The woman’s body was found early on Monday morning just outside the village of Lixnaw.

Officers will be guided by results of postmortem on body found near Lixnaw

The victim was lured into the scam after striking up a conversation with a fake profile on a dating website. File photograph: Getty

Two arrested following Garda operation targeting dating website running fake profiles

SSPX Resistance founder Richard Williamson. File photograph: Jens Falk/Reuters

Woman arrested after allegations by Society of Saint Pius X Resistance

Dean Maguire from Tallaght was one of three people  killed in a car that was travelling up the N7 the wrong way on July 7th. Photograph: Facebook

Screwdriver and torch among offerings at funeral of Dean Maguire following N7 crash

The man is being held at Tullamore Garda Station. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Man (40s) detained following seizure of five kgs of the drug

The CSO warned the cancellations of emergency calls may have further impact on concerns about Garda data. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

999 calls controversy shows need for ‘comprehensive end-to-end review’ of data recording

In one case an unknown male’s DNA was found at the scene of seven burglaries in Dublin between 2014 and 2020. File photograph: Getty

Three deaths after substance exposure confirmed in United Kingdom and one in Sweden

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris apologised to the court on behalf of An Garda Síochána regarding any ‘inappropriate’ comments made about the legal profession: File photograph: The Irish Times

Court told gardaí tried to press women into leaving State, that solicitor just interested in money

In 2014, 84 people entered drug treatment for crack cocaine use. Last year that figure had increased to 414. Photograph: iStock

Women increasingly more likely to become addicted to drug – Health Research Board

Researchers postulated that medications such methadone and buprenorphine, which are used as therapeutic substitutes for heroin, may have a “protective effect” against Covid. Photograph: Getty Images

Numbers of infections in people in treatment for heroin addiction far lower than expected

The funeral cortege of Karl Freeman makes its way to St Aidan’s Church in Jobstown on Monday. Photograph: Collin

Last of three men killed in N7 crash buried on Monday

Under the new structure, the 14,500-strong Garda force will consist of up to 2,210 sergeants and 482 inspectors. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

More than 200 sergeants set to be appointed under new regulations this year

Graham Taylor was buried in Bohernabreena cemetery in Dublin. File photograph: Facebook

Graham Taylor died with two others after car burst into flames

Investigation into threatening and menacing phone calls to the personal numbers of chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan (left) and his deputy Dr Ronan Glynn is underway. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Security for public health officials increased following posts on far-right Facebook pages

SSPX Resistance founder Richard Williamson travelled to the Cork branch last year. File photograph: Jens Falk/Reuters

Group’s founder gave anti-Semitic speech at Cork branch of SSPX Resistance last year

Dean Maguire (29) was killed along with two friends while travelling in a car on the wrong side of the N7 on Wednesday last week. Photograph: Facebook

Dean Maguire (29) killed with two friends when their car drove on wrong side of road

LÉ Niamh: Crew  take  part in exercises on the ship’s deck, which is   currently moored on the Dublin quays. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Due to ‘personnel issues’, 101 days lost so far this year compared to 28 last year

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State’s membership of EU system leads to increase in extradition cases

Col Quinlan also recommended that of the 33 men, five of them should also be awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry (MMG), the Irish army’s highest award.

Commanding officer of A Company, Col Pat Quinlan, should receive DSM – review group

Criminals are “changing tack” constantly in the area of cybercrime, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll warned. Photograph: iStock

‘Further resources’ required to keep pace with criminals, committee hears

If all 2,000 bags are found to contain cocaine, as is suspected, the potential street value of the haul will be up to €35 million. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Only a handful of gangs could have carried out the complex smuggling operation

As of July 8th, 74 per cent of Covid fines have been issued to men and half have been issued on Saturdays and Sundays.  Photograph: iStock

Thousands of District Court summonses currently being issued, Garda warns

An Garda Síochána will mark the centenary of its foundation next year. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Medals to be issued to serving and retired gardaí as well as dignitaries

The Department of Communications says the reforms are the result of an independent capacity review which was initiated before the HSE attack. File photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/ EPA

National Cyber Security Centre to receive €2.5m increase in annual budget

Targeted drug tests will also be carried out on gardaí who have previously tested positive for illegal substances.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Random tests will look for traces of cocaine, heroin, cannabis and other drugs

Gardaí on patrol in Dublin city centre last month. Photograph: Tom Honan

High-visibility patrols to be used instead of riot police, meeting hears

The Law Society said it has raised issues with the prison service in the past about the impact of security protocols on women solicitors. File photograph: The Irish Times

