Gardaí from the Special Detective Unit and members of the Criminal Assets Bureau raided houses of suspected drug dealers in Raleigh Square, Crumlin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Gardaí who raided the homes of suspected major drugs dealers were forced to use hydraulic equipment to break through armoured front and rear doors. (...)

Car buyers have been urged to take precautions when buying online in order to protect themselves from fraud. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Car buyers have been urged to take precautions when buying online in order to protect themselves from fraud and from buying stolen vehicles. Crimest(...)

Accounts of discarded needles and other injecting paraphernalia littering the streets have served to raise the tone of moral panic in the run up to the announcement that safe injecting houses will be opened. Pic Paddy Whelan

When the Minister of State in charge of the national drugs strategy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, announced a plan to open supervised injecting rooms, it was vi(...)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins: was allegedly abused during a water protest at Cappagh Road in Finglas in Dublin on January 23rd. Photograph:  Collins

Three protesters accused of engaging in threatening and abusive language which was allegedly directed at President Michael D Higgins will fac(...)

“There is probably a temptation sometimes to politically use crime; that’s a part of politics,” says Tim Dalton of Crimestoppers. “But this country, relative to other countries, is a pretty safe place to do business and to live. It’s not quite as bad as the fear would suggest.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The risk of becoming a victim of burglary is exaggerated in the Republic, but the Garda and other State agencies were compelled to respond to that fea(...)

Garda assistant commissioner Derek Byrne: force is very ’attuned’ to the public’s concern about rising burglary trends. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Burglary rates have increased by nearly a fifth across the State since a 2007 low. But more than three-quarters of the increase has come in Dublin,(...)

There have been 48 power line thefts in Ireland this year alone, accounting for some 40 tonnes of material Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Eastern European criminal gang has been identified as masterminding a rise in thefts of high voltage ESB power lines which are cut down in rural Ir(...)

Anti-water charges protesters  gathered in  Nenagh  on Saturday, August 8th, 2015,  and walked to the offices of Minister for Environment Alan Kelly (above),  where they chanted anti-government slogans. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 200 people attended a protest against water charges in Nenagh, Co Tipperary on Saturday afternoon. The protest, organised by the Nenagh & D(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan being questioned about  Irish Water at the launch of Activate Capital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Despite the Coalition’s muted protests about the troika forcing its hand on the water charges issue, Irish Water is very much a creature of Fine Gael.(...)

 John Tierney managing director of Irish Water. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

April 2009 Fine Gael suggests a new utility called Irish Water as part of its NewERA strategy.   November 2010 Fianna Fáil-led governm(...)