Gardaí are investigating a video appearing to depict a crowded shebeen, or illegal pub, where people have gathered for a sporting event and celebration.

Officers attempting to establish if recording, linked to a sporting event, taken during Covid-19 pandemic

“We were using public order legislation to prevent, actually, what would have been a frightening stampede up Grafton Street,” says Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph:  Stephen Collins

Drew Harris defends Garda techniques used on anti-lockdown group on Grafton Street

John Gilligan is pictured during a search operation in Alicante, Spain. Photograph: Videograb/Spanish National Police

Spanish police are investigating whether recovered weapon was used in Guerin murder

Minister for Justice and Equality Helen McEntee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government refuses to accept amendment from FG Senator who highlighted errors

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at a media briefing at Garda Headquarters in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Friday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Drew Harris says there was no ‘heavy handedness’ in the Garda response to Grafton Street protest

Garda checkpoint at the entrance to Phoenix Park in Dublin on the first day of a national level 5 lockdown. Photograph: Collins

Congestion reported in some areas, with very long delays on the M1 close to the Border

Nicola Keane (34)   is originally Ballina, Co Mayo.

Investigating gardaí treating incidents as ‘a family tragedy’

Violence flares as anti-lockdown protesters clash with gardaí on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph: Damien Storan

Nine charged following disturbance in Grafton Street

Protesters on D’Olier Street in Dublin on Saturday, September 12th. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Suspect due to attend court on Friday morning to face allegations

Customs detector dog Flynn

Vehicle was selected for searching following routine profiling and with aid of detector dog Flynn

The Lower Road, Strawberry Beds, Lucan where the woman’s body was found. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Dublin

Gardaí say they are treating discoveries as a ‘family tragedy’

 City centre revellers enjoy some last minute socialising before Level 5 lockdown started at midnight. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

Gardaí break up impromptu music session on capital’s main shopping street

John Gilligan  moved to Spain following attempts on his life in Ireland.

Gardaí are making inquiries to try and establish the circumstances of his arrest

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

GS Agencies Ltd of Co Armagh, found guilty of 6 breaches of private security legislation

Drugs seized in Rosslare in June. Photograph: Revenue

Increase in cocaine and cannabis seizures signal growth in new criminal gangs, say gardaí

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan at a press conference in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Varadkar says public will demand exit strategy if Level 5 imposed

Leo Harte, assistant principal, Office of the Revenue Commissioners Customs division, standing at the Customs X-ray scanner in Rosslare harbour. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Customs officer Gerry McGrath ‘gets a buzz’ from making seizures at Rosslare port

A property linked to the arrested man had been  searched by members of the Anti-Corruption Unit. File photograph: Collins

Man arrested on Thursday in connection with months long investigation by gardaí

In the authority’s report it has emerged that 62 enforcement actions have been taken by gardai against people. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Other European countries have brought in more stringent powers for Covid-19 rules

Gardaí have no reports of any missing person or unaccounted for at-risk person  linked to the incident that at least one person  believes they saw. Photograph: PA

Witness told gardaí they saw someone forcibly put in a car at lay by on M11 near Gorey

  Aaron Brady was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years’ imprisonment on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Separate group shouts ‘justice for Aaron Brady’ as Det Garda Donohoe’s widow leaves court

  Aaron Brady was jailed yesterday for 40 years for the capital murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photograph:  Collins

Gardaí believe he can be convicted of trying to pervert the course of justice

Aaron Brady was sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment for murdering Det Garda Adrian Donohoe in 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts

Killer of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe has officially started his sentence at Mountjoy

Aaron Brady: found guilty of capital murder. File photograph: Collins Courts

Mr Justice Michael White says Brady had ‘terrorised’ his victims

One of the premises in the midlands searched by gardaí. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí expect further raids of illegal drinking dens after more tip-offs from public

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Drew Harris tested negative for the virus at the weekend after meeting

A garda at a checkpoint. By the end of 2021 the Garda force  is set to expand to 15,000 sworn members. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Budget 2021: Coveney welcomes €32m increase in defence spending

The house where the body was found was sealed off immediately when gardaí arrived and has since been examined by members of the Garda Technical Bureau.

