Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, who has made the final shortlist of three, is due to be interviewed on Monday for the post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Race to become Garda Commissioner nears conclusion with final interviews this week

Shoes representing lives lost through partner violence are displayed by Women’s Aid outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women’s Aid wants emergency barring orders and creation of criminal offence of stalking

A recent interception of counterfeit pharmaceutical medicine in Dublin was valued at €100,000. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Senior Garda says ‘ill and desperate’ are turning to black market medicines

Garda Inspectorate chief inspector Robert Olson (centre) with deputy chief inspectors Mark Toland  and Debra Kirby. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Love/Hate: Nidge’s son seeing his father mudered echoes the death of Andy Connors, who was shot dead at home, in southwest Dublin, in an attack witnessed by some of his six young children. Photograph: RTÉ

The violent scenes and storylines of RTÉ’s gangland drama are accurate portrayals of the Irish crime scene

Roy Keane declined to sign a copy of his autobiography outside Portmarnock Hotel, at which point pages were torn from the book. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Altercation described as ‘jostling or shoving’ with fan is not being treated as assault

Josephine Feehily: her first task will be to assist in the selection of the next Garda commissioner, a post currently filled on a interim basis by Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

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 Josephine Feehily announced as the new Policing Authority chair. Pictured above at the launch of the Revenue Commissioners Annual Report  at Dublin Castle  today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Chair of Revenue Commissioners to take control of fledgling Policing Authority

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