One of the chief suspects for the abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney, above, was among four men being questioned by gardaí on Thursday night. Photograph: BBC

Three others suspected of sourcing vehicles for the attack or carrying out surveillance

The scene at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, after 16 people were found alive in the back of a truck on a ferry sailing from France. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí investigating how 16 men came to be in back of lorry on sailing from Cherbourg

Kevin Lunney, a 50-year-old father of five, was abducted close to his home in Co Fermanagh before being tortured and dumped in Co Cavan. Photograph: PA

Arrests come week after three suspects were detained for attack on QIH executive

A file photograph of Martin ’the Viper’ Foley. Photograph: Collins.

Interest and penalties linked to unpaid monies more than trebled sum owed

The suspects, aged 18 to 37 years, were detained during three searches in the west Dublin area.

Since mid-October seven people involved in prostitution have been assaulted, gardaí say

Superintendent Paul Dolan of Lucan Garda station  speaking during a media briefing about the body of a man found in a burning car  in Lucan. Photograph: Collins

A criminal in his 40s linked to at least one murder, he was reported missing by his partner

Garda and forensic experts at the scene where a man’s body was found in a burned-out car in Mount Andrew Rise, Lucan, Co Dublin, on Monday evening. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gardaí believe body found in burned out car in Lucan to be missing Co Dublin criminal

The burned car in which the man’s body was found is removed  from the scene. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí trying to establish if death is linked to gun attack on a man in September in Lucan

Gardai attend the scene in the Mount Andrew area in Lucan on Monday evening after a body was discovered in a burning car. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Killing expected to be upgraded to murder inquiry when postmortem results are known

The two men – in their 20s and 30s – who were arrested, are still be held under the Offences Against The State Act at Clondalkin Garda station. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Gardaí intervene in ‘a potential threat to life incident’ during intelligence-led operation

The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) will not operate for an average of one day per week until the end of February.

Shortage of pilots forces Air Corps to cut back on emergency service it provides to HSE

Kevin Lunney: Three people are being questioned about the  abduction and torture of the Quinn Industrial Holdings executive two months ago. Photograph:  BBC Spotlight

Two men, in their 20s and 40s, and a woman in her 50s released without charge

The Department of Defence acknowledged there had been an issue with retaining pilots.

Coast Guard withdraws in-shore rescue boats due to reported life-jacket malfunction

Kevin Lunney, a 50-year-old father of five, was abducted close to his home in Co Fermanagh before being tortured and dumped in Co Cavan. Photograph: PA

The man is to be targeted after three of his associates were detained for questioning

The Garda Armed Support Unit was drafted into Longford Town to aid policing of the dispute involving several Traveller groups in June. File photograph: Colin Keegan

Support of crack squad helps quell feuding Traveller groups in restive Longford Town

A Rolex watch that  was seized in raids by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Cars, cash and Rolex watches seized in operation against drug dealing family network

 BBC handout file photo of Kevin Lunney,  on the BBC Spotlight programme.

Lunney attacked on way from work in Quinn Industrial Holdings

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy: Garda Representative Association says his comments risk ‘undermining public confidence in our members policing the  Border’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

GRA contacts Taoiseach over ‘baseless claims’ local gardaí ‘let down’ QIH executives

Cyril McGuinness died last week during a police raid in Derbyshire. Photograph: Collins Courts

Francis McGuinness took High Court case seeking detail of why his yard was searched

Gardaí are investigating how a new born baby suffered serious injuries during an incident in a house in Co Meath on Monday.

Gardaí are trying to establish if there was a disturbance at property in Ashbourne

Quinn Industrial Holdings offices in Derrylin in Co Fermanagh. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Garda representative bodies criticise Minister over policing comments

Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney. Photograph:  BBC Spotlight

Gardaí fear gang still have means to continue as Taoiseach seeks to reassure QIH directors

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors   described Minister for State Michael D’Arcy’s ‘claims’ as ‘unhelpful’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

D’Arcy asked to clarify ‘claim’ that local police did not move fast enough to tackle violence

Quinn Industrial Holdings offices in Derrylin in Co Fermanagh. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Michael D’Arcy claims blame for slow response to threats lies with officers ‘on the ground’

Cyril McGuinness leaving Dublin District Court, October 2014.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Profile of career criminal’s Europe-wide smuggling scams, ATM thefts and illegal dumping

Cyril McGuinness leaving Dublin District Court in 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

Cyril McGuinness, aka Dublin Jimmy, died of apparent heart attack in English police raid

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton PSNI speak to the media regarding the investigation of the abduction of Kevin Lunney at Garda HQ in the Phoenix Park on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

First joint investigation team of its kind, under Eurojust, for cross-border probe

Cyril McGuinness leaving Dublin District Court in 2014 when he appeared charged under the Road Traffic Act. Photograph: Collins.

