The Garda and National Cyber Security Centre is liaising with Europol on the nature of the ransomware recently used against the HSE. File photograph: iStock

Much of information is administrative and not related to procedures and conditions

Those people featured in the footage, especially as they are juveniles, may be able to sue for damages over breaches to their privacy.

Rail operator says footage should not have been shared on social media

The offices of the Department of Health on Lower Baggot Street in Dubliny. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times.

Gardaí strongly suspect the same criminal gang is involved in both ransomware attacks

Tony McInerney at Ennis Court.

Tony McInerney sentenced to 12 years – longest given by Ennis Circuit Court this century

The HSE confirmed a cyber attack hit all hospital IT systems, with appointments at the Rotunda cancelled on Friday as a result. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Minister says group responsible has been identified by the State’s cybersecurity apparatus

Portobello Plaza in Dublin, which has been closed off this weekend by Dublin City Council following recent antisocial behaviour and littering. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Council to trial traffic plan near St Stephen’s Green in the capital to facilitate outdoor dining

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said it would take some days to assess the impact of the attack. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach insists vaccination programme continues uninterrupted despite serious cybercrime incident

Drug crime in the regions is increasing at a significant rate. File photograph: Reuters

Confiscation of money from gangs doubles and narcotics seizures accelerate fourfold

Gardaí in Dublin have arrested three youths in connection with a violent disorder incident that occurred at Howth Junction Dart station on April 1st last.

Three teenagers arrested on Thursday are released without charge

From the nearly 5,000 bicycles stolen in Dublin in the 16-month period, just 1,302 were recovered by gardaí. Photograph: iStock

Many bicycles recovered by gardaí could not be returned to owners as serial numbers not recorded

The Garda investigation into a leak by Tanaiste Leo Varadkar, pictured last week, which had been believed to be nearing its conclusion, is now expected to continue into the summer. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí have conducted more interviews than initially expected to ascertain if leak is crime

A man in his late 20s walked into the station and sprayed a flammable liquid, believed to be petrol, around the premises and onto himself and a young Garda member who tackled him. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Suspect arrested after spraying flammable liquid around Newbridge station on Monday

The number of drugs crimes in 2020 were at Celtic Tiger-era levels. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Drug crimes hit Celtic Tiger-era level, as usage is 'part of everyday life'

Watches seized during the operation. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Cash, drugs, designer watches and other goods seized as part of operation

A total of 23,285 drug crimes were recorded last year, an increase of 9%  to a level only previously seen in 2008.  Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí seize €36.5 million worth of drugs, despite Covid-19 restrictions

A Garda checkpoint at Dublin Airport as Covid restrictions continue to be enforced. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

No plans to keep Donegal in lockdown from Monday, Dr Ronan Glynn says

During an earlier phase of the investigation in recent months gardaí also conducted searches in Dublin, Meath, Waterford and Wicklow. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Both men released without charge after latest arrests

 Members of the armed support unit supported Cab officers in the search. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Car belonging to man connected to extortion of building contractors seized

A file image from last week of gardaí at the apartment where Kwok Ping Cheng’s body was found. Photograph: Collins

Kwok Ping Cheng was found dead in his apartment last week after violent attack

An Garda has reported a significant surge in cyber frauds, often based on scam emails and texts which aim to extract a victim’s bank details or PPS number.

Gardaí believe gangs using riskier methods as cash-running outlets hit by Covid

A car carrying a photograph of British girl Madeleine McCann who went missing in 2008. File photograph: Paulo Duarte/AP

Christian Brückner is chief suspect in child’s disappearance and for assault of Hazel Behan

The suspects detained in this latest phase of the inquiry are all men and are aged in their 20s, 40s and 50s. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Suspects held as part of ongoing investigation into killing in Drogheda last year

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said attacks against the person had experienced a ‘plateau’ last year, and decreased by almost 14% after gradual increases over the previous three years. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Most other crime types, including assaults on men, dropped sharply in 12 months to April

One of the vehicles seized by Cab officers. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Cab seize vehicles and documents in bid to undermine gang suspected of burglaries

A garda walks past a new mural at Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks by the artist CHELS. Photoraph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Harris defends force against allegations of ‘aggressive’ enforcement of regulations

Up to 100 people are being questioned as part of the investigation, while mobile phones and documents have been seized.

A total of 11 Garda members have been suspended from duty in the inquiry

Searches were part of a joint operation that targeted gang suspected to be involved in facilitating illegal immigration.

