Irish Coast Guard director and head of mission for EUCap in Somalia Chris Reynolds (right) speaking with officials in Mogadishu earlier this year ahead of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Corruption and terror are key obstacles to progress in the country for Irish Coast Guard chief

“Gardaí are examining allegations of misconduct in public office in relation to investigations into the seafaring tragedies and the implementation of maritime safety regulation...”

Harris orders investigation into alleged interference with reports on marine casualties

Socially distanced worshippers in Croke Park, Dublin, on the first day of Eid. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

Michael D Higgins says event highlights contribution of new Irish communities

The man (52) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping the woman

‘One day we hope she wakes up and doesn’t remember,’ victim’s daughter tells court

The scene near Dun Laoghaire pier  where Stephanie Ng was assaulted in 2017. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Stephanie Ng had throat slashed in Dún Laoghaire after meeting boy on social media

Pubs are being inspected under Operation Navigation which started on July 3rd. Since then a total of 80 premises have been found in breach of regulations or guidelines. Photograph: iStock

Most violations related to no food being served with alcohol

The scene of the crime on December 24th, 2017, at  Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, where  Stephanie Ng was assaulted. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Court raises minimum term for attempted murder to seven years despite parental testimony

The PC-12 was acquired through a fast-track process to aid in the State’s response to the virus, including transporting Covid-19 tests to Germany when there was not enough HSE capacity. File photograph: Military.ie

PC-12 aircraft flies longest mission since acquisition in April for €5.2m

McEntee concerned at inmate wellbeing and journal feelings of being ‘lepers’ and ‘pariahs’

Garda use of firearms and stun-guns increased significantly during the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Gardaí used tasers 10 times in the second three months of the year to June

Thomas McCarthy was shot dead when he opened the door of his elderly mother’s house in   Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Investigators believe victim returned from UK to intervene in dispute involving family member

Multiple armed and uniformed units were involved in the operation at Loreto Hall, pictured, on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Multiple armed units involved in operation on Stephen’s Green on Tuesday afternoon

Fianna Fáil’s  Willie O’Dea: he  said it was “not right and proper that one category of people” should be “singled out for punishment”. Photograph: Getty Images

Government TDs raise concerns after 104 people had their pandemic unemployment payment cut after foreign travel

Gardaí at the scene where a man was shot dead in Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Man (55) shot at home of his mother not believed to have been involved in gangland crime

Gardaí at the scene where a man was shot dead in Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Man (55) was shot to death at the home of his elderly mother on Monday morning

Gardaí at the scene where a man was shot dead in Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Attack appears to have been carefully planned with cars burnt out at two locations

Captain  Charles O’Rourke (retired): “Up until 1960 we were a garrison army. Our whole environment was parades and inspections, and all the routine of barrack life. It was a pretty unexciting thing.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Ambush of Irish patrol in Niemba in November 1960 killed eight soldiers and shocked the nation

The Garda began rolling out the devices to front-line members earlier this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Road safety group urges Garda Gcommissioner to implement technology

Garda forensic officers  on Whitechapel Road in Dublin 15 on Sunday  where the  elderly man was killed. Photograph: Collins

Suspect attacked Peter McDonald (77), then engaged in six-hour stand-off with gardaí

The Criminal Assets Bureau can seize assets in Ireland without a conviction, providing it can prove on the balance of probabilities they resulted from criminal activity. File photograph: An Garda Síochána

Criminal Assets Bureau to go after wealth of Irish criminals or foreign gangs in Ireland

The company said that ‘all personnel on site have been asked to contact their GPs to undergo testing.’ File photograph: Bloomberg

South Great George’s Street location run by Elliott Group closes after worker tests positive

Gardaí said the seizures show the merits of members of Cab working with Garda Asset Profilers and local investigating teams.

Cab officers were granted orders under proceeds of crime legislation at High Court

Irish security sources said a vote on Irish unification would be an ideal target for Russian intelligence’s attempts to sow discord. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland is a ‘prime target’ for disinformation campaigns, ex-military intelligence boss says

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said last year ‘seems like a different time’ and will serve as a benchmark for how the courts operated before the coronavirus pandemic. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Over 60% of rapists receive over 10 years, according to Courts Service 2019 report

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee arrives at Dublin Castle for a Cabinet meeting on  Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Other reforms include allowing convicted criminals to be sentenced over video-link

 Gardai check motorists destinations and reasons for travelling at a Garda Checkpoint on the N11  Dublin in March.  Photograph: Bryan O Brien / The Irish Times

