Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal’s fixed budget has led to large build-up of cases

Garda reform: Drew Harris’s decision to halt the Reserve’s expansion raises questions about how the force will meet its target of expanding to 21,000 members by 2021. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

Drew Harris’s launch of review to initiate large-scale Garda reform laid out by commission

St James’s Wood fire risk: the owners of the 119 apartments have been told it could cost up to €26,000 each to remedy the issues. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

St James’s Wood complex built by respected Cosgrave Property Group in 2000

St James’s Wood: fire-safety issues could shutter the Dublin 8 development. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

St James’s Wood, in Kilmainham, not built to fire-safety certificate requirements

The scene at a house outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon, where a group of men arrived early on Sunday morning and ejected security personnel from the property. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Number of vehicles set on fire and dog killed after overnight attack in Co Roscommon

A cell in the new National Violence Reduction Unit in   the Midlands Prison,  Portlaoise. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

The specialist facility will accommodate up to 10 of Ireland’s most dangerous prisoners

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  has assured the Department of Justice the reduction in recruitment for 2019 will not affect the 2021 target. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Commissioner to recruit 600 new gardaí, and increase numbers on frontline duty

Pauline McKeown, chief executive at Ashleigh House, run by Coolmine Therapeutic Centre in Damastown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Housing crisis means mothers often have to spend much longer in residential treatment

Retired brigadier general Ger Aherne: During the Troubles, the Defence Forces had eight barracks and up to 1,400 men along the Border. Today, there are just two, and many soldiers are carrying out “routine” duties in Dublin. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Border ‘strong points’ and patrols needed to enforce customs and migration post-Brexit

A Garda stands watch at the house where a man died after an assault at Coolfin Meadows, Portlaw, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Man in custody following suspected murder in Waterford

Caron McCaffrey: previously worked for the Department of Justice in the press office and the Asylum Policy Division before taking up the role of Press and Programmes Manager in the IPS in 2006.

Caron McCaffrey has been working in the prison service for 18 years

Imre Arakas’s presence in Ireland came about after the Kinahan gang decided to start employing professional killers in their war against the Hutch family.

Criminal jailed for planning murder on behalf of Kinahans known as ‘the butcher’

A man is in custody following a brief stand-off with armed gardaí at a direct provision centre in Dublin city centre. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Man, in his 30s, said to have doused himself with petrol during incident in central Dublin

Brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Seamus (centre) leaves the Central Criminal Court   after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years for the killing of Anthony O’Mahony (73) in  Co Kerry. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins.

If accused can subjectively show they felt provoked manslaughter verdict can be given

Frank O’Donoghue QC. He  represented  former Ireland and Ulster rugby player Stuart Olding, who was acquitted after a rape trial in Belfast.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘The argument is that why should someone who’s up for rape be entitled to anonymity when if they are up for murder they are not’

Trevor Deely. His father Michael said the family are ‘realistic’ about what happened to Trevor but will hold out hope he is alive ‘until we are told otherwise’.

Relatives say they hope to generate leads on 18th anniversary of 22-year-old’s disappearance

Graham Dwyer’s legal team argued, and the High Court agreed, that the law providing for the retention of his phone data was  in breach of his rights.

Ruling on use of phone metadata could severely impact gangland investigations

The man shot in the incident, a 28 year old father of two, was treated in hospital for a  bullet wound to his foot. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Online threats were made against detective but gardaí said he was not under armed protection

The Law Society of Ireland’s building at Blackhall Place, Dublin  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Most offences related to suspect money laundering uncovered by regulatory body

A garda sergeant fired a shot during a confrontation in Ferriskill, Co Longford, on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Detective sergeant to face Gsoc inquiry for shooting man in leg during confrontation

Det Supt Gerard Walsh of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and Chief Supt Pat Lordan.  Det Supt Gerard Walsh says money laundering carries up to 14 years in prison. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Major operation identifies 420 ‘money mule’ accounts

The incident has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Alsatian dog was shot and man received minor injuries

In the wake of Brexit, roughly one-third of all extradition requests made by the UK will be refused because of its withdrawal from the European Arrest Warrant, according to barrister Anthony Hanrahan.