Houses in Dublin and Wicklow searched as part of investigation into trafficking

Cab profilers,  an integral part of ‘denying and depriving’ criminals of their wealth. Photograph:  Garda Facebook

Special training in cryptocurrency as Garda seeks to keep pace with organised gangs

Suspect in his 50s is eighth person arrested in ongoing inquiry into corrupt practices

The main suspect was arrested last month and was released without charge. An Garda Síochána said at the time a file would be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Accountancy firm had alerted gardaí to false claims for expenses by employee

Residents were evacuated from their homes on  a Drogheda street after an explosives manufacturing facility was discovered in a nearby house. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Search operation was part of Operation Stratus which targets criminal gangs

Gardaí have warned people to be wary of calls which come from a number almost identical to that of the the ‘Garda Confidential Line’ in which personal financial details are requested. Photograph: iStock

Fraudsters seek to secure personal financial details while pretending to be members of the force during calls

Patrick Coffey’s large property at Upper Ballycasheen, Killarney, Co Kerry, seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau in the course of Operation Tarmac.

Cab targets gang operating in Ireland, UK and Europe with bogus construction

Anyone with information   is asked to contact gardaí at Cavan Garda station.

Car found burnt out after robbery believed to have been used by raiders

Jennie Poole sustained fatal injuries in an assault at her apartment on Melville Drive, Finglas, just before 2pm on Saturday.

Fundraiser set up to help with funeral costs and care of her children now tops €64,000

Svetlana Murphy

Svetlana Murphy found safe and well in Belfast

Det Garda Donohoe was shot dead at Lordship Credit Union in Co Louth on January 25th, 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Man in his 30s believed to be linked to Aaron Brady who was convicted over 2013 murder

 The Oireachtas committee heard the Reserve Defence Forces had about 1,500 personnel compared with about 4,000 in the 1990s. File photograph: Alan Betson

Chair of new reform body tells Oireachtas committee it will not address overtime

Gerry Hutch, wearing a disguise, at the funeral of his brother, Eddie Hutch, in 2016. Gardaí want him extradited back to Ireland to face charges in connection with attack in which a man was murdered. Photograph: Reuters

Move comes five years after David Byrne was murdered at Dublin hotel as part of escalating feud

There is a growing concern within the Garda that the force was being swamped by the workload related to economic crimes, especially those with an online dimension. Photograph: iStock

Next-generation search warrants could gain access to suspects' device data

Mr Varadkar has insisted his legal advice has always been that he did not break the law in sharing the document.  File photograph: Julien Behal

Tánaiste met gardaí by appointment on April 9th, indicating inquiry is close to conclusion

JenniferPoole, who had a daughter (7) and son (4), was fatally injured in a knife attack in her home on Melville Drive, Finglas, just before 2pm on Saturday.

Jennifer Poole (24) died after incident at Finglas home

Gardaí investigating an international fraud ring operating in the Republic have arrested two teenagers in Co Longford. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí conduct searches in county as they target gang’s money-laundering element

There were delays of about an hour at many prisons as staff queued to be admitted to work when security arrangements were slowed, with longer delays reported at the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise (pictured). File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Action aims to force clarity from health authorities on when officers will be inoculated

William Delaney went missing in Portlaoise, Co Laois, in January 2019

Father of eight William Delaney (56) went missing in January 2019 and was murdered

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: ‘These crimes are motivated by prejudice.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Inciting hatred on social media could carry prison sentence of up to six months

Conor McGregor. Corsican authorities have ended an investigation into the UFC fighter with no charges. File photograph: Scott Heavey/PA Wire

UFC fighter will face no criminal charges after inquiry into allegations by woman

The arrests bring to 17 the number of people detained under the long-running Operation Skein and to four the number of suspects arrested under Operation Boxplot.

Searchs as part of operation investigating activities of international fraud gangs

Some of the 300 stolen catalytic converters seized by gardaí.

Precious metals in the devices have surged in value, leading to a sharp escalation in thefts

Family members Grace Anyanwu, Gloria Nkencho, Francis Nkencho and friend Olubukola Ashaolu Shopeju after meeting with  Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Family of man who was fatally shot by gardaí in December meet with Minister for Justice

The Department has  warned people to be wary of the “latest sophisticated phone and text scams”. Photograph: iStock

Bogus offers of €350 payment from Government used to steal banking details

Garda National Economic Crime Bureau conducted searches earlier this year in Dublin, Waterford, Wicklow and Meath as part of this investigation and seized files and electronic storage devices.

