The injured man was treated at the scene before being taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of public including children ‘endangered’ during attack in Drogheda, say gardaí

 The Policing Authority was ‘disappointed with the level of achievement’ by the Garda in roads policing last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Policing Authority reveals 20 per cent fall in number of motorists caught speeding last year despite 150 more personnel

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: Policing Authority finds a rise in public satisfaction towards the end of 2018 coincided with his appointment. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Assessment finds flawed linking of need for change with dissatisfaction at austerity cuts

Two males aged 33 years and 20 years were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Drugs with estimated value of €715,000 discovered during west Dublin operation

Marta Herda knew her passenger Casa Orsos could not swim. Photograph: Collins Courts

Conviction of Marta Herda for murder restored his reputation to his family, says garda

Fewer than 10 per cent of motorists driving without insurance on the State’s roads are caught every year. Image: iStock.

Garda representative group seeks devices to check vehicles via real-time database

The Garda Armed Support Unit called to an eviction dispute in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Agsi says public need to understand gardaí are only at eviction to police public disorder

A senior Agsi member is under pressure amid allegations of double jobbing and the association has been forced to issue a statement.

Fee and security licence facts must be clarified on claim overshadowing Agsi conference

Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors  general secretary John Jacob:  “I don’t agree that the allegations have cast a cloud or a shadow over the conference.” Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Amid whistleblower claims, Flanagan calls on Garda leaders to adhere to high standards

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will address the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference on Tuesday. Photo Garrett White/Collins

Concerns over gardaí being called in at evictions to be raised at AGSI conference

Agsi general secretary John Jacob (pictured with deputy general secretary Antoinette Cunningham) said the two members who had declined to attend the annual conference ‘haven’t indicated specifically why they are not coming’. File image: Cyril Byrne

At least two senior members of Agsi decide not to attend annual conference in Cavan

A number of properties in Mullingar were searched

Women are detained in Mullingar following Garda search of two properties

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: His refusal to sign off on certain promotions is evidence of his strict line on discipline and promotions. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Drew Harris’s refusal to promote gardaí linked to their being subject of inquiries

Dessie O’Hare: sentenced to 10 years with three suspended for false imprisonment and three years for assault during an illegal violent eviction attempt in June 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

Ex-INLA ‘Border Fox’ is likely to serve less than five years for latest convictions

Dessie O’Hare, who was jailed for seven years at the Special Criminal Court in  Dublin  for the violent attempted eviction of a man and his family from their home in Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph:  Courtpix

‘Dessie O’Hare's reputation alone would be enough to terrify most people’

The Criminal Assets Bureau seized an Audi and a Ford in Co Limerick on foot of a High Court order. Photograph: AGS

Six premises raided in targeted action against criminal gang

Dessie O’Hare was jailed for three years for assault and 10 years with three suspended for false imprisonment. The sentences are to run concurrently. File photograph: Collins Courts

Judge says violent side of personality of ‘Border Fox’ is source of continuing concern

Those in the Garda who “shouted loudest” were often allocate resources rather than professional decision-making deciding resource allocation, report said

Frontline gardaí disconnected from modernisation plans, says Policing Authority report

Jim Mansfield jnr claims RTÉ Prime Time suggested he was inciting or attempting to incite violence. Photograph: Collins

Businessman claims RTÉ linked him to former INLA man Dessie O’Hare as a matter of fact

Forensic Science Ireland analyses a range of samples sent to it by gardaí investigating crimes, such as sexual offences, drug crime, shootings and burglaries.  File photograph: Getty Images

People who believe they are taking sedatives are consuming completely different drugs

The scene in Dungiven, Co Derry, after a cash machine was ripped from a wall and stolen in the latest of a spate of ATM thefts. Photograph: David Young/ PA Wire

Gardaí believe spate of ATM thefts motivated by cash being easily accessed

The monkey which was found by gardaí durign the raid in Finglas.

Three arrested in operation targeting organised crime; marmoset is taken into care of DSPCA

Garda recruitment poster.

