A Garda inspector who is accused of acting as a security consultant for Coolmore Stud in Tipperary in his spare time has been interviewed.

AGSI member is accused of acting as a security consultant in his spare time

The Law Reform Commission (LRC) has declined to recommend additional legal protections for journalists who report on court proceedings.

Law Reform Commission says such a measure could reduce standard of reporting on cases

Two teenaged boys were convicted of murdering 14-year-old Ana Kriégel in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan in May 2018.

Only five members of press will be allowed in court for sentencing hearing on October 29th

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: ‘It’s important that as well as education and healthcare that we have a more comprehensive mental health service within our prison system.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Psychiatrists and psychologists needed on prison staffs, Minister says

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: “It is a real challenge for Irish officials or people acting on behalf of the Irish state to enter one of the most challenging areas of conflict in the world”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Dundalk woman and daughter being held in Al-Hawl displacement camp in Syria

Barbecue area in Helsinki’s Suomenlinna Island prison: Most prisoners spend the day restoring and maintaining the fortress for €8 an hour or attending courses in the city. Photograph: Conor Gallagher

Does Suomenlinna Island jail hold the secret to having EU’s lowest imprisonment rate?

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: Ireland’s asylum system is ‘under some stress’, he said. ‘We all know the numbers for direct provision.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for The Irish Times

Finnish proposal would see EU countries take share of migrants rescued from sea

Publications about abortion will be removed from the banned books list following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Update of register to reflect legal position following repeal of Eighth Amendment

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: promises a “clear response” to the High Court ruling. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Continuous residence decision ‘has alarmed many interested parties’, says Minister

Part of firearms cache recovered in raid on fake business in Rathcoole, Co Dublin, in 2017.

Garda operation discovered firearms and ‘murder kits’ being stored for crime gang

The arsenal included handguns laid out on a piece of cardboard, primed, armed and ready to be used, gardaí said.

Detectives say Greenogue arsenal was biggest organised crime arms find in State’s history

Boy A and Boy B were convicted of murdering 14-year-old Ana Kriégel in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan in May 2018.

Judge says it is ‘extremely important court has all the relevant assistance for sentencing’

The Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, was told during a visit to Dublin’s Cloverhill Prison that it was a ‘wholly inappropriate’ place for people with severe mental illness. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government urged to cease ‘harrowing’ practice of locking up people with severe mental illness

Methadone is an opioid derivative most commonly prescribed to heroin users to help reduce addiction. File photograph: Getty

Most common cause of narcotic poisoning among youngsters under 13 is methadone

Ireland had a homicide rate of 0.9 per 100,000 people in 2017. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Organised crime was a motive for 19% of all murders recorded globally

The Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Co Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Six patients conditionally released into community under strict supervision

LE Emer’s role has encompassed maritime defence and security, ocean governance, safety and surveillance; port security, fishery protection, drug interdiction, pollution control and search and rescue.   Photograph: Irish Naval Service LE Emer’s role has encompassed maritime defence and security, ocean governance, safety and surveillance; port security, fishery protection, drug interdiction, pollution control and search and rescue.   Photograph: Irish Naval Service

Some Defence Forces staff now see Minister Paul Kehoe as antagonistic

Training for the diving section is among the most strenuous in the Defence Forces.

Specialist unit is now reduced to less than one -quarter of its operational strength

Naval Service’s flagship the LÉ Eithne has been withdrawn from service

Naval Service will not participate in any new humanitarian operations

Irish Navy’s LÉ Eithne: plays key role in monitoring maritime smugglers who travel around the north of Ireland to mainland Europe in an effort to avoid detection.

LÉ Eithne and LÉ Orla may be in port for up to 18 months leaving Irish waters unguarded

 Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe said there would be ‘huge challenges’ with staffing in the Naval Service throughout the year. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Defence Forces insists two ships docked due to lack of staff while Minister cites maintenance

Lisa Smith in BBC news interview: plans  to extract the suspected Isis supporter from a camp two months ago were  rejected

US officials had agreed to assist in operation to extract suspected Isis supporter from Syria

Flowers left on a bench, which was unveiled by the parents of murdered schoolgirl Ana Kriégel, at a ceremony last weekend on the grounds of the Leixlip Manor Hotel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Court hearing contempt proceedings against Facebook and Twitter over naming of boys

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe announced an increase in the military service allowance paid to virtually all members of the Defence Forces of 10 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Teachers seeking reversal of cuts made to their allowances on foot of deal with military

 The PDForra representative group is still “deeply concerned” with the Government’s approach to pay restoration. File photograph: Alan Betson

Offer unlikely to stop ‘haemorrhaging’ of personnel seen in recent years, TD claims

Patric and Geraldine Kriegel at the planting of a tree and the unveiling of a bench and plaque in memory of their daughter, Ana, in the grounds of the Leixlip Manor Hotel. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

‘The solid foundations on which we stood are shattered,’ priest tells prayer service

A burnt out car, thought to be a getaway vehicle, is seen at Huntstown Wood near the scene of a shooting in Castlecurragh Heath,  Mulhuddart. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times.

