The bicycles have been valued by gardaí at about €7,000. File photograph: Getty

Sixteen bicycles seized in Crumlin after gardaí and victim set up vendor in sting operation

A screenshot from a video of the arrest which has been published on social media.

Arrest of male motorcyclist was filmed by a bystander and published on social media

Criminal Assets Bureau raided homes in operation. Photograph: CAB/Facebook

Two men arrested as eight premises searched and 17 bank accounts frozen

Members of Taliban check a car in Kabul: “I quickly deleted all the messages on my phone, emptied my computer and burnt a few documents because of the fear I had,” says Ali.  Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP

Over-the-phone diplomacy saved Afghan human rights activist and his family

A garda stands at a checkpoint near the crime scene at Lixnaw, north Co Kerry,  on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Detectives appealing to anyone who knew the family to come forward in the hope they may be able to shed light on the motive for th(...)

It is unclear whether the stenngth of the Garda Commissioner’s criticism of the of the Government’s Policing, Security and Community Bill will prompt changes to it. File photograph: The Irish Times

Strength of Commissioner’s opposition may test political resolve

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris flanked by other senior members of the force at a briefing in July.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Changes intended to improve ‘performance and accountability’ says Dept of Justice

A woman in her 20s was arrested on Wednesday under warrant issued by a District Court Judge under Section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Young boy was discovered with serious head injuries in a house in Rathbane

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris:  scheme ‘falls well short of our shared ambition for a transparent, accountable, trusted and effective policing service for the future’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner outlines ‘serious concerns’ over new draft legislation

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: proposed powers for Gsoc were ‘disproportionate’ to the ‘actual threat of corruption and misconduct’ within the Garda.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Drew Harris’s concerns are numerous, and chief among them are proposed Gsoc powers

Gardaí in Athlone said they were appealing for anyone who was in the area around Athlone Castle around the time of the attack to come forward.

Gardaí urge man who went to aid of woman to come forward as witness in case

Gardaí at the scene of a suspected murder suicide at Ballyreehan, Lixnaw, Co Kerry. Photograph: Dominick Walsh

Bodies of man, woman and her son discovered in Lixnaw on Tuesday evening

The searches were carried out under Operation Coronation, which has mainly targeted drug dealing across the Munster region, based from Limerick, and money laundering linked to it. File photograph: Reuters

More than 400 personnel involved in operation search 65 properties, arrest 12 suspects

 Donna Fox of Belgee, Naul, Co Dublin was cycling to work when she was fatally injured  on September 6th, 2016

Family of Donna Fox calls on drivers to allow more time and space while overtaking

A house in Co Donegal was sealed off but no further investigation will take place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí confirm they are no longer investigating the death of man in his 60s

The operation  targets websites, domain names and servers used in the attacks. Photograph: iStock

Operation led by Garda believed to have prevented more than 750 ransomware hacks

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland plans to tackle the issues through a multi-agency group. Photograph: Lord Mayor of Dublin/Twitter

Alison Gilliland says issues are priority for group tackling problems in city centre

Earl McKevitt (50), of Avondale Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, appeared before Carlow District Court on Friday charged with murder and gun offences. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Earl McKevitt (50) remanded in custody over death of 19-year-old in Enfield, Co Meath

Conor O’Brien  had never come to the attention of gardaí and was not known to have fallen foul of any criminals. Photograph:  An Garda Siochana/PA Wire

Man arrested over gun now being questioned about fatal shooting of Wexford teenager

The late  Conor O’Brien (19): Garda investigation has evidence he had very minor dealings with a man who was known as a dangerous criminal. Photograph:  An Garda Síochána/PA Wire

Teenager was shot dead outside Co Meath house in attack with no apparent motive

Gardaí at the scene of collision on the M6 at Poolboy, Ballinasloe, Co Galway on Thursday. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Motorist is believed to have driven on to the motorway in the wrong direction

Grogan’s Pub manager Daniel Smith said some of the street drinking that was common in the area during periods of lockdown had lingered, but he did not feel it was menacing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reported crime has fallen and anti-social behaviour is viewed as issue predating Covid

Mark Adams is charged with three counts of money laundering

Man faces charges linked to €180,000 found in his luggage at Belfast Airport in 2018

The late Anthony Flynn pictured in 2017. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Councillor founded Inner City Helping Homeless but was recently suspended by charity

The scene of an arson attack at Dundalk Garda station, Co Louth.

