Drivers face increases in penalty points for certain offences from Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

New drivers will have to display a special ‘N’ plate - indicating they are novices - for two years after they get a licence, under changes to the law (...)

Gardaí arrested a man following the seizure of €40,000 worth of drugs in a house in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating drug dealers based in the Midlands have launched separate operations in Co Tipperary and Co Offaly.The raids have taken place in (...)

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A teenager who sent customers from a Cork pub fleeing for cover when he sped through a village at high speed in a stolen minibus late at night has bee(...)

Overhauling Justice

A culture of secrecy and aloofness, combined with poor management, inadequate oversight and a lack of personal accountability has eroded confidence in(...)

Brian Purcell: leaving post of secretary general on foot of a hard-hitting report which found a “closed, secretive, silo-driven culture” at the Department of Justice. Photograph: Frank Miller

Brian Purcell is unlikely to be given a position in any State organisations with responsibility for justice and security matters after he steps asid(...)

The process of appointing a successor to former commissioner Martin Callinan, who retired in March, is being run by the public appointments service. It is the first time the position has been advertised outside the Garda force. The Government hopes to fill the post by the end of the year.

Executive recruitment companies are being asked to prepare proposals on how they would search for suitable candidates internationally to fill the gard(...)

A former Dublin solicitor who fraudulently converted cheques has been ordered to do 220 hours community service in lieu of a two-year prison sentence.(...)

A GAA coach has being jailed for seven years for his involvement in the distribution of almost €600,000 worth of cannabis.David Gill (38) was caught d(...)

A cyclist used a key to assault a Spanish tourist after a row over cycling on the footpath, a court has heard. Karl Manning (41) of North Great Charle(...)

Irish Guards with a wounded man in a trench in Wytschaete, Belgium. Photograph: Fr Browne.

It was just after Christmas 1916 when Fr Frank Browne wrote from the front in Flanders to his Jesuit provincial in Ireland. “On St Stephen’s Day the m(...)