Armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in Dublin after the recent gangland murders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Members of the Garda’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) deployed to the Border after the killing last year of Garda Tony Golden in Co Louth have been tra(...)

Chairwoman Josephine Feehily at the Policing Authority’s press conference. “It will take time for the authority to establish itself fully.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Garda policing plan for this year – which lists priorities for 2016 – will be the last the force will draw up itself, the head of the new Policing(...)

Policing Authority chairman Josephine Feehily said her agency would  consider policing priorities, resources and performance targets. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Garda policing plan for this year outlined by Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan will be the last such plan the force will draw up itself, the h(...)

The scene following the shooting of   Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe near Dundalk, Co Louth. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí have issued a fresh appeal for information on the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot dead outside a Co Louth post office in(...)

The document, written by Murdered Garda Tony Golden for the Cooley Peninsula Community Alert Group in October 2013, was intended to brief them as they campaigned for more resources in the wake of the murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe in the area in January of that year.

Murdered Garda Tony Golden had two years ago written a dossier for a residents group in the Co Louth community where he lived and was murdered express(...)

The funeral cortege of Garda Tony Golden passes through Blackrock village on its way to St Oliver Plunkett Church  in Co Louth for his state funeral. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Dundalk priest, who presided over the funeral of murdered Det Garda Adrian Donohoe two years ago, says there is “incredible pain” in the community f(...)

Friends and colleagues of murdered Garda Tony Golden queue outside his home at Sandygrove, Blackrock, Co Louth, on Wednesday to pay their respects to his family. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Flags flew at half-mast in the seaside village of Blackrock and, outside the front door of Garda Tony Golden’s home on the Sandygrove estate, a lone g(...)

 Former Garda Pat Kearney, a brother-in-law of the late Det Garda Jerry McCabe, signs a book of condolence for  Garda Tony Golden. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The brother-in-law of murdered Limerick detective Jerry McCabe has described how the killing of Garda Tony Golden in Co Louth has brought back “horr(...)

The role of An Garda Síochána is to act as guardian of the peace and to operate as a mainly unarmed police force in enforcing the law, ensuring public(...)

Most of the gardaí killed were involved in road traffic incidents or died while trying to rescue others. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Garda Tony Golden’s death brings to 88 to the number of gardaí who have died while on active service for the force. Most of those killed were invol(...)