Patrol car and unmarked Garda car destroyed in early morning incident

A senior Garda officer has referred the matter to Gsoc, a watchdog agency independent of the Garda and which investigates complaints about members of the force

The three boys, aged 12 and 13, have alleged they were assaulted during an incident with three gardaí at Sillogue Park golf club i(...)

Police detain Gerry Hutch in Fuengirola last week. Photograph: Guardia Civil

Spain’s Guardia Civil releases details about Dubliner and his arrest last week

Gerry Hutch was denied bail during what was a largely procedural hearing on Saturday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Dubliner (58) wanted in Republic to face charges over 2016 Regency Hotel attack

Gerry Hutch is likely to face trial based on technical evidence gathered by gardaí investigating the 2016 attack on the Regency Hotel in Dublin if he is extradited to Ireland. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Dubliner (58) certain to strongly deny any links to 2016 Regency Hotel gun attack

 Gardaí outside the Regency Hotel, Dublin, after the killing of David Byrne in 2016. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí expect 58-year-old to deny involvement in Regency attack, which was part of gang feud

Gerry Hutch (1999): The Dubliner was arrested in Spain on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Dubliner detained by ‘central operative unit’ of Guardia Civil following surveillance

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch has been arrested in Spain on foot of a European arrest warrant. Photograph: Reuters

Dubliner faces extradition to Ireland over Kinahan-Hutch feud allegations

Some of the cash seized by gardaí in a series of raids on Thursday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Cash, documents and mobile phones seized during latest searches

Gardaí are pictured on Mac Uilliam Road in Tallaght, Dublin on Wednesday after  a man (25) who was stabbed on the road on Tuesday night died in hospital. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Gardaí believe man arrested in Dundalk was at scene in Dublin when attack occurred

The power to approve or block the release of prisoners serving life sentences has been taken out of the hands of the minister for justice and assigned to the Parole Board. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Independent Parole Board now responsible for decisions after enactment of legislation

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: the authority’s report commends the ‘renewed vigour’ in frontline policing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Lack of strategic workforce plan affecting specialist investigative units, report says

Debbie Kiely photographed by Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

‘I was traumatised by being abused, not being believed by my parents and then being bullied’

Tadg O’Sullivan (59), Mark O’Sullivan (26) and  Diarmuid O’Sullivan (23)

Jury recommended approach to risks about people with firearms licences be reviewed

Gardaí have made  preliminary inquiries into the circumstances behind a gathering in a pub owned by Independent TD for Kerry Danny Healy-Rae. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Officers seeking to establish if group congregated indoors before Covid-19 restrictions changed

A suspected consignment of drugs was identified within the main body of a cherry-picker that arrived in Rosslare Europort when it was scanned using an X-ray machine. Photograph: Revenue

Haul of 88kg is of one the largest of the drug ever intercepted in Ireland

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in  Galway. Other allegations arising from the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes relate to sexual abuse, falsified birth certificates and the deaths of babies. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Some 64 complaints received following publication of commisson’s final report

Senior officers said they believed testing would help detect the small number of gardaí  using drugs. Photograph: Getty images

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris wants to introduce mandatory drug testing for both sworn Garda members and civilian staff

Details of the frequency and nature of incidents of barricading, which are often very complex and volatile, are contained in the first-ever detailed breakdown of them supplied by An Garda Síochána. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Many suspects armed with weapons including knives, guns, petrol, chainsaws

The Irish Prison Service confirmed a death had taken place at the Midlands Prison (above) but added it “could not comment further on any individual case”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Foul play not suspected in case of man jailed in 2019 for possession of child pornography

Brian Rattigan (left) and Derek Hutch were in dispute with Dublin-based members of the Kinahan cartel before being imprisoned.

Brian Rattigan due to get out on Tuesday and Derek Hutch freed from prison on Saturday

Gardaí sealed off an area in Lorcan O’Toole Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

No obvious signs of foul play at the scene and early indications suggest death not a murder

Gardaí are investigating following the discovery of a woman’s body in Westport, Co Mayo.   File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating following discovery of body in Westport on Saturday

The fleet of vehicles seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau is one of the largest collections of assets taken in a single operation since it  began operations more than 25 years ago.

