Nóirín O’Sullivan: “Policing is a profession that needs a constant influx of new people.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said recruitment levels to the force will need to be significantly increased to about 500 members annually (...)

The Association of Garda Superintendents has been told that the plan to recruit 300 new officers is not enough to keep pace with the numbers leaving the force.

The number of gardaí is at a critically low level and the Government’s new recruitment drive will not adequately address the problem, Garda superinten(...)

The number of burglaries is higher now than at the height of the economic boom. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Most people will be incredulous that mooted new consecutive sentences for burglars are not already the norm.A range of specialist Garda operations to (...)

Eamonn Lillis, jailed for killing his wife Celine Cawley in 2008, leaving Wheatfield Prison in  Dublin on Saturday on his release.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eamonn Lillis, jailed for killing his wife Celine Cawley in 2008, flew to the UK on Saturday after he was released from Wheatfield Prison in Dublin. H(...)

Garda preserve the scene of the fatal stabbing  on Phibsboro Road in Dublin.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photography

A woman suspected of stabbing a man to death in a late night incident in Dublin has been arrested by gardaí.The suspect, who is in her mid 40s, is bei(...)

File photo of Eamonn Lillis leaving the Criminal Courts Complex in Dublin in 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The media circus around Saturday morning’s release of Eamonn Lillis echoed the coverage of his wife’s killing and his subsequent trial.The violent dea(...)

Eamonn Lillis spent some of his time in jail taking foreign language lessons and attending art classes, where he honed his painting skills. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Eamonn Lillis, jailed for killing his wife Celine Cawley, has had his planned release from prison cancelled after becoming involved in a standoff with(...)

File photograph of Eamonn Lillis being escorted to a prison van. Lillis was jailed in 2010 for the manslaughter of his wife, Celine Cawley. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former television executive Eamonn Lillis is set to be released from prison on Friday after serving the sentence imposed on him for killing his wife C(...)

 John Redmond, general secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi), speaks to    Garda Commissioner  Nóirín O’Sullivan at the association’s annual conference. Photograph: Barry Cronin/barrycronin.com

A Garda investigation has been set up into the harassment in person and on social media of gardaí arising from the policing of some anti-water charge (...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner: “It is a matter of regret to An Garda Síochána that . . . nobody has been brought to justice for that crime. It remains an ongoing, live and open investigation.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The investigation into the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is still “live and open”, said Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. She said the (...)