John Twomey competing on home waters last summer at the Sovereign’s Cup: he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016 later this month in Melbourne. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Veteran Irish Paralympian John Twomey is en route to Melbourne this month as he aims to make Rio 2016 his eleventh appearance at the Games. But(...)

The highest-ranking civil servant in An Garda Síochána is to leave his position. Chief administrative officer Cyril Dunne is to vacate his position at(...)

So-called presumptive tests “basically” confirm a substance is a controlled drug. Photograph: Eric Luke

Drug tests required by the courts are wasting significant resources in the Forensic Laboratory because defendants later plead guilty, a senior scient(...)

At the  launch of Turnaround Youth: Young Adults (18-24) in the Criminal Justice System are (from l to r); Ashling Golden from The Swan Project, Ciara Egan from Future Voices Ireland and Jen Garcin, Research Associate, ROCA Inc. The report is  published by the Irish Penal Reform Trust.  Photograph: Derek Speirs

The Department of Justice and Equality must develop a strategy which deals specifically with young adults aged 18-24 within the criminal justice syste(...)

George Gibney: a judicial review prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

A Garda detective superintendent has been appointed by Assistant Garda Commissioner John Twomey to engage in a fact-finding mission in relation to th(...)

Assistant Commissioner John Twomey said 13 people were arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving on Christmas Day 2014, which is two more than Christmas Day 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The number of people who died on the State’s roads during the Christmas and New Year five week period dropped by almost 20 per cent compared to last y(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Shaikh Hussein Halawa, the imam of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland after Mass in the Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: John McElroy.

The need to build “a culture of dialogue and respect’’ was stressed by Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin at a Mass in the Pro-Cathedral in solid(...)

Operation Acer started in March 2012 and targets criminals involved in burlaries. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Eleven Garda targets have been arrested by detectives in Dublin over the last number of days in connection with several burglaries.The arrests were pa(...)

In June, t the instigation of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, new procedures were launched under which motorists seeking to have penalty points cancelled were obliged to complete a form available from the Garda website and outline the reasons why they felt the points were unfair.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda inquiry into fresh allegations that motorists were continuing to have penalty points terminated for no legitimate reason is expected to conclu(...)

About 150 people protested against water charges in Dublin yesterday

Concerns about “excessive Garda force and numbers” being deployed against anti-water meter protests will be raised by Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Christy Bur(...)