An Post head of security Brendan Cloonan, Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn, Chief Supt Dominic Hayes, Supt Derek Hughes, Crime Prevention Officer Peter McConnon and Jom Bergin of An Post at the launch of the initiative at Kilkenny Castle. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

More than 100 delivery staff in Carlow-Kilkenny to pass relevant information to gardaí

Gardaí have begun a significant clampdown on people involved in bogus insurance claims. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Solicitors’ and accountants’ offices to be targeted as part of days of action on bogus claims

Murder victims Seán Little and Jordan Davis were friends and were shot dead in the space of a week in May.

Gardaí believe revenge killing for murder of Seán Little was prevented on Saturday

A man has died after the car he was driving left the road and struck a tree in north Co Wexford.

Garda and GSOC investigating incident at Clonattin Lower in the early hours of Sunday

Mr Byrne (right) has said previously he was ‘embarrassed’ for both Ireland and the US that his previous offences had to date prevented him from securing permission to remain in the US.

Byrne claims cannabis possession in Ireland derailed efforts to secure legal status in US

The incident, which occurred last December, was recorded on video phone by a person present and was widely circulated on social media and published in the mainstream media. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dog wounded, man (20s) hit in leg by ricocheting bullet during incident in Longford

During the course of the search two firearms, including this one, were seized. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Two men were arrested at the scene and have been detained for questioning

A picture of Al Pacino as Scarface sits next to a hot tub in the Finglas home of Jason Boyle, which was part of a proceeds of crime case. Image: CAB.

Jason Boyle’s house in Finglas has been seized after proceeds of crime case

Majella Moynihan was charged in the 1980s with breaching the force’s disciplinary rules for having premarital sex with another garda, becoming pregnant and having a child. File photograph:    RTÉ

Former garda who lost job in 1980s sues State for loss of earnings and personal injury

Garda was injured after suspected burglars rammed his motorbike.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Garda placed his motorbike in the path of the suspects’ vehicle in a bid to block their escape

Drew Harris is seen by some as being more akin to a chief executive than a traditional Garda commissioner. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Distant but decisive’ ex-PSNI man has impressed many, but others say the jury is out

The shooting occurred at approximately 7.10pm at Streamville Road in Donaghmede, north Dublin. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Gardaí seek information on Beige Nissan Almera in area of shooting in Donaghmede

A firearm was discovered in the burnt-out shell of one of the vehicles,  found on  a nearby  estate. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Lucan shooting may be linked to murder of man involved in drugs trade in March

Gardaí  covering up the vehicle in which the man was shot at  Griffeen Glen Park in Lucan, with bullet holes visible in the windscreen.  Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Victim (40s) seriously injured after car was rammed and several shots fired through window

Kinahan cartel associate Thomas Kavanagh is likely to be freed from prison in just over one year despite being jailed for three years this week when he appeared in a court in the UK. Photograph: Jason Roberts/PA Wire

Kinahan cartel associate presented himself in Britain as a dealer of luxury vehicles

Generous remission and use of tagging means reduction in Kavanagh jail time

The  overriding Garda view is that a clear decision must be taken to either allow e-scooters under regulation or  ban them completely. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Fears include vehicle interaction with cyclists in bike lanes, and speed and helmet criteria

Drugs seized by gardaí following searches in Meath and Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Men in 40s and 50s arrested in joint operation between Garda and UK police

A Garda Ford Transit van similar to the one that was shot at in Darndale. Photograph: The Irish Times

Shooting occurred in Darndale where fears around organised crime have increased

The scene where 29-year-old Keith Branigan was shot dead in a caravan park in Clogherhead, Co Louth. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

There are clear parallels with the Hutch-Kinahan, Crumlin-Drimnagh and Limerick feuds

Keith Branigan: was shot dead on Tuesday just three weeks after celebrating his first wedding anniversary

When his violent past cost him his airport job, the 29-year-old fell in with serious criminals

Armed gardaí at Ashling Caravan Park, Clogherhead, where Keith Branigan  was shot dead outside a mobile home on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Garda hopeful second vehicle used by Keith Branigan killer yields forensic evidence

The shooting of Keith Branigan in Clogherhead, Co Louth, on Tuesday involved a team of killers that successfully escaped the scene. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

One gang had staged four gun attacks on rivals before killing of Keith Branigan

Vincent Parsons was discovered with head injuries by passersby on Saturday night. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Father of two was attacked Saturday night while socialising with friends and died on Monday

