Team of 20 gardaí
 is to be set up on a pilot basis within the department.

Initial force of 20 serving gardaí seconded to crack down on social welfare fraud

Tánaiste says progress made on design of a new universal pensions scheme

Gardai outside the house in Tullow where the body of a man in his early 30s was found this morning. A second man with serious injuries was also found at the scene. Photograph: Collins

A second man found with serious injuries in the Graigowen estate in Tullow this morning

At the launch of Travellers’ Voice magazine at the Mansion House, Dublin were businesswoman and Dragons’ Den mentor Norah Casey (left) with the magazine’s editor Michael Power and Tracie Joyce, regional reporter on the publication. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Publication aims to celebrate all things successful about Traveller community

Tánaiste Joan Burton: prefabs not an appropriate solution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste calls for disused council houses to be reopened

Mr Coveney said the move was intended to protect the base camp from attack from Syrian militias which had threatened Filipino and Dutch soldiers in recent weeks.

Minister says relocation of basecamp is designed to protect soldiers from Syrian militia

Greyhound workers have been locked out of the company depots in west Dublin since mid-June in a dispute over pay cuts and redundacy terms. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Waste collection from council flats to be put out to tender in next fortnight

Linda Ervine: Ian Paisley was “turned upon” by his own people, “but for the wrong reasons”.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Late first minister ‘an old man who did a lot of damage’, says relative of late PUP leader

Gardaí have issued a child rescue alert in their search for Sait Canbullu (15) who was abducted in Wexford town earlier today.

Gardaí had earlier stood down the child rescue alert issued yesterday

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