Foreign national shot three times but was able to speak to paramedics at scene

Dublin Drug Treatment Court on Green Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Critics of the system point to low graduation rates, although others cite hidden benefits

Key evidence in the Ana Kriégel murder trial came from Boy A’s boots, CCTV footage, a roll of Tescon tape, Boy A’s ‘murder kit’, and Ana’s parents, Patric and Geraldine Kriégel

Much of the circumstantial evidence suggested guilt, but these key pieces stood out

Ana Kriégel: Gardaí have stepped up patrols around the family homes of the two boys convicted of her murder, amid worries they may be targeted by vigilantes. Photograph: RTÉ News

Images of Boy A and B shared on social media, despite anonymity order

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is aware of the variations in sick leave and restricted duties and has ordered research into the causes.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Garda Commissioner has ordered research into causes for high number of gardaí on light duties

Social media companies have been removing images that purport to identify the boys convicted of murdering schoolgirl Ana Kriégel from their platforms.

DPP says social media firms responsible for sharing of images of convicted teenagers

Boy A and Boy B were found guilty by a jury on Tuesday of murdering Ana Kriégel last year. Photograph: RTÉ News

Images claiming to show two boys have circulated widely on WhatsApp and social media

Ana Kriégel loved to sing and at the time at the time of her death was planning on learning the guitar. Photograph from RTÉ

Teenager was strong and tall, ‘a typical Siberian,’ her mother told the trial

Evidence of pornography on the phones of one of the accused - Boy A - was excluded from the jury.

Evidence the jury did not hear included details of searches for ‘child porn’ and ‘animal porn’ on boy’s phone

 Brendan Grehan SC, the prosecuting barrister in the Ana Kriegel murder trial,  said he did not support a full ban on reporting. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mr Justice Paul McDermott to hear contempt of court case against Irish Daily Mail on July 4th

Ana Kriégel

Two 14-year-olds become youngest people in history of State to be convicted of murder

Two 14-year-old boys have been convicted of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriégel in Dublin last year

Jury returns guilty verdicts on all three charges after 14½ hours of deliberation

Ana Kriégel:  found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside the village of Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th last year. Photogaph: Family handout

Two boys are accused of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl in west Dublin last year

Ana Kriégel was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th, 2018.

Two 14-year-old boys are accused of killing schoolgirl in Lucan in May of last year

Ana Kriégel was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th, 2018.

Two teenagers on trial for murdering schoolgirl (14) in Lucan, Co Dublin

Jurors in the case were told they are here as judges of fact. Above, schoolgirl Ana Kriégel.

Case involves ‘very, very strong emotions,’ says Mr Justice Paul McDermott

Ana Kriégel was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th, 2018.

Defence counsel Damian Colgan SC said Boy B lied to gardaí because he was traumatised

Ana Kriégel was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th, 2018.

Defence counsel says case against defendant is based almost entirely on circumstantial evidence

Inspectors deemed the facility inadequate and found patients were not treated ‘with dignity, compassion or respect’.

Six Irish juveniles are in St Andrew’s Healthcare Adolescent Service in Northampton

Ana Kriégel was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th, 2018.

Jury told entirety of case against Boy B comes straight from his own mouth

Ana Kriegel was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th, 2018.

Prosecution concludes its evidence in trial of two boys accused of murder following five weeks

The appointment of Commissioner Drew Harris in September last year has been associated with an increased focus on discipline within the force. File photograph: Frank Miller

Twenty-one members of force sidelined last year – up from nine in 2017, figures indicate

 Ana Kriegel who was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside  Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th, 2018.

Witness says Boy B told him he was worried that Boy A had tried to ‘snake him’

Det Garda Donal Daly gave evidence about a copybook with details of a satanic pledge being found in a bedroom of one of the boys accused of murdering Ana Kriégel (14). Photograph: Collins Courts.