It may take some time before the results of a post mortem and related tests become available

A pharmacist has been arrested as part of a criminal investigation into allegations that he defrauded the HSE through his chemist shops by deception-based crimes. Image: iStock.

Man allegedly lodged same claims for payment more than once through his business

Gardaí at a checkpoint on the M4 in Co Kildare, outbound from Dublin,  as part of Operation Fanacht. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Donegal bucks trend and saw increase in traffic despite Operation Fanacht

 Aaron  Brady (29) must be given a term of 40 years for the crime of capital murder when he is sentenced next week. Photograph: Collins

Brady was convicted in August of the capital murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe

A Garda checkpoint on the N7 at Blackchurch. More than 130  checkpoints were erected on motorways and other arterial routes yesterday  around the country. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Traffic disruption strategy to continue for next three weeks

The seizure included a Glock 9mm semi-automatic handgun, two Walter 9mm handguns, two silencers and 75 rounds of 9mm Luger and Fiocci ammunition.

One man arrested remains in custody after search at Rathfeigh, Co Meath business premises

Gardaí have set up checkpoints on motorways in conjunction with coronavirus regulations. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

People planning to avoid measures ‘will be left very disappointed’, say gardaí

 Drew Harris at Garda Headquarters: The Garda Commissioner  said  travelling around the country would ‘feel very different’ as  Level 3 restrictions come into force countrywide. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Garda hope traffic delays discourage people leaving their home counties

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (right) with Deputy Commissioner for Policing and Security John Twomey (left) at a press briefing on Tuesday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Covid-19: Domestic travel will feel ‘very different from tomorrow’ - Drew Harris

A file picture of the Dublin Bus vehicle being towed away from the scene after the crash. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Investigation into crash that injured 8 last Friday night in Dublin 4 is continuing, gardaí say

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said gardaí still had the power to prosecute organisers of indoor or outdoor gatherings in excess of the limits. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ministers defend decision to reject public health emergency team advice on Level 5 move

The Dublin Bus vehicle is towed away from the scene after the crash. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Gardaí on patrol were looking for the driver of the car shortly before crash in Ballsbridge

Gardaí say a series of attacks on seized property appears to be organised. File photograph: An Garda Síochána

Car driven into house through living room window in Clondalkin, Dublin

The 141 Mercedes car which was seized during searches of four properties in Listowel, Co Kerry.

Four Listowel houses searched after gang members displayed trappings of wealth

An operation involving more than 40 Garda members took place in Limerick. File photograph: The Irish Times

Documents and electronic devices found during Limerick operation are being analysed

 Approximately €4m was found during searches at two properties: one in a north Kerry village and another in Mountmellick, Co Laois. File photograph: Getty

Gardaí also confiscate Audi car and two BMWs during moves against crime network

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: Said breaking up gatherings not   ‘catered for’ by Government’s  Covid-19 regulations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Harris also reports to Police Authority security challenges in rise of far right groups

Several Garda vehicles, with the backing of the Armed Response Unit, responded to reports of shots being fired at a house in Finglas, Dublin. File photograph:  Collins.

Gun recovered at scene of collision after suspects pursued along M50 motorway

While almost all other crime type fell during the period of the most severe restrictions attacks on women aged in their 30s and over surged, according to the latest data. Photograph: PA

Data confirms early Covid-19 lockdown reports that domestic violence is surging

Cloverhill Prison. Photograph: Alan Betson

Deceased (36) was on way back to cell at Cloverhill from court video appearance

Gardaí are scaling up their presence in Dublin as it moves to Level 3. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Many measures under Living with Covid-19 plan rely on public goodwill, not enforcement

The law applies to events held for ‘social, recreational, exercise, cultural, entertainment or community reasons’ but excludes weddings and sports events. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Civil liberties group cites ‘worrying level of confusion around what is law and advice’

The strengthening of Garda units that tackle organised crime has resulted in  more planned murders being prevented and more criminals being convicted of conspiracy to murder. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Change to legislation could significantly damage some of the biggest crime gangs in the Republic

