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

Prisoners who attacked staff given privileges like cake and fish tanks, claim officers

Gardaí in Crumlin are leading the investigation, which involves a dig in the house’s back garden, after the woman came forward last year to say she was the vitctim of sexual abuse at the hands of men she knew as a child

Crumlin officers leading investigation after woman alleges she was abused as child in 1970s

Gardaí at the Sunset House, Summerhill, where Michael Barr was shot dead on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Bryne/The Irish Times

‘Intensive programme of Garda recruitment’ under way to help end Dublin gang violence

A file image from 2009 of Gary Campion, who was found unconscious in his cell at Mountjoy Prison on Thursday morning.

Convicted killer Gary Campion was found unresponsive in a cell in Mountjoy Prison

Gardaí are preparing to excavate the garden of a house in south Dublin where a woman has alleged two children she gave birth to were murdered and buried.

Woman, who says she was victim of abuse, claims to have given birth to two children

Prison officers are to seek a meeting with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to urge An Garda Síochána to investigate attacks on prison staff by prisoners. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Officers also demand criminal inquiries when inmates are found with contraband

A file image from Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison. The Prison Officers’ Association says there are 18 different criminal factions in the jail. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Few precautions taken to prevent repeats of clashes between gangs, conference told

A file image from 2009 of Gary Campion, who was found unconscious in his cell at Mountjoy Prison on Thursday morning.

Convicted killer Gary Campion was found unresponsive in a cell in Mountjoy Prison

 The interior of Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Prison officers want a system of isolation to deal with those in Kinahan and Hutch gangs

 Flowers left at the Sunset House pub, Dublin, after the killing of Michael Barr this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kinahan-Hutch murders: Some at risk have failed to take basic security precautions

While the Government has suggested 600 new recruits would be enrolled at the Garda College, Templemore, Co Tipperary, this year the real figure will be only 450, sources said. File photograph: Alan Betson

Just 450 expected to be enrolled in Templemore, half level recommended by AGSI

Officers  insisted the public should be assured the force was continuing armed and high-visibility patrols in feud hotspots. Photograph: Eric Luke

Extra Garda patrols were in place close to Sunset House pub when killers struck

The body of Thomas Farnan  is removed from the  house in the Kilcronin Estate, Clondalkin where he was shot dead on Monday night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Thomas Farnan (37) a minor criminal who was once jailed for breaking garda’s leg

Gardaí at the Sunset House, Summerhill, Tuesday morning. Assistant commissioner John Twomey said the resolve of his officers would not be shaken by the recent upsurge in violence in the capital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Investigations underway into gun deaths at Summerhill and Clondalkin in Dublin

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting of Michael Barr at the Sunset House pub on Summerhill in Dublin where forensic tests were being carried out on Tuesday  morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí right to cite low 2015 murder rate but it has exploded this year, writes Conor Lally

Mr Farnan was gunned down at his home on Kilcronan Close, Clondalkin, at about 11.50pm. Photograph: Dan Griffin/The Irish Times

Victim Thomas Farnan (37) had a history of chaotic offending from teenage years

 Nóirín O’Sullivan: she said gardaí also had pepper spray and the asp baton to aid them in dealing with violent situations. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

O’Sullivan says Regional Support Unit will contribute to armed response sought by some in GRA

Gardaí and forensic teams remove a body from the scene of the shooting at Sunset House, Summerhill, this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Second man shot in Clondalkin after killing at Sunset House pub on Summerhill Parade

Josaphine Feehily (left) chairperson of the Policing Authority with John Twomey, deputy commissioner, and Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham for their meeting on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Authority and Garda meetings will have to be more robust to have any credibility

Gardaí say there is a chronic need for additional armed cover on a 24-hour basis. Photograph: Frank Miller

Salary restoration and ‘city pay allowance’ will be among motions at GRA conference

Joshua Molloy

Father ‘jumping for joy’ at release of former British army soldier from Co Laois

The result is an embarrassment for the leadership of the GRA,  which had recommended its members vote in favour. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Garda Representative Association members reject proposals by two to one margin

 The head of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission “the first responsibility for bringing [gardaí] back into line” lay with their Garda officer managers and not the watchdog. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gsoc head says force must take greater responsibility rather than deferring to watchdog

 Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan: determined to create a Garda force that other police organisations around the world would look to as the example of best practice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Force needs to catch up with technology and other key skills, says commissioner

Newly qualified gardaí marching  at the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Superintendents meeting hears additional recruitment is necessary to ensure adequate policing

Cyclist Stephen Roche’s triumphant homecoming to Ireland in 1987 after winning the Tour De France. His victory sparked a new wave of interest in cycling.