Policing Authority said the force averted possible domestic homicides by intervening in time

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says  there are “serious” privacy  concerns about the underlying technology on Android phones. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Council for Civil Liberties expresses concern on tracker app as Google reassures on privacy

There are signs petrol or another accelerant was used on the horse. Photograph: DSPCA

Young stallion found near Coolock area in malnourished state with extensive burns

A visit ban was imposed in mid-March, which kept prisons free of the virus and also severely limited the amount of drugs being smuggled in. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Inmates unable to secure drugs during lockdown are now at risk of overdosing

 Cloverhill Prison, where Ivan Vostrikov was imprisoned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ivan Vostrikov takes case after he was detained and improperly deported to Germany

Gardaí said a ‘corrosive substance’ was throw in the victim’s face. File photograph: THE IRISH TIMES

Victim suffered neck and facial injuries from incident at Limerick house party in June

Irish members of UNDOF wait to cross into Syrian-controlled territory from the Golan Heights in 2014. File photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Troops allege they suffered post-traumatic stress disorder following 2013 attack

Live Fire Tactical Training exercise at the Glen of Imaal: The day starts with buddy manoeuvres. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Grenades with 9m ‘kill radius’ and four-second fuses feature in Glen of Imaal training

When contacted by The Irish Times on Monday, Barry Cowen said he had said all he was going to say about the matter and would make no further comment. Photograph: Alan Betson

Green Party leader says story ‘isn’t going away’ and there is need for further clarity

Passengers at Dublin Airport this month after the airport opened fully following lockdown. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Airlines will have to inform arrivals of 14-day rule, and location checks will be increased

Maeve Lewis,  executive director of One In Four: ‘It places our clients in physical danger and in danger of harassment.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Victims no longer asked to name abusers, as Tusla must inform alleged abuser of complaint

Failure to comply with the new face mask  regulations could bring a penalty of up to six months in prison and a fine of up to €2,500.

Masks will be mandatory, in most cases, on public transport from midnight on Sunday

 Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen  has faced calls to resign since news of his drink driving ban emerged a fortnight ago.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister accuses gardaí of criminality for leaking false claims he tried to evade a garda checkpoint

The HSE has said it does not charge the public for Covid-19 related services including testing and that ‘such texts and calls should be ignored’. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Criminals claiming to be public health staff before asking for money for test kits

Gardaí outside Pygmalion Bar on Coppinger Row,Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Gardaí out in force this weekend amid worrying coronavirus trends

  Minister for Culture Catherine Martin: ‘I commend all involved in Galway 2020 for delivering this reimagined programme in such challenging circumstances.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

‘Reimagined’ programme will see many events move online with total of 28 projects going ahead

Acting chief medical officer  Ronan Glynn urged people to continue to protect each other using public health advice. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Chief medical officer Ronan Glynn urges people to make ‘safe choices’ this weekend

Thomas “Bomber” Kavanagh (52), Daniel Canning (41) and Gary Vickery (37), all of whom pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday. Photograph: UK National Crime Agency

Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh is considered the group’s UK leader

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: Encrochat devices are popular among several Irish organised crime and dissident republican groups. Photograph:  Tom Honan

French-Dutch decryption of Encrochat furnishing intelligence to Ireland, Harris says

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he had no idea newly appointed Minister for Agriculture, Barry Cowen had been convicted of drink driving in 2016.

Minister to make Dáil statement after being disqualified from driving for three months

LVA chief executive Donall O’Keefe said it is ‘unacceptable’ that  people are allowed to drink alcohol on streets. File photograph: iStock

Video of crowds drinking on Dublin streets and ignoring physical distancing rules posted on social media

Police form a human barrier against protesters in downtown Los Angeles. Photograph: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Ireland ‘ahead of most US jurisdictions’ in accountability, says Kathleen O’Toole

Cash seized in Operation Venetic, an investigation on Encrochat, a military-grade encrypted communication system used by organised criminals trading in drugs and guns. Photograph:  WMROCU/PA

Electronic decryption and methods will benefit Garda hugely

An Irish man was arrested in mid-June in the Netherlands during an operation in which €1m worth of cocaine was seized. A related operation by gardaí in Dublin and Meath resulted in the seizure of €70,000 in cash and encryption devices.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Kinahan gang, dissident republicans and other Irish criminal groups have used the hacked Encrochat service

Senior counsel and law lecturer Tom O’Malley was asked to carry out the study in August 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Study was commissioned following 2018 Belfast rape trial

A Garda spokesman said it has no role in enforcing the pub guidelines as they are not penal provisions under the emergency coronavirus legislation passed in April.