Anti-facemask protest in Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner to be asked about impact of officer’s actions on right to demonstrate

Two junior Air Corps pilots have started a helicopter conversion course at Fort Rucker in Alabama. Six more have been earmarked for fixed-wing pilot training at another base in Alabama. File photograph: Alan Betson

The decision to train in the US is due to shortage of people and facilities, group says

Gardaí are searching for two men who robbed a shop while armed with knives in south Dublin.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating following robbery in Fortunestown in which staff were threatened

Garda headquarters has informed its members that only event organisers or hosts are regarded as culpable in cases where regulations are breached. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘Only the event organiser’ regarded as culpable, states Garda notice to its members

Thallium was used in crime writer Agatha Christie’s book The Pale Horse, 1961, as an unusual poison, the report said. Photograph: Getty Images

Annual report says FSI helped solve several murders but needs more funding

In the same property small quantities of white powder believed to be cocaine was also discovered.

Almost 500 fireworks discovered in two houses by gardaí in Mallow, Co Cork

The boy presented himself to Store St Garda station and has been interviewed under caution about his alleged involvement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí suspect boy was driver of the car but that other teenagers were also in the vehicle

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Legislation would see Garda Commissioner regain power to hire and promote officers

The ability to control promotions and appointments, at ranks above sergeant and inspector, was lost by the Garda to the Policing Authority in 2017. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Several of the main powers wielded by one of watchdog bodies will revert to Garda Síochána

The Garda has corrected the information in its reports to the Policing Authority and it has also published a notice in Thursday’s Irish Times accepting the information was wrong and correcting the record. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Report to Policing Authority wrongly stated monies had been paid and injunction sought

Gardaí investigating the death of Darragh Sheehan from Doneraile in Co Cork outside the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney. Photograph: Eye Focus

Gardaí believe Cork man Darragh Sheehan was put in headlock before falling unconscious

Aaron Brady cannot lodge an appeal until after he is sentenced on October 14th. Photograph: Collins Courts

If Aaron Brady exercises his right of appeal, his legal fees will be met by the State

Gardaí say there has been overwhelming compliance with public health measures found during recent inspections of pubs and restaurants

Mooted laws to prohibit house parties watered down but retail premises can be closed down

Some of the banknotes seized in the Europol operation. Image: Europol/Facebook

Searches took place in four counties in the Republic on Wednesday, Garda sources say

Last week’s breaches of Covid-19 public health measures mean 165 pubs have been placed under investigation

Some members of the Garda Representative Association believe a two-day meeting of its central executive committee in a Galway city hotel was permitted under the rules while the leadership of the association has insisted it would breach Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Members and leaders of body disagree on cancellation of executive committee meeting

 European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan  and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen in  January. Photograph: Epa/Stephanie Lecocq

If Ursula von der Leyen accepts his report, Government will not seek his resignation

Passenger numbers passing through the airport are still at a fraction of usual trends for this time of year. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Online form will facilitate ‘an enhanced system of engagements’ says Minister for Health

Hundreds attended the anti-face mask protest in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Number of disturbances at protest also under investigation after man left severely injured

 Minister for Justice  Helen McEntee. File photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Member of International Protection Appeals Tribunal spoke at rally against face masks

Hundreds attended  anti-lockdown and anti-facemask protest in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Hundreds attend event which passes off largely peacefully

A man in his 30s was arrested for questioning in west Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Gang carrying out scams specialises in invoice redirect fraud

Members of the Oireachtas Golf Society, including TDs and Senators, were set to be interviewed by gardaí as part of the investigation into a dinner held at a hotel in Co Galway on Wednesday night.

Organisers of gathering could face criminal prosecution for breaching Covid-19 rules

Members of the PSNI and the Gardai. File photograph

Significant step for investigation into group that murdered Lyra McKee in Derry

The Berlin D2 bar at Dame Lane in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Video footage of scenes at Dublin pub caused controversy but no laws were broken

The Berlin: a video of a barman hanging off the bar pouring a bottle of spirits down customers’ necks caught the nation’s attention. Photograph: Tom Honan

‘We’re being asked to pretend to enforce a law that everyone knows doesn’t exist’ – garda

The Garda said  the vast majority of pubs and restaurants selling alcohol were in compliance with all measures.