As well as the thousands commuting by bike, cycling is among Ireland’s top three participation sports

Joshua Molly told a newspaper correspondent in Syria last April he was partly motivated by a desire to fight Isis

Laois native Joshua Molloy in British army for four years but travelled to Syria in 2015

Fr Peter McVerry: “I can’t see it ending until both sides wipe each other out. Neither side is going to pull back.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Activist believes Hutch-Kinahan feud set to go on until ‘both sides wipe each other out’

 Gardai at the scene of the  shooting on Dublin’s Sheriff Street on Thursday  afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Hutch associate was seriously wounded by gardaí during botched robbery

Martin O’Rourke (24) from George’s Hill, Dublin 7 was shot dead, apparently in a case of mistaken identity. Photograph: Garda

McVerry:‘He was harmless, quiet, likeable. He had drug problem, had tried to address it’

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal shooting in Dublin’s Sheriff Street. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gardaí believe man (24) was killed on Sheriff Street as a result of mistaken identity

Gardaí at the scene of a shooting on Dublin’s Sheriff Street which happened at around 12.30pm. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Circumstances of murders in the Hutch-Kinahan feud speak volumes

Gardaí have called to businesses in the Sheriff Street area, beside the IFSC financial centre, to seize CCTV images from the many cameras recording there. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Victim caught up in gangland feud had slept rough on the streets

‘Many front line members do not know on a daily or weekly basis, what the current threat level in Ireland is and we are asking that this is rectified immediately,’ said Sgt Antoinette Cunningham, on behalf of Agsi’s national executive. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí would ‘run around like headless chickens’ if attack took place, conference told

Chief Inspector Bob Olsen of the Garda inspectorate addressing the Agsi conference. Photograph: Paul Mealey

Garda manpower being absorbed by duplicated roles, says head of Garda Inspectorate

File photograph of Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily: “I think the public meetings are our biggest soft power in asking the commissioner questions.”

Josephine Feehily says policing benefits from ‘the maximum transparency possible’

 Delegates voting on a motion at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) annual conference in Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Government seeks to replace payments to gardaí for working unsocial hours

Sgt Tony McCarthy at the AGSI conference: “Recruitment hasn’t kept up with retirements and we’ve lost a lot of experienced people”. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus.

‘Pay is the big issue. Members simply don’t have the money to pay their bills’

A French police officer wearing a body-worn camera. File photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

AGSI publishes patrol car clip as part of debate on body cameras for officers

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan declined to comment on growing industrial unrest within the force. Photograph: Alan Betson

Anger within force as middle management prepare for industrial action

Tim Galvin, president of  the Association of Garda Sergents and Inspectors (AGSI) at the annual conference in Westport, Co Mayo.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

Garda conference hears O’Sullivan ‘getting her priorities wrong’

Members of the Garda outside the Dáil. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Association to decide on form of campaign to have pay cuts restored

Police Authority chair Josephine Feehily  said the new code would build on the existing Garda solemn declaration

Policing Authority says deadline for submissions is May 8th

A suspect in a double murder  flew from Northern Ireland to Alicante, where he was arrested disembarking from a flight at the airport (above) on Tuesday night. File photograph: Google Street View

Charred remains of Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond found in burnt-out car in 2012

Irish teenagers and young adults are the biggest users of illegal psychoactive drugs in the EU, according to a new study.

