Old school: Gerry Hutch and Christy Kinahan

They were huddled together against the cold on Tuesday morning the way they always are: a group of drug users outside a methadone clinic in Dublin’s n(...)

Members of the gardaí at a checkpoint on Cork Street, Dublin. Armed detectives and specialist units including the ERU will form part of the operation to deter any further attacks around the funerals. Photograph: Collins

Members of the specialist Garda unit leading the response to armed crime gangs are seeking new weapons that would give it some of the capabilities of (...)

Armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in Dublin after the recent gangland murders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Two journalists who were involved in the coverage of recent gangland violence in Dublin have been told to leave their homes by gardaí following warnin(...)

Armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in Dublin after the recent gangland murders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Members of the Garda’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) deployed to the Border after the killing last year of Garda Tony Golden in Co Louth have been tra(...)

Crime bosses, such as Christy Kinahan, use cross-border structures to carry out their criminal activities. Photograph: Courtesy of the Sunday World

When an estimated 700 police officers across Europe and as far away as South Africa and Brazil executed a series of co-ordinated searches against the (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

She probably doesn’t realise it but every time Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald goes in front of the media and insists the Garda is not short o(...)

Gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in north  Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Pledges by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to create a new armed Garda unit in Dublin to fight organised crime have been rejected as “mislead(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan speaking at a press conference on gang violence at Garda headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The outbreak of gun violence on the streets of Dublin in recent days is a reversal of what for years has been a declining and calmer underworld in the(...)

 Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan told a press conference at Store Sreet, Dublin gardaí wished to hear from  any retail outlets who sold petrol to anybody in a drinks-type bottle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The getaway car used in the murder of Eddie Hutch on Monday night was not stolen and “significant progress” has been made in tracing its owner, gardaí(...)

Eddie Hutch (top left), Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch (bottom left), Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch and Gary Hutch. Photograph: Collins

The murder of Eddie Hutch snr on Monday night represents the second time that a member of the Hutch family has been shot dead. Gary Hutch (34), neph(...)