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(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin health spokesman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Cllr Máire Devine, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams TD and Cllr Darren O’Rourke at the launch of a billboard campaign outside the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin had a good start to the campaign last week and took credit for highlighting the confusion over the Government’s figures on the fiscal space.(...)

Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil  justice spokesman,  outlined some justice and security elements of the party’s manifesto near the location of  Friday’s fatal shooting at the Regency Hotel. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said it will bring the strength of An Garda Síochána to 15,000 and review sentences for serious crimes if it is in government after th(...)

Brian Mohan, from Beaumont, Dublin pictured outside the Four Courts during the opening day of his High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Laws requiring political parties to field at least 30 per cent male and 30 per cent female candidates in the next two general elections if they are to(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (centre), Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (right) and Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. New Department of Justice figures show the number of gardaí working in drug units has falled by 28% since 2011. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Staffing of Garda drug units has fallen by almost a third in the past five years, official figures show. The number of officers assigned to the spec(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: “Do I think judges can’t make mistakes? No I don’t.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has declined to say whether he agrees with his party leader’s comments on Thomas “Slab” Murphy being(...)

Replying to questions from members of the Oireachtas justice committee on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Insp Mark Toland of the Garda Inspectorate said: “We are saying the time is right now. They have the people in place; they have the senior management team.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The time for root-and-branch reforms of the Garda Síochána led by Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is “right now”, the Garda Inspectorate has told TDs a(...)

Willie Penrose:  ‘I have heard too many stories of suicide and attempted suicide, often for extraordinarily small sums.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Government backbencher has claimed there is a failure to deal with “unresolved legacy debt”. Labour TD Willie Penrose said the bucket of debt “has (...)