Forensics at the scene on Balbutcher Drive in Ballymun, Dublin, where a man and a woman were shot dead on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Local drug dealer chief suspect as three including baby treated for injuries

Visual barrier at the entrance to the site of the search for the body of Trevor Deely, who went missing from the Haddington Road area of Dublin almost 17 years ago. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

As Chapelizod site excavation goes on, Garda warns gun may not be linked to missing man

The scene of the shooting on Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Niece of female victim was holding a baby when a bullet grazed her forehead

The scene of the search for the body of Trevor Deely in Chapelizod, Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Officers say it is not yet clear if gun related to Deely disappearance

A truck carrying gravel arrives at the scene of the search for the body of Trevor Deely in Chapelizod, Co Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Criminal source claims missing man was shot and his body hidden in Chapelizod

Joseph Deacy (21) from St Albans in Hertfordshire, England, was a member of St Colmcilles GAA club.

Joseph Deacy was found with head injuries outside property in Kiltimagh on Saturday

Michal Kurek, a Polish murder victim whose body was found earier this month in north Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Michal Kurek’s remains discovered in north Dublin within hours of his killing

Gardaí search the site in  Chapelizod.  Major excavation of the overgrown plot of wasteland will get under way on Monday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Missing 22-year-old may have been killed by known criminal and buried at Chapelizod site

Trevor Deely investigation: Members of An Garda Siochana search a site in Chapelizod. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí search area in Dublin after receiving new information on missing man

Tavern in the Town pub in Birmingham, England,  after a bomb on November 21st, 1974.

Michael Hayes says he told officers to ‘do what you want’ over 1974 pub attacks

 Andrew Guerrine’s body was found at Steelstown Lane near Rathcoole, Co Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Stephen Tynan (40) held over killing of Andrew Guerrine (37) from Crumlin

Almost nine out of 10 (88 per cent) of respondents agreed that members of An Garda Síochána were friendly or helpful. Photograph: Alan Betson

Public attitudes survey for first quarter finds 92% have ‘mid to high’ trust in the force

Gerry Hutch at the funeral of his brother Eddie. Gardaí believe Noel Kirwan was shot by the Kinahans because he was photographed with Hutch at the funeral. Photograph: Reuters.

North increasingly used as hiding place for criminals involved in gang feud

Accused made no reply when the charges were put to him, the court was told. Photograph: Frank Miller

Man (24) is accused of falsely imprisoning, raping and threatening to kill student

A member of a Garda forensics team at the scene where human remains were found at Coolmine Woods on Monday. Photograph: Collins.

Decomposed body found in Coolmine Woods believed to be that of ‘vulnerable’ 29-year-old

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will miss next week’s meeting of the Policing Authority. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Watchdog’s head says it is ‘unfortunate’ the Garda Commissioner will not be at the event

A man looks out over the Rivey Liffey from the adjacent boardwalk in Dublin. A victim of an alleged rape  and a suspect met by chance on the boardwalk last  Saturday afternoon. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

DPP decided there is insufficient evidence to charge man over alleged attack

A man in his 20s has been arrested during a Garda operation at Connolly train station in Dublin.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Woman in 20s later held at Dublin Airport during follow-up searches

The suspect and victim met by chance on the boardwalk area along the Liffey river. Image: Google Street View

Teenager met suspect in a chance encounter on Dublin’s Liffey boardwalk on Saturday

Members of a Garda forensics team at the scene at Coolmine Woods on Monday night. Photograph: Collins

Body found during a search for missing local woman Linda Christian (29)

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy (l) at the scene  in west Dublin where the remains of a woman were discovered on Monday. Photograph: Collins

Officers investigate after woman’s decomposed remains are found in west Dublin

Garda technical members at the scene of the killing of Dermot Byrne, in Swords, Co Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Victim Dermot Byrne was ‘one of the nicest and most genuine people you could wish to meet’

Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Dublin Fire Brigade tenders bring blaze in north Co Dublin under control

St Raphael’s is concerned the PAC will conclude it was frustrating an examination of Garda bank and credit accounts. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

St Raphael management says it can release account records only after formal request

 Gardaí at the scene at Coolmine Woods where the remains of the woman  were discovered shortly after 2pm. Photograph: Collins

