Gardaí in Letterkenny: First time “car wash slavery” has been seen in Ireland. Photograph: North West Newspix

The term may be new in the Irish context, but so-called “car wash slavery” has become a major problem in the UK and other European countries in recent(...)

Sunshine and gun crime: Spain’s Costa del Sol is popular with holidaymakers and Irish criminals. Photograph: PA

The gun murder of Dubliner Gary Hutch (34) is thelatest in a series of killings in which Irish criminals who set off for a lifeof crime in the sun hav(...)

The scene in Coolcur, Rhode, Co Offaly, where a man was seriously injured following a fire. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Gardaí believe whoever repeatedly stabbed a man before setting his home on fire while he lay injured in it thought they had killed him, and set the fi(...)

Members of the Irish Army Ranger Wing in Goz Beida in Chad: meagre manpower and difficult terrain will benefit from  the ability to see via drones and telescopes attached to kites. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While little-heralded, the significance of the battle the Naval Service is engaged in with international narcotics gangs cannot be overstated. In rece(...)

The Garda and Road Safety Authority have been accused of publishing confusing and misleading information about the new on-the-spot fines for cyclists

The Garda and Road Safety Authority have been accused of publishing confusing and misleading information about the imminent roll out of new on the spo(...)

Magnus Meyer Hustveit was given a suspended sentence for the rape and sexual assault of his former partner. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Director of Public Prosecutions should immediately appeal the suspended sentence imposed on Magnus Meyer Hustveit (25) for the rape and sexual as(...)

Members of the Army’s bomb disposal unit at the location where suspected explosive device was found at Shaw St in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times  0:40

A security operation in Dublin’s south inner city involving the Army’s bomb disposal unit has come to an end. It followed the discovery of a suspect (...)

Minister for Health Simon Coveney, who has said there was no risk to human health. Photograph: Eric Luke

The international community should “in no way” seek to restrict the trade in, or consumption of, Irish beef because of a suspected BSE case in the R(...)

Andrew O’Donoghue was shot outside the Road Tramps Motorcycle Club Ireland club house Murrore, Co Limerick, at approximately 3.10pm on Saturday.

Gardaí believe a dispute between different elements of the Irish biker scene led to the shooting dead of motorcycle enthusiast Andrew O’Donoghue. Ther(...)

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has ordered a judicial inquiry into the death of a garda sergeant following mounting calls for the Garda S(...)