Documentation, laptops and other evidence seized by police in Derbyshire operation

The Criminal Assets Bureau posted on pictures of some of the items seized on its Facebook page

High-end BMWs, trucks and cash seized at homes and businesses

Cocaine accounted for nine per cent of new drug treatment cases in 2012, rising to 31 per cent of new treatment cases last year.

Drug ‘dominates’ Ireland’s latest statistics with unprecedented 50% surge in new cases

Gardaí at Castlemartin Drive, Bettystown, where father of three Richard Carberry was shot dead on Monday night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Return of senior crime figure to area has seen tit-for-tat violence escalate to murder

The suspected getaway vehicle on Eastham Road, Bettystown, Co Meath. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Killer fired up to six rounds from automatic pistol, at least two of which struck the victim

The suspected getaway vehicle pictured on Eastham Road, Bettystown, Co. Meath which gardaí suspect was used in the fatal shooting. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Richard Carberry, a married father of three, was associated with one faction in the Drogheda feud

While most senior Garda officers do not expect any form of hard border, there is real concern that smuggling will boom after Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Six Garda divisions in Dublin get 1,322 recruits, other 22 divisions share 1,447

 The most notable increases in recorded drug crime in Dublin occurred in the area policed by Pearse Street Garda station, which includes nightlife areas such as Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More disposable income means people are spending more on drugs, says Garda source

In Cobh, Co Cork, the number of crimes has increased in each of the past four years to 64 last year, more than double the 19 offences recorded in 2015. File photograph: Getty

Number of offences in first half of year 20% higher than the same period in 2018

Truck driver Maurice (Mo) Robinson (25) from Portadown in Northern Ireland, was charged on Saturday with 39 counts of manslaughter. Photograph: Mo Robinson/Facebook

Police are investigating whether deaths of 39 migrants are part of ‘wider conspiracy’

Police outside the Warrington house of an Irish couple who, after 39 migrants were found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Grays, east of London, said they had sold the lorry cab to a company in Ireland. Photograph: Jason Roberts/PA Wire

Three further Irish suspects detained by Essex police

The seizure of the money from the Kinahan cartel has followed a lull in the Kinahan-Hutch feud due to a major policing operation and the jailing for some of the key figures in the Kinahan cartel based in Dublin.

Man (60) arrested during intelligence-led searches in north Dublin

Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills of Essex Police said the force would give no more details about the nationalities of the victims until formal identification had taken place. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/ Reuters

Police say nationality of 39 deceased was ‘now a developing picture’

People take part in a vigil outside Belfast City Hall for the 39 people found dead inside a lorry in Essex on Wednesday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Armagh man (25) briefly towed trailer in which 39 Chinese migrants found dead

Floral tributes at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry trailer on the industrial estate. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Monaghan-based company leased refrigerated trailer to other Border firm

A still photograph from CCTV footage showing the two assailants during the robbery near the Guinness Storehouse.

Suspect raising gun, or replica weapon, at large but gardaí continue search for assailant

Businessman Kevin  Lunney was kidnapped on Tuesday, September 17th, on a roadway in Co Fermanagh as he drove home from work.File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Van discovered in Duleek area of Co Meath due to be forensically examined

Garda immigration officers at Dublin Port which is thought to have been used by the lorry which subsequently collected the trailer in which 39 people were found dead. Photograph: PA

Gardaí say trafficking in trucks is just one of the ways people are smuggled into Ireland

 Police and forensic officers investigate the  lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered in the trailer on Wednesday morning in Grays, Essex.  Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Truck driver (25) from North arrested in connection with mass murder investigation

The lorry in which 39 dead bodies were discovered  in Grays, east of London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

Police say trailer had not travelled through Ireland as Northern Irish man (25) arrested

 Police officers stand on duty at a cordon near to where a lorry containing 39 bodies, was discovered at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

Questions remain over how container holding 39 bodies arrived in Britain

A still photograph from CCTV footage showing the two assailants during the robbery near the Guinness Storehouse.

