“A more thorough analysis of a defendant’s ability to pay, possibly in conjunction with the Criminal Assets Bureau in certain cases, may be warranted,”  the Department of Public Expenditure says

The State could cut its criminal legal aid bill by using the Criminal Assets Bureau to carry out a “more thorough” analysis of defendants’ ability (...)

Photograph: Jeffrey Coolidge/Imagebank/Getty

When Steve Collins stepped into the sunshine surrounded by his family outside the Court of Criminal Justice in Dublin in July he looked relieved bu(...)

The Cab has said the practice of gang members applying for mortgages on property and other loans and then laundering the proceeds of their crimes by servicing the debt was becoming “increasingly prevalent”. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) is pursuing property owned by criminals that has fallen deep into negative equity as part of its campaign to block ne(...)

Detectives arrested two men, aged 19 and 29, and two women, aged 28 and 50, at addresses in Fairhill and Knocknaheeny, Cork, in raids around 8am yesterday.

Gardaí investigating the activities of a drug-dealing gang in Cork are to prepare a file for the DPP after releasing without charge two men and two wo(...)

The Costa del Sol. Some Irish criminals who have relocated to southern Spain have died there

The shooting dead of Gerard Kavanagh (44) is the latest in a series of fatal gun attacks on Irish gangland criminals who have relocated to Spain or ot(...)

Police in Spain are investigating the fatal shooting of an Irish man on the outskirts of Marbella on the Costa Del Sol in Spain yesterday.

An Irish man shot dead in Spain was a well-known criminal who closely associated with some of the biggest drug dealers in Ireland and who gardaí belie(...)

Gardaí investigating the activities of a drug dealing gang in Cork have arrested a man and three women for questioning about money laundering the proceeds of crime. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the activities of a drug dealing gang in Cork have arrested a man and three women for questioning about money laundering the proc(...)

 Gardaí and crime scene investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting  at Botherboy Saggart, Co Dublin. Andy Connors  was shot dead in his home  on Monday  night.  Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Locals in the village of Saggart were “shocked” to hear a man had been shot in front of his children at his home while many of them were inside watch(...)

A family dog pictured yesterday morning at the scene of the fatal shooting on Tuesday night in Saggart, Co Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins.

A man who died after being shot at his west Dublin home in front of his wife and children had been involved in a fight with a prominent dissident rep(...)

I write a journal called Morning Pages every morning. It’s a jumble of everything from working out the to-do list for the day to figuring out the mean(...)