A member of the Garda Armed Support Unit  at a checkpoint. File photograph: Collins

Dublin men arrested with guns and ammunition planned to attack Hutch family member

The Garda Armed Response Unit will be on standby in Dublin and will be ready to respond instantly to any significant incident. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Large vehicles to be placed at strategic points along Dublin route with armed units on standby

The law no longer requires a homeowner to retreat from a burglar, and extends to lands immediately around a dwelling

Case is first of its kind since new laws were brought in after Nally controversy in 2004

Gardaí believe the Kinahan gang will try again to murder Patsy Hutch after a suspected attempt on his life was foiled on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Ex-British soldier, dissident republican and gangland figures detained in Dublin on Saturday

Gardaí and search dogs at Mitchel’s Wood, Castlemartyr, Co Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

This is the first time a Defence Forces drone has been used in a Garda operation

The two cars the Dundalk Road Policing Unit seized on Monday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Man who went to pick up uninsured driver in Dundalk also has vehicle taken off him

Gardaí are investigating an attack on a young mother-of-four Christina Leslie (above) her home in Co Louth which has left her with life-threatening injuries. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Christina Leslie (28) suffers significant head injuries during violent incident at her home

Kieran Creaven arriving at Leeds Crown Court  on Friday. Photograph: Peter Powell/PA Wire

The former RTÉ producer has been jailed for 18 months for child sex abuse offences

Former Tánaiste Joan Burton  arrives at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in May last year for  the trial of   men  who were charged with  falsely imprisoning  her and her adviser at a water charges protest in Jobstown in 2014. They were later acquitted. File photograph: Collins Courts

Demonstration in 2014 saw then-tánaiste Joan Burton being trapped in car for hours

Garda recruits during a  passing out parade at the Garda College in Templemore last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Position attracts salary of up to €250,000 in addition to incentives agreed by Cabinet

When Josephine Feehily appears before the Oireachtas Committee the week after next she will be asked why her agency declined to meet Ms Galligan and Ms West despite repeated requests. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two Garda civilian analysts have outlined ‘torment’ working in Garda HQ

Deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, Lois West, and senior crime and policing analyst, Laura Galligan, were very impressive witnesses at the Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Wednesday.

The real truth of what analysts found has displaced the spoofing

Deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, Lois West, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan, grew frustrated with the response from both the Garda and the Policing Authority when they tried to raise their concerns, they told the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

State Pathologist’s Office not informed by gardaí about some suspicious deaths

Lois West, deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan were “belittled and treated poorly” when they identified errors in how the Garda was recording homicides. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Analysts Lois West and Laura Galligan claim pressure to approve incorrect homicide data

Gardaí said in a statement on Wednesday morning that 11 people were released without charge. File photograph: Getty Images

Investigation is ongoing and files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions

Garda civilian analysts Lois West and Laura Galligan told the Justice Oireachtas Committee they were “belittled and treated poorly”, put under pressure to resile from their findings and their “integrity was undermined and attacked”.

Pair describe ‘significant pressure’ to sign off on report they knew was ‘completely inaccurate’

It is understood that almost 20 children have been identified as victims of the alleged abuse. Gardaí believe some were groomed from birth to be abused. File photograph: Getty Images

Almost 20 children identified as victims of alleged abuse

Tina Satchwell: has been missing from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal since March 20th, 2017. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Husband of woman missing from Cork believes she went to sort ‘her own feelings out’

Alleged members of the paedophile ring are based in locations across Munster.

Gardaí believe extended family group and others abused children in Munster area

Aaron Brady, who  was charged with the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe at a special sitting of Dundalk District Court. Photograph:  Ciara Wilkinson

Aaron Brady denies any involvement in the murder

Looted Lidl: the supermarket on Fortunestown Lane in Tallaght. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Hoax calls made on Saturday night to see how Garda would respond

Det Garda Donohoe (41) was killed when he was shot at close range in the car park of the Lordship Credit Union, Bellurgan, Jenkinstown, on the Cooley peninsula, at 9.30pm on January 25th, 2013.   Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The 41-year-old father was shot dead in Jenkinstown on January 25th, 2013

File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Man in 50s released without charge, second man in 20s still being questioned in Dundalk

A video clip image of  burnt out cars in Tallaght, west Dublin.