Only 1% of the Garda force is non-Irish or from an ethnic minority group

 Gardaí search for evidence following a shooting incident outside Riversdale Community College in Blanchardstown on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Suspect in his 20s being questioned over incident which has been linked to drug feud

Dessie O’Hare pictured arriving at court on Wednesday for his sentencing hearing. Photograph: Courtpix

Former INLA member ‘The Border Fox’ to be sentenced next week for attack on ex-CityWest employee

File photograph: Getty Images

Cultural and societal changes seen as encouraging more victims to come forward

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: along with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Catherine Zappone, he has yet to have his “light bulb moment” in terms of urgent response to sex-crime incidence, says  Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Noeline Blackwell. Photograph: James Forde

Rape Crisis Centre identifies cultural shift towards reporting sexual crimes

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal stabbing  at Castlecurragh Heath in Mulhuddart, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí do not believe killing linked to feuding in west Dublin

Kinahan cartel: Liam Byrne heads what the Criminal Assets Bureau calls the “Byrne organised-crime group”

One of Ireland’s most powerful criminals owes his position to the actions of others

Gerry Hutch wearing a disguise at the funeral  for his brother Eddie Hutch in February 2016. Photograph: Reuters

Main protagonists in Kinahan-Hutch feud are identified for the first time in affidavits

Detectives believe a number of gunmen were on their way to kill Patsy Hutch (58) in Dublin’s north inner city when they were intercepted. File photograph: Frank Millar

Patsy Hutch was being targetted by armed men intercepted by Garda

The report made recommendations for increasing Garda interaction with rural communities, including through social media and text alert schemes. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Gardaí should be redeployed to tackle rural crime, isolation says Oireachtas committee

Garda sources said extreme violence was used during the attack during the robbery at a house in Laois.  File photograph: Getty Images

Cash and jewellery taken by the raiders who fled house on foot

Gardaí at the An Post sorting centre on the Dock Road, Limerick, where a suspicious package was found on Friday morning. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Gardaí liaising with UK police after An Post sorting office evacuated on Friday morning

In Dublin, a male motorcyclist in his 40s died at about 7am on Monday in a single-vehicle collision at Whitestown Way in Tallaght. Photograph: Tom Honan

Garda Ombudsman investigating deaths of two men in Co Louth car crash

 Ireland’s Jack McFadden, from Dublin, on his way to winning a Gold Medal in the 200m breaststroke on day four of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Ray McManus/ Sportsfile

Kayakers lead Irish charge with gold, silvers and bronzes in UAE

Some of the key suspects had set up car sales businesses to launder the proceeds of their drug dealing.

Cash and Rolex seized in Limerick and bank account frozen

Gardaí in the Poppintree area of Ballymun, Dublin, where the shooting incident took place on Monday afternoon. Photograph:  Garrett White/Collins Agency

Suspect is a member of a criminal faction involved in a feud

British army bomb disposal personnel investigate a suspicious package reported  in the Glasgow University mailroom, in Glasgow on March 6th. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

Group claiming responsibility for devices in Britain is largest dissident republican faction

The group claims it posted five devices to addresses in Britain, however only four have been discovered. Photograph. Robert Perry/EPA

Search underway for fifth device after four sent to transport hubs and Glasgow University

Defence forces: While recruitment has stepped up, it cannot keep up with departures. Photograph: Alan Betson

Officers’ group says Department of Defence policies were ‘failing the State’

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: was “quite confident” the increasing numbers of new gardaí could be deployed appropriately, including along the Border in light of Brexit. Photo Garrett White/Collins

Despite station closures since Troubles ended, force has vehicles and improved technology

The woman with the Irish accent told ITV: “The people don’t have food. They’re struggling for food and money and everything is expensive, so I don’t know how they’re going to keep living.” Photograph: ITV

A former member of the Air Corps who worked on the Government jet converted to Islam

The Defence Forces cannot recruit new personnel quickly enough to replace those who are opting out. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Number in forces now 8,390, 1,110 below minimum committed to by Government

The scene at a house outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon after security staff were attacked by a vigilante gang.   Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Suspect questioned over incident at McGann home that had been repossessed days earlier

Police and bomb disposal teams investigate a package sent to Glasgow University. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

Police investigating whether incendiary devices sent to various UK sites linked to Republic

Garda preserve the scene at Blakestown Road in Dublin 15. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Victim shot on Blakestown Road had been under surveillance by gunmen

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting in the Blakestown Road area of Dublin after a man in his 20s was shot at around 5pm. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gardaí believe victim was gunman’s intended target and had been under surveilance before well-planned ambush

