Firearms, money and computers were seized in a series of raids by gardaí investigating organised crime.

Operation involved more than 100 armed officers in Dublin, Cork, Louth and Kildare

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan held her first major conference with senior officers from across the force since she was appointed to the post last month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Nóirín O’Sullivan delivers lengthy presentation to 250-strong group in the Garda College

Bourbon Street, New Orleans. Brian Hanrahan and his father had been on a 10-day road trip  along  Route 66 across the US when they stopped over in New Orleans.

Brian Hanrahan (30) from Co Tipperary was wounded while on holidays in US

The Texaco filling station near the Spawell Roundabout in Templeogue where gardai spotted a man who was allegedly holding a woman against her will and gave chase. Photograph: Collins

Anthony John Ward (31) from Crumlin in Dublin had taken woman hostage

A street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Garda Brian Hanrahan (32) shot multiple times while on holiday in the US

The Texaco filling station near the Spawell Roundabout in Templeogue where gardai spotted a man who was allegedly holding a woman against her will and gave chase. Photograph: Collins

GSOC investigates after female kidnap victim alerts gardaí at garage who then gave chase

Among other items found were two printouts from the Active Hunting Ireland website. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Deceased had emotional age of 15-year-old, partner of woman’s father tells court

 Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis leaving court: He said that Ms O’Hara’s skull, hands and arms were among the bones not recovered.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Colleagues of dead woman said she mentioned bondage and meeting men online

The late Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Graham Dwyer trial: State contends texts reveal murderous plan

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