Newly graduated Garda Aristides Lucau from Co Kildare  at the passing out ceremony of probationer gardaí at Templemore. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Aristides Lucau: ‘People come up to me and say they’re happy to see me in the uniform’

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and Minister for Justice Helen McEntee congratulate new gardaí at the passing out ceremony in Templemore, Co Tipperary. Photograph : Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Commissioner says handling of case, information from UK ‘not good enough’

A poster in the US offering rewards for information that would lead to the conviction of any of the three Kinahans or for significant information that could degrade the cartel

Commissioner Drew Harris says some on 600-person list are ‘significant crime figures’

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) said it noted the latest developments in the investigation. Photograph: iStock

Nine of the men who were arrested have been released without charge

Lisa Thompson will be laid to rest next Monday, almost a fortnight after her remains were found in her home in Ballymun. Photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Ballymun woman’s funeral to take place Monday

‘Match-fixing and corruption is a threat to all sports at all levels and undermines public confidence in the fairness of sport’, said Det Supt Catharina Gunne. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí searched a number of properties in early-morning operation on Wednesday

The incident occurred at Bikini Beach on Tullow Street in Carlow Town at around 5am on Tuesday.

Car reversed through front of Bikini Beach salon before fire swept through building

Gardaí established Operation Fógra to tackle the issue of money being demanded with menaces by criminals who allege they are owed money for drugs.

Operation Fógra established as intimidation emerged as significant problem in Dublin

Handout family photo issued by the Garda of Lisa Thompson (52). Photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Mother of two (52) found dead in her home in Ballymun last week

Christopher Wall (65) was found dead by one of his two daughters in his home in Balbriggan last November.

Christopher Hall (65) found dead in Balbriggan, had acquired brain injury

The alarm was raised  around 11.40pm and when gardaí and paramedics arrived they found the victim unconscious and having sustained head injuries. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Victim found unconscious in playground in Tallaght late on Saturday night

The main factor driving the rapidly rising number of money-laundering crimes coming to the attention of the Garda was online scams and frauds, sources said. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Gardaí believe new trend only just beginning in Republic as crime changes

Handout family photo issued by the Garda of Lisa Thompson (52) whose body was found at her home in Sandyhill Gardens in Ballymun on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Dublin mother of two found dead in Ballymun home after stabbing attack

Supt Darren McCarthy said gardaí were unaware of any threats made against her or any reason why she would fear for her safety. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí recover and examine mobile phone to see who she was last in contact with

Tim Gaston, the NTA’s director of public transport services, said the gangs were ‘coming to Ireland specifically for the purpose of getting their social media hits’. File photograph

Dublin City Council told assaults causing harm now higher than pre-pandemic levels

Daniel Kinahan:  It is unlikely the true extent of the cartel’s wealth, and where all of the assets are based, will ever be established

US and UAE measures have had little impact on cartel’s core wealth, say security sources

Liam Campbell faces up to 20 years in prison in Lithuania if convicted there. Photograph: Collins Courts

Liam Campbell has been mired in republican violence since he joined the IRA as a teenager

The money Mark Adams (42) brought onto the plane in Belfast in 2018 was in two folders which were designed to look like they contained legally privileged documents.

Mark Adams (42) was on career break when he was first caught with almost €600,000

A large number of new staff have been recruited  recently as passenger numbers have increased at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Staff member allegedly hit passenger she knew over personal matter in one incident

The scene was sealed off and was undergoing an examination by members of the Garda Technical Bureau

Gardaí believe deceased, in his 40s, and his attacker were known to each other

Officers said as assaults were increasing in jails there was a new urgency to their concerns around their legal position, especially in cases where very robust restraint had to be deployed.

Prison officers concerned they could be at risk of being charged with an assault

Imprisonment is  a ‘very costly sanction’, at over €80,000 a year,  director general of the Irish Prison Service Caron McCaffrey has told the annual delegate conference of the Prison Officers’ Association.

Prison Officers’ Association told those jailed for less than year lack motivation to change

Daniel Kinhan is among several of his family who have been sanctioned by authorities in the United States and United Arab Emirates.

Minister lauds Garda for success in securing convictions against 79 Kinahan-aligned felons

Prison Officers’ Association general secretary John Clinton, speaking to the media at Prison Officers association annual conference in Sligo. Photo: James Connolly

Mr Martin commented on allegations female solicitor forced to remove bra on jail visit

Kinahan and Hutch groups the dominant and ‘controlling’ gangs in Irish prison system

The officer faces allegations from two serving female Defence Forces members of a lower military rank. File  photograph: Collins

Allegations of physical and sexual assault in Dublin barracks made by two female soldiers

The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is now reviewing the case.

