Former Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan in a report published last July concluded that information about one of two children taken from their homes in October 2013 in Westmeath and Dublin had “on the balance of probability” been disclosed by a member of the Garda to the journalist who wrote the initial reports on the first child being taken. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A senior Garda officer has been arrested over his alleged dealings with the media when members of the force took two Roma children from their families(...)

Stephen Clarke (65) and Jonathan Scott (61) both died while diving at the wreck of German submarine U260 near the entrance to Glandore Harbour in West Cork on July 2nd 2014.

All recreational divers should comply with the rules of the Irish Underwater Council, a jury has recommended at the inquest into the deaths of two Bri(...)

Evidence is removed from the scene of a shooting at a house on the Kiltalown Road, Tallaght. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gardaí are now looking for a third man in connection with a murder in Tallaght on Wednesday night. A 35-year-old man, named locally as Alan O’Neill, w(...)

Finbarr Boyle (35) of Annalee Manor, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan, and originally from Ardara, Co Donegal, was the principal of Kilnaleck National School in Co Cavan until 2013. He is facing five separate counts of stealing a total of €73,320 from the Department of Social Protection between November 2009 and February 2011. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A book of evidence has been served on a former national school principal who faces charges of embezzling money from a Cavan primary school at Cavan(...)

Some €27.6 million worth of goods was stolen during residential burglaries in 2014 and cash or jewellery accounted for 41 per cent of this.

The chances of a break-in are greatly reduced if it takes a burglar more than three minutes to gain entry to your home, Sgt Kelvin Courtney of the Nat(...)

The scene on the M50 near Shankill northbound where a crash occured this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There were major traffic disruptions in south Dublin and Wicklow today after parts of the M50 and M11 were closed following a crash. A motorcyclist, i(...)

Julia Holmes (63) and Thomas Ruttle (56), whose  bodies were discovered in the upstairs bedroom of a farmhouse in Boolaglass, Askeaton, Co Limerick. Photograph: Alan Betson

Convicted fraudster Julia Holmes, found dead with her partner in an apparent double suicide, wrote to a solicitor firm asking that they both be buried(...)

Court told that Martin Daly, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was behind the wheel of the car for 70 minutes. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who took a car from a Co Clare garage forecourt without permission for “a test drive” was apprehended less than 90 minutes later having crashed (...)

Police Federation for Northern Ireland Mark Lindsay told the federation’s annual conference in Belfast:  “You cannot savage the bottom line and expect performance and delivery to remain unaffected.”

The PSNI is caught in a “vortex” of cuts, reorganisation, new work patterns and “deeply despised” pension reform that is leading to a “worrying” reduc(...)

New bye-laws have been drafted to provide more wide-ranging powers in response to repeated incidents of loutish behaviour and vast numbers of beer cans left behind on beaches and green areas in Galway during the summer months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Lifeguards, as well as gardaí, may soon have the power to seize alcohol from rowdy crowds on beaches in the west. New bye-laws have been drafted to pr(...)