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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at a meeting with the Policing Authority. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An Garda Síochána’s budget is to be increased by €81 million next year to help fund the recruitment of up to 700 new members. Overall funding for the(...)

Before it was agreed that the pickets would be called off to facilitate talks, solicitors letters were issued to protestors at five processing plants, including a Kepak facility. Photograph: iStock

Meat processing giant Kepak issued High Court proceedings against the grassroots Beef Plan Movement as the meat industry faced off against protesters (...)

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, persuaded the grassroots Beef Plan movement to stand down their protests and take part in talks last Friday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Talks began on Monday afternoon aimed at resolving the dispute between cattle farmers and meat processors over the price paid for animals, which led t(...)

Forensic Science Ireland analyses a range of samples sent to it by gardaí investigating crimes, such as sexual offences, drug crime, shootings and burglaries.  File photograph: Getty Images

Tablets used to treat Parkinson’s disease have being packaged as Xanax sedatives and smuggled into the Republic for sale on the black market, the dire(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said her department’s total budget would be €2.54 billion. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The budget for An Garda Síochána will allow for the recruitment of 800 gardaí and up to 500 civilians next year, Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Fr(...)