Commissioner Drew Harris and chief Superintendent Pat Murray inspect 319 new gardaí during an attestation ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Co Tipperary on March 20th. Photograph: Mark Condren/PA Wire

Garda chief Drew Harris says the ‘vast majority of citizens are compliant’ with Covid-19 rules

A consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) destined for use by staff in Irish jails has gone missing. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

At least 220 masks unaccounted for when PPE items distributed to number of jails

Six men were arrested after a car collided with two Garda vehicles in Finglas, Dublin on Thursday night.

Well-known criminal in car seen driving dangerously in Finglas area of Dublin

A garda outside the house  on Maudlin Street in Kilkenny cit where the body of a woman in her 70s was found. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

Pensioner may have been dead in house since last weekend

Department of Health chief medical officer  Dr Tony Holohan. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Irish abroad told there is ‘no guarantee air routes will continue to operate’ in weeks ahead

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris inspects  319 new Garda recruits  during an attestation ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Co Tipperary on Friday. Photograph:  Mark Condren/PA Wire.

Leo Varadkar hopeful new emergency powers given to force will not need to be used

Garda Public Order Unit members go through Temple Bar as Pubs in that area of Dublin close in ‘interest of public health’ on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 300 recruits finish early as Templemore closes over coronavirus

200 prisoners released from jails in recent days to prepare to manage any outbreak

The Department confirmed fraudsters were seeking bank details over the phone from those  they were targeting

Fraudsters claim to be processing welfare payments and ask for bank details over phone

Gardaí seized five guns after a car was searched in Dublin on Tuesday.

One man arrested after a car is searched in in Tallaght on St Patrick’s Day

The junction of Ballinclea Road and Avondale Road, Killiney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Special needs assistant knocked down and killed by car fleeing robbery

 Garda patrol cars with the new livery. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Contingency vehicles to be used to assist vulnerable and isolated people during crisis

Pubs across the country have been instructed to close. Photograph:  Pádraig O’Reilly

Closures affect 7,000 pubs and 50,000 staff; people urged not to hold house parties

A male in his late teens is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot at Fairlawn Road in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Male in his late teens is shot in what gardaí believe was a well-planned assault

The majority of the State’s most vulnerable prisoners will remain in custody due to the nature of their offending. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prisoners with less than three months on their sentences would be considered for release first

Drew Harris says there will be no change in arrests or investigations of serious crimes

Templemore Garda students will effectively skip the final months of their training and becoming fully attested gardaí immediately to help tackle the crisis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Emergency measures to see 450 new gardaí attested under coronavirus policing plan

The  driver appeared to lose control of the vehicle at the junction of Ballinclea Road and Avondale Road, Killiney, where the women were struck. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Garda investigators have gathered CCTV footage of the suspects

The location in Bellananagh, Ballinagh, Co Cavan, where officers investigating the abduction of Kevin Lunney recovered a horsebox in September. File photograph: PA Wire/PA Images

Man is detained in relation to abduction and torture of Quinn Industrial Holdings director

Gardaí examine the scene at the junction of Ballinclea Road and Avondale Road, in Killiney in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Damien Storan.

Special-needs assistant killed after robbery getaway car driven on to footpath

Public health staff were three weeks ago given the power to detain a person suspected of suffering from coronavirus so they can be put into isolation. Photograph: Getty Images

The most stringent provisions to deal with infectious diseases set out in the Health Act 1947 now apply to coronavirus

A Volvo XC60 SUV and a BMW 730D car were among the property seized in a Criminal Assets Bureau operation targeting an alleged  Dublin drug dealer on Wednesday. Image: CAB

Vehicles, designer goods, enrcypted phone and documents seized during Crumlin operation

It is alleged that some premises in Killarney openly served alcohol without licences, sometimes until 6am. Photograph: Thinkstock

Gsoc examining conduct of 21 Garda members who were based in wider Kerry division

Any Garda member caught not disclosing when they used the spray or failing to document their reasons for using such force can be investigated and disciplined under the new system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Powerful liquid can be directed at people to temporarily incapacitate, subdue or overpower

The HSE says if a national public health emergency is declared over Covid-19, the cancellation of annual and discretionary leave would if necessary be considered by the National Crisis Management Team. Photograph: Getty Images

Varadkar urges operations such as businesses, events and creches not to act unilaterally

Nuala Grant had worked as a social worker in a child protection team and more recently in play therapy for children.

