, Dublin, in 2014 to warn him about Sgt Maurice McCabe.

John McGuinness says Martin Callinan warned him McCabe ‘was not to be trusted’

Nóirín O’Sullivan, left, with Josephine Feehily, chairwoman of the Policing Authority, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New oversight body seeks to weed out ‘recurrence of Garda performance failures’

Members of the Criminal Assets Bureau and armed gardaí removing vehicles from a car garage in Bluebell Business Park, west Dublin, during an operation in March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gangs have factored the Cab into the way they operate and taken new evasive measures

 Garda Commissioner  Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving at the Policing Authority meeting. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Authority to take robust and combative approach with Garda leadership

Detail from a CCTV video showing the two gunmen who carried out the murderof Gareth Hutch on Cumberland Street, Dublin on Tuesday

Officer in charge says those carrying out gangland murders will be brought to justice

 Garda Commissioner  Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving for the Policing Authority meeting  in Dublin, May 26th, 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

New allegations of Garda malpractice made by Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny in Dáil

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan arriving at the Policing Authority meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Organisation expresses ‘serious concern’ at treatment of victims after meeting with Commissioner

Victims of the Hutch-Kinahan feud (clockwise from top left): Gary Hutch, David Byrne, Eddie Hutch, Michael Barr, Martin O’Rourke and Noel Duggan

Chief supt Pat Leahy says all likely assailants and victims pinpointed in cycle of violence

The scene following the killing of  Gareth Hutch on North Cumberland Street, Dublin, on Tuesday.

Three ex-Garda officers and a serving officer give their views on the Kinahan-Hutch feud

Detail from a CCTV video showing the two gunmen who carried out the murderof Gareth Hutch on Cumberland Street, Dublin on Tuesday.

Gardaí believe they know the identities of the two killers following latest gangland death

A bunch of flowers  at the scene of the fatal shooting of Gareth Hutch at Avondale House flats complex on North Cumberland Street in Dublin. Gardaí are continuing to detain a man who presented himself to them in connection with the killing. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Gardaí trying to trace movements of silver Skoda car seen near shooting

The funeral of David Byrne  at St Nicholas of Myra Church on Francis Street. Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in Dublin in February

Out of the seven recent gangland murders, six have been victims from the Hutch side

CCTV footage captures the shooting of Gareth Hutch (35) by two gunmen close to his flat at Avondale House, North Cumberland Street, in Dublin

Gang understood to be seeking revenge on all those implicated in the Regency murder

Victims of the Hutch-Kinahan feud:  (clockwise from top left): Gary Hutch, David Byrne, Eddie Hutch, Michael Barr,  Martin O’Rourke and Noel Duggan.

Feud has intensified since murder at Regency Hotel by AK47-wielding gang in February

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal shooting in Dublin’s north inner city in which a close associate of the Hutch family was killed. Photograph: Collins

Dublin man is latest victim of Kinahan-Hutch feud

New broom?: Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The normally sure-footed Garda commissioner stumbled this week as the whistleblower controversy resurfaced. She has brought about (...)

Martin Mulligan was discovered on the roadside a short distance from his taxi, at Carnmore just off the Armagh Road in  September, 28th, 2015.

Martin Mulligan died in September 2015 after sustaining multiple stab wounds

US vice president Joe Biden is set to include a visit to  Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth as part of his trip to Ireland. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Cycling event planned for Phoenix Park called off as part of security lock-down

The Garda investigation into the murder of gangland figure David Byrne is continuing to gain pace with the arrest of two more suspects in the case.

Five people suspected of role in killing of David Byrne arrested in a week with one now charged

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: In a bid to close down a fresh controversy around her alleged treatment of whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe, Ms O’Sullivan last night issued a lengthy statement, after passing up the opportunity to comment at the first time of asking late last week. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times.

Analysis: Legal advice and treatment of Sgt Maurice McCabe still to be fully explained

‘I want to make it clear that I do not, and have never, regarded Sgt McCabe as malicious,’ Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said in a statement on Monday night. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

O’Sullivan moved to address claims she instructed barrister to ‘attack’ Maurice McCabe

 Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan on Monday night stated: I want to make it clear that I do not, and have never, regarded Sgt McCabe as malicious.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Noirin O’Sullivan says she never believed garda whistleblower acted with malice

Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Whistleblower’s claims about wrongdoing in force were subject of O’Higgins inquiry

The scene following the fatal shooting of David Byrne (34) at the Regency Hotel in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Trio were detained last week in connection with the deadly Kinahan-Hutch feud

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Garda Commissioner’s barrister is alleged to have questioned character of whistleblower

A bomb-disposal unit outside Old Trafford after the match between Manchester United and Bournemouth was abandoned. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It may have been the result of a mistake but the evacuation highlights real fears

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has declined to comment on claims that she accused whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe of being motivated by malice at the commission of inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister says ‘no question’ of confidence issues in Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan

Alan Shatter sacked Garda confidential recipient  Oliver Connolly   in the wake of the disclosure of an alleged  conversation about the former minister. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former confidential recipient says Alan Shatter is wrong about commission findings

 The O’Higgins report into allegations made by Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was the latest in a long line of investigations and reports to expose Pulse’s flaws. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Most gardaí believe flawed system needs to be replaced with more modern technology

Teflon Taoiseach: Glasnevin conversation ensured the political survival of Enda Kenny. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan’s exit spared Taoiseach from back benches

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter  with former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe had acted with ‘genuine commitment’

The Higgins report noted that the force’s shortcomings are partly due to lack of “tutor gardaí” to supervise new recruits. Photograph: The Irish Times

Accounts should be ‘furnished in all courts’, notes Justice Kevin O’ Higgins document

Sylvia Roche Kelly: murdered by Jerry McGrath while he was on bail for serious offences.

Bill would provide support to victims and information on investigations

Absence of such a system puts State in breach of United Nations ‘Nelson Mandela rules’

Gardaí  believe taxi driver Eddie Hutch was   killed in revenge for the murder of David Byrne during a gun attack on the Regency Hotel in Dublin.

One suspect believed to have been involved in attempted murder of John Gilligan in 2013

Gardaí in Crumlin are leading the investigation. Photograph: The Irish Times

Woman (53) says that in order to conceal the pregnancies babies were taken from her

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