Victim ‘panicked and screaming’ and ‘people were hiding behind cars’, says witness

Gardaí seized drugs, vehicles and €1,000 in cash during a raid in Waterford city. File photograph

Two locations were searched and a man in his 30s arrested in Waterford city

The deceased man overdosed on Foster Place, College Green, just before 7am on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Death of man in his late 30s arose from drug overdose, gardaí believe

The Government is coming under increasing pressure to introduce legislation to deal with hate crimes. It was not clear how many of the attacks included in the data were racially motivated or hate-based incidents. Stock photograph: Getty

Data released to The Irish Times amid increasing calls for hate crime legislation

Gardaí said the man was found early on Sunday morning. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Postmortem due on man (30s) found off College Green

The sticker appeared to be specially made for the Intreo office. Photograph: Irish Polish Society/ Facebook

Gardaí appeal for information about incident at Intreo office on Hanover Street, Cork

Of the 1,321 people now being targeted by the Criminal Assets Bureau, just under half were located in Dublin. Photograph: Garda Facebook

Some €2.7m worth of assets have been seized from Byrne organised crime group

Mark McGoldrick project manager, Fergal Black director of care and rehabilitation, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton, Castlerea prison Governor Martin Reilly and Robert Hall of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust with horse handlers Joe and Cora Sharkey.

Project is brainchild of Jonathan Irwin, founder of the Jack & Jill Foundation

Gardaí believe the latest suspect to be detained, who is based in Northern Ireland but who has business interests south of the border in Co Louth, is the mastermind of the scam, which is based on VAT carousel fraud. File photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

Vat claimed for non-existent goods bought and sold between jurisdictions

John Tyson (79): found ’safe and well’

Garda had issued appeal after 79-year-old was last seen on Thursday

The Policing Authority has announced a review of the Garda adult caution scheme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Review comes amid fears of mismanagement similar to that found in system for juveniles

Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Audit will check if offenders are repeatedly availing of cautions and so escaping justice

A new Audi Q7 SUV was  seized by Cab in a raid in Limerick along with a Rolex watch and electronic devices containing data and paper-based financial and business records.

Second unrelated operation carried out by Cab against Cork-based crime gang

Gardaí have revealed the worst speeding offences detected by the GoSafe cameras since the start of the year, with one motorist in Co Donegal caught going 123km/h above the speed limit.

Garda issues list of worst speeding offences ahead of National Slow Down Day on Friday

Gardaí believe a feud between two groups of men in south Co Dublin was at the centre of the stabbing murder of Derek Reddin in Loughlinstown. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Two suspects released without charge after questioning over Loughlinstown murder

 Gardaí  prepare to remove the body of Derek Reddin from  Loughlinstown Drive, in south Co Dublin, on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Two men arrested and victim named following stabbing incident in Loughlinstown

An edited photograph from social media of Derek Reddin, Watson Drive, Killiney who died in the fatal stabbling. Photograph: Verses of Life Facebook page

Derek Reddin was walking with a friend in Loughlinstown when apparently ambushed

David Reilly and Derek O’Driscoll have used an insidious brand of intimidation and control, all underpinned by lengthy criminal records and reputations for ultra violence, to rule Ballyfermot

Derek O’Driscoll and David Reilly run crime in their native area through violence and fear

The Law Society has started blocking the use of some messaging apps on its premises after offensive comments were made about female trainee solicitors. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Solicitors’ body blocking use of some phone apps on premises after ‘deep distress’ caused

Orchard Lawns in Cherry Orchard, Dublin, where builders were targeted by antisocial behaviour while constructing a social housing project. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Drug gang figures still received money from construction firms after accounts frozen

Evidence before the High Court set out how two council workers advised contractors to pay two men their demanded fees for “fence maintenance” in order that antisocial behaviour directed against the contractors’ sites would stop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin City Council official gave €1,200 payments from contractor to criminal, Cab told

Cab claimed the two men had a number of income streams including drug dealing in Ballyfermot and other parts of Dublin, organised burglaries, tax offences and extortion. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Council workers suggested to construction firms they use services of criminals, court told

Sources said it was impossible to determine if foreign nationals were over-represented as victims of assault in the Republic. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Data could inform prevention of hate crime, says Immigrant Council of Ireland

Some of the gardaí initially suspected of passing information to criminal elements are now under suspicion for other matters. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Investigators trying to establish if older members coerced younger gardaí

Also know as Murt, Martin Doyle left the family home at 11am on the day of his disappearance. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Martin Doyle vanished without trace from home in Suncroft, Co Kildare in October 2004

PDFORRA represents about 8,500 enlisted personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps and said there was a clear disparity between HSE staff being paid just over €80 for an eight-hour sleepover shift and its members being paid a €48 security duties allowance for 24 hours. File photograph: Alan Betson

Flow could be slowed if personnel on 24 hours duties paid higher allowances, says staff group

The scene of the fatal assault on Vincent Parsons in Killinarden in August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Assaults causing harm now consistently at levels reached only briefly during Celtic Tiger