 Gardaí raided ten addresses in Dublin as part of ongoing investigation into taxi licence and immigration crimes. File photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Immigration status cancelled for 55 taxi drivers, with some in sham marriages

Kane McCormack: murdered two years ago. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

Fatal shooting two years ago linked to ongoing Kinahan-Hutch feud

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the motive behind the act was still “unclear.” File Photograph: Eric Luke

Motive behind incident still ‘unclear’ but Minister refused to ‘speculate’

Victim allegedly confronted by two men near Enfield and dragged out of her vehicle

Police at Waterloo rail station in London, on Tuesday. Only the package sent to the Compass Centre offices at Heathrow was opened, causing the A4 envelope the device was in to catch fire. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Three packages sent to airports and train station bore Irish stamps and postmarks

Some of the 500 blank cards seized. Photograph: An Garda

Equipment skims card details from ATM users while a tiny camera records pin details

Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Sources describe the haul of weapons as ‘sinister’, adding they were the type of items sold to teenagers

The scene of the  fatal shooting of David Lynch at Foxdene, Clondalkin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Death of David Lynch outside his home in Clondalkin is being investigated as a drug-related murder

A compilation image of some of the materials found. Photographs: An Garda Síochána

Latest discovery included about 2,000 rounds of ammunition and two rifles

The scene of the fatal shooting on Friday at Foxdene, Clondalkin. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to shooting in Clondalkin on Friday

Clodagh Hawe’s mother, Mary Coll (left), and her sister, Jacqueline Connelly, have rejected expert medical evidence given at the inquest which said Alan Hawe was suffering from depression and psychosis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘It’s absolutely incorrect to say anyone with psychosis is incapable of governing their actions’

Commissioner Drew Harris suggested having personnel based overseas permanently would help the Garda in Ireland. Photograph: Collins Courts

Commissioner also argues having more gardaí around world will improve policing

Liam Byrne (centre) carries his brother David’s coffin at this funeral in Dublin in 2016. Photograph: Photograph: The Irish Times

Dublin property registered in name of Maria Byrne, key Kinahan associate’s sister

The hearse carrying the coffin of Clodagh Hawe in September 2016. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Call for change shines light on State's approach to killers who die in murder-suicides

 The scene of a shooting at the M1 retail park in Drogheda on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Victim seriously injured in Drogheda retail park when shots were fired into car

Alan Hawe, Clodagh Hawe and their  children Liam, 13, Niall, 11 and Ryan, six. Clodagh’s mother Mary Coll and her sister Jacqueline  Connolly say they have been denied access to information held by the Garda and Alan Hawe’s employers. Photograph: Hawe/Coll families/PA Wire

Family seek answers as to how Ms Hawe and her three sons were murdered by Alan Hawe

The scene near the Nine Stones scenic area in Borris, Co Carlow where a car crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson

Third-year pupil Eamon Kavanagh is son of couple in high-profile animal cruelty case

Jon Jonsson was picked up on CCTV at the entrance to Highfield Nursing home, which is immediately adjacent to the Bonnington Hotel.

Jon Jonsson, a 41-year-old father of four vanished on February 9th

 Heavy Garda presence outside the Special Criminal Court   after the case against Regency Hotel gun murder accused Patrick Hutch collapsed. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Garda Commissioner set to face questions about handling of the murder case

Patrick Hutch leaves the Special Criminal Court after all charges were dropped against him regarding the Regency Hotel murder. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

Garda Commissioner to also face questions in relation to trial over David Byrne’s murder

Det Garda Jonathan Brady leaves the Special Criminal Court in Dublin where he gave evidence in the trial of Patrick Hutch Jnr. Photograph: Collins Courts

Trial could not progress as leader of investigation took his own life

The “buffer” between the direct provision occupancy rates  and the total number of beds available “has been decreasing for three years”. Photograph: Getty Images

Overcrowding in centres is now so ‘acute’ that maintenance work cannot be carried out

Stephen O’Connor died after incident outside fast food outlet in Killorglin last Sunday

Drew Harris, the Garda Commissioner, said: ‘No form of intimidation outside the homes of elected officials or other public figures would be tolerated by gardaí.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Commissioner warns protesters targeting Ministers’ homes

Drew Harris, Garda Commissioner, said some disciplinary cases could ‘drag on for many months’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said each failure had been sent to superintendents

