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The woman who was trafficked into the Republic was caught with about €1 million worth of drugs. Photograph: iStock

A Vietnamese woman who was trafficked into the Republic and then caught with about €1 million worth of drugs was not granted a proper translator serv(...)

Twenty-eight potential victims – 18 female and 10 male – of human trafficking have been identified in the Republic so far this year, Garda Assistant Commissioner Anne Marie Cagney said. Photograph: iStock

Garda specialist units were currently investigating “well over 100” suspects and crimes linked to human trafficking or modern slavery, including Irish(...)

Officials empty a ballot box following the election committee subsector ordinary elections in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photograph: Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has defended the weekend’s election of a powerful committee to appoint senior leaders, after just one non-est(...)

Since last month, the Garda has been able to avail of Europol’s advanced “decryption platform” which is capable of breaking through security measures installed on specialist phones used by organised criminals. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland can now send password-protected data to the EU’s police agency for decryption in gangland and child sex abuse investigations, according to the(...)

Members of the media and police officers surround a vehicle carrying John Clancey after his arrest on Wednesday during an apparent crackdown on pro-democracy figures. Photograph: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg.

Hong Kong police have arrested 53 pro-democracy politicians in one of the biggest purges of the city’s opposition since Beijing imposed a tough new na(...)

People at a candlelit vigil in Dublin for George Nkencho. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Much of the final hour of George Nkencho’s life was filmed, with the videos shared around social media and WhatsApp groups despite pleas from his fam(...)

Currently the Irish Air Corps provides top cover in many SAR missions, using its CASA maritime patrol aircraft. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some of Ireland’s search and rescue (SAR) functions may be carried out by aircraft based in the UK, raising concerns among senior Irish military offic(...)

Garda training: Many armed gardaí go their entire careers without firing or even drawing their weapons. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Accidental discharges account for almost a third of all Garda firearms use in the past five years. Since 2016 armed gardaí have fired their weapons o(...)

One of the two women rescued in Galway Bay being taken off the Coast Guard helicopter at UCHG. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

The mother of one of the young women rescued in Galway Bay has said paddleboards would “never darken the doors of our houses again”. The two cousins,(...)

A hearse carries the remains of Det Garda Colm Horkan in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, on Friday evening. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Colm Horkan was the 35th garda killed by gunfire since the foundation of An Garda