Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he had been briefed this morning by  the national security committee. Photograph: Collins

The Government is prepared to send additional Irish troops to Mali or Lebanon in order to relieve French soldiers who will be sent to fight Islamic St(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: Border policing ‘corridor’ raises issues around jurisdiction and accountability. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The British government has ruled out holding separate referendums on EU membership in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, saying voters will be dec(...)

 Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: Ms O’Sullivan is a member of the national security committee, which met over the weekend. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The proper registration of migrants in Greece and Italy must be accelerated to ensure there is proper screening of those seeking refuge in the Europea(...)

 Catherine Byrne TD:    memo said she was in “absolute shock” and “visibly upset” after she was  “verbally accosted”   by a member of the public. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leinster House is to increase security measures, including installing a scanning system for all visitors, after a “material escalation in the level of(...)

Undated picture of Barbara Walsh.

There can be few burial grounds more beautiful than Maínis in south Connemara. With Saint Macdara’s and Mason islands to the west, it looks out on a r(...)

Fine Gael’s John Deasy: “Now, €5 million is not going to solve anything, frankly, when it comes to overtime,” he said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government funding for the Garda’s new Operation Thor crime crackdown was “too small to achieve anything”, and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgeral(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a robbery on Cork Street, Dublin in December 2014. Photograph: Collins

An Garda Síochána has unveiled a new €5 million national strategy to target mobile gangs and prevent burglaries. The plan involves a new fleet of hig(...)

Ms Harton’s family is taking a case against the Garda, the criminal who was driving the vehicle that fatally injured Ms Harton, and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland

The family of a woman killed during a high-speed Garda chase has launched a civil action. Diana Harton (43) was killed in a crash on the M7 motorway (...)

Police officers show their respect at the funeral of murdered Garda Anthony Golden on October 15th. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The “overwhelming majority” of Irish people and Garda members do not want an armed police force in the Republic, the former Garda Inspectorate head Ka(...)

The presence of armed regional support unit members at some Garda checkpoints near the Border is making uniformed unarmed gardaí “feel a little safer and less exposed”, a source said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Armed gardaí have begun providing back-up to uniformed Garda members in Co Louth as they mount checkpoints along the Border to counteract criminality (...)