Remains of Craig Gifford (21) discovered in Ashtown on Saturday afternoon

A poster of Christopher Kinahan jnr, Daniel Kinahan and Christy Kinahan snr. The UAE has imposed sanctions on the three men. File photograph: Collins Photos

Organised crime group is now under new US-style sanctions in Gulf state

The closure of the boxing promotions company founded by Daniel Kinahan (pictured), MTK Global, is just one of the most public impacts of last week’s announcement of international sanction against members of the family.

Bilateral deal already used to extradite Kinahan associate from Dubai to Italy

The US also put a $5mn price on the heads of Christopher Kinahan Jnr, Daniel Kinahan and Christopher Vincent Kinahan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Move comes after US sanctions and as part of a drive to clean up UAE’s reputation

 US law enforcement has placed Daniel Kinahan – as well as his father Christy and brother Christopher Jnr – on a financial sanctions list.

Boxing promotions company founded by Daniel Kinahan in 2012

Graham Dwyer at Dún Laoghaire court in 2013: The European Court ruling in favour of Dwyer means the two-year retention of data by mobile phone operators – and gardaí being able to access it – is unlawful. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí will be permitted to ‘quick freeze’ data for use as evidence

Officials are concerned dispute has drawn in well-known criminals from south inner city

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning when  a man in his mid 20s suffered serious injuries. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí believe suspect got out of vehicle and attacked victim, who suffered brain and skull injuries

Christy Kinahan leaving a Belgian court in 2009. Kinahan later fled Spain for  Dubai. American law enforcement this week spectacularly declared war on the biggest gangsters Ireland has ever produced. Photograph:  Sunday World  crime series

Christy Kinahan spent 20 years building a global drugs cartel but this week came unstuck

In 2017 Kinahan sold his boxing promotions business, which has since morphed into MTK Global. Photograph: Collins Dublin

US offering award of up to $5M for information leading to arrest of cartel members

US ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin speaks at Dublin City Hall after it was announced that the US government is offering $5 million  for information on the Irish Kinahan crime gang or for the arrest and conviction of its leaders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A major law enforcement campaign has been unveiled. But why now and will it end the cartel?

Garda Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll says  the cartel has generated about €1 billion by leaving ‘addiction and violence in its wake’. Photograph: Sam Boal

United Arab Emirates under pressure to support investigation after US offers reward

The Kinahans – Christy snr, Daniel and Christopher jnr – were on Monday night named by the US Department of the Treasury as being at the apex of the criminal network, and sanctions have been put in place against them. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sport and luxury drinks firms on sanctions list alongside crime group’s allies

Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll speaking after it was announced that the US government is offering up to $15m for information on the Irish Kinahan crime gang. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Kinahans ranked among top target of American law enforcement agencies

US ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin, speaking at Dublin City Hall against the backdrop of wanted posters of the Kinahans – Christy snr, Daniel and Christopher jnr. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Unprecedented international action taken against Kinahan crime group as US imposes sanctions

Garda assistant commissioner for organised crime John O’Driscoll shows a slide relating to Garda seizures from the Kinahan group at Dublin City Hall. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Details released by US on cartel also gives addresses and passport numbers, genuine and fake

Christy Kinahan snr leaving a court in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2009. Photograph: Sunday World

Kinahans named by US as being at apex of criminal network and sanctions moved against them

Number 10 Coldwater Lakes in Saggart. The Criminal Assets Bureau  has seized this gated home from the Mansfield family. Photograph:  The Irish Times

Garda sources say money laundering and tax-related charges may follow

Urantsetseg Tserendorj (48) died nine days after being stabbed in the neck in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin in January of last year. Photograph: Facebook

Accused was teenager who could not be identified as he was a minor

Garda members and legal sources said the Supreme Court would now make a ruling on the Dwyer case, factoring in the European Court of Justice ruling. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Ruling will change working methods rather than set back investigations, say gardaí

Gardaí investigating serious and organised crime in Finglas, Dublin have sezied drugs estimated to be worth more than €70,000. Photograph: Collins

Cannabis and Zopiclone tablets found during ‘intelligence led’ operation in north Dubin suburb

Jim Mansfield Junior. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman given €4.5 million in two suitcases for property investment by cartel, court heard