Gardaí say man tried to destroy evidence and paid €17,000 in bribes to conceal the crime

A man has appeared before the courts charged in connection with the stabbing incident in Newbridge last week.

Postmortem results lead to murder inquiry following attack in Newbridge last week

Marioara Rostas was an 18-year-old Romanian immigrant and a member of the Roma community. She didn’t meet the ‘big murder’ criteria. Social media didn’t light up. There were no protests about reclaiming the streets for women

The abduction and killing of a Romanian teen in Dublin was never seen as a ‘big’ story

Some bike theft victims  suspect their cases were never really investigated despite making reports to the Garda. A number of Garda sources accepted many cases were low priority because of other workloads. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Despite lockdowns, bicycles are being stolen at greater rate as more people take to cycling

Gardaí believe people who buy expensive bikes need to take extra steps to secure and track them. Photograph: iStock

Cyclists urged to invest in high-quality lock and consider using electronic tracking device

Data obtained by The Irish Times shows there were 178 occasions in 2019 when people with ‘knife assault’ injuries were discharged from hospitals. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí insist the problem was much worse 10 to 15 years ago

A selection of seized knives at the launch of a Garda campaign on knife crime awareness. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fears out of step with reality, although recent trends give rise to measured concern

An Garda Síochána has confirmed to The Irish Times it was examining the training session with a view to determining if sanctions were required.

Circumstances of alleged gathering at north Dublin club now being reviewed by gardai

Three of the watches seized during the search of a property in west Dublin.

Officers arrest man in operation targeting associate of Liam Byrne’s organised crime group

Gardaí investigating the attempted murder of a boy (17) in Dublin have arrested five people

Four men, male juvenile are being questioned over Dublin 8 attack that left victim with multiple gunshot wounds

The Garda investigation centres on several victims who gardaí suspect were groomed by suspects and then encouraged to buy very significant amounts of Bitcoin. File photograph: iStock

Investigation launched as high-net-worth individuals encouraged into making investment

A file photograph from 1998 of Frank McCann, who is serving two concurrent life terms in prison for killing his wife and foster daughter.

McCann jailed for life in 1996 for murders of wife and foster child after setting fire to home

Danile Munteanu (31), a father of two from Romania but living in Co Meath, was involved in one of the largest and most sophisticated  ATM skimming operations ever detected in Ireland.

Danile Munteanu (31) jailed for seven years over role in large and complex operation

George Nkencho (27) was fatally shot by gardaí during an incident outside his home in Clonee, Co Dublin, last December, and protesters rallied outside Blanchardstown Garda station (above) the following day. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Biggest growth in reports relates to online space, says Irish Network Against Racism

Dozens of teenagers engaged in a fight on Samuel Beckett Bridge over the Liffey in Dublin on Monday evening. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dozens of teenagers engage in fight on Samuel Beckett Bridge, briefly halting traffic

William Delaney is the subject of a murder investigation.

Last confirmed sighting of father-of-eight William Delaney in Portlaoise, January, 2019

The Garda team were acting on intelligence relating to drug dealing in the area. File photograph: The Irish Times

Seven men and teenager held in connection with drugs haul in Dublin’s south inner city

Karin Strenz (right),  who has died in Limerick after collapsing on a flight, represented the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Bundestag for the CDU, the party of  German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left). File photograph: AFP/Getty

Karin Strenz (53) pronounced dead after being brought to University Hospital Limerick

Graffiti with the name of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and an address (pixellated) on the wall on Belvoir Street off the lower Newtownards Road in east Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Move follows increase in threat level posed by loyalist groups

‘The premises were found to be equipped with a fully functioning toilet, a television and a dartboard,’ a Garda statement said. Photograph: Garda Info/Twitter

A dart board, TV, six beer kegs were among items found during search of garage

Gardaí investigating a major crime network based in Ireland, and abroad, that has scammed millions of euro from victims of invoice-redirect fraud.

