Cllr Jerry O’Dea, the Metropolitan Mayor of Limerick, has confirmed he was involved in a traffic incident in December 2014. In a statement, emailed to The Irish Times, Mr O’Dea said: “Following the accident, I co-operated fully with An Garda Síochána and subsequently made no further contact with An Garda Síochána about the issue.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Limerick Fianna Fáil councillor at the centre of a controversy over the absence of a prosecution in a road traffic accident has said he made “no co(...)

Garda Colm Cullen (centre) taking part in a campaign on behalf of the Irish Osteoporosis Society in 2006. He died on Thursday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The funeral will take place on Monday of Garda Colm Cullen who continued to serve in the force after he was paralysed in a road traffic collision. Mr (...)

Garda Headquarters has ordered an internal disciplinary inquiry in Limerick after a car crash last December. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Garda Headquarters has ordered an internal disciplinary inquiry in Limerick after a car crash last December in which a man was found to be three times(...)

The Commission of Investigation into the shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn  was established by the Government in July of last year after the dead man’s partner Grainne Nic Gib (above) took her case to the European Court of Human Rights.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda sergeant who shot dead Real IRA man Ronan MacLochlainn during a botched armed raid in 1998 was shot dead accidentally by an armed colleague th(...)

Gardaí in Letterkenny: First time “car wash slavery” has been seen in Ireland. Photograph: North West Newspix

The term may be new in the Irish context, but so-called “car wash slavery” has become a major problem in the UK and other European countries in recent(...)

Gardaí have detected an international crime gang trafficking men into the northwest to work in car washes. It is believed to be the first case (...)

Paramedics were called to the scene on Tuesday night and discovered a man in his 30s with head injuries. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí believe a man found dead at a house in Co Kildare was killed while socialising with close associates. The dead man has been named locally as 37(...)

A colour party forms a guard of honour at the funeral of  Real IRA man Rónán MacLochlainn. Picture: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A Garda would do “exactly the same thing” if an attempted robbery in which Real IRA man Rónán MacLochlainn was shot dead in 1998 happened again. The (...)

A garda at the scene in Kilcurry, Dundalk, where taxi driver Martin Mulligan was killed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the killingof Co Louth taxi driver Martin Mulligan were studying his mobile phone records and local CCTV on Monday in the hope of(...)

Possession of a firearm increased by 21 per cent to 214 cases in the 12-month period to the end of June. File photograph: Gary Fox/PA Wire

Many forms of serious crime have increased, though the murder rate has fallen significantly in the Republic. Burglaries were up by nine per cent, to 2(...)