Prison officers were “over exaggerating” the facilities made available to serious criminals in the State’s jails and it was crucial the prison system (...)

Prison officers are to seek a meeting with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to urge An Garda Síochána to investigate attacks on prison staff by prisoners. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prison officers are to seek a meeting with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to urge An Garda Síochána to investigate attacks on prison staff by pr(...)

About 56,000 police officers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, most of them frontline officers, now use the devices.

A change in legislation will be required before gardaí can wear video recording devices on their uniform, the annual Garda Representative Association’(...)

 Garda  Commissioner  Nóirín O’Sullivan: “We will never give up our fight against organised crime or the harm that people will cause to communities.”   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has described two murders in Dublin on Monday as “absolutely horrific” and moved to assure local communities tha(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting of Michael Barr at the Sunset House pub on Summerhill in Dublin where forensic tests were being carried out on Tuesday  morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When the Kinahan-Hutch feud exploded on to the streets of Dublin in February, Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan was quick to remind people that Ire(...)

 Nóirín O’Sullivan: she said gardaí also had pepper spray and the asp baton to aid them in dealing with violent situations. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The new armed Regional Support Unit will be in place within two months and will contribute to the armed policing response some members of the Garda Re(...)

Josaphine Feehily (left) chairperson of the Policing Authority with John Twomey, deputy commissioner, and Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham for their meeting on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It may have had the air of a first day of school about it, but the good people of the Policing Authority were never going to demand lunch money from G(...)

Gardaí say there is a chronic need for additional armed cover on a 24-hour basis. Photograph: Frank Miller

Rank-and-file gardaí are questioning whether it is realistic to remain a predominantly unarmed force in the face of increased violent crime and the t(...)

The frequency of cyber attacks against Irish businesses has risen from 25 per cent in 2012 to 44 per cent

The number of cyber attacks against Irish businesses has almost doubled since 2012, according to a new report which also shows a big jump in the avera(...)

Former “Irish Times” editor Conor Brady: “How do we pay for good journalism as distinct from ‘infotainment’ and recycled celebrity news?” he asked the ongoing Women in Media conference   in Ballybunion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The challenges facing women in leadership roles in the media today are “immense”, according to former Irish Times editor Conor Brady. Opening the fo(...)