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(...)

Sean Connolly, in grey tracksuit, from Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, Dublin, arriving at the Special Criminal Court in December 2012  where he was charged with the murder of Eamon Kelly.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The guilty plea by dissident republican Sean Connolly to the murder of fellow Dubliner Eamon Kelly was a surprise turn of events, even for gardaí inve(...)

Mark Nash (centre) is taken from the Bridewell Court in Dublin after he was charged in October 2009 in connection with the killings of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callinan in Grangegorman in 1997. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For months after the mutilated remains of Mary Callanan (61), and Sylvia Sheils (60), were found in sheltered accommodation for psychiatric patients i(...)

The number of burglaries is higher now than at the height of the economic boom. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Most people will be incredulous that mooted new consecutive sentences for burglars are not already the norm.A range of specialist Garda operations to (...)