The anti-water charges protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday. Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Friday morning to discuss the policing of the demonstration.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Friday morning to answer questions about policing outside Leinster(...)

New offences introduced on Thursday will see cyclists punished for a range of offences. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cyclists face penalties of up to €2,000 under a new system of on the spot fines unveiled by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. An initial group (...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD and  Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the  Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Collins

The number of deaths occurring on the roads of the Republic is on the decrease with fatalities for the first six months of 2015 close to record lows. (...)

A Garda and Army convoy escorts Michael McKevitt  from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, following a court appearance in 2003. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Five TDs have complained about the conditions in which jailed Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is being held, and have expressed their “deep concern” (...)

Photograph from February 2008 of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The family of jailed dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt has received the support of five TDs, including former Fianna Fáil minister Éamon Ó (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the increase had come after a “sustained period of reductions”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Crime has begun to increase after years of decline, with almost half of all the main crime categories showing a higher number of recorded offences. H(...)

How can senior Garda management determine where they should place their dwindling front-line resources? Photograph: Frank Miller

Much is rightly made of the dangers unarmed gardaí face on the front line fighting crime. When public disorder and other forms of violence break out, (...)

Recorded burglary and related offences have been underestimated in the official Garda statistics by 18 per cent, the CSO’s Review of the Quality of Crime Statistics found. File photograph: Getty Images

Recorded crime has been underestimated by up to 38 per cent, a review of the quality of crime statistics has concluded. The study was carried out over(...)

In some Garda divisions, a 20 per cent of all crimes recorded were not captured on the Garda’s PULSE computerised database, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Crime has begun to increase after years of decline, with almost half of all the main crime categories showing the number of recorded offences is risin(...)

Lorna Carty, from Co Meath, who was  killed in a terrorist attack at a resort in Tunisia.

In three separate attacks at least 66 people, including an Irish woman, were killed by Islamic extremists on three continents yesterday. The wo(...)