Boy (16) released after being arrested on suspicion of receiving €30,000 from fraud

Seven Garda members were on Thursday recovering from violent attacks during the St Patrick’s Day policing operation in Dublin and Laois. File image: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Female garda in Dublin understood to have suffered concussion and other head injuries

John Gilligan upon his release from Portlaoise prison in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

European Court of Human Rights rejects drug dealer’s claims over assets confiscation

 Anti-lockdown protesters  in Herbert Park, Dublin on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph:  Sam Boal/

Gatherings were smaller than expected after Garda mounted major security operation

Gardaí patrol at one of today’s anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city. Photograph: PA

On messaging boards people encouraged to contact a homeless agency and book a bed

People in Herbert Park on Wednesday afternoon where an event billed as Le Cheile Day – ‘mental health day’ – was being held. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Policing operation started on Wednesday morning and demonstrations passed off peacefully

Some 2,500 Garda members will be on duty across the country on  Wednesday, St Patrick’s Day. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Road and possible park closures are considered for capital due to planned protests

 Protesters gathered in Dublin city centre on Tuesday over gender-based violence. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

About 150 people attended ‘Reclaim the streets’ event despite lockdown restrictions

Gardaí believe weapons, possibly bars or bats, were used by at least some of the group who assaulted the boy. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Teenager hospitalised after suffering serious injuries in attack in west Dublin on Sunday

The suspect was released without charge on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

File to be sent to DPP following accountancy firm complaint about employee overclaiming expenses

The Policing Authority welcomed the rollout of protective services units in each Garda division, designed to investigate sexual crimes and other offences involving vulnerable victims. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda force has responded to pandemic with great professionalism and agility, says agency

The Garda said that the force would be conducting an enforcement operation this weekend, including at popular amenities and beauty spots. File photograph: Reuters

Penalties issued in past week still above 1,000 but force emphasises all have ‘role to play’

The team received information several times about the possible location of the torso but before this week searches at those sites had been unsuccessful. File photograph: The Irish Times

‘Search area still sealed off’ in investigation into teenage killing, say gardaí

College students and secondary-school pupils are being targeted by crime gangs who wanted to pay them for use of their bank accounts

Some 700 ‘money mules’ identified in State last year, mainly recruited online

More people are shopping online, people who never did it before. Photograph: iStock

Approximately €22m was taken during 2020 from victims in payment card scams

The searching under way includes Garda divers entering the drains system on and around the land, Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Area of waste ground beside a local authority estate north east remains sealed off

Gardaí investigating the teenager’s murder have carried out a number of searches for the boy’s torso in the period since his killing, the latest of which was under way on Wednesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Teams examining area in northeast as part of investigation into boy’s death

Gardaí will be required to account for why crimes they investigated did not result in any conclusion, such as criminal charges being pursued. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

‘Data architect’ will record which Garda stations rank best for solving crimes

Garda Keith Harrison, pictured at the Disclosures Tribunal in 2017. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Garda Keith Harrison is suspended pending outcome of disciplinary investigation

Gardaí made another arrest as part of an investigation into PUP fraud. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Arrest made in investigation after identities of 73 people used to apply for PUP

While gardaí sealed off the area on Moore Street as a potential crime scene, they now do not suspect foul play. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

One man found dead on Moore St in sleeping bag, second man died at his home in Lusk

The scene in Bluebell on Saturday. Photograph: Colin Gleeson

Three of four men arrested in connection with Bluebell incident released without charge

 Gardaí in Dublin during an anti-lockdown  protest last Saturday. National Garda resources have been made available for the protest in Cork in addition to local and divisional gardaí. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lord mayor calls on organisers to cancel potential ‘superspreader event’

Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare: The former pupil, now retired, recalled Fr Marmion  had ‘a reputation that was feared’

Jesuit priest’s sex abuse may have predated his time at Belvedere in the 1970s

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has begun unwinding the emergency policing measures introduced in response to Covid-19 as he believes the force is starting to emerge from the pandemic. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Harris commends ‘courageous’ members after Grafton Street anti-lockdown protest last week

Banks loaned money in mortgages for the purchase of 12 properties and when the mortgages fell into arrears the financial institutions pursued payment. Photograph: iStock

Success of the fraud hinged on using forged documents to deceive property registration authorities

Gardaí pictured on Grafton Street, Dublin during an anti-lockdown protest on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Garda trying to identify 60-80 people present at Saturday’s anti-lockdown protest

Leading trainer Gordon Elliott has apologised for a controversial photo showing him posing on top of a dead horse on his gallops. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No further Garda action required following review of photo of trainer with dead horse

Fraudsters scammed company into redirecting funds to their bank account by posing as a trading partner. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Man (20s) detained over scam which targeted Dublin company

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