Tuesday’s murder of Keith Branigan in Clogherhead has resulted in a palpable fear of more attacks. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Escalation of violence in Co Louth drugs turf war mirrors that in Limerick 10 years ago

Inset image: shooting victim Keith Branigan. Photograph: Facebook. Main image: Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting in Clogherhead, Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Shooting dead of Keith Branigan is first murder in dispute raging 13 months

Vincent Parsons was discovered with head injuries by passersby on Saturday night. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Tallaght murder: Gardaí believe dead man clashed with killers in pub

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris proposes to put an additional 1,800 Garda members on frontline line duties in the next two years. Photograph: Alan Betson

Concerned among representative bodies about plan to free gardaí for frontline duties

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: insists the new Garda Operating Model  will mean more gardaí on the frontline in every part of the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

With rural TDs opposing new policing plans, Drew Harris will be glad of support from IFA

Former minister for justice  Michael McDowell has welcomed the Garda reform plan.

Former justice minister says resistance to civilianisation halted previous reforms

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has been a lucky general in his first year in office but he is not out of the woods yet. Photograph: Alan Betson

A perception that rural Ireland is being abandoned can become frenzied quickly

From left,  Deputy Garda Commissioner John Twomey and  Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  during an official announcement of the new Garda operating model. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

PAC chairman claims changes will lead to a ‘reduction in policing’

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris held a press conference on Thursday morning in Dublin to unveil his new plans or the force. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plan is an attempt to decentralise policing power from Garda Headquarters in Dublin

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has defended his reorganisation plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Drew Harris rejects claims that rural locations will lose out under the new structure

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at Garda Headquarters in Harcourt St, Dublin, where he  published  a new Garda Operating Model. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner says until there is a deal between UK and EU ‘it’s not going to be the same’

Proposed reorganisation could have a ‘significant effect’ on the working lives of gardaí

Plan ‘omits roads policing as one of the four key focus areas’ at operational level

The plan, by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, involves a reduction in the number of Garda divisions from 28 to 19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Reforms include reducing number of Garda divisions and giving more powers to superintendent

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris believes the reforms will flatten and streamline senior management

New divisions will be run by a chief superintendent with greater independence

Gardaí intervened in an attempted ATM robbery in Virginia, Co Cavan last Wednesday morning. Photograph: Garda Press Office.

Gardaí find further €100,000 as three suspected members of gang are arrested in Co Meath yard

PSNI appeals for witnesses after incident described as ‘truly appalling’ by councillor

A large group of people attended a vigil in Dublin’s north inner city on Monday night for pensioner Paddy Hansard following his assault at the weekend.

Large group show solidarity for Paddy Hansard (75) at inner city gathering

Paddy Hansard suffered serious injuries in an assault early on Saturday morning at Courtney Place (above). File photograph: Google Street View

Arrested man has been released without charge and file is being prepared for DPP

In the current year spending is set to reach €120 million on direction provision and related accommodation and ancillary services; up from €78 million last year and almost double the €67 million spent two years ago. Photograph:iStock

Accommodation harder to source as cost of direct provision system significantly increases

 Conor McGregor. File photograph: Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Former cage fighter appears to hit man in Marble Arch Bar in Drimnagh last April

An asylum seeker from a country regarded as safe is much less likely to be granted leave to remain in the State. Photograph: Frank Miller

Number of new applications set for 15-year high as direct provision system struggling

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has told the Policing Authority he intends to come within budget, adding that he has informed senior Garda management who control budgets to find ways of making savings. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Senior sources say operational policing must be scaled back if savings to be made

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is ‘supportive’ of how the  Garda Commissioner is dealing with the case of a garda who was dismissed in 1982 over ‘alleged homosexual activity’. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Minister’s statement claims standards of 1982 would be completely unacceptable today

 ‘Liam’ kept his Garda notebooks from the 1980s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Drew Harris acknowledged ‘Liam’ sacked in 1982 for ‘alleged homosexual activity’

The Garda inquiry into the VAT-based fraud has been ongoing since 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí believe mastermind behind cross-border ‘carousel’ scam is based in North

‘Liam’ retained his Garda notebooks from the 1980s, when he was let go over suspicions of being homosexual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Síochána’s dark forces in climate of 1980s apparent in its tracking of gay man