Assaults causing harm are  now at unprecedented levels. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Extra resources and ‘pro-arrest’ approach planned to combat emerging attack culture

A sign for a disused customs office along the Irish Border in Newry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Garda reforms put on hold for Border divisions pending clarity on Brexit outcome

 Drew Harris: “There does seem to be a connection between prosperity and street assaults and night time economy-type offences.”  Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Crimes linked to the consumption of alcohol and drugs increase as economy improves

Sexual offences had already reached record levels in recent years and have increased again in the 12 months to the end of June. Photograph: iStock

CSO figures also indicate the number of fraud offences recorded increased 34 per cent in the 12 months to June

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  in his public meeting with the Policing Authority. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Harris says reform of administration offices will free up many gardaí for a return to frontline policing

 Garda Commissioner Drew  Harris also revisited the problems identified last year with the Garda Youth Diversion programme that saw more than 3,000 young people not pursued for alleged crimes.   Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The €20 million spent paying members for 15 minutes overtime to be briefed at start of shifts ‘grieves some of us’ - Drew Harris

Agsi president Antoinette Cunningham  said nobody in her organisation had seen any implementation plan for the new divisional policing model. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Agsi and GRA do not believe Drew Harris’s plans are based on any firm evidence

Miniature mobile phones ‘about the size of a child’s thumb’ were seized in raid. Photograph: CAB

Jet skis, Rolex watches, cash and property documents seized during raids against drug gang members

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris revealed on Wednesday which stations would be the divisional headquarters after 28 divisions are amalgamated to create 19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Reorganisation plan ‘unacceptable’, Roscommon TD Denis Naughten says

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris believes the current structure of the Garda force is too complex. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Opposition likely to grow as impact of Garda reorganisation on stations becomes clear

The Garda confirmed which stations would remain the headquarter stations for their enlarged divisions and, by extension, which stations would lose their status. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Roscommon, Sligo, Monaghan towns and Navan, Naas, Bray, and Thurles lose status

Garda commissioner Drew Harris (right) and Chief Constable of the PSNI Simon Byrne speak to the media during the cross-border conference on organised crime at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Commissioner Drew Harris says definite lines of enquiry being pursued

The laneway where Quinn Industrial Holdings Director Kevin Lunney was abducted is cordoned off by PSNI. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

Coalition of money-oriented Border criminals led by Leinster man believed responsible

Younger offenders were  far more likely to be convicted again after release from prison than older  prisoners. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sex offenders least likely to offend again but robbers and burglars most likely, data shows

Kevin Lunney was subjected to a 2.5 hour ordeal after his car was rammed off the road as he drove home from work last Wednesday evening . Photograph: PA

Firm believes social media data would assist investigation into campaign against executives

Hundreds gather at the Quinn company headquarters in Derrylin to show their support for Kevin Lunney. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Extra gardaí deployed to Border as priest says Lunney ‘traumatised’ but ‘recovering’

Deputy secretary general of Nato Rose Gottemoeller with Maurice Quinn, secretary general at the Department of Defence, and Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett, chief of staff of the Defence Forces. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rose Gottemoeller made her comments in Dublin as Isis bride Lisa Smyth in Syria

Quinn executive Kevin Lunney underwent a two-hour ordeal

Kevin Lunney recovering from abduction, beating and torture

PSNI officers at the laneway at Kinawley in Co Fermanagh where Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was abducted on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

Minister says there have been arrests, there are files with the DPP over attacks

PSNI officers at the laneway at Kinawley in Co Fermanagh where Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was abducted   on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

Quinn Industrial Holdings staff given warning after ‘life-changing’ assault on Kevin Lunney

PSNI temporary superintendent Clive Beatty addresses the media during a press briefing at Enniskillen station. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker

PSNI and gardaí rushed to homes of other executives on learning of abduction

The laneway where Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was abducted is cordoned off by  PSNI officers. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

Paramilitary-style attack on Quinn executive Kevin Lunney ‘severe beyond comprehension’

Quinn Industrial Holdings executive Kevin Lunney, who was abducted and seriously assaulted before being dumped at the side of the road in Co Cavan. Photograph: Quinn Industrial Holdings/PA Wire

Attack on Kevin Lunney is the latest violent incident targeting Quinn Industrial Holdings

Kevin Lunney (pictured in Dublin last May) sustained a broken leg and other severe injuries after being abducted in the Border area on Tuesday. File image: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Death threat was sent to Kevin Lunney’s company four months before attack

Stepaside Garda station in south Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Commissioner says gardaí will, however, ‘come and go’ from Stepaside around the clock

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