Ireland accounts for 5% of all ecstasy seizures, according to Europol report

Experts perform destructive testing of the balcony from the Library Gardens apartment block in Berkeley at the secured warehouse of the Alameda County district attorney’s office

US firm denies liability and claims students killed may have had some responsibility

The Glasnevin wall was inspired by the International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette in France. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Memorial wall lists names of all who died in 1916 – Irish and British

Annie McCarrick: American student was last seen in Johnnie Fox’s pub in Glencullen, Co Wicklow, on March 26th, 1993.

American student disappeared without trace while living in south Dublin 23 years ago

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid attend court at the Justice Court of Callao, Peru, on August 21st, 2013. File photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Drug smuggler received parole but unclear if she is allowed to return home to Co Tyrone

Acting Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New CSO statistics show a decrease in the numbers of murders and burglaries

Outgoing Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald: “The latest crime figures show we need to maintain investment in Garda resources.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald welcomes decrease but says there is no room for complacency

The Republic’s murder rate has fallen to a two-decade low, according to the latest official crime figures. There were 30 murders last year, down from 52 in 2014; a decline of some 42 per cent. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Increase in number of sexual offences and rapes recorded but fewer burglaries reported

A 2008 file photograph of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt, who has been released from prison after serving a  sentence for directing terrorism. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Republican claims he has been wrongly blamed for 1998 Omagh bomb

Gardaí examine a car that was found burned out near the scene of Wednesday’s fatal shooting of Noel Duggan in Ratoath, Co Meath. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Gardaí expect further attacks despite arrests and discovery of firearms in Co Meath

Gardaí examine a BMW in Cairn Court near the scene  of a fatal shooting in the Old Mill Estate, Ratoath, Co Meath. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Men believed to be linked to Hutch gang found with rifles after death of Noel Duggan

Three men have been arrested after being intercepted by gardaí and found in possession of assault rifles and ammunition.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Three men arrested after haul discovered near Ratoath believed to be linked to Hutch gang

 Gardai examine a BMW found burned out in Cairn Court near the scene of the fatal shooting of Noel Duggan in The Old Mill Estate, Ratoath, Co Meath, on Wednesday night. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins.

Ratoath victim Noel Duggan was a criminal past the height of his powers

A covered car is removed on Thursday from the scene of the fatal shooting in Ratoath, Co Meath of Noel Duggan.

Body of removed from scene of Co Meath shooting as gardaí appeal for witnesses

The scene of the shooting in Ratoath, Co Meath.

Noel Duggan earned vast sums from his involvement in cigarette smuggling

The scene of the shooting in Ratoath, Co Meath.

Gardaí say Noel Duggan ambushed outside his Ratoath home, had been under surveillance

Armed police officers patrol outside the terminal building at London Stansted Airport. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Regional Support Unit will carry weapons amid growing concern over terror threat

Gardaí at the Regency Hotel following the fatal shooting of David Byrne last month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Faster, armed security response would be vital if any attack took place

The scene of a shooting at The Old Mill housing estate in Ratoath where an associate of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch was fatally wounded. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Gardaí attend the scene of fatal incident in The Old Mill housing estate

The Garda Traffic Corps has been criticised by the Road Safety Authority ahead of Easter weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Road Safety Authority boss says motorists feel like they can get away with drink-driving

A garda at the scene at Buncrana, Co Donegal on Monday. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Baby rescued as five people, including three children, drown in SUV off Co Donegal

Almost 10,000 of 17,000 prison committals last year linked to problem of fine defaulting

Vincent Ryan: brother’s killlers are suspected of also killing him. Photograph:  Collins

Men being held in Garda stations in Dublin

A coffin carrying the body of  a child is taken from the scene at Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Baby in stable condition after two adults and at least two children from same family die

 PO/PROG Jason O Brien and WO Robin Finn at St Patrick’s Day reception at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

Personnel from vessels sent to Mediterranean attend event at Áras an Uachtaráin

Mary Lou McDonald, seen here with Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams: Ms McDonald said she knew nothing about the Garda search of Jonathan Dowdall’s home. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Jonathan Dowdall says friendship with Hutch family may be reason home searched

Det Peter O’Boyle briefing media at Kevin Street Garda station yesterday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Officers also find tracking devices during searches of 10 south Dublin properties

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