Urantsetseg Tserendorj (48) died nine days after being stabbed in the neck in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin in January of last year. Photograph: Facebook

Deliberations to resume on Wednesday at Central Criminal Court

Clashes between rival gangs there resulted in Ireland’s first gangland murder of 2022 last weekend when James Whelan was gunned down in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Pandemic lockdowns saw Dublin criminals lure more boys into gang affiliation

Garda Forensic team members searching an area on Deanstown Avenue in Finglas where the body of a 29 year old was found around 4.30 am on Sunday Morning. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Gardaí believe James Whelan murdered by rivals after botched arson attack

Garda Forensic team members search an area on Deanstown Avenue in Finglas, Dublin, where the body of a 29-year-old man was found at about 4.30am on Sunday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí believe victim was aligned to gang in Finglas that was involved in a feud

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris defended the force’s handling of the so-called Golfgate case in front of the Public Accounts Committee.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Impact on reputations of those involved raised at committee by James O’Connor TD

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said European countries were pooling their resource in the counter-espionage area . Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Commissioner said force was ‘security service, as well a policing service’

The cyclist’s remains were taken to the University Hospital Kerry mortuary and a postmortem performed. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardai continue investigation though no signs to date of third party involvement

Victims are contacted by cold calls and texts or click on online adverts to websites purporting to be trading sites for bitcoin and other currencies. Illustration: Getty

Criminal gangs enticing victims with false promises of lucrative investments

Thomas Kavanagh has been sentenced to 21 years. Photograph: PA

Kinahan cartel imported drugs inside machinery, then exported machines full of cash

Gardaí on Grafton Street, Dublin during Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Garda seize near record level of cash and drugs during organised crime investigations

The gun is being sent to the Garda’s ballistics section in a bid to establish if it was used in any attacks  in recent years.

Firearm and ammunition found during search of stolen car

The UFC fighter is alleged to have been detected driving dangerously in west Dublin on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Collins Courts

UFC fighter (33) was driving a convertible Bentley in Palmerstown when stopped

Sandra Boyd (36) was fatally shot in Dublin last Saturday.

Derek Boyd (27) wept and told relatives ‘I’m sorry’, following an emotionally charged hearing

Thomas Boyd’s remains were found in a tent at Loftus Lane between Bolton Street and Parnell Street in the north inner city at around 3am. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Thomas Boyd found dead in tent in north inner city in early hours of Monday

Garda forensic officers at the scene of the shooting in Finglas, north Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA

Mother of five Sandra Boyd (36) fatally shot at her home on Saturday night

The scene at Collins Place, Finglas, on Sunday morning. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that the gun was discharged accidentally

The area is expected to remain closed-off  throughout  Sunday pending a technical examination.  Photograph:  Damien Storan/PA Wire

Fatal shooting took place at a house on Collins Place in Finglas shortly before 9pm

Ivan Farina: ‘I didn’t even have time to put on my boots properly ... They basically trashed the place’

Ivan Farina (51) on return journey to Ireland after two weeks with Ukraine’s foreign legion

The Garda command post parked outside the Russian embassy on Orwell Road in Rathgar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Garda sources put current cost of embassy operation at over €100,000 per month

Sources confirmed Ivan Farina was among the foreign fighters at the military base in Yavoriv in far western Ukraine when it was hit in the rocket attack on Sunday morning.

Ivan Farina (51), Celbridge, injured in Russian rocket attack that killed dozens

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: spoke to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy by telephone  on Wednesday. Photograph:  Oliver Contreras/PA Wire

Call for foreign fighters to assist in war against Russia taken up by 20 Irish men

A van seized in the operation which acted as a mobile oil laundry and contained oil laundering apparatus. Photograph: Revenue

Discovery made as fuel prices at forecourts soar, making illicit trade more lucrative

Russia is likely to launch a ‘scorched earth’ series of cyber-attacks which will leave State and commercial interests in Ireland vulnerable to significant damage, gardaí and private sector cyber security experts believe. Photograph: iStock

State body says risks low but experts expect retaliation against sanctions and condemnation of war

Daniel Kinahan. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Jailed Jim Mansfield Jnr and gang member Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh also targets

Tom Niland was attacked at his home on the Sligo to Ballina road by a gang of masked men

Tom Niland (73) on life support following January burglary at his home

The suspect, a man in his 20s, was taken from the scene to Kevin St Garda station for questioning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Attacker assaulted driver before fleeing with stolen property

Refugees fleeing Ukraine following the Russia invasion wait to cross the border into Medyka, Poland on Tuesday. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Unaccompanied children likely to fall under remit of Tusla rather than be taken in by public

Gardaí are   appealing to anyone who saw the crash in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, just after 8.30pm on Saturday to aid the investigation.

