Motive for fatal gun attack in village was not clear but described as shocking

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 Dublin 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

There are fears in Government that a soon to be announced package of pay improvements for the Defence Forces will not meet the expectations. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Proposed package arising from pay commission report to go to Cabinet in near future

Knife crime: with scant research in the area, it is hard to get a firm fix on the size of the problem and whether it is worsening or not. Photograph: Getty Images

Caution needed when interpreting data on recorded stabbing incidents and knife seizures

Concerns had been expressed recently after a series of stabbings in a single week last month

Statistics seem to support claims that rising numbers of gardaí on beat having an impact

A cell in Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Prisoners refused to leave exercise yard before matter was resolved without injury

The funeral of Sean Little in St Luke the Evangelist Church in Coolock

Sean Little died ‘in the most horrific, barbaric, senseless act of violence imaginable’

Of the 30 European countries studied, more people in Ireland had used cocaine in the ‘last 12 months’ than any other nation apart from the United Kingdom and Spain. File photograph: Getty Images

Major new study finds cocaine use growing faster in Ireland than in most European countries

The grave of Jordan Davis in Fingal Cemetery, after his funeral in Darndale. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

‘Drugs don’t make you king. Drugs make you into a corpse,’ priest tells mourners

A file image supplied by An Garda. The operation is being led by the  National Bureau of Criminal Investigation supported by officers from, Criminal Assets Bureau, Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau.

Evidence suggests unsafe horse meat has illegally been exported for consumption

Det Supt Seamus Boland was one of two gardaí honoured at the ceremony in Spain. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two gardaí honoured in Spain for work tackling organised crime

Mark Hennessy was shot dead by a garda in Cherrywood last May.

Mark Hennessy abducted and killed Filipina student Jastine Valdez last year

Floral tributes outside the church of St Nicholas of Myra after the funeral of David Byrne in Dublin, in February, 2016

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s crackdown may cause issues for local priests and gardaí

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is on a visit to Coolock on Tuesday. File photograph: Alan Betson

Charlie Flanagan warns young people ‘bling’ associated with drug dealing lifestyle will not last

Official figures confirm the number of people departing the Defence Forces has surged in recent years.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Briefing document for TDs says high staff turnover in the forces is ‘not unique to Ireland’

 Hamid Sanambar was suspected of involvement in a number of gangland shootings over the past 18 months. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Hamid Sanambar (41) was suspected of being involved in killing of Seán Little last week

The body of  Hamid Sanambar is removed from the scene of a shooting at Kilbarron Avenue, Coolock. Photograph: Tom Honan

Garda fearful Sanambar allies set to target associates of murdered Sean Little

Hamid Sanambar,  left,  was shot dead yesterday in the front garden of a house on Kilbarron Avenue, Coolock. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Iranian national was given a 3-year suspended sentence in 2015 for role in violent robbery of two women

 Hamid Sanambar who was shot dead yesterday pictured here, at the scene of the murder of Sean Little last week. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Officers investigating Hamid Sanambar shooting to review ambulance footage

Irish Army Ranger wing in Chad in 2008. Some 731 personnel departed  the forces in 2018 when 612 new recruits joined the Army, Navy and Air Corps.

Exit of 119 staff in 2018 largest in nearly decade as report on pay to be considered

Garda members  at the scene of a burned-out car at Castletimon Gardens, Coolock, Dublin, following  the shooting dead of Hamid Sanambar.    Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Iranian national (42) and three other murdered men linked to Finglas-based drug gang

 A body is removed from the scene of the shooting at Kilbarron Avenue,    Coolock, Dublin.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Gardaí believe the victim was probably shot by associates in a drugs gang based in Finglas

Defence Forces on a UN interim force in Lebanon. Photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

Overall fall comes despite recruitment drive for Army, Navy and Air Corps

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal shooting incident at Kilbarron Avenue, Coolock, Dublin, on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Gardaí believe shooting linked to murder of Sean Little last week

Irish Army Ranger wing on patrol in Chad in 2008. Cathal Berry says he is leaving the Defence Forces because he can no longer watch it being so badly damaged.

Defence Forces ‘dismantled and demoralised’ as low pay forces out personnel

Cathal Berry, former head of the Irish Army Ranger wing: worked as a medical officer in Syria.

Low pay, poor morale and micromanagement forced Cathal Berry from Army

Tallaght Garda station has been one of the top five busiest stations in the country for the number of crimes reported each year, reaching 5,200 last year. Photograph:   Frank Miller

Floor of Plaza Hotel next to Tallaght station being used as overflow facility

Videograb showing protesters outside Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s home on Sunday. Photograph:  Fingal Battalion Direct Action Group/Facebook

Fingal Battalion Direct Action Group rallies outside Minister’s home in latest action

Drugs seized during a Garda operation in Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Cannabis herb, cannabis resin and cocaine uncovered during Garda operation in Finglas

Garda forensic team at the scene of the shooting of Jordan Davis  in  Darndale. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Drugs trade moving out of recession as new younger gangs flex muscle

German police have confirmed they shot dead an Irish man in Hamburg. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Hamburg police confirm they fatally shot man while responding to family incident

Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy said young criminals were now vying for position in Dublin’s drugs trade as they competed to replace Kinahan cartel members who have been jailed or fled the Republic. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Young criminals are now vying for position in Dublin’s drugs trade, leading garda warns

Murder victims Sean Little and Jordan Davis (right) were friends

Young men urged against vying for position following senior arrests in Dublin gang feud

Two Breitling watches have been confiscated by the Criminal Assets Bureau

Property searched as part of Cab inquiry into who owns large south Dublin house

Gardaí at a checkpoint on Francis Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Feuds pose growing challenge to gardaí as overtime cuts bite

The scene of the fatal shooting in the Marigold Road area of Darndale. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Jordan Davis (23) killed while pushing buggy, in third Dublin shooting in 24-hour period

Murder victims Sean Little and Jordan Davis (right) were friends and knew their lives were in danger

Jordan Davis posted a tribute to his friend Sean Little minutes before he was shot

The body lies at the scene of a fatal gun attack in the grounds of the Church of Our Lady Immaculate, Darndale. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Man in his 20s was a friend of Sean Little who was shot dead on Tuesday in Walshetown

A man’s  body was found lying near a burning car at about 11.20pm on Tuesday at Rowans Little, Walshtown, Co Dublin. File photograph: Google Street View

The 22-year-old from Kilbarrack, north Dublin had no criminal convictions

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said a feud in the area was of concern to the force at present.

Feud link examined after incident in Mulhuddart, Dublin, at 9.30pm on Tuesday

The gang is believed to have paid one Garda member €20,000 for information. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Image

Three officers released without charge could face seven-year prison sentences if convicted

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