Brexit will curtail UK’s ability to extradite suspects from many EU member states

Niece of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Ann O’Carroll: her uncle  died when Martin Ferris drove a teleporter into him after a decades-long row. Photograph: Collins Courts

Several legal authorities call for provocation to be replaced or codified in legislation

A Garda car is seen patrolling in the Moneymore estate in Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: James Forde

Tensions rising in Louth town over drugs turf war or gangs settling old scores

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, to whom the State has agreed to provide legal representation as part of its broader defence to the legal action taken by whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Decision to give former Garda chief legal representation under review, Taoiseach says

Referee Daniel Sweeney, who is originally from Dungloe, Co Donegal, has a broken jaw and fractured eye socket. He   is unable to talk and can only drink through a straw

Daniel Sweeney expected to require a further two weeks in hospital for eye and jaw injuries

Local authorities in Rathkeale plan to step up the response this year which will include the deployment of armed gardaí on the streets over the Christmas period.

Respondents said Limerick town treated like ‘Magaluf’ by visiting Travellers at Christmas

Larry Murphy leaving Arbour Hill Prison in 2010 after serving his sentence for rape. File photograph: Alan Betson

Convicted rapist questioned in connection with 1998 disappearance of Kildare woman

The lack of specialist child interviewers in the Garda has  been criticised by the Policing Authority, the Garda Inspectorate and the Garda Ombudsman. Photograph: Getty Images

Garda could not take part in specialist child interviewer course due to budgetary constraints

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Drew Harris seeking advice on Callinan’s legal costs in light of tribunal findings

Patrick Dorgan has become the Law Society’s 148th president

Patrick Dorgan will use term to focus on diversity and inclusion within the profession

An area of Drogheda has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious device. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigate whether device left near parked car is linked to criminal feud

The prison service at first did not accept the officer was a whistleblower but it later changed its position.

‘Penalisation’ of prison officer by Prison Service linked to protected disclosure

Luke Wilson: jailed for 11 years for conspiracy to murder Gary Hanley

Dublin man's Kinahan-backed murder plot was foiled by aggressive Garda tactics

Grace Miano: remanded in custody. Photograph: Paul Daniel/RTÉ

Friends and family of victim raising money to repatriate remains of Limbani ‘Robert’ Mzoma

Mick Wallace questioned the logic of running the Garda “like a commercial organisation”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Commission on Future of Policing queried on plans during last public engagement

The law is unclear on whether gardaí have powers to stop scramblers and quad bikes being used in public parks

Gardaí to appeal to parents not to buy bikes at Christmas as they are a danger to public

Gardaí along the Grand Canal at Ardclough, Co Kildare. Paul Wells snr admitted chopping up the body of Kenneth O’Brien and dumping his remains in the canal in a suitcase and shopping bags.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Paul Wells snr, jailed for life for murder of Kenneth O’Brien, may have been ‘enforcer’

Clubs involved in fights will receive a €500 fine and a six-point deduction for a first offence. Stock image: iStock

Schoolboy league says on-pitch incidents involving coaches and parents resemble MMA events

NWCI: ‘The findings of this project show that there are deficits in mental health provision for women’

Women’s council study documents specific mental health needs of women and girls

An  empty frame at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston, US, which used to house a Rembrandt stolen in 1990. Photograph: Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images

Former Scotland Yard detective says he believes the stolen art is still in Ireland

David Taylor officially ceased being a garda at midnight last night after his request to retire was signed off on by Commissioner Drew Harris.

Officer found by Disclosures Tribunal to have engaged in smear campaign against whistleblower

Labour justice spokesman Seán Sherlock expressed frustration at how long it took the gardaí to return an answer to his parliamentary question. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One man charged with theft from Garda station last year but released

Assistant Garda commissioner  Pat Leahy arriving at Tudor Lawns in Foxrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí have described the crime scene as ‘problematic’ due to the amount of blood

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over “significant structural issues”. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

Minister not ruling out litigation concerning schools built by Western Building Systems

The incident happened at 1.16am on Sunday when a silver car mounted the footpath and struck two women in their early twenties and a 52-year-old man. File photograph: Getty Images

One of three victims released from hospital after early-hours incident in Co Louth town

Officials tell Law Reform Commission that prison should be norm for serious offences

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. File photograph:  Olivier Morin/Getty Images