Some 139 premises suspected of breaching Covid-19 public health guidelines since July

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that he was asking those over 70 and medically vulnerable to exercise their own judgement. Photograph: Bryan O Brien / The Irish Times

Ministers resist proposals from the State’s public health team to reduce limit from 50 to six

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe. File photograph: Collins Courts

Witness heard Brady confess to the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe

The searches are being conducted by members of the Special Detective Unit assisted by Armed Support Units. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Garda search teams carried out at least six searches in Dublin, Laois, Cork and Kerry

Divisions emerged between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at a Cabinet meeting on Covid-19 on Tuesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Sporting events to revert to ‘behind closed doors’ and public transport should be avoided where possible

Farah Damji (53)  has been arrested in Dublin. File photograph: Met Police

Farah Damji (53) has a long and storied criminal career dating back to early 1990s

One of the men in custody  has  been linked to the disappearance, presumed murder, of Willie Maughan (35) and Latvian national Anastasija (Anna) Varslavane (21) in 2015.

Men from Limerick and Meath linked to gangland feuds in Drogheda and Limerick

Det Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in 2013 as he stepped from his Garda car after he and a colleague arrived at Lordship Credit Union, Bellurgan, Co Louth, to provide an armed escort for staff carrying cash. Photograph: Garda/PA

All five men part of a south Armagh-Louth outfit specialising in range of criminal activity

Aaron Brady: may struggle to fit into prison generally dominated by Dublin gangs. Photograph: Collins Courts

Co Armagh man never thought he would be charged with murder of Adrian Donohoe

Garda sources said similar frauds had increased during the  pandemic as staff worked from home.

One of the biggest invoice redirect crimes ever dealt with by Garda

Investigators at the scene of  a fatal stabbing that occurred at a mental health facility in Clontarf. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Male aged in his 20s arrested after fatal incident on Thursday morning

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: Commended the Garda force for their “determined, persistent and painstaking investigation” that resulted in the murder conviction  of Aaron Brady. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Inquiry to go on ‘relentlessly so others responsible for dreadful events ... may be brought to justice’

A car was reversed into the downstairs living room of the terraced house in Clondalkin, destroying the wall and taking the window and frame out.

A car was reversed into downstairs living room destroying wall and window

Garda Colm Donohue, brother of  late Garda Adrian Donohoe, speaks to the media outside the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin after Aaron Brady convicted of his brother’s murder  at Lordship Credit Union in January 2013. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Investigation ‘able to withstand most robust and forensic examination by defence in this case’

Dooagh, Achill Island, Co Mayo, where a “do not consume” water supplies notice is in place. File photograph: Getty

Water, contaminated with aluminium, must not be consumed by babies, residents told

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn and chief nursing officer Rachel Kenna during a media briefing  at the Department of Health, Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland surpasses UK rate for first time as face mask rules come in

Stephen Corrigan’s remains were found off Lower Rathmines Road in Dublin

Stephen Corrigan identified through DNA sample given by late mother after relatives found

A file image of a Garda checkpoint to enforce Covid-19 movement restrictions.

No penal sanction in new regulations for residents of Kildare, Laois or Offaly who leave their county

Gardaí have said they will have a ‘visible presence’ in counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly from today. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Glynn says there is no guarantee restrictions in these counties will be lifted after two weeks

The suspect, who is in his 50s, was arrested on Thursday by members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Issues at Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board were raised officially last year

Paddy Jackson (left) and Stuart Olding were acquitted of rape following a trial in Belfast. The expert group  has  concluded some of the problematic features with that  trial could not arise in a rape case here. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Expert group proposals aim to make the trial process in sex crime cases easier for victims

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said    policing had ‘found itself again’ in the Republic. Photograph: Brian Lawless/ PA Wire

Victim groups told Policing Authority interventions by gardaí prevented killings

Part of the consignment of heroin seized in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Revenue’s Customs Service

Men being questioned under drug-trafficking laws about 22kg seizure in Blanchardstown

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