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(...)

The stars of Mupets Most Wanted arrive for their interview with The Irish Times. “Everybody got on famously and did not compete with moi at all,” says Miss Piggy 1:04

Well, this is strange. One gets to meet all sorts in the interviewing lark: faded, fetid heartthrobs; just-about-living legends; distinguished avat(...)

Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has retired after a 41-year career. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Martin Callinan was a member of An Garda Síochána for 41 years and commissioner for just over three years. He was(...)

John Gilligan: has been warned of danger to his life. Photograph: Niall Carson

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan received Garda advice on personal protection measures before leaving the State, although it is believed he w(...)

The scene at Greenfort in Clondalkin, where John Gilligan was shot. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Gardaí investigating the attempted murder of convicted drug dealer John Gillig(...)

Gardaí outside the house on Greensfort Crescent, in Clondalkin, Dublin, where John Gilligan was shot. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

When John Gilligan walked through the gates of Portlaoise Prison on October 16th last to experience his first taste of freedom since 1996, a cr(...)

John Gilligan pictured  leaving the Four Courts last December after a High Court action.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan remains in hospital today after being shot and injured in a gun attack in west Dublin yesterday evening. (...)

Brian Meehan is seeking to  have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin (above) declared a miscarriage of justice.

The Court of Criminal Appeal has ruled that Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarri(...)

Dublin City Council assistant manager  Brendan Kenny:  warned that progress  in dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour in disadvantaged areas could unravel. “I would be very worried that with the cuts and reduction in services, things may go back so we need to keep concentration on it.”

A Dublin city school may close because of gangland activity, a meeting of former TDs and Senators has been told.Dublin City Council assistant manager (...)

Former minister for justice Nora Owen and former CAB legal officer Barry Galvin pictured prior to the meeting of the Irish Association of Former Parliamentarians. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Drugs and the IRA arrived together in the late 1960s, but security of the State took priority and received most resources, a gathering of former parli(...)