Gardai commit resources of a murder inquiry to case after discovery in Dublin

A Garda Technical Bureau member examining the scene in Swords on Sunday. Gardaí believe taxi drivers with dashcams can aid their murder inquiry. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Father of three (54) died in group attack in Swords, Dublin, at about 3am on Sunday

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: told the Public Accounts Committee last month that the so-called “Cabra account” was being investigated or examined by a number of agencies. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Allegations suggest EU money given to Garda for training was spent on entertainment

Garda Technical members at the scene in Swords. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A 29-year-old man arrested in south Dublin in connection to the death of the father of three

Rachid Redouane: it is understood the results of a Garda investigation strongly suggest he had not been radicalised at the time he was living in Dublin.   Photograph: London Metroplitan Police

Garda looked into background of Rachid Redouane who lived a while in Dublin

Specialist Garda units take part in a simulated anti-terror operation at the Docklands railway station in central Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Specialist armed units in training but threat of attack in Ireland not seen as significant

File photograph from 2000 of Martin “the Viper” Foley. Photograph:Collins

‘Notorious criminal’ Foley has survived five attempts on his life

Members of the Garda Armed Support Unit prepare to enter the train station during simulated terrorist attack at Spencer Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

New armed Garda units and live training exercises to combat terror risk

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “I never received any preparatory training and I’m not sure where that reporting came from.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nóirín O’Sullivan denies €140,000 spent on training her for difficult public appearances

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: said Garda members were trained to expect different versions of the same events being relayed as evidence. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Leo Varadkar does not think Public Accounts Committee is appropriate forum to discuss case

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “I am not going to second-guess here the conduct of the court.” Image: Oireachtas broadcasting

Nóirín O’Sullivan says review will be from a ‘lessons learned’ perspective

The criteria for what constitutes grounds for complaint to Garda watchdog Gsoc are very broad and are set out in Section 83 of the Garda Síochána Act. Photograph: Collins

Garda watchdog must receive complaints within six-month time frame

Maha Al-Adheem studied medicine in Basra, Iraq

Maha Al-Adheem, originally from Iraq, moved to Ireland in 2010

The body of a three-year-old boy is removed an an apartment complex in Poddle Park, Kimmage. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Suspect in her early 40s held at Crumlin Garda station

Michael Christopher Hayes, who claims he was part of the group responsible for the 1974 Birmingham bombings. Photograph: Screengrab/BBC

The 69-year-old from Dublin claims he was involved in the 1974 Birmingham pub attacks

Kieran Conway, above, believes Michael Hayes had given the apology in the hope that it would help the relatives of those killed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hayes takes ‘collective responsibility’ for actions in England, including Birmingham bombing

A Garda in the Riverside apartment block on Poddle Park in Kimmage: the small three-storey complex is tucked into a residential road beside a small  parkPhotograph: Tom Honan

Mother (40s) underwent emergency surgery for knife injuries after Kimmage incident

Lieut Stephen Keane of the cavalry reconnaissance section looking out across the UN buffer zone into Syria. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Irish troops at Camp Ziouani forced to take cover during intense fighting

Paul Murphy   at Buswells Hotel where a press conference was held calling for a public inquiry into the Jobstown investigation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach calls for an examination of evidence given by gardaí at the Jobstown trial

Nóirín O’Sullivan declined to make herself available to the media for interview, which is customary at passing out ceremonies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

O’Sullivan says Garda admired at home and abroad despite controversies

‘People need to trust what the gardai say on the stand,’ Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Garda says review of ‘policing response and the subsequent investigation’ began on Friday

The 89 homicides that were not counted in the homicide data were cases of dangerous driving causing death. Photograph: Frank Miller

Policing Authority expresses ‘alarm’ at latest lapses in record keeping

Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan is due before a Policing Authority hearing on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Files

Garda Commissioner and senior officers to appear at Policing Authority hearing

A total of 41 homicides between 2013 and 2015 were reviewed because Garda analysts found some form of classification issue with them

Policing Authority still to get report on homicide figures two months after requesting it

Paolo Vergara (second from left), Darragh Boland, Kevin Roscoe, and Sadiq Jeremiah Yusuf outside JD Sports on Dublin’s Henry Street. Photograph: Conor Lally

Why queue for trainers? They ‘make you feel special’

Offices of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) Photograph:  Collins Photos

