Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has been awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his film, television and stage work.Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mar(...)

Security cannot come with privacy as its price. Nor can absolute privacy be promised, at the sacrifice of security. The balancing point is proportionality.

In a current appeal of a high-profile murder conviction, lawyers are arguing that evidence based on the accessing of old phone records should theor(...)

Brian Meehan: appealing against his conviction for the murder of Veronica Guerin in June 1996. File Photograph:  Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Lawyers for the State have been told to prepare a “substantive response” in the lead up to Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for the murder of(...)

Jimmy Guerin, brother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin.   South Dublin County Council has agreed to respect the wishes of Veronica Guerin’s family and scrapped proposals to name the new Newlands Cross flyover in her honour. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of South Dublin County Council’s transport committee have agreed to respect the wishes of Veronica Guerin’s family over the proposed naming(...)

Crime reporter Veronica Guerin was shot dead at traffic lights on the old Naas Road in 1996. Photograph: PA

The family of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin has asked that South Dublin County Council withdraw its proposal to name the new N7 flyover after he(...)

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A detective garda has told the High Court he did not recall any “dramatic leads” came from statements made by a French tv producer concerning details (...)

Brian Meehan being brought to court in 2006 for his appeal against his conviction for the murder of Veronica Guerin. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

A date for Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage of justice will be fixed next(...)

Comments by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in New York recently about holding an editor at gunpoint have come in for widespread criticism. Photograph: The Irish Times

Bodies representing newspapers and editors across the world have joined organisations such as the National Union of Journalists and the National Newsp(...)

Frank Cassidy –  Ireland’s representative to European crime-fighting agency, Eurojust. Photograph: Jakov Minic

Properties and other assets owned by Irish gangland or white-collar criminals in other jurisdictions are out of the reach of the Criminals Assets Bure(...)

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill (pictured) to help gardaí recover stolen paintings, are entitled to proceed with their action for damages against the Garda Commissioner and State, the High Court has ruled.

Garda Chief Superintendent Paul Smyth and his brother, businessman Philip Smyth, who claims he risked his life meeting Dublin gangster Martin Cahill t(...)