 ‘Liam’ kept his Garda notebooks from the 1980s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former garda says he sees correspondence from commissioner as a vindication

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Former Fianna Fáil minister and Dublin North West TD ‘relieved’ at development

Some of the items seized from a scooter driver in Offaly. Photograph: Garda

Weapons and drugs found after individual searched at routine traffic stop in Offaly

‘I was a good policeman, thrown on the scrapheap. I want them to acknowledge the reason’

Mother-of-two Angie Smith went missing after attending David Bowie’s Slane concert in 1987

Woman found in Wicklow mountains went missing after David Bowie concert in 1987

Jennifer McBride, daughter of murdered Dundalk woman Irene White, speaking on RTÉ Prime Time on Thursday. Photograph: RTÉ Prime Time

Fresh appeal made after ‘middle man’ in her killing in 2005 was this week jailed for life

Antoinette ‘Angie’ Smith had been attending a David Bowie concert in Slane

Body of 27-year-old mother of two found in ditch in Dublin mountains

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris with retired gardaí Angela Leavy, Noeline McGrath, Sarah McGuinness, Mary O’Donnell and Brid Wymbs at an event in Farmleigh House marking the 60th anniversary of the first women recruited to the  Garda. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for The Irish Times

Commemoration follows apology to Majella Moynihan over her treatment in 1984

The original 12: Mary Gilmartin (nee) Browne, Angela Leavy (nee) Burke, Elizabeth Noeleen McGrath (nee) Cooke, Elizabeth Dwyer, Kathleen Kelly (nee) McFadden, Sarah O’Sullivan (nee McGuiness), Helena Sparrow (nee) Hayden, Bridget Deale (nee) Sharkey, Margaret Brown (nee)Tierney, Mary B Wymbs, Deirdre Killeen, Mary O’Donnell

Gathering to mark 60 years of women in the force hears how some regarded their arrival

The scene sealed off on Sunday at Adam Court, off Grafton Street, where up to 20 people were involved in a fracas. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Garda’s Serious Crime Unit has been tasked with investigating disturbance

Mother-of-three Irene White was stabbed to death at her home in 2005. Photograph: Tom Conachy

Woman stabbed 34 times in her Co Louth home in 2005 contract killing

The scene sealed off on Sunday at Adam Court, off Grafton Street, where up to 20 people were involved in a fracas. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Violence outside nightclub off Grafton Street followed security fears over music festival

Denis Desmond described the US State Department advice about Longitude as “beyond ridiculous”

Garda sources say they suspect men who tried to rush club door had been at festival

The scene sealed off on Sunday at Adam Court, off  Grafton Street, where the fracas took place. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Nightclub security guard injured as knives, hatchets, petrol bombs seized

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Minister denied two ships were docked over crew shortages, citing ‘maintenance’

Dermot Woods will lead the National Security Analysis Centre which will appraise intelligence about risks to the State including from terrorism and cyber crime.

Centre to analyse intelligence from Garda and Defence Forces about security risks

Lisa Smith: Her most likely exit from the al-Hawl camp in northeastern Syria is with the involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former Defence Forces member’s ambiguity on Isis adds to logistic challenge of extraction

The discovery of bones at a recycling centre near Bray in Co Wicklow is not being treated as suspicious by the Garda.

Bones not being treated as suspicious, gardaí say

Gardaí warned against bargain prices online and said never to do ‘under the table’ deals

One victim paid €47,000 for non-existent watch, sent payment to Irish bank account

The fraudsters’ use of a website selling what detectives have dubbed ‘ghost tractors’ was just one example of a wide variety of frauds of they been involved in. Photograph: iStock

Romanian criminal gang under investigation using fake passports to open bank accounts

One line of inquiry is that the bones are an historical find, Garda sources said.

Skull among items being tested following discovery, say gardaí

Emergency services were called to a north Co Dublin address just before 10.30pm on Tuesday.

Girl getting medical treatment in Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Contraband seized by gardaí during a raid on the crime network.

Gardaí working with EU agencies and police forces uncover fake passports and bank accounts

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to a random violent attack near O’Connell Bridge in Dublin city centre at the weekend in which a man suffered skull and brain injuries.