High Court rules ‘very large mandate frauds’ have enriched family by some €3.5m

While serving his rape sentence, Murray waged a campaign of threats, intimidation and harassment from his prison cell, against his rape victim and three barristers involved in his 2013 trial. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former escort agency owner Michael Murray (50) has a ‘depraved’ and violent history

Cancelled calls: Drew Harris told the Policing Authority on Thursday that 5,971 ‘priority 1’ calls were examined in a recent analysis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Analysis shows 13% of recent cancelled high-priority calls involved a crime – Harris

One of the vehicles seized by the Cab on Thursday. Photograph: Criminal Assets Bureau/Facebook

Large Garda teams involved in searches at 12 locations in county targeting crime gang

The complainant has made an allegation of rape, alleging the attack occurred on Monday night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Defence Forces aware of recent alleged incident in Dublin city centre hotel

Sources said the postmortem had not uncovered conclusive evidence that the deceased met with foul play prior to her death. File photograph: Collins

Gardaí appeal for information after woman in her 20s found during a welfare check

Flowers and messages left on a signpost at the place on the N7 between Baldonnel and Citywest in Dublin where three men died in a head-on crash with a lorry on Wednesday night. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

‘Trying to get one over on the guards’ among possible motives being examined

Carl Freeman (26)  was, in 2017, described as a ‘menace to society’ while being jailed for his role in an aggravated burglary. Photograph: Facebook

BMW they were driving the wrong way down the N7 burst into flames after hitting a truck

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal road crash involving a truck and a car on the N7 at Junction 3, just before Rathcoole. Photograph: Damien Storan.

Car crashed head-on into truck on N7 when driving in wrong direction in Rathcoole

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal road crash on the N7 near Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Photograph: Damien Storan

The men have not been formally identified, but gardaí believe they are known to them

In one case a prisoner was refused temporary release from Loughan House open prison in Co Cavan to see the remains of his brother. File photograph: Getty

Chaplins’ reports reveal harsh reality of jail life and death for prison inmates and staff

Gardaí carried out the search at about 10pm and seized a variety of drugs.

Garda raid in south Dublin targeting narcotics trade nets cocktail of illegal drugs

Cocaine  use was up almost six-fold in women aged 15 to 24 years; with some 4.5 per cent now reporting recent cocaine use, up from 0.5 per cent five years ago.  Photograph: iStock

Survey shows number of ‘ex-smokers’ bigger than ‘current smokers’ for the first time ever

The Public Accounts Committee has concluded the new €86.6 million premises on Military Road is no longer fit for purpose as it is too small to fit all Garda personnel housed in Harcourt Square.

Two bureaus targeting sex offences and online fraud cannot be housed on Military Road

New measures were put in place in November to ensure it was no longer possible to cancel emergency 999 calls about domestic abuse. Photograph: iStock

Number of emergency calls cancelled by gardaí drops by more than half since November

Gardaí placing a cover over Veronica Guerin’s car at the scene of the fatal shooting in June  1996.  Photograph: Pat Langan

‘The big change is the numbers of men who’d be willing to murder someone for money. Young fellas see it as a badge of honour to ki(...)

Speaking at a public meeting of the Policing Authority on Thursday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris apologised to domestic violence victims whose calls were cancelled.  Photo: Leah Farrell/

More than 22,000 ‘priority one’ emergency calls reviewed including assaults, sex crimes

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  said the problem of cancelled domestic violence 999 calls had been caused by “technological and procedural failings” as well as gardaí “not adhering” to practices set down for combating domestic violence. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women’s Aid says controversy over Garda emergency calls ‘extremely troubling’

 Policing Authority chairperson Bob Collins made known his ‘deep dissatisfaction and significant concern’   File photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharpix

Some 3,000 domestic violence calls cancelled with no Garda response for some callers

The internal Garda investigation into cancelled domestic violence calls began last year. File photograph: iStock

Some victims received no response, others treated with ‘lack of empathy’, investigation finds

 Barbara Walsh who was last seen at her family home in Co Galway on June 22nd 1985

Daughter of Barbara Walsh says she knew her mother ‘did not leave us ’ by choice

The inspection comes at a time when transnational crime is becoming an increasing problem for the Republic. Photograph: Getty Images

Transnational crime such as fraud and cyber offences an increasing problem for State

 Central Statistics Office figures  show there were 10,459 sanctions imposed by gardaí on people for breaking the regulations in the first three months of this year, compared to 1,090 sanctions in all of last year. File Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Almost 10 times more fines imposed in first three months of this year than all of 2020

The Garda Síochána (Powers) Bill will create the specific new criminal offence of password refusal. Photograph: iStock

Refusal to provide phone or computer password set to become criminal offence

 Gardaí enforce coronavirus restrictions and move people on from South William Street, Dublin, on Sunday, May 30th. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Garda hopeful that disorder linked to street drinking amid strict lockdown was now over