Van travelled 1km on segregated path before fatally injuring Raheny resident Nuala Grant

The latest arrests in the major cross-border inquiry took place on both sides of the Border. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Cross-border inquiry intensified after abduction and torture of QIH’s Kevin Lunney

Man posing as staff member has taken bank cards and withdrawn money at ATMs

‘Liam’ still has his notebooks from 1982

Action now being taken against Garda, Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office

‘Liam’ still has his notebooks from 1982

Former garda still awaiting apology and promised meetings with senior figures

Glencairn Luas stop. Photograph: Google Street View

Boy taken to St Vincent’s Hospital by ambulance after incident at Leopardstown

As the matter came to the attention of the garda within 24 hours, detectives identified the hotel room where the attack is said to have taken place and raided it. They took away items for examination as part of the investigation.

Video footage said to be of the attack was sent around a group of people on Snapchat

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris who attended a meeting with the Policing Authority in Dublin Castle on Wednesday. File image: Crispin Rodwell / The Irish Times

Drew Harris says he gave the position of the Garda and never engages ‘in political interference’

Christina Anderson (38), Brownsbarn Wood estate, in Kingswood, Dublin 24, appeared on Wednesday afternoon before Dublin District Court charged with murder. Photograph: Instagram

Christina Anderson is accused of stabbing Dubliner as he tried to start his car

Gareth Kelly (39) was fatally stabbed at Brownsbarn Wood estate, in Kingswood near Citywest early on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Garreth Kelly (39) died in early morning attack in Kingswood, Dublin 24

Fourteen Irish soldiers from the Army Rangers Wing began phased arrival in Mali in September 2019 to serve with the 15,000-strong UN force, Minusma. Photograph: Defence Forces

Mowag vehicle which Rangers were travelling in hit concealed device 75km east of Gao

Gareth Kelly (39) was fatally stabbed at Brownsbarn Wood estate, in Kingswood near Citywest early on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Suspect in her 30s arrested after Gareth Kelly (39) was fatally injured at housing estate

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald: Asked if the IRA still exists, even as a political organisation, she said: ‘No, it does not, so far as I am aware, no, it does not.’ Handout photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Boyd Barrett says Garda Commissioner’s army council statement was ‘political intervention’

Graduating at the Garda College in Templemore was Garda Michael O’Grady, Newmarket on Fergus, Clare with his children Caitlin(6) and Darragh (3). Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

New gardaí bring to 14,467 the number of sworn members in the force

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: ‘“Everyone knows that republicans are absolutely committed to democracy and to the peace process.’ Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

‘Democracy is the order of the day . . . there’s no dispute around that’, says SF leader

 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks to the media as she arrives for the reconvening of the 33rd Dáil Eireann. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Background: The memory of the party’s terrorist past has waned at precisely the same time that dissatisfaction with Fine Gael and (...)

When Clifton Collins was arrested he was growing a crop of cannabis every 16 weeks in Galway,  which he eventually sold for about €28,000. Photograph: iStock

For nearly 12 years Clifton Collins quietly grew and sold cannabis before arrest at Sally Gap

The €53.6 million  value of the Bitcoin  is the biggest case in the Cab’s 25-year history, but is out of the bureau’s reach.

Criminal Assets Bureau seizes 6,000 Bitcoin but sale impossible without access codes

Keane Mulready-Woods (17). His remais were found in two portions in north Dublin in the days following his disappearance.

Gardaí believe one of two men arrested could provide evidence leading to multiple charges

Clíona Saidléar of the Rape Crisis Network called on the State to show it is ‘willing and able to protect survivors who come forward’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Threats in court could have detrimental effect on other victims – Rape Crisis Network

Revenue’s Customs Service discovered 20g of cocaine   concealed in the Nike Air Max trainers as well as 1.2kg of cannabis herb   inside three other parcels. Photograph: iStock

Value of drugs found inside four parcels sent from Britain and US estimated at €25,400

Gardaí said they were not seeking any other person in relation to  the man’s death at the outdoor range. File photograph: Getty Images

Body was discovered with gunshot wound in Swords on Sunday afternoon

 US citizens wave from a bus as they leave the Diamond Princess cruise ship  in Yokohama on Sunday night. Photograph:  Franck Robichon/EPA

Government is working with other states to remove citizens from quarantined Diamond Princess

It was decided Albanians and Georgians would be checked by immigration officers or gardaí going to the steps of the aircraft to meet them. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The tougher immigration checks at Dublin Airport saw a sharp drop in asylum claims

Keane Mulready-Woods: Gardaí suspect the teenager’s body parts were to be dumped outside the homes of leaders of the Drogheda crime gang the teenager was aligned with as a warning

Pathologists cannot establish cause of death, making case much harder to solve

Pat Ennis, General Secretary of the GRA,  photographed at their HQ in Phibsborough, Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Pat Ennis effectively deposed after more than 3½ years leading GRA

The remains of Keane Mulready Woods leave The Church of the Holy Family after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Remains of teenager brought to Drogheda church in white coffin

A file photograph of Martin ’the Viper’ Foley. Photograph: Collins.

