Stephen Doyle, working to help ex-convicts go straight, at their centre in Aungier Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last December, figures were published showing that almost half of all released prisoners reoffended within three years. The inevitable demands for dra(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said all allegations of clerical child sexual abuse in Ireland must be reported to gardaí. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

All allegations of clerical child sexual abuse on the island of Ireland must be reported to civil authorities, said Catholic Church representatives. (...)

   Former Anglo  chief executive David Drumm:  His lawyer asked to keep the matter open  as  Drumm hopes to be biometrically tested as part of his process to secure a US green card. Photograph: Alan Betson

The decision of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm to end his extradition fight came as he began his fifth month in a US prison. It(...)

The man, in his 40s, slept rough for nearly a year after he left a HSE unit last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The family of a Dublin man, described as “seriously mentally ill”, fear he will “either kill someone or be killed” unless he is kept in secure custody(...)

Screen grab of Gerry Adams during Thursday’s  leaders debate. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams came under sustained attack for his call to abolish the Special Criminal Court during the first leaders’ debate of the ge(...)

Brian Veale, a native of Dungarvan in Co Waterford, was charged with the murder of Graham Johnson (41) at Cork Prison, Rathmore Road in Cork city on May 16th last. File photograph: The Irish Times

A 31-year-old man has been returned for trial charged with the murder of a father-of-three who died after being stabbed during a row in the kitchen o(...)

An Post suspended Gregory  Crowe - employed with the company since 1999 - after coming across a newspaper report on his conviction for sale and supply of drugs.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An Post sacked a Dublin postman after finding out through a newspaper report that he had been convicted for cocaine dealing. In September 2011, recov(...)

Garda Oliver Cully has told the High Court he was ‘devastated’ when charged after being arrested after querying a taxi fare while off-duty.  Photograph: Courts Collins.

A Garda has told the High Court he was “devastated” when he was charged with offences including drunkenness and breach of the peace after being arrest(...)

Gardaí in Shankill have set up an incident room to investigate the alleged assaults

Gardaí are to address a public meeting in Shankill, Dublin on Thursday night amid growing concern over a series of alleged attacks on women in the are(...)

One man remains in custody in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien (33) (left). Members of the Garda underwater unit who helped to recover Mr O’Brien’s torso from the Grand Canal in Co Kildare.

One man being questioned by gardaí in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien last month has been released without charge after five days in cus(...)