Case before European Court of Human Rights upholds Austrian blasphemy decision

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over “significant structural issues”. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

Structural issues found at five facilities with six cleared to fully reopen

The clocks went back on Sunday and this might be one of the last times this happens, if the public opts to change. Photograph: The Irish Times

Brexit could see Ireland on different time to Northern Ireland

Leo Varadkar:  “An element of anti-Traveller sentiment” behind at least  some of the vote received by Peter Casey.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach’s comments come as Fine Gael begin confidence-and-supply talks with Fianna Fáil

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together School in Dublin which has  been closed amid concerns over “significant structural issues”.  Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

Five primary schools cleared to fully reopen following inspections

Rough journey?: Irish Rail had 407 complaints of anti-social behaviour last year, 117 reported incidents of intimidation and 70 vandalism complaints. Photograph: Eric Luke

Intimidation has doubled, vandalism has tripled and assaults have quadrupled

On Friday, in Mountjoy main prison, 227 prisoners were on a protection regime, meaning they are locked up for at least 19 hours a day. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

17 gangs now operating within the prison, Governor says

File image: Armed gardaí arrived on the scene of the shooting in Finglas shortly after the incident but no arrests have been made. Photograph: Collins

Man in hospital with gunshot wound to arm after incident in Meakstown on Thursday

A screengrab from the Front Line Defenders website. The charity has won a UN prize.

Front Line Defenders dedicates award to human rights workers worldwide

The new beds at the Central Mental Hospital have been designated for those sent to the hospital from other psychiatric facilities rather than the prison system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The newly refurbished facility will not house the 22 inmates ‘who should not be in prison’

Gardaí dealt with 43 allegations of assault on trains last year, up from nine in 2016. In the first five months of this year there were 26 assaults. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government is considering the move amid surge in public order incidents on trains

Osgur Breatnach: The Special Detective Unit picked up about 40 members and associates of the IRSP for questioning. After they allegedly started beating Osgur he had a decision to make. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Recent garda whistleblowing has given Osgur Breatnach hope someone will come forward

John Barrett:  featured  in the Disclosures Tribunal report which found much of his evidence “had an imaginative element”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Commissioner requests Minister take immediate action against John Barrett

Rebecca Kelly suffered a serious head injury when she fell on the Luas tracks in 2010. Photograph: Collins Courts

Rebecca Kelly, who received more than €550,000 for injuries, conceded her own actions played a significant role in the incident

Amanda Carroll  was described by a neighbour as a ‘lovely lady’ and well liked in the area. Photograph: Facebook

Amanda Carroll (33) described as a ‘lovely woman’ and ‘bubbly’ by her neighbours

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: “There are many complex strands to this work.” Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

New framework will let adults with mental disabilities make decisions over their lives

Gardaí say Deferred Prosecution Agreements avoid the risk of large companies with multiple workers going out of business as a consequence of  prosecution. File photograph: Getty Images

Law Reform Commission running the rule over Deferred Prosecution Agreements

According to garda figures, 28,454 motorists were speed-checked in the first three hours of National Slow Down Day on Friday with 44 being caught speeding. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí launch high visibility operation to reduce speeding

In Europe children account for over 20 per cent of trafficking victims, with most of them aged between 15 and 17. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nigerian networks allow movement of underage victims to northern EU states

Following the attack investigators arrested a 27-year-old local man who had handed himself in and charged him with assault. File photograph: Frank Miller

Local man charged with assault

Monthly and annual Dublin Bus tickets will increase by between 2% and 4.5%. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Transport authority ‘very disappointed’ with rejection of College Green plaza plan

Detectives have made significant progress in the investigation into the death of Jamie Tighe Ennis in recent weeks. File photograph: Getty

Two other suspects still in custody

 IFA Director General Damian McDonald, deputy president Richard Kennedy and president Joe Healy listen to Tánaiste Simon Coveney addressing the IFA national council in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

People are no longer bothering to report incidents, says Irish Farmers’ Association

Peter Casey and his wife Helen at the EPIC centre in Dublin for the official launch of his presidential campaign. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Presidential candidate claims group showed poor leadership over Thurles dispute

 Candidates (from left) Peter Casey; Liadh Ní Riada; Gavin Duffy and Joan Freeman before last night’s debate. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Live debate on Claire Byrne show included just four of the six candidates

The scene in Moatview Avenue in Coolock where Jamie Tighe Ennis was shot dead. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three men and youth held over death of 24-year-old who died of gunshot wounds to head

File photograph of an Army bomb disposal team.