Dublin criminal argued a delay in pursuing him for income tax led to higher interest

Gardaí and forensic officers at the scene of an assault in a house on High Hayes Terrace, near the Castlecomer Road and John’s Green in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

Man in his 30s remains in custody in connection with incident on Castlecomer Road

Stephen and Breege Quinn at the graveside of their murdered son Paul Quinn in Cullyhanna, Co Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Breege Quinn says minister Conor Murphy must clarify his comments on her son

Some of the drugs seized in Thursday’s raids. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Three arrested during Garda operation aimed at inner city street dealers

Gardaí said the suspect was being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, which allows for his detention for up to 24 hours without charge. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Juvenile arrested and older teenager question as part of suspect hate crime probe

Gardaí were concerned that while teachers were present at previous events, they were unable to control students. This resulted in some young people climbing onto scaffolding and even the apparatus holding the Luas cables.   Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí worried about proposed route and safety of young protesters

Gardaí believe the attack outside Wheatfield Prison in west Dublin   was targeted. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí appeal for information after targeted attack in prison grounds leaves two in hospital

The  operation took place on a lay-by on the N25, near Rosslare port. File photograph: Alan Betson

Detectives arrested Irish and Polish suspects on lay-by near Co Wexford port

Gardaí at Dunbeg,  June 2019. Security around  Trump and Pence visits cost  Garda €14.7m. Photograph:   Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Rise in burglary, assault and public order crimes as Garda return €2m to exchequer

Designer accessories seized by Cab. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Clothes, handbags, cars and houses among items seized by Criminal Assets Bureau

One of the victims was hospitalised after he was stabbed several times at the train station in Newbridge on Friday evening. Photograph: Google Street View

Man claims attackers recorded assault in Newbridge which left partner hospitalised

The chase involved up to Garda 20 patrol cars while the Garda helicopter was also deployed. Photograph: Getty

One garda taken to hospital after pursuit involving up to 20 patrol cars last night

Tega Agberhiere (17), a youth player for Waterford FC, suffered severe injuries to his face and body and his eyesight was damaged when an unspecified acidic substance was thrown on him.

‘This was grievous bodily harm’ yet perpetrators get ‘a slap on the wrist,’ says victim’s mother

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) has seized cash, Rolex watches and expensive clothing in Dublin raids

Officers raid two addresses in Dublin 9 in operation targeting drugs-trade suspect

A manhunt is underway in the southeast for two men after the driver of a car opened fire on unarmed gardaí pursuing him in a patrol car.

Force appeals for help in finding ‘dangerous culprits’ but public warned not to approach them

 Vigil for Conor, Darragh and  Carla McGinley on Wednesday night at their home in Parson’s Court, Newcastle, Co Dublin.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Gardaí say Deirdre Morley to appear ‘in connection with death of three children’

The junction of Linenhall Street and North King Street in central Dublin, where a woman gave birth  in the early hours of Monday. Photograph: Collins

Woman delivered baby in north inner city in sub-zero temperatures

Ken Fetherston’s partial remains were discovered on Military Road at the foot of the Dublin Mountains in Rathfarnham on January 31st, 2010. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

No-one has ever been charged in connection with the killing

The scene at Parson’s Court, Newcastle, where the three children were found.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Gardaí awaiting results of toxicology tests on bodies discovered in house last Friday

Conor (9), Carla (3) and Darragh McGinley (7) with their father Andrew McGinley. The children were found dead in a house in Co Dublin on Friday night. Handout photograph: Andrew McGinley/An Garda

Murder inquiry expected after bodies of Conor, Darragh, Carla McGinley found in Newcastle

Gardaí at the scene at Parson’s Court, Newcastle, Co Dublin where the bodies of three children were discovered in a house. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Two boys and a girl discovered in Newcastle, woman in 40s taken to hospital