Boy B told gardaí he set up club and called it a ‘satanic cult’ as he did not want some people to join

Anastasia Kriégel who was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Family handout

Boy B told gardaí Boy A wore ‘zombie’ mask during attack for ‘whole incident’, trial hears

The body of Ana Kriégel (14) was found in a front room of a farmhouse in Lucan, Co Dublin on May 17th, 2018

Boy B said 14-year-old girl was ‘crying, begging,’ asking Boy A to ‘stop, not to hurt her’

Anastasia Kriégel who was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Family handout

Boy told detectives he heard Ana say ‘no, no, don’t do this’ to co-accused

Boy B told the court he left Ana Kreigel and Boy A and was walking away when he heard the scream.

During ten hours of interviews Boy B gave gardaí varying versions of his movements

 Anastasia Kriégel who was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside  Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Family handout

Court hears boy told gardaí he made up ‘fake story’ in initial interviews

Ana Kriégel whose body was discovered in a vacant farmouse in Lucan, Dublin on May 17th, 2018.

Boy B also said Boy A was ‘not a rational thinker’, trial hears

The body of Ana Kriégel (14) was found in a front room of a farmhouse in Lucan, Co Dublin on May 17th, 2018.

Jury watching video interviews conducted with Boy B on May 24th, 2018

Ana Kriégel was found dead in Lucan in May 2018, three days after she went missing.

Forensic expert says accused’s DNA found in semen staining on top found near girl’s body

  JP O’Brien is the owner  of Little Collins Dispensary in Galway city,  where  €10,000 worth of plant produce was confiscated last week. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Confusion among sellers and consumers about the legality of the cannabis derivative

Boy A has pleaded not guilty to the murder and sexual assault “involving serious violence” of Ana Kriégel on May 14th, 2018

Boot print on schoolgirl’s hoodie was ‘similar’ to pattern of boots worn by Boy A, trial hears

The  body of Ana Kriégel (14) was found in a front room of a farmhouse in Lucan, Co Dublin on May 17th, 2018.

Forensic expert says girl’s blood found staining seven areas in derelict house

Clodagh Hawe and her three sons were murdered by her husband Alan in their Cavan home in 2016. An internal Garda review of the deaths is ongoing.

Move sparked by killing of Clodagh Hawe and her three sons by her husband Alan in Cavan in 2016

Undated handout family photo of Ana Kriégel who was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside the village of Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

Former State pathologist Marie Cassidy said Ana met a ‘horrific death’

Ana Kriégel whose body was found in a derelict house in Lucan, Dublin last year.

Judge reminds jurors to ignore media coverage of the murder trial over the weekend

Ana Kriégel was found dead in Lucan in May 2018, three days after she went missing.

Pathologist gives evidence of ‘severe and extensive injuries’ and evidence of asphyxia

Ana Kriegel was found dead in a derelict farmhouse near Lucan in May last year. Photograph: PA

Teenager discovered with ligature around her neck, sergeant tells court

Anastasia Kriégel was found dead in Lucan in May 2018, three days after she went missing.

Murder trial hears park ranger describing Boy A acting ‘like a rabbit caught in the headlights’

Members of the Garda Band:  It is understood Garda management is attempting to mediate between the two men involved in the altercation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Garda musicians in backstage altercation at BBC event

Garda forensics and a diver at work near a slurry tank Bobby Ryan’s body  was discovered at the back of farm in Fawnagown outside Tipperary town. Photograph: Press 22

Gardaí obliged to follow up clairvoyant lead in expanding hunt for vanished Bobby Ryan

Glenwood House, Laraghcon, in Lucan. A witness at the Ana Kriégel murder trial said he saw a boy “making a beeline” for the house on the evening on which she was allegedly murdered. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Witness tells trial of seeing accused boy ‘in rough shape’ on day on alleged murder

Ana Kriegel who was found dead in a derelict farmhouse near  Lucan in May last year. Photograph: PA

Mr Justice Paul McDermott varies earlier blanket restriction at evening court sitting

Ana  Kriégel whose body was discovered in a vacant farmouse in Lucan, Dublin on May 17th, 2018.

‘I have no clue what happened to her,’ Boy B said in statement the day after alleged murder

A boy accused of murdering and sexually assaulting 14-year-old Ana Kriégel in May last year told gardaí he met her in a local park to discuss her relationship.

Trial sees CCTV footage showing Boy A and Boy B in park where she was last seen

Ana Kriégel was found dead in Glenwood House in Lucan in May 2018.

Teenager’s body was found in room in a disused farmhouse in Lucan, Dublin

 Anastasia Kriegél:  found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside  Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th  last year. Photograph: Family handout

Father says Ana set up fake social media accounts which she used to ‘bully herself’

Ana Kriégel was found dead in Glenwood House in Lucan in May 2018.