In late April, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told a meeting of the Policing Authority that a Garda audit had found many 999 calls were cancelled, and therefore not given a policing response, between 2019 and October 2020. File photograph: iStock

System that allowed this practice needs to be overhauled so it ‘can never happen again’

The ANOM app: Authorities have said that  using phones planted by the US FBI, law enforcement officers were able to read the messages of global underworld figures in about 100 countries. Photograph: Getty

Will Irish gangs be caught? Gardaí are hopeful that valuable data will emerge

In her report, the the Inspector of Prisons, Patricia Gilheaney, found that the Irish Prison Service’s system for investigating prisoner complaints was not fit for purpose. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Report highlights positive initiatives but also hardships endured due to pandemic

Man charged and suspended pending the outcome of the criminal process

Gardaí must refer any incident to Gsoc where a member of the public has come to harm at or around the time they have had dealings with any member of the Garda

Teen detained on suspicion of public order incident but soon needed hospital treatment

Quantity of illicit drugs seized and the value of cash confiscated from gangs reached record levels in the State last year

The Anom app appears on the screen of a smartphone in Paris, on June 8th, 2021. Photograph: Olivier Morin/ AFP via Getty Images

Global sting operation has resulted vast drugs seizures – that’s the tip of the iceberg

The Anom operation involved the FBI taking control of a system designed to allow organised criminals send encrypted message to each other on modified mobile phones. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP via Getty Images

Encrypted messaging systems Anom and EncroChat infiltrated by law enforcement

Gardaí recovered €10,000 in cash from man driving van as well as a list  detailing where he had collected 400 catalytic converters. Photograph: iStock

Detective’s hunch prompted search of van in which large haul was discovered

The drugs, which were packed into the shop in white sacks, are believed to have come from North Africa and which was destined for the European market.

About 22 tonnes of hashish found in trawler after Naval Service flags vessel as suspicious

The man was arrested by detectives from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Detectives investigating allegations of corrupt practices detain man in 50s

GRA president Frank Thornton said it was “committed to a zero-tolerance policy on drug-taking by any members of the force. Photograph: Frank Miller

AGSI and GRA support concept of testing but seek clarity on how new system will operate

Assistant Commissioner Pat Clavin and Chief Supt Jo O’Leary at the launch of the Garda Anti-Corruption Unit and the introduction of associated policies at Kevin Street Garda station in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

New bureau announces focus on halting abuses of position by members of force

Members of Gardai enforce coronavirus restrictons and move people on from South William street, Dublin on Sunday. Photograph;  Niall Carson/PA Wire

People cannot be told ‘not to gather’, says Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu

Drug seizures increased to record levels last year and the trend has continued in recent months. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Surge in demand follows ‘remarkable’ rise in drug seizures in 2020 and preceding years

Gardaí at Temple Bar Square on Sunday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Senior gardaí averse to ‘heavy-handed’ response despite breaches of Covid-19 rules

Two members of An Garda Síochána were shot during the incident. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Man (30s) due to appear in court

Members of the Garda Technical Bureau determine the trajectory of bullets fired at the unmarked Garda car in Whitechapel Grove, Clonsilla. Photograph: Collins

Dublin-based detectives in their 30s exchanged fire with occupant of Clonsilla house

 Members of the Garda Technical Bureau  examine the house on Whitechapel Grove, Blanchardstown where a man opened fire on gardaí from an upstairs bedroom window. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Dubliner involved in gangland crime and served 10 years for cocaine possession

Gardaí outside the house in Whitechapel Grove, Dublin 15 on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Convicted drug dealer who served 10-year sentence has long been involved in feuding

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

Garda sources said it would be very difficult to trace the gang responsible for targeting the HSE IT system. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Gardaí are investigating who is seeking to ‘gatecrash’ communication channel to gang

The cyber gang which broke into the HSE’s computer systems took copies of all the data they encrypted. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí warn fraudsters may contact public asking for money to secure hospital care

HSE offices in Dublin. The State’s Cyber Security Incident Response Team, IT teams from the HSE and FireEye, the State’s security contractor, are to work through the weekend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Publication of data on darknet as threatened by gang appears inevitable, gardaí say

The HSE has been granted an injunction banning the publication of any of the stolen data and documents. But that will not stop the cyber gang publishing the files on the darknet.

Even basic data on patient or corporate documents can be used by criminals

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly reiterated no ransom would be paid to the gang behind the cyberattack on the HSE.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Initial tests on decryption key provided after cyberattack have been positive, says Minister

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