Spike in confidential disclosures about alleged wrongdoing in force noted

Mary Lou McDonald, deputy leader of Sinn Féin: questioned Nóirín O’Sullivan on whether she had the clout to be Garda Commissioner and accused her of “verbal pilates”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Nóirín O’Sullivan takes pounding before PAC as members’ distrust and incredulity grow

 Mark Desmond: The 41-year-old’s body was discovered in open parkland at Griffeen Valley Park, Lucan. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Five people arrested over fatal shooting released without charge

  Garda searches of two vehicles on Friday night discovered a loaded Glock handgun, balaclavas and a container of petrol. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Authorities believe car stopped on Friday was about to be used in gangland attack

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

Former Garda commissioner tells tribunal minister asked about whistleblower’s background

Kenneth O’Brien: his torso was found in a suitcase by walkers at the Grand Canal near Celbridge, Co Kildare

Few of those who mutilated bodies of their victims in Ireland were hardened criminals

The home of Patricia O’Connor in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Man questioned after the discovery of dismembered remains in Co Wicklow

Gardaí conducting  house to house enquiries in Mountain View Park, Rathfarnham, the home of Patricia O’Connor. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Neighbours of Patricia O’Connor in Rathfarnham describe her as ‘lovely person’

The scene at Military Road, Glencree, on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Human remains discovered in at least five locations, head and hands found in a bag

During the searches, gardaí seized 21 vehicles, 10 watches and €75,000 in cash. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

Gardaí believe proceeds of drugs trafficking by west Dublin gang invested in motor trade

“A flood of highly-visible armed gardaí onto the streets would be there just for the sake of it, and in the absence of hard information stating a terror attack is coming. Such a move would only create panic.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí must engage in community policing and get to know members of minority groups

Rachid Redouane used 30, Grosvenor Square in Rathmines as an addressin Ireland . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin library cards of Rachid Redouane are now part of investigation and his Irish mobile still playing voicemail message

One of the three London Bridge attackers, Rachid Redouane, used an address at Grosvenor Square, Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Suspect held in Wexford by gardaí believed to have knowledge of Redouane

Police forensic officers work on Borough High Street following the terror attack. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

Further Irish arrests expected of people of interest who knew Rachid Redouane

Rachid Redouane married a British woman at Dublin registry office in November, 2012, and lived in a flat in Grosvenor Square, Rathmines, south Dublin, around that time. Photograph: London Met Police/EPA

Special Detective Unit holds man in Wexford after man in Limerick released without charge

 (L-R) Youssef Zaghba, Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane - believed to be the three London attackers. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Inquiry seeking to establish if Rachid Redouane wed for immigration reasons

Khuram Shazad Butt, left, and Rachid Redouane. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/Handout via Reuters

Living in Rathmines, pastry chef Rachid Redouane (30) never came to Garda attention

 Khuram Butt  (left) and Rachid Redouane.

Rachid Redouane (30) lived in Rathmines, Dublin, for a period and married in Ireland

The reforms will bring to an end the much-criticised practice of most sex crimes being investigated by the Garda member who responded to the initial emergency call.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Radical new process begins to specialise investigation of sexual violence and trafficking

Explosive devices were discovered when gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle in Ballybough, Dublin, at about 6pm.

Gardaí investigating if suspected dissidents were working for gang or plotting NI activity

The car park on Dorset Street, Dublin where Michael Keogh was shot dead in his car Wednesday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Hutch faction may take advantage of Kinahan gang members gathering in numbers

Murdered: Michael Keogh. Photograph: from Facebook

Gardaí believe mix of factors made Keogh target in Kinahan-Hutch feud

Gerry Hutch (aka the Monk) and Christy Kinahan. The gun feud between the two families began at a frantic pace before easing. Now Dublin is braced once more.

Fears that gun violence will ramp up after killing on Michael Keogh on Wednesday

The scene of the shooting of the latest victim of gangland crime, at Sheridan Court, Dorset St Upper, Dublin 1.  Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Victim Michael Keogh (37) had shared hopes of ‘new job, new start’ just days ago

Michael Keogh: murdered in Dublin

Shooting dead of Michael Keogh in car park ends six months free of gang feud killings

A car, believed to have been used in a shooting on Sheridan court on Dorset Street on Clonliffe Avenue, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Man found with gunshot injuries by council worker

Kathleen O’Toole  suggests waning confidence in the Garda is not about Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Time to move away from name-calling and finger-pointing, says Kathleen O’Toole

 While An Garda Síochána’s Armed Support Units were launched in December 2016, rank-and-file gardaí are concerned about the force’s ability to cope if an attack occurred. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While Armed Support Units play deterrent role, debate around security is often vague

gardaí have arrested two men and seized €900,000 as part of an investigation into a sophisticated online fraud. The men are being questioned at Blanchardstown Garda station.

