Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

She probably doesn’t realise it but every time Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald goes in front of the media and insists the Garda is not short o(...)

Earlier this week Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald announced plans for a new armed support unit for Dublin staffed by 55 gardaí. The move foll(...)

Enda Kenny tried to  to pin some kind of blame on Gerry Adams who said he would recruit 3,000 gardaí and reopen 140 Garda stations. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Will the last person to politicise the recent gangland murders please turn off the lights? And will the last person to use the murderous activity of g(...)

 Fianna Fail justice spokesman Niall Collins (left) will today announce Fianna Fáil’s plans to set up of a new Serious and Organised Crime Unit, with a special Cybercrime section. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The pre-cooked manifestos being rolled out now will tell a lot about the priority political parties had really intended to put on gangland before crim(...)

Gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in north  Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Pledges by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to create a new armed Garda unit in Dublin to fight organised crime have been rejected as “mislead(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan speaking at a press conference on gang violence at Garda headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The outbreak of gun violence on the streets of Dublin in recent days is a reversal of what for years has been a declining and calmer underworld in the(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, with Mary Lou McDonald TD and Cllr Rose Conway Walsh at the launch of Sinn Féin’s election manifesto in the Royal Irish Academy in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For Gerry Adams, when it comes to IRA atrocities, the past is another country. We have all moved on from the conflict. But in his obvious irritation (...)

Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald: says there is “a cycle now of revenge and retaliation” and further attacks could not be ruled out. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said the force is liaising with Spanish police as part of its investigation into the gangland shootings in Du(...)

September 24th, 2015 Gary Hutch (34) is shot dead pool-side at an apartment block near Marbella after a life of crime. The killing is believed to h(...)

 Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan told a press conference at Store Sreet, Dublin gardaí wished to hear from  any retail outlets who sold petrol to anybody in a drinks-type bottle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The getaway car used in the murder of Eddie Hutch on Monday night was not stolen and “significant progress” has been made in tracing its owner, gardaí(...)