A couple, both in their 50s, were seriously injured

Ivan Farina said he believed his role in Ukraine, and that of the people he was meeting, would be to draw Russian forces into battle in the open countryside with ‘hit and run’ attacks. Photograph: Ivan Farina

Father of two Ivan Farina (51) from Celbridge fought in Bosnia in 1990s

Catriona Carey playing hockey for  Ireland in 2006  against Azerbaijan.

Dealings with approximately 25 clients now brought to attention of Garda

Sara Parsons was one of three people hired by the force in 2007 to begin the service and was promoted to lead the service in 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Aim is to ‘saturate’ divisions and specialist units with skills to use data against criminals

A man was arrested at the scene of the shooting on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Man in his 50s due to appear before Tallaght District Court on Friday

Results of the new crime recording methods, over the past six months, were shared by the Garda’s chief information officer during a meeting of the Policing Authority. Photograph: iStock

Experience of violence very different for men and women, according to data

 Keith Conlon, who was injured in the shooting earlier this week, has died, gardaí confirmed.

Suspect must be charged with an offence or released without charge by Friday afternoon

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting  near  Tallaght, Co Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Suspect (50s) remains in custody in connection with incident on lands at Mount Seskin

A man shot in Dublin  last night and is in  critical condition has been named locally as Keith Conlon.

Suspect being questioned by detectives at Tallaght Garda station

A crime scene at Mount Seskin off the Blessington Road has been sealed-off to allow for an examination by members of the Garda Technical Bureau. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Suspect arrested and dog also shot during incident at Hazel Grove near Tallaght on Tuesday

Former hockey international Catriona Carey   in action in 2006. She ran a company that effectively promised to help people save their homes after their loans became distressed. Photograph: Sportsfile

Detectives fearful large sums of money paid by clients already spent

The fatal shooting of David Byrne  at the Regency Hotel, Dublin was a game changer for today’s gardaí, forcing them to beef up units to tackle gangland and embark on a relentless pursuit of the feuding gangs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Policing set to become more complex in better educated and more diverse Republic

Gardaí wearing balaclavas keep order during an eviction of activists  from a property on North Frederick Street in 2018: the incident caused uproar.   Photograph: Jack Power

As medals minted to celebrate 100-year anniversary, many members voice unhappiness

The Garda investigation into the alleged abuse began last year. It is not yet clear when it might conclude or when a file could be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Sexual abuse alleged to have taken place in facility during Covid-19 lockdown

When Drew Harris became Commissioner in September 2018, his immediate priority was to steady the ship after years of battering controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish police force, now 100 years old, is undergoing its biggest transformation

The scene of the crash near Adare which took place before 2am on Friday. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Gardaí to examine Wiktor Chojecki’s phone and social media to see why he made journey

Two suspected firearms, ammunition, and nearly €50,000 were seized during a number of searches conducted by gardaí in the Finglas area on Thursday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána.

Sub-machine gun among items seized as houses linked to gang boarded up

Juris Viktorovs: stabbed to death at a house in  Ballyconnell, Co Wicklow.

Two people arrested after man (36) found dead at house in Ballyconnell

Tom  Niland is on life support in hospital after being badly beaten by  three gang members during a burglary  at his home in Skreen, Co Sligo on January 18th

Concerns in Sligo that killer’s unrelated action may block search for stolen phone ‘unfounded’

Detectives  suspect the location of the victim’s home, in the isolated Ardrass area, and his age likely contributed to him being selected as a so-called ‘easy target’ by the gang. Photograph: Getty Images

Suspect in custody after attack in Kildare while other gang members are being sought

Tom Niland was unrecognisable due to his facial injuries, said a neighbour who found him

Retired farmer on ventilator after being badly beaten at his home by masked gang

The suspect was being held for questioning at Leixlip Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. Photograph: iStock

A number of men gained entry to a lockup shed and were attempting to remove property

Some 12 graves at Glasnevin have been identified by the Garda National Missing Persons Unit as containing remains that were not identified on burial. File photograph: Getty Images

Development is part of Garda efforts to formally identify body of man taken from River Liffey in 1982

Flowers outside the house in Sallynoggin, south Dublin, where the remains of Michael Whiston were found. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Body of Michael Whiston (S76) found as council workers cleared south Dublin house

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