The survey concludes 4.5 per cent of those surveyed fell victim to crime in the last quarter of last year, the lowest level for four years

Claims Ireland experiencing unreported crime epidemic debunked by Garda study

Sources in the GRA, which represents more than 10,000 rank-and-file gardaí, confirmed its executive meeting would  discuss the nurses’ proposal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

GRA says it is coming under pressure from members

A Range Rover seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau on Tuesday. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí also seized two Audis, a Range Rover Sport and a Harley Davidson motorbike

On average, a fee of €20,000 was paid to the facilitators with the woman, many of whom were impoverished, being paid €2,000 or less. Photograph: iStock

Vast majority of foreign nationals living in Ireland have gone through correct channels

John Lawless was shot dead in Darndale on Friday morning. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí name Darndale victim as John Lawless and issue fresh appeal for witnesses

A file image of members of the Permanent and Reserve Defence Forces taking part in a training exercise in the  Glen of Imaal in Co Wicklow.

TDs told Reserve Defence Forces members’ group feels ‘fobbed off’ by Department of Defence

Michael Keogh

Victim found dead in underground car park in Dublin’s north inner city in 2017

Shane O’Farrell was killed in August 2011, while cycling on the N2 near Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

Victim (23) killed by criminal while cycling after litany of justice system mistakes

Computers as well as other media devices on which images could be viewed or stored, were taken away by gardaí for analysis

Addresses were identified for searching based on the users’ internet address

Boot full of cigarettes seized in raid by gardaí

Garda helicopter scrambled to track raiders after burglaries in Wicklow and Wexford

The Garda search operation in Co Louth where quantities of ammunition and a mortar tube were discovered. Photograph: An Garda Síochána handout/PA Wire

Mortar tube and ammunition linked to dissident republicans active along Border

The Government has today appointed   Dr Vicky Conway to the Policing Authority.

Appointment of Paul Mageean and Dr Vicky Conway approved by the government

“Any person who is alleged to have committed an offence is entitled to due process and also to their good name,” warns Garda. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Cyclists were asked by Garda Twitter account to remove videos

The incidents that have come to light to date involve people highlighting alleged illegal parking on cycle lanes or objectionable driving.  Photograph: iStock

Garda cites ‘data protection’ as it tells users to take down videos featuring registrations

Independent House, Talbot Street, home to Independent News & Media. File photograph: Alan Betson

Conviction for contempt can result in unlimited fines

The house on St Attracta Road, Cabra, where shots were fired at the front facade. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Three people escape uninjured after several shots are fired at a house in Cabra

People were promised significant returns on the money they invested in the scheme File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Derry man refused cash from fund as he introduced victims to scheme organiser

Alleged attack happened on St Stephen’s Day

A  Syrian Democratic Forces fighter keeps watch  in Hajin, in the Deir Ezzor province, eastern Syria, on December 15th, 2018. File photograph: Getty Images

Suspects were not on Garda watchlist of Islamist extremists in Republic

Forensic officers at the scene of the bomb attack on Derry Courthouse. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Security sources concerned about potential for further violence in event of hard border

Forensic officers on Sunday inspect the remains of the van used at the weekend as a car bomb on an attack outside the courthouse in Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Source says dissidents would seize on anything that furthered the capacity for terrorism

Flowers left at the scene in Swords where Zach Parker was shot and killed on Thursday night. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

The 23-year-old shot dead in Swords was a relative unknown in the gangland roll-call

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: the Garda Representative Association is seeking an urgent meeting with him about the “invaluable” Garda youth diversion programme.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

GRA claims failure in youth crime policing due to training and technology shortfalls

The scene of a double shooting beside a gym in the Applewood area of Swords  on Thursday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Number of distraught people arrived at scene visibly upset and claiming to know victims

Zach Parker (23) died at the scene of the Swords shooting

Gardaí examining possible drugs motive for double shooting that left second man seriously injured in Swords

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: In relation to child offenders, victims and the public, he said  “We have failed, and failed by a very considerable margin, in a large number of cases.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Garda chief deems inaction on 3,500 children a ‘failure’ amid fears for adult cases

The news was so bad that Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  felt compelled to apologise to the youth criminals, their victims and Irish society across the board. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Harris grilled by the Policing Authority about failings in the youth justice system

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