Gardaí seek witnesses to incident after which shirtless man ran towards Bachelors Walk

One arrest after suspect in Wexford threatens Revenue officer on Cab raid

The head of the Criminal Assets Bureau Det Chief Supt Pat Clavin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

CAB chief Pat Clavin ‘absolutely astounded’ at number of drug dealers being targeted

Skaidrite Valdgeima was  a married mother of three from Latvia

Latvian translator Skaidrite Valdgeima (34) found with fatal stab wounds in Dublin flat

  Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: nothing is  more important for the Garda than its members being “honest and acting with integrity”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris sets out anti-corruption plans to Policing Authority

Policing Authority member Bob Collins said it appeared that private agents executing the court order to vacate the property at North Frederick Street were in the control of the event. Photograph: Jack Power

Harris: North Frederick St property should never have been cleared during rush hour

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the seizure of a consignment of drugs valued at an estimated €600,000 which entered the State through the post.

Customs intercepted package which was then delivered to Lucan house as gardaí watched on

Gardaí at the scene of a public order incident outside a property on North Frederick Street in Dublin 1 last year. File photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

Existing policies not implemented equally across State – Garda Inspectorate report

Former Provisional IRA chief of staff Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy: The Cab has investigated  21 people  as part of its inquiry into the oil laundering and smuggling operation run by Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Report shows Cab sezied €1.1m from Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy’s oil-laundering gang

Det Chief Supt Pat Clavin, who leads the Criminal Assets Bureau, said a wide variety of crime was being examined by his staff, but the drugs trade remained the predominant criminal activity targeted. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

More criminals in west and south Dublin under investigation than any other county

Jordan Davis

Davis (22), killed in suspected drug-related attack, was with his infant son at the time

HSE data   reveals more than twice as many people were being wounded in shootings a decade ago compared with the past three years. Photograph: Gary Fox/PA Wire

New HSE data and Garda crime statistics debunk theory gun crime worsening

Since the start of 2019, numbers in custody on any given day have exceeded 4,000 regularly with  an increasing number of prisoners serving long sentences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concerns at overcrowding with daily average of 3,911 inmates noted by Irish Prison Service

Video nasties: cyclists can report close passes and other crimes, such as drivers using phones behind the wheel, as long as the offence is recorded on camera. Photograph: E+/Getty

A recent case week could mark the start of a significant shift in Irish roads policing

A house  in Drogheda’s Moneymore estate was petrol-bombed  in relation to the Drogheda feud. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Violence set to continue until key gang members are taken out of circulation

A house was burned out in Drogheda’s Moneymore during an arson attack. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Gardaí suspect two arson attacks on houses directly linked to gun attack

 Brothers and sisters John Paul, Ann-Marie, Bridget(wife), Mary Theresa, and Thomas Delaney, all relatives of William Delaney can be seen close to the rock of Dunamase in Co.Laois Photograph: James Forde/ The Irish Times

Gardaí believe he was killed in Co Laois by a person known to him over a personal matter

The haul of drugs was discovered in two crates at a unit on an industrial estate in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Facebook

Total of four suspects arrested in Republic and Northern Ireland following operation

Garda crime prevention officers say it is vital that trusted keyholders were asked to “keep an eye on” property left unoccupied during holidays.

‘If people are going away on holidays during the summer, they should inform their local Garda station’

Gardaí at a premises on the Ratoath Road, Finglas, on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Intelligence-led operation supported by Garda helicopter, dog unit and water unit

An external view of Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre. Photograph:  Fennells

Boys will be held at Oberstown pending sentencing, a facility for detaining under 18s

Valerie Kilroy (41) was killed at her home at Kilbree Lower, Co Mayo

Postmortem carried out on body of 41-year-old Valerie Kilroy

The Garda Inspectorate is a Garda oversight body and iIt examines areas of policing practice and recommends reforms on the basis of its findings.

Oversight body examining how force polices border with North and also domestic abuse

Gardaí investigating the fatal stabbing of a homeless man on O’Connell Street in Dublin have identified the victim as Peter Donnelly, who was originally from Kilkenny.

Suspect arrested 15 minutes after fatal altercation which was recorded on CCTV

Irish Army Ranger wing on patrol in Chad in 2008. Photograph: Conor Lally

Elite unit will be sent to the world’s most dangerous UN mission

 VW Golf GTI seized by Cab officers during a raid in Dublin. Photograph: An Garda via Facebook

Armed gardaí enter via windows as part of an investigation into alleged illegal wealth

Gardai at the scene of the  fatal stabbing on O’Connell Street.Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Suspected killer was friend of victim; Both known to gardaí as rough sleepers and drug users

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