Publicans will not face criminal sanction if in breach of Covid-19 rules

Daniel Kinahan’s dreams of transforming himself into a legitimate figure at the top table of boxing lie in ruins.

Kinahan is out of boxing, three associates get 19 years, and then there was the Garda press briefing...

The Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau is actively pursuing criminal charges against drugs smuggler Daniel Kinahan. File photograph: Collins

Assistant Commissioner says ‘satisfied’ the force gathered ‘sufficient evidence’ to ensure other charges

Barry Richardson and Michael Crowley with their pints at the Galway Hooker Bar at Heuston Station. Photograph: Tom Honan

Publicans keen to show they are responsible as crowds return after 15 weeks away

The news of Daniel Kinahan’s involvement in the Fury-Joshua fight was met with anger by Irish politiciansFile photograph: Collins

Backlash greeted news that drugs smuggler was negotiating a two-fight deal between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

Newly elected Cabinet of the 33rd Dail meet for their first cabinet meeting in Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

New York Times notes SF rise to main opposition party as shift in Irish politics

 Paul Gallagher: appointed Attorney General. Photograph: Alan Betson

Barrister previously served as legal advisor to 2007 Fianna Fáil led government

Daniel Kinahan: Gardaí are  hopeful the authorities in the UAE may become less tolerant of Kinahan’s presence there and more co-operative with the work of investigators in Ireland. Photograph: Collins

Daniel Kinahan’s foray into pro boxing has ‘red-flagged’ him internationally

The report also states that gardaí arrested five people people suspected of “jihadi terrorism” last year. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA

EU’s joint police agency warns ‘criminal elements’ are involved in far-right protests

Tyson Fury has dropped Daniel Kinahan as his negotiator. Photograph: Collins

The crime boss will play no role in negotiating future bouts, according to promoter

Flowers left by mourners at the scene followng the fatal assault of Jean Eagers (57) on Willow Wood Hartstown, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Man (60) to remain in hospital for several days after extraction from Hartstown house

Gardaí in Limerick have made seizures and arrests in a large-scale operation targeting organised crime. File photograph: Eric Luke

Raids have taken place in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary under Operation Coronation

The remains of Det Garda Colm Horkan are carried into  St James’ Church, Charlestown, Co Mayo, on Sunday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Man allegedly wrote derogatory comment in book before boasting on social media

The coffin of Detective Garda Colm Horkan is carried to St James’ church in Charlestown, Co Mayo. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Brother said he had ‘all the values you would associate with a good and decent human being’

A hearse carries the remains of Det Garda Colm Horkan in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, on Friday evening. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Patrol strength informed by several factors including local risks, says experts

The scene in Castlerea, Co Roscommon where Detective Garda Colm Horkan was shot dead on Wednesday night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Likely areas of inquiry include training and equipment, including firearms holsters

The scene of the shooting in Castlerea was sealed off on Thursday. Photograph: Collins. Insert photograph: Detective Garda Colm Horkan who was killed in the shooting.

Suspect has history of mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse

Det Garda Colm Horkan died from fatal gunshot wounds in Castlerea shortly be on Wednesday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Garda was in Templemore at the same time as Adrian Donohue

The scene of the shooting in Castlerea was sealed off on Thursday. Photograph: Collins. Insert photograph: Detective Garda Colm Horkan who was killed in the shooting.

Killing of detective garda was ‘a random act’, says Drew Harris

KHK announced the hiring of Daniel  Kinahan as a special adviser just over a month ago. File photograph: Collins

KHK Sports, owned by a son of Bahrain’s king, has cut ties with the gangland figure

The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was called to the Oulart area. File photograph: David Sleator

Not unusual to find historical military ordnance in use as household objects

L to R:  Sisters  Philomena Connors; Helen O”Donoghue; Mary Moran; Margaret Hutchison;  Anne O’Reilly; Bridget O’Reilly and Kathleen O’Driscoll outside the Central  Criminal Court in Dublin after their father James O’Reilly was jailed for 20 years. Photograph: Tom Honan

James O’Reilly (75) from Co Tipperary fathered child with one of his daughters

Garda checkpoints have been established to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Decrease in assaults, threats to murder and harassment since March, figures show

In the face of growing outrage, several prominent figures in the boxing world defended Daniel Kinahan on Friday.