Access to client dependent on security protocol, but solicitor felt ‘targeted as a woman’

There have been 18-58 prosecutions for witness or jury intimidation each year since 2011. Photograph: Collins Courts

Intimidation frequently cited as justification for retention of Special Criminal Court

The incident started early on Sunday morning when the coastguard was responding to a distress call involving an injured fisherman aboard the French Albator-2, northwest of Dingle. File photograph: The Irish Times

‘Hard fault’ identified as cause of warning light

The court heard that animals were kept in filthy conditions. File photograph: Getty

Judge tells reckless accused sentence avoided only because she is mother to three-year-old boy

The Air Corps put its aircraft on standby amid fears Rescue 115, a Sikorsky S92 helicopter, would have to ditch in the sea on its way back to base.

Coast Guard craft leaves winch operator with injured fisherman over fear of sea crash

Last year, more than 24 per cent of Irish Army personnel were on overseas duty or in pre-deployment training, a proportion higher than any other military in the western world. Photograph: Alan Betson

Troop retention crisis continues to impact organisation despite increased UN, EU commitments

 Irish Defence Forces 99th Infantry battalion in the village of Kerfi in the Goz Beida region of Chad in 2009: Such complex missions are likely become the future for the Irish military. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Africa and peace enforcement likely new focus for Army’s missions, says Coveney

A German soldier from  Minusma during a patrol in Mali in 2018. File photograph: Photograph: Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

Rangers were on patrol during incident which left 15 soldiers injured, three seriously

Two of the biggest cybercriminal gangs, REvil and DarkSide recently promised not to target sectors such as health and education. File photograph: iStock

Experts say they are surprised the criminals have not followed through on their threats

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (centre); Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll; and Det Chief Supt Angela Wallis are pictured at a briefing on the force’s drug dealing blitz, Operation Tara, on Friday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Commissioner says legalising drugs would make situation ‘far, far worse’

Eric Eoin Marques (36), from Dublin, is to learn his final sentence on September 15th next in Maryland Federal District Court, following eight years of legal proceedings in Ireland and the US. File Photograph: Paddy Cummins/PCPhoto.ie

Eric Eoin Marques was extradited in 2019 following lengthy legal battle

The Defence Forces is entering an “irreversible decline” due to its inability to retain trained personnel, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Committee hears cadets planning their exits immediately after joining

Minister for justice Nora Owen following the removal for murdered journalist Veronica Guerin on June 29th, 1996.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Nora Owen recalls the killing 25 years ago and its aftermath

Cannabis worth €740,000 was seized during an operation at Rosslare port on Friday afternoon.

Investigation relates to ‘serious organised criminal activity’

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine facility at the  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. File photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Kuwait and Tunisia also added to list

Gardaí dancing to the viral hit Jerusalema. Image: Twitter

Video of dancing gardaí received almost 5.5 million views on Facebook alone

Focus Ireland characterised the decision to lift eviction protections for families before the coronavirus pandemic is over as ‘dangerous and uncompassionate’. File photograph: Getty

Second consecutive month in which number of families without place to call their own has risen

“Restaurants and pubs will in many parts of the country operate at the pleasure of local gardaí. Discretion could mean that one restaurant maybe treated differently than another,” Peadar Toibin said. Photograph: iStock

Taoiseach rejects claims Government is ‘fiasco factory’ in row over hospitality sector

A number of arrests relating to dissident republicanism were also made. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Majority of 18 arrests related to suspected financing of terrorism

 George Nkencho’s parents Blessing and Frank look on as their  daughter Grateful Nkencho speaks to media outside the  Coroner’s Court where the inquest into the death of George Nkencho was held at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Inquest told the 27-year-old died from ‘multiple gunshots wounds to the trunk’

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is to issue a direction to all gardaí today that pubs and restaurants serving customers in temporary outdoor seating areas should not be penalised.  Photograph: iStock

Licenced premises which are acting responsibly will not be penalised or shut down

Psychopathy has always been a controversial diagnosis and is rarely applied, even in prisons. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Treatment can be effective but is highly resource-intensive, says psychologist

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is due to brief the Policing Authority on the progress of the review on Thursday during a public meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Internal review ongoing to determine how many calls ‘erroneously’ cancelled

Seating areas where customers can order and consume drinks have appeared in front of many pubs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many premises obtained permission to set up extended outdoor areas

Gardaí are also investigating a handful of other violent incidents of a more minor nature. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The incidents on Saturday are not believed to be connected