Gardaí found suspicous package was empty

Supt David Taylor requested he be allowed retire the day after he  was suspended from his duties.  Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

Garda Commissioner expected to accept Supt Taylor’s retirement shortly

Notices to vacate are placed on the mobile homes  off Prussia Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Homes at Dublin’s Prussia Street described by the High Court as ‘like a bomb about to go off’

Supt Dave Taylor at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Garda press office chief found to have helped smear Sgt Maurice McCabe

Mr Justice  Charleton  didn’t hold back in his opinion of Tusla’s filing system. In fact, it could not be dignified by calling it a system, he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tusla comes out of the Disclosures Tribunal more damaged than the Garda

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Policing Authority notes Charleton’s comments on appointment of senior gardaí

Mr Justice Charleton accepted evidence by HSE staff member Laura Brophy about how she made the mistake and called it an ‘horrendous coincidence’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tribunal criticises agency’s response to error on Sgt McCabe’s file

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Charleton rejects some of former commissioner’s evidence but finds she took no part in smear campaign

From left: Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe; Supt Dave Taylor; former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan; former Garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan; Mr Justice Peter Charleton. File photographs: The Irish Times

Profiles of figures who played critical parts in the long-running Garda whistleblower saga

Sgt Maurice McCabe leaving the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A guide to the nine broad accusations of misconduct examined by the tribunal

Specialist gardaí also regularly fail to notify Gsoc within the required time period when they use Taser guns.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Figures show failure to notify Gsoc about using the spray within 48 hours

App advises clients to practise ‘mock raids’ and appoint staff to ‘shadow’ investigators

Adrienne Cullen: “I trust the integrity of the investigators.” Photograph: Judith Jockel

Five years on, one of the leading hospitals in The Netherlands finally agrees to inquiry

Part of the reason for the large increase in the seizure of steroids and other substances is increased activity by authorities in cracking down on illegal medications. Photograph: iStock

Authorities seized significant amounts of sedatives and erectile dysfunction drugs

A photograph from Flightradar24 showing empty skies over Ireland during last night’s  system failure

Failure affected air traffic control hub in Ballycasey which services Shannon and Cork airports as well as transatlantic flights

The Bishops acknowledged the “anger and dismay” of people in response to reports of widespread clerical sex abuse of children. Photograph: iStock

Rights of religious communities to engage in public debate must be respected, conference states

To date, Ben Gilroy has been a party to at least 16 High Court cases and has been held in contempt of court three times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ben Gilroy also forbidden from acting as legal adviser to others

The incident took place in a restricted area of the Coombe hospital which requires a key code to gain access. Photograph: Google Street View

Midwife disturbed thief in restricted area of Dublin’s Coombe as handbag stolen

In 2017, there were  99 unexpected deaths of disabled residents notified to Hiqa and 57 outbreaks of notifiable diseases. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

899 claims of physical, psychological, sexual and financial abuse in nursing homes

There were 2,566 reports of serious injuries to residents in nursing homes last year. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Watchdog received 4,600 complaints in 2017, including sexual and physical abuse

Det Supt Gerard Walsh of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau said he hoped the phone line would provide an idea of the scale of corruption offences in Irish society and if the unit required more resources.

High perception of corruption ‘not reflected in reports to Garda’

Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus wrote in her 2017 annual report there is considerable pressure on resources in relation to the international work undertaken by her office.

Over 200 requests for assistance made to US as child pornography prosecutions rise

During the first quarter of 2017 there were 69 people in the Oberstown facility in north Dublin, all of them males aged 13-18.

Vast majority of young people at Oberstown also had drink or drug problems

Close up of man with his head in his hands on black.

One in seven reported thoughts of suicide as a result, survey suggests

Social media guidelines are being drafted by a committee made up of the presidents of all five court divisions including the chief justice Frank Clarke (above). Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Sharppix

Issue brought into focus by recent Jobstown and Belfast trials

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said  there is large-scale under-reporting of sexual offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Alcohol, under-reporting and lack of understanding make it difficult to measure extent of problem

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