The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

 Centra, Supervalu and Daybreak stores were targeted by cybercriminals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of people who have shopped in Supervalu, Centra and Daybreak stores in recent days have been warned to watch their next credit and d(...)

Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre’s outdoor basketball court. Photograph: Iain White

Two bare statistics about the Oberstown Children Detention Campus speak volumes: 55 boys and one girl. They are the August figures for the north Co Du(...)

Seán Phillips and his wife, Norma: “We told these men that this guy was threatening to kill our family, our kids,” Mr Phillips says. “We definitely think the Garda saw Crevan as ‘don’t touch’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The family of a young woman seriously injured in the same incident in which Garda Tony Golden was murdered two years ago today, are demanding a “full (...)

Michael Horgan  told Ennis District Court he did not receive the fixed charge penalty notice due to problems with post in his area. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A judge has told well-known Limerick-based psychotherapist, Michael Horgan, to produce his postmistress and a local authority official in court in his(...)

A man discovered €100,000 worth of ecstasy and MDMA in Co Sligo while out walking his dog, gardaí have confirmed. File photograph: Csilla Cseke/EPA

A man discovered €100,000 worth of ecstasy and MDMA in Co Sligo while out walking his dog, gardaí have confirmed. The incident occurred at about 12.3(...)

A man attacked his friend with a hammer after they fell out while watching UFC star Conor McGregor fight, Letterkenny District Court has heard.

A man attacked his friend with a hammer after they fell out while watching UFC star Conor McGregor fight, Letterkenny District Court has heard. Mark(...)

David Black, who worked at the high-security Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim, was shot dead in 2012 as he drove to work on a motorway near Lurgan in Co Armagh on November 1st last.

A Dublin man who bought the car later used in the fatal shooting of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black will be sentenced later this month at (...)

The man was discovered unconscious at St Bridget’s Place, Prospect Place, Galway. Source: Google Street View

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man was found seriously injured in Galway city in the early hours of Saturday morning. The man in his 20s (...)

Neighbours of the pensioner are believed to have heard a number of loud bangs before seeing flames coming from the woman’s home. Photograph: iStock

An elderly woman was rescued by her neighbours overnight when her house went up in flames. The woman escaped injury after the fire broke out at about(...)