Warning comes after news of Daniel Kinahan’s role in organising major boxing match

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Ireland could face many millions of euros in EU fines for introducing such a law. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Fine Gael opposing Bill on the basis that it would contravene EU trade agreements

The total figure includes almost 575,900 patients waiting for their first hospital out-patient appointment. Photograph: Getty Images

Increase in hospital waiting list figures for May as a result of pandemic

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Co Galway. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Commission to report in October after pandemic blamed for ‘deeply disappointing’ delay

British boxer Tyson Fury celebrates his win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in February. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Senior figure in crime gang helped set up Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua boxing match

Daniel Kinahan: role in the Tyson/Fury fight is “an insult of the communities he’s poisoned, not only in Ireland but all over the world”.

Government urged to ask UAE to eject gangland figure brokering Fury-Joshua fight

An Garda Síochána has launched an investigation, and the incident has also been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. File image: Cyril Byrne

The garda, who was on duty at the Israeli Embassy in Dublin, was hit in the leg by a bullet

A damaged tree trunk at the scene of a fatal single-vehicle crash at Lisclougher Great, near Delvin, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Collins

Sixth-class student Joseph Anderson was killed shortly after gardaí tried to stop the vehicle

People taking part in Darkness Into Light, in aid of Pieta House, in Skerries, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Health experts warn of increase in suicide and self-harm due to coronavirus

As of last Tuesday, gardaí had used their enforcement powers 289 times. During the June bank holiday weekend, only six enforcement actions were taken. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Latest provisions do not contain a penal penalty for breaching movement restrictions

The home of a garda was significantly damaged in a suspected arson attack in Dundalk, Co Louth, on Sunday night. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The man was at home in Dundalk with his pregnant wife and two children at the time

The dead man is understood to have lived alone at the house on Bluebell Avenue where he died and was receiving assistance from homeless services. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Alan Hall was found dead in house which had been extensively damaged by smoke due to fire

Court 1 in the Four Courts: Social distancing has changed everything. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Since April, almost 200 online hearings have taken place as their style and form evolve

The family law division of the District Court was one of the last jurisdictions to introduce remote hearings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cases heard by judge sitting in physical courtroom while other parties use videolink

Prof Ian O’Donnell: “Procedural unfairness communicates disrespect and disregard, leading to further alienation, resistance and noncompliance.”

Review finds non-custodial sentences aid in reducing general reoffending

Aeroplanes grounded at Dublin airport during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

Over 6,000 Irish people have returned from abroad since start of pandemic

Salthill beach during the heatwave in Galway on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Gardaí report packed beaches and beauty spots, while house parties cause concern

Prison authorities hope the transfers will significantly dilute the influence of Kinahan associates in Mountjoy.

Men attempted to organise prison strike against current restrictions

Two army officers are undergoing medical assessment today having been flown home from the Democratic Republic of Congo, several weeks after the Defence Forces first raised concerns about their safety. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

No decision made on sending out replacements

Paddlers and swimmers take to the water at Seapoint in Dublin during the fine weather. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water considers hosepipe ban as threat of drought looms

Burglary and property crimes have decreased by up to 60 per cent amid the coronavirus pandemic with most other crime categories also showing significant reductions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí warn of expected spike in reports of business break-ins as owners start to reopen

Officers from HM Revenue and Customs search a property in Newry, Co Armagh  on Saturday morning along with colleagues from the PSNI. Photograph: HMRC

Three men in custody after 8 million illegal cigarettes found during cross-Border raids

The illicit online cannabis market grew significantly in March when most EU countries, including Ireland, introduced some form of movement restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

New findings come from European agency monitoring of three dark web markets

Gardaí are expected to launch a scaled-down operation this bank holiday weekend to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions as the force switches focus from roads to parks, beaches and beauty spots. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Focus of force to switch from roads to parks, beaches and beauty spots

Mark Capper: was jailed for seven and a half years  for  participating in activities intended to facilitate the commission of the murder of Patsy Hutch in 2018.

First time a judge has acknowledged in open court the scale and depravity of the Kinahan gang as foot soldier jailed for 7½ years

A complainant took issue with a column detailing “anglophobic abuse” by children in a Ross O'Carroll Kelly column towards English fans at a rugby match

Over 250 complaints to Press Ombudsman made about articles published in the Republic last year

A search of the vehicles revealed a sub-machine gun, a shotgun and ammunition

Men suspected of planning murder of member of criminal gang

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