The Irish Aviation Authority has urged that the military ‘should have full capability to detect potential aircraft infringements into our national airspace’.  File photograph: RAF/PA

State unable to detect who is flying in region unless aircraft actively alerts authorities

Anthony O’Brien, former sergeant in the Defence Forces, has called for a public inquiry and redress for the victims of sexual abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dozens of allegations of sexual abuse collected by former army sergeant

The Working Group on Jury Service was established in 2018 to examine a range of issues including whether jurors should receive expenses and the potential widening of the jury pool. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Group established to examine range of issues ceases work without delivering final report

Anti-vaxxers: an Irish Freedom Party protester outside Custom House in Dublin in November 2020. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

Anti-vax sentiment is strong among people who rely on social media for most of their news

 Mountjoy Prison: there have been several significant outbreaks among prisons, including one in Mountjoy which affected 36 inmates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to officers aged under 40 also accelerated in inoculation drive

Dr Lokesh Joshi described being made feel like an ‘inmate’ since entering the mandatory hotel quarantine system after returning from India following the death of his mother from Covid-19.

Lokesh Joshi says he has felt like an ‘inmate’ since returning from India after his mother’s death

The suspect, who is aged in his late teens, was arrested by gardaí in Drogheda shortly after 4pm yesterday.

Man pointed what appeared to be a handgun at victim and pulled the trigger

Photograph: iStock

New Bill gives gardaí power to compel suspects reveal passwords to digital devices

Concerns have been raised by privacy advocates over the ‘broad’ nature of the Bill. Photograph: iStock

Suspects who refuse to give passwords for digital devices face up to five years in prison

Crest on a Garda car. Photograph: Frank Miller

Revised Garda policy: ‘Pull back, it’s not worth the risk,’ members are increasingly being told

Protest at Portlaoise Prison continues against slow rollout of inoculation programme

Margaret Molyneux (69) died at Watford General Hospital on July 5th, 2017.

Margaret Molyneux’s daughter claims high dose of drug led to difficulty swallowing and choking

A wing  in Mountjoy Prison.   The Dublin prison  recently recorded the largest Covid-19 outbreak in the prison system to date, with 36 inmates testing positive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Penal Reform Trust ‘dismayed’ inmates appear to have been ‘left behind’

Fishery protection is the core role of the Naval Service, which has been hit particularly hard by the manpower crisis impacting the entire Defence Forces

One third of fishery patrols cancelled by Naval Service so far this year

The HSE has said 520 patients are affected. File photograph: iStock

Ireland’s reputation at risk due to lack of cybersecurity investment, Ibec warns

The scene of an armed siege at Whitechapel Grove, west Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Man in custody after firing from home during armed siege at housing estate in west Dubli

Armed gardaí at a house siege in west Dublin. Photograph: Gary Ashe Two Gardai shot and seige at a house on Whitechapel grove, Blanchardstown.Pic shows a sharp shooter entering the scene.Pic Gary Ashe 24/5/2021

Man arrested following massive Garda operation at Whitechapel Grove, Clonsilla

Maj General Maureen O’Brien at Cathal Brugha Barracks. She will serve as one of two military advisors to the UN secretary general on peacekeeping operations. Photograph: Tom Honan

Maj Gen Maureen O’Brien says her promotion shows ‘women can achieve high ranks’

A change in the law which means people do not face automatic detention in the Central Mental Hospital after pleading insanity is the most likely explanation for the increase in such pleas, a researcher has said. File photograph: Alan Betson

Increase in insanity pleas followed abolition of mandatory detention in such cases

The criminal gang had threatened to release or sell masses of sensitive data taken during the attack on Monday unless it received a ransom payment of €16.4 million. Photograph: iStock

Data relating to sexual assault victims not compromised in attack

There has been no evidence of stolen HSE data having been published online early on Monday but there the expectation is that some will be published. Photograph: iStock

Public advised to report any contact regarding personal information to gardaí

Irish Air Corps crewman Sgt Diarmaid Corcoran of the 301 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, with his Gen 3 AN/AVS-9 White Phosphor NVG (night vision goggles), which are the latest generation and military-grade technology, before a night-time training flight on an AW139 helicopter from Baldonnel Aerodrome. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/The Irish Times

On a night-time mission over Dublin and Wicklow, the visual range was impressive

Garda sources expect the gang will follow through on its threat, possibly by drip-feeding the release of information. File photograph: Getty

Plans to counter leak drawn up with Garda, data protection chief and social media firms

The Government is adamant no money will be handed over to the hackers. Photograph: iStock

The group of cybercriminals hacked the HSE, saying they will leak confidential patient data

Deirdre Morley will appear again before the Central Criminal Court on May 31st when the court will hear from a forensic psychiatrist on her current condition.