Gardaí believe the vehicles were set alight in the wake of the looting of nearby Lidl store

 The   Lidl supermarket on Fortunestown Lane in west Dublin, after it was looted and vandalised with a digger.  Photograph: Chai Brady /PA Wire

Two other stores also attacked in Citywest, gardaí have made arrests

Gardaí expect crime to significantly decrease during the snowy and cold weather forecast over the coming days. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Just one person turned up to the ‘massive snowball fight’ planned for Wednesday

Zoo tricked into paying invoices into bank account controlled by fraudsters

Chief Insp Mark Toland, left,  and Deputy Chief Insp Hugh Hume during a press conference by the Garda Inspectorate marking the publication of the Inspectorate’s  report ‘Responding to Child Sexual Abuse’ at its head office in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Report finds 66% of all reported sex crimes in Ireland involved a child victim

 Chief Inspector of the Garda Inspectorate, Mark Toland during a press conference marking the publication of the ‘Responding to Child Sexual Abuse’ report at the Garda Inspectorate head office in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

‘Turning on’ the technology would increase workload beyond capability – Chief Inspector

 Gardai pictured on Monday  morning at the scene of the shooting of Kenneth Finn at Moatview Gardens, Coolock, Dublin. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

36-year-old father shot as he sat in a car outside house in north Dublin on Sunday

Garda Inspectorate  chief inspector Mark Toland during a press conference marking the publication of the inspectorate’s new report on child sexual abuse, in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda Inspectorate finds catalogue of problems with the force’s approach to such cases

A photograph of the late Det Garda Adrian Donohoe taken in the days after his death. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí detain second man for questioning

 Gardaí at the scene of a shooting in Moatview Gardens, Coolock, in north Dublin on Sunday night.  Photograph:  Collins

Gardaí believe the 36-year-old was in a car outside a house when gunman attacked

File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Donohoe (41) was killed when he was shot at close range in a car park in Co Louth

 Gardaí are investigating the death of an elderly man at his home in Co Donegal. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí awaiting results of postmortem to establish cause of death

The leading Kinahan gang member targeted in Cab raids on Friday is in his mid-30s and is an armed robber and drug dealer who has properties in north Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cash, vehicles and jewellery seized as 38 properties across four counties searched

Garda protect then tánaiste Joan Burton from anti-water charge demonstrators in 2014. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Policing Authority questions senior Garda management about findings

The Garda delegation is expected to be led by acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin. Photograph: Collins/File

Senior management due to answer questions on misclassification of unlawful killings

Dubliner Thomas Flynn outside Cashel District Court in 2013. He and six others terrorised a family in Co Tipperary during a violent burglary that year.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Proposed sentencing guidelines a response to inordinate concern created by high-profile cases

Margaret Lavelle, sister of the late Tom Nevin. Photograph:  Collins

Siblings of the late Tom Nevin claimed his wife should be disinherited from his estate

Catherine Nevin leaving court in 2000. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Collins.

Nevin was convicted of 1996 killing of her husband Tom

The post of Garda commissioner has been vacant since the unexpected retirement of Nóirín O’Sullivan last September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Need for legislation to allow candidates up to age 60 to apply has pushed back process

Flowers at the scene on Ranelagh Road, Dublin  where the body of Joanne Lee was discovered in a wardrobe. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Joanne Lee’s estranged partner says they were trying to reconcile before her death in Ranelagh

Supt Gerry Delmar speaks to the media at the scene on Friday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Joanne Lee (38), whose body was discovered in Ranelagh house, had been strangled

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’ Callaghan: Garda management failed to explain why the force’s civilian analysts had been excluded from the preparation of the first report for the authority. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Jim O’Callaghan accuses senior gardaí of misleading Policing Authority about report

The Policing Authority is to meet senior Garda management at a public meeting on Thursday week at which the force will be questioned about the homicides classification issue. Photograph: Alan Betson

Oireachtas committee scrutinising response of Policing Authority to whistleblowers

Det Supt Colm Fox at a press conference at Ballymun Garda station last year. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Judge Karen O’Connor said her thoughts were with family of Det Supt Colm Fox

The Tricolour flies at half mast outside Ballymun Garda station on Sunday after  the death of a senior detective. Photograph: Stephen Collins

Officer had been due to give evidence at Regency Hotel murder trial

Flag at half mast after the death of a senior detective at Ballymun Garda station: Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Body of officer, who was in his fifties, was found in Ballymun Garda station last night

Josephine Feehily, chairperson of the Policing Authority: the authority has raised questions about the results of the two-stage Garda inquiry.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Authority says checks on 41 homicides not robust enough, wants independent view

The man who died after a stabbing in Lucan on Wednesday night has been named locally as Bryan Cassidy (52). Photograph: Facebook

Dead man named locally as Bryan Cassidy (52)

Gardaí are trying to determine whether any of the children in the images of child sexual abuse discovered are Irish. File photograph: Getty Images

Homes of 31 suspects in 12 counties searched in major series of co-ordinated raids

US film producer Harvey Weinstein during the 70th Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, France, last May. File photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

Irish woman who worked for producer’s Miramax firm claims he attacked her

File photo: Gardaí in Naas have repeated their appeal for any witnesses to the fatal crash to come forward. Photograph: Collins Photos.

Incident took place last Thursday morning on the R413 Brannockstown to Kilcullen Road

Two Garda whistleblowers have been trying to raise their concerns in the Garda for over a year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Whistleblowers told politicians of concerns amid frustration with force’s management

Genuine differences in interpreting the cause of a fatal road-traffic crash may have resulted in a criminal investigation that was less serious than another senior Garda officer would have opted for. Photograph: Frank Miller

Whistleblowers believe misclassification of some cases meant no homicide inquiry took place

Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan: “Any substantiated allegations of this kind would be very serious and a cause of grave public concern.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister seeks assurances after officers allege misclassified cases not properly addressed

Garda Deputy Commissioner John Twomey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Background: Claims from two whistleblowers will rock the Government and the force

Two civilian Garda staff have claimed in protected disclosures that some murder cases were not fully investigated as such. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Force members claim the Policing Authority was not given the full facts in a number of cases

File photograph:  Collins

Authority tells Garda to carry out review of 41 misclassified homicides

A garda at the scene in the James Larkin House flats complex off North Strand where Jason Molyneux  was shot dead on Tuesday night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí believe the killing of Jason Molyneux is linked to three other gun murders

The funeral cortege for Derek Coakley-Hutch makes it way to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean McDermott Street.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Funeral takes place in Dublin of gun murder victim Derek Coakley Hutch (27)

Gardai preserve the scene where the suspected getaway vehicle used in a fatal shooting at James Larkin House, North Strand was found in a park off the Alfie Byrne Road. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Jason Molyneux (27) shot dead last night after attending wake of Derek Coakley Hutch

Jason ‘Buda’ Molyneux (27)

Hutch associate Jason Molyneux (27) shot dead on North Strand in north inner city

 Ross Hutch (centre)  outside the family home of Derek Coakley-Hutch on Buckingham Street, Dublin,   following a prayer service. Photograph:  Collins

Major Garda operation put in place for funeral of latest Hutch-Kinahan feud victim

Gardaí at the scene of a shooting  at James Larkin House on the North Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Victim who was shot in North Strand area had been warned by the Garda his life was at risk

Irene White  was found dead in her kitchen in April 2005.

Man in his 40s being held for questioning at Dundalk Garda station on Tuesday evening

Anne Delcassian stands outside the court  after Anthony Lambe was jailed for life for the murder of her sister Irene White  in the kitchen of Ice House, Demesne Road, Dundalk, Co Louth in April, 2005. Photograph: Collins Courts

Both suspects were known to dead Dundalk woman and her family

The Policing Authority is to formulate the process to recruit the next Garda commissioner. The process will then be run by the Public Appointments Service.

Department of Justice says the scale of reform required in the force justifies the move

 Gardaí  at the scene on Saturday of a suspected gangland shooting near a boxing tournament on the South Circular Road in Dublin last night.

Suspected target was shot in the foot while a male bystander suffered a wound to his hand

Derek Coakley Hutch: Like most of the Kinahans’ victims, he appears to have had no involvement in anything that could be even loosely defined as active organised crime

Weekend Read: The Kinahan-Hutch feud isn’t just about revenge any more. It’s a public display of power

A crowd walks through inner-city Dublin during a vigil for Derek Coakley-Hutch, who was murdered last weekend. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Inner-city event remembered Derek Coakley-Hutch, latest Kinahan feud victim

A Garda photograph of the cannabis that was found in Darndale. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Man in 50s arrested following seizure on Belcamp Lane in Darndale

Chairwoman of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily: said Government had created a “crowded, confused and inefficient oversight regime” in which holding the Garda to account was difficult. Photograph: Alan Betson

Chairwoman Josephine Feehily criticises how Garda oversight bodies operate

Bridgeview halting site in Clondalkin, where Derek Hutch was shot dead  in a gangland killing related to the Hutch-Kinahan feud which has claimed 14 lives.  Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/ RollingNews.ie

Funeral of Derek Coakley-Hutch and ongoing feud murder trial are potential flashpoints

Victims of the Hutch-Kinahan feud (clockwise from top left): Gary Hutch, David Byrne, Eddie Hutch, Michael Barr, Martin O’Rourke and Noel Duggan

Roll of dishonour runs to double figures with no end in sight for this murderous campaign

Some of those involved in the Kinahan-Hutch feud have been removed from the streets by the Garda. Photograph: The Irish Times

Analysis: wealth of Kinahan off-shore leadership poses unique challenge for Garda

 Derek Coakley Hutch was murdered in a gun attack at the Bridgeview halting site beside Cloverhill Prison. Photograph: Derek Coakley-Hutch Facebook page

Judge suspended four-year-sentence for father of two over 2015 robbery

Garda forensic officers at the scene of the murder of Derek Coakley-Hutch (inset). Main photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí believe 27-year old may have gone to area where he was killed to throw drugs over prison wall

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission wants the right to carry out no-warning searches at Garda stations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gsoc seeks major new powers including independence from Department of Justice

Maurice McCabe and his wife, Lorraine, at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Background: ‘Inaccuracy’ occurred when lawyers previewed evidence, Charleton told

Sgt Maurice McCabe  at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sgt Yvonne Martin accused over McCabe smear says investigation did not contact her

GRA general secretary Pat Ennis:  in a row over pay, many were unhappy with how  leadership handled the negotiations and he faced a no-confidence motion. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

‘Dysfunctional’ GRA’s spending to be in focus at delegate conference after report published

News of the deep levels of concern about Garda overtime comes after it emerged that funding for some of the Garda’s armed units was at risk. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Department of Public Expenditure believes overspend reached €1m per week at end 2017

An average of just over 1,500 burglaries were recorded each month in 2017, with a total of nearly 18,500 for the full year. Photograph: Getty Images

New figures show a low level of burglaries last year despite concerns over high-profile cases

Garda figures on a range of subjects have proven problematic in recent years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Can we believe the statistics? And is burglary really just a rural problem?

The body of the man, named as Michael Burke, is removed from the scene in Dalkey, Co Dublin, on Friday afternoon. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Cause of death has yet to be established in death of man (31) named as Michael Burke

Gardaí went into a unit in a business park in Rathcoole, Co Dublin and found an arsenal of firearms and ammunition, the Special Criminal Court was told.

Men found with firearms in Dublin business park to be sentenced at end of month

The nine searches took place in Rialto, Dun Laoghaire, Francis St and other locations in the city centre.

Nine properties searched by Criminal Assets Bureau - Rolex watches, documents, drone, cash seized

Whistleblower Maurice McCabe at Dublin Castle on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Charleton tribunal shines completely new light on very contentious episode

Maurice McCabe: both Supt Noel Cunningham and Sgt Yvonne Martin,  who have issued High Court defamation proceedings, were at a meeting with Sgt McCabe in Mullingar in August 2008. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Reports followed Wallace’s allegation about recording of McCabe’s meeting with officers

Brian Doolan: his website seeks to attack his nephew Stephen Kershaw, the Garda, One in Four and The Irish Times

Prominent academic Brian Doolan convicted of abusing his nephew Stephen Kershaw

Brian Doolan: the child rapist was banned from receiving phone calls or having visitors for 30 days

Brian Doolan ‘used jail telephone’ to instruct his son to taunt the nephew he abused

Armed gardaí at a checkpoint on Portland Row, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garda union expresses anger over scaling back of counter-terror and gangland operations

Dubliner Linda Mulhall has been released at the expiry of her 15-year manslaughter sentence for her role in the killing of  Farah Swaleh Noor (39), a native of Kenya, on March 20th, 2005. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Farah Swaleh Noor, a Kenyan, was killed and his body parts dumped in Royal Canal in 2005

Gardaí seal off the scene of a fatal stabbing on Avenue Road, Dundalk on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Local residents hadn’t noticed anyone coming and going from the house in recent weeks

Yosuke Sasaki died following a knife attack in Dundalk on Wednesday. Photograph: Facebook

Yosuke Sasaki (24) had been living in Dundalk and working in call centre

Gardaí are following a definite line of inquiry following an attack on a Hutch family member. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ross Hutch (25) received a head injury at Portland Place in Dublin on Wednesday

Minister for Transport Shane  Ross has said motorists travelling in excess of the speed limit may face “four, six, eight or more points, depending on how fast they are going”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí fear speeding prosecutions under Minister’s proposal will be contested robustly

Detectives are working on the theory that a dispute broke out inside a house on Dublin Road. It then spilled out on to the street, where Marek Swider was stabbed. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Polish man Marek Swider stabbed to death on New Year’s Eve in Ballyjamesduff

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