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(...)

This facial reconstruction of what the man may have looked like has now been rendered by scientists at Dundee University.

Gardaí have renewed an appeal for assistance in identifying a decomposed body found a year ago. The body was discovered by a man who was walking his d(...)

The campsite: Some 47,000 tickets were sold for this year’s Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois

Electric Picnic has concluded for another year and thousands of campers, staff and performers are have begun leaving Stradbally, Co Laois. Gardaí hav(...)

This  facial reconstruction of what the man may have looked like has now been rendered by scientists at Dundee University

Gardaí attempting to identify a decomposed body found almost a year ago have released a digital image of what the dead man may have looked like. The (...)

The Erawan shrine: Thai police said they believed at least 10 plotters were involved in the bombing. Photograph: Reuters

Thailand’s military government said Thursday that the deadly bombing of a Bangkok shrine this week was “unlikely” to be connected to international ter(...)

Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman during a press conference in Mexico City. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Mexican authorities must have colluded with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to enable the country’s top drug lord to escape from a maximum security prison a(...)

Sammy Wilson, who met with minister for finance Brian Lenihan in October 2009 to discuss Nama’s Northern portfolio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

2009: Nama created to deal with toxic bank loans. It is greeted by more than a degree of wariness in the North amongst business and political leade(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly and CEO Brendan McDonagh arriving at the Public Accounts Committee in Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US investment firm Pimco approached the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) about buying its Northern Irish loans two months before Frank Cushnah(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly: told the Dáil Public Accounts Committee he would not give evidence to the Stormont inquiry.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is to take the lead role in investigating allegations of corruption relating to the sale of the National Asset Man(...)