Jurors told of blood-splattered scene where body was found and of signs of a struggle

Detectives stopped and spoke to 36 individuals, all men that they suspected of having paid for sex, as part of Operation Quest. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Garda has faced criticism over number of prosecutions initiated since Act came into force

Ana Kriegel: found dead in Glenwood House in Lucan in May 2018.

Jury selected for trial of teenagers accused of murdering schoolgirl in Lucan in 2018

A prison officer in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Prison Service says latest figures reflect the programme’s strict selection process

While the number of seizures has jumped, the average size has shrunk, indicating that most postal deliveries are for personal use only

Increase in cannabis, cocaine, heroin seizures shows role of internet in narcotics trade

Members of Republican Sinn Féin stand on Dublin’s O’Connell Street during their Easter Rising commemoration on Easter Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Groups are still ‘leagues behind’ jihadis and the far-right on use of digital, research finds

Members of Republican Sinn Féin stand on Dublin’s O’Connell Street  during their Easter Rising commemoration on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Members of Republican Sinn Féin, 32 County Sovereignty groups marched through Dublin

Members of Saoradh after they marched in Dublin city centre on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Ireland has remarkably few laws governing public demonstrations despite the number that occur

Gardaí and workmen at the scene of a double ATM robbery on Main Street in  Kells, Co Meath. The ATMs were ripped from the walls of the banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

An estimated €200,000 had been removed from machines stolen from banks in Kells

Children out cycling near their home in Ballinasloe when they were hit by a car

Scene of a double ATM robbery in Kells, Co Meath: While thieves in Ireland use diggers and SUVs, gangs elsewhere use methods such as gas canisters or solid explosives. Photograph: Colin Keegan

In 2018, 4,549 acts like Ireland’s digger-assisted robberies occurred across 20 countries

An investigation into whistleblower claims of covert surveillance in the country’s prisons has been completed. File photograph: Getty Images

Investigation was ordered following whistleblower’s claims of covert operations in prisons

Last year 236 old Garda vehicles were withdrawn and replaced with only 205 new ones. Photograph: Frank Miller

Force sees sixfold increase in spending on hire cars, including for State security unit

Gardaí search for evidence in Corduff Grove in west Dublin following a shooting incident outside a nearby school earlier this month. File photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Two gun attacks within two hours of each other linked to northwest Dublin drugs strife

Statistics show historic sexual abuse continues to make up a large proportion of reported sex crime with a quarter of victims of sexual violence  reporting abuse which occurred at least 10 years ago. Image: iStock.

Females were victims in 69% of older cases reported, compared to 89% of recent incidents

Some €31,500 in cash was seized during the raids. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Bank account frozen and documentation taken from solicitor and accountant as gang targetted

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: weapons licences were granted to  protect “certain persons such as visiting dignitaries and others, when travelling to this State”. Photograph: James Forde

SF wants ‘clarity’ on foreign police officers and bodyguards carrying firearms in State

Allegations that the garda inspector was doing security work for Coolmore Stud in Co Tipperary first surfaced in 2016 and then again in 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Allegations of inspector doing work at Coolmore Stud surfaced in 2016 and again in 2017

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney leaving Leinster House after appearing at the Oireachtas Sports Committee. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Kerins case is significant, but one constitutional law expert believes it does not go as far as some politicians seem to think

Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns speaking at the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). Photograph: Conor McCabe

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns likens those who say problem does not exist to climate change deniers

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was travelling in a PSNI vehicle which was hit by a security bollard as it entered Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park two weeks ago. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bollard at Garda Headquarters damaged vehicle due to malfunction

A  Garda spokeswoman declined to confirm the scenes of crime role will be civilianised but said the impact of civilisation has been ‘a key consideration for Garda management’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

About 150 Garda examiners to be replaced by civilians this year

Couple’s legal case against Garda asks  that  the computer be examined immediately. Photograph: Frank Miller

Hold up in analysing parents’ computer means their children may be taken into care

Minister of State Finian McGrath and Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Mr McGrath apologised for accusing gardaí of carrying out ‘over-the-top’ drink-driving checks because they oppose new road safety laws. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Wider use of Garda checkpoints seen as a factor in higher number of drivers caught

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: his judgment has been questioned over his remaining in a PSNI vehicle after crossing the Border from the North. Photograph: Tom Honan

Revelation comes amid concern at Drew Harris’s transportation south in PSNI vehicle

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