Court found woman suffering from temporary insanity when she killed her children

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a press briefing at Government Buildings on Friday evening. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins Photos Dublin

Taoiseach says extra resources have been earmarked to ‘stay ahead of the hackers’

Deirdre Morley and Andrew McGinley pictured with their children Conor, Darragh and Carla McGinley.

St Patrick’s had treated woman before she killed her three children

The key from the criminals has been verified as genuine and functional by cybersecurity experts working for the HSE and the National Cyber Security Centre. However, it is described as ‘buggy’ and ‘flawed’.  Photograph: iStock

The hope is that the software offered free of charge may speed up restoration of the HSE systems

A childcare worker in the Hyde and Seek creche pushed a colleague who was holding an infant and threatened to kill her, the Labour Court has been told. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Creche denies Jade Byrne Hoey’s claims that it discriminated against her due to her youth

If there is a silver lining, it is that it will presumably light a fire under the Government to update the State’s archaic IT systems and cybersecurity services. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian cybercrime gang members like to portray themselves as ‘professionals’

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin: insists funding has been “significantly increased” for the National Cyber Security Centre this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach defends threefold increase to €5.1m in funding of agency this year

‘If the criminals are attacking targets in the West, Putin is not going to stop them.’ Photograph: iStock

Expert says it is ‘highly unlikely’ gang believed to be based in Russia will be caught

Cybersecurity officials are monitoring the dark web for evidence of data from the HSE ransomware attack being dumped online. Photograph: iStock

Disruption caused by cyberattack likely to continue ‘well into this week’

A view of the Dublin crest at Croke Park. Dublin footballers will not face any sanctions for Covid-19 breaches. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inphi

Organisers of training sessions at Innisfails GAA club will not face prosecution

Testing of Mountjoy’s 700 prisoners started last week with 19 positive results returned by Monday. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Contact tracing is ongoing after 19 prisoners test positive, says Prison Service.

A Belfast law firm is demanding that Twitter provide the details of users of anonymous accounts allegedly linked to the ex-Sunday Independent columnists Eoghan Harris (pictured). File photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Ten accounts allegedly linked to ex-Sunday Independent columnist Eoghan Harris shut down

A rifle with a silencer. Licenses for silencers are most commonly granted for small calibre rimfire rifles used for hunting rabbits and other small animals regarded as pests to farmers. Image: iStock

Devices are used to mask the sound of a shot, and are popular with hunters

Eoghan Harris in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Anti-Sinn Féin account frequently targeted journalists and other public figures

 Keane Mulready-Woods, who was 17 at the time of his death. File photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Suspect detained after being arrested in Dublin prison on Saturday

Writer and former senator Eoghan Harris was dropped by the Sunday Independent as a columnist after management learned he was contributing to an anti-Sinn Féin Twitter account. File photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Sunday Independent columnist dropped by paper over involvement in anti-SF account

According to research from NUI Galway released earlier this week, 31 per cent of women under 30 say they will not take the vaccine or are not sure. Photograph: iStock

Experts cite fertility concerns, ‘conspirituality’ and distrust of the Irish health system

Kathleen Chada said she was happy that her boys were part of the change. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sons Eoghan and Ruairí who were murdered by their father in July 2013

Eoghan Harris was dropped by the Sunday Independent.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sunday Independent drops writer and former senator for anonymous account activity

A total bar on naming children who have been the subject of court cases came into effect last October following a Court of Appeal ruling. Photograph: Getty Images

Advocates welcome amendment to Children’s Act signed into law last week

A US military aircraft armed with cruise missiles. File photograph.  Photograph:  US Air Force/Getty

Honeywell manufactures aircraft and missile components for US military

Gardaí investigating the alleged theft of over €1 million by an employee of a major Irish accountancy and auditing firm have arrested two more men. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fourth suspect arrested by fraud gardaí on Tuesday

Baby shoes left by a mother and baby homes protest in Phoenix Park, Dublin. File photograph: Tom Honan

Former residents urged to come forward if they were subject to or witnessed abuse

Gardaí have urged Donegal residents to report breaches of Covid regulations using the new hotline. Photograph: iStock

Outbreaks have been linked to wakes, beach parties and birthday celebrations

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