Garda questioning two men in west Dublin as part of investigation into online fraud

Christy Kinahan

Det Supt Seamus Boland says inquiry scoring successes against key targets

Stephen Kershaw: “I got justice, but if I’d known then what I know now, I never would have gone through with it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

As a child Stephen Kershaw was abused by Brian Doolan, a legal lecturer who wrote about children’s rights

 Brian Doolan (72), a former senior law lecturer,  pleaded not guilty to 44 charges of sexual abuse, including 11 counts of rape. He was convicted on 42 of the charges and sentenced to 12 years, with two suspended.

Former DIT law lecturer Brian Doolan jailed over a year ago but could not be named at time

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Houses of the Oireachtas/PA Wire

Allegations an activist was wire-tapped are ‘shocking’, Richard Boyd Barrett says

Forensic experts examine James “Mago” Gately’s car after he was shot and critically injured in an attack linked to the Kinahan-Hutch feud at a service station in   Clonshaugh, north Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Crime gang suspects in custody and facing long jail sentences reveal what they know

  Nóirín O’Sullivan: was called to answer questions about inflated drink-driving test figures and wrongful motoring convictions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nóirín O’Sullivan only backed down after the authority complained to Minister for Justice

The aftermath of a shooting at a service station in Dublin on Wednesday, along with the victim, James Gately (inset). Photograph: Collins

Gardaí believe shooting at Dublin service station was part of Kinahan-Hutch feud

Niall Kelly, head of the Garda’s audit unit, has contacted the Policing Authority to clarify a number of matters around the inflated breath-test figures. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Senior civilian executive Niall Kelly breaks ranks with HQ over recent scandal

Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan with the Garda’s  head of human resources John Barrett. Both gave different accounts of their meeting to discuss problems  at the Garda College. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Garda head of human resources John Barrett not part of force’s culture

Forensics look at the car where a man was shot and critically injured at a Topaz Station on the Clonshaugh Road, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Victim who was close to Gary Hutch critically injured in afternoon shooting in Coolock

Members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit take part in  a  counterterrorism exercise with members of other European police agencies  at the ESB generating station in the Pigeon House, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin.

Investigation into suspects linked to Isis was Irish component of international operation

An Algerian in his 30s was still being held on Tuesday night in connection with an alleged Isis money-laundering operation.

Man arrested over alleged money-laundering as part of international terrorism inquiry

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Garda Commissioner contradicted by HR chief over meeting on Templemore irregularities

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan decided to establish a working group to examine the issues at the college. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Head of internal audit unit says he felt duped into believing issues were being resolved

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is expected to come in for a very strong line of questioning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Noirin O’Sullivan appears before Public Accounts Committee on financial irregularities

Deputy Commissioner John Twomey: said armed support unit dealing with about three serious incidents in Dublin each day. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Deputy commissioner praises work of unit introduced in wake of gang feud

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told the Association of Garda Superintendents conference that supervisors and managers were responsible for what goes on on their watch. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Data inflation raises serious ‘ethic and culture issues’, says Minister for Justice

Garda superintendents have insisted that no members of the force set out to deliberately inflate drink driving test breath test data. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire.

‘Decent’ machines to handle data should have been provided if records the priority

Policing Authority chairperson Josephine Feehily at Dublin Castle on  Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Improved package required to attract candidates, says head of Policing Authority

Josephine Feehily, chair of the Policing Authority: the authority will make the case again for appointments from overseas in its submissions to the Commission on the Future of Policing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Policing Authority chief criticises ‘closed culture’ in force and slow pace of reforms

Assistant Garda Commissioner Michael Finn (centre)  at a public session of the Policing Authority in Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and authority chair Josephine Feehily face off

Detectives believe the Waterford-based couple have been taking donations from Islamic State sympathisers online and sending the funds on to Syria. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí believe pair took donations from Islamic State sympathisers and sent to Syria

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