As part of the clampdown, immigration checks at passport control in Dublin Airport were moved back to the steps of arriving aircraft and those with fake documents were refused entry. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Clampdown at Dublin Airport sees claims from both countries plummet from record highs

An image of one of the stolen items. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Four women and a man targeted shop in Letterkenny taking cash and jewellery

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris wrote a memo in response to recent criticism from the Garda Representative Association. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Commissioner rejects claims force not always able to deal with terror and gun attacks

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Man fails in attempt to be released from custody on bail

Keane Mulready-Woods went missing on January 12th; his remains were found on January 13th

Fears that feud attacks may now occur in Dublin and between factions in prisons

Leo Varadkar sought to reassure voters after serious crime overshadowed the first week of the general election campaign. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homicide rate lower but other serious crime now rising after years of decline

The crime scene at Rathmullen Park in Drogheda, Co Louth, where it is believed teenager Keane Mulready-Woods was murdered. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is unclear if family will hold a funeral or wait until all his remains have been found

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  visit Drogheda on Friday, where teenager  Keane Mulready-Woods was murdered and his body dismembered. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Violent crime now central election issue as Varadkar promises more resources

Rathmullen Park in Drogheda where it is believed Keane Mulready-Woods was murdered. Photograph: Alan Betson

Knives found in search of outhouse linked to murder of Keane Mulready-Woods

Young boys were being used by the older gang members to deal drugs on the streets as well as for storing drugs, burning out cars as a means of intimidating others and even forcing some families out of particular areas, one garda said. Photograph: David Sleator

Peer pressure, money and status trap boys in vicious circle from early age, report shows

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting at an industrial estate on Killeen Lane in the St Margaret’s area Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí question two men following incident in St Margaret’s area of north Co Dublin

Keane Mulready-Woods who was last seen in Drogheda on Sunday. Photograph: Facebook

Examination of house in Drogheda continues on Thursday

An undated Garda handout photo of Keane Mulready-Woods (17) from Drogheda. Some of his remains were found in a sports bag in Coolook, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: PA

Gardaí suspect Keane Mulready-Woods (17) murdered as part of drug gang feud

Nothing untoward was found at the school in Arklow but gardaí will focus on it tomorrow

Keane Mulready-Woods (17) from Drogheda. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Victim Keane Mulready-Woods had been missing from his home since Sunday

Gardaí remove the remains on Tuesday morning at the scene of the discovery of human body parts at the junction of Moatview Gardens and Moatview Drive in Darndale, Dublin,  on Monday night. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Darndale discovery of limbs in a bag continues trend towards ever more extremism

Gardaí at the scene of a shooting on the Bridge of Peace  in Drogheda on Monday night. Photograph:  Ciara Wilkinson

John Myles injured on Monday night in botched attempt to shoot gang member

Four men have been arrested. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Four men arrested on M7 on Thursday on suspicion of possession of firearms

Premises used by the club in Crumlin were searched on Friday by a large team of detectives and members of the heavily armed Emergency Response Unit.

Search operation follows the arrest of four men on Thursday

Gardaí said they arrested a man on Wednesday in Co Kerry and that he had since been charged and released pending a future court appearance. File photograph: Frank Miller

Suspect in his 20s questioned at Killarney Garda station over threatening footage

The passengers were dropped at the City North Hotel near Julianstown in Co Meath when the hijacked bus left the M1 at Junction 7. Photograph: Google Street

Three people were sitting in a vehicle when it was stolen at Dublin Airport

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. The three airline passengers who were on the minibus when it was stolen  were let out at junction seven of the M1. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The suspects, who are in their 30s and are related, were arrested in Co Monaghan

A fifth suspect was still being sought by investigating gardaí. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Number of members of force underwent medical treatment after patrol car rammed

The mini-bus was stolen from  outside Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport at 1am. File image: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Two men arrested in Co Monaghan after driving as far as Armagh before crashing in Republic

Gardaí have been conducting checkpoints in Dublin 7 where the attempted abduction of a woman in her 60s occurred.

Suspect’s vehicle seized and he is being questioned on suspicion of false imprisonment

A third of those who paid to leave early had studied nautical science while others studied engineering, financial maths, geomatics, financial management, strategic risk management and global security. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

New graduates in cybersecurity and forensics, engineering, nautical science left

United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (Unifil) armoured vehicles patrol the area around the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila on the border with Israel on January 3rd, 2020. Photograph: Ali Dia/AFP/Getty

Significant exchanges of fire possible following US killing of Qassem Suleimani in Iraq

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