Fianna Fail justice spokesman Niall Collins (left) will today announce Fianna Fáil’s plans to set up of a new Serious and Organised Crime Unit, with a special Cybercrime section. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The pre-cooked manifestos being rolled out now will tell a lot about the priority political parties had really intended to put on gangland before crim(...)

 Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former president of world athletics’ governing body the IAAF. Photograph: AFP Photo

Former Russian Athletics boss Valentin Balakhnichev, former Russian coach Alexei Melnikov and former IAAF consultant Papa Massata Diack have appealed (...)

What makes use of computer  and call data any different to a search warrant on a house? Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Powers that allow access to mobile phone and internet data are essential in the fight against crime a Garda member working for Interpol has said. Det(...)

Slowly, through a combination of fake emails, phone calls, texts messages or online posts, the victims are tricked into sharing confidential information

Most of cyber crimes have evolved from the profoundly stupid to the seductively convincing in recent years. Largely illiterate and scarcely credible(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said he was determined to learn from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) independent commission report. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP Photo

A method of drug testing that was clearly beginning to work; a series of initial tests they were right not to act on; and a softly ringing endorsement(...)

Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim  at his office in  Damascus. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty

Syria’s director of antiquities is a worried man. On December 13th, a mortar struck the garden of the national museum and a second shell hit the adjac(...)

Dutch art historian and art detective Arthur Brand, Hoorn mayor Yvonne van Mastrigt and director of the Westfries Museum Ad Geerdink hold a press conference on stolen art works in Hoorn. Photographi Olaf Kraak/AFP/Getty Images

A Dutch museum claims that a Ukrainian militia with powerful political allies demanded millions of euro to return a trove of stolen 17th-century paint(...)

 Ireland is not part of the Schengen arrangements on travel and visas, but  it and the UK have applied to take part  in  police and criminal judicial co-operation measures. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s passport control system is to be updated in the coming years to connect with a European Union database that provides warnings about s(...)

France’s justice minister Christiane Taubira and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Luxembourg’s vice prime minister Etienne Schneider and justice minister Felix Braz, give a press conference at the end of the EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed a suite of measures to step up security in the wake of the Paris attacks, although they have st(...)

The State funeral this week of Garda Anthony (Tony) Golden, Blackrock, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Policing by its nature takes place on the fault lines of society. It is adversarial in character, and paradoxically it can be incredibly satisfying to(...)