Full list of candidates Dynastic politics are a strong feature of the battle for seats on Kerry County Council.   The outcome will(...)

PJ Stone, GRA general secretary, speaking to reporters at the  association’s annual delegate conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Conor O’Meara

The former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was forced out of office for political expediency and that was obvious to everyone, the largest Garda st(...)

Assistant Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan revealed yesterday that in the past month alone, illicit drugs valued at €11 million had been seized by gardaí . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some of the largest drugs gangs in the State are “commodity brokers”who, not content with dealing in drugs, will also smuggle weapons and have increas(...)

 John Parker  (left), believed the issue of violence against rank-and-file gardaí needed to be more urgently addressed than ever. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Taser stun guns should be available more widely to respond to the estimated 1,000 attacks carried out on gardaí each year, the Garda Representa(...)

The Government was today urged by a leading member of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) to carry out a review of the role and function of An Garda Síochána as a matter of urgency to help improve floundering morale in the force. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government was today urged by a leading member of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) to carry out a review of the rol(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the position of Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is now untenable in the light of the continuing co(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Killarney convention will begin tonight with a short speech by Mr Martin and conclude with his leader’s address tomorrow at 8.30pm. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil is expecting up to 3,000 delegates at its ardfheis in Co Kerry, this weekend. The convention at the INEC(...)

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin  have just opened a new car dealership in Dublin selling the Korean Ssang Yong brand. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Veteran businessman Bill Cullen, and his partner Jackie Lavin, have spoken of the enormous toll imposed on their lives by the loss of their business(...)

A woman in her late forties has died and her eight-year-old daughter has been seriously injured in a road crash in Killarney, Co Kerry.The single vehi(...)

Kilkenny’s Brian Cody will have his work cut out for him in China as he manages both the touring 2012 and 2013 All Star selections. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Brian Cody is no stranger to the demands of intercounty management, and now he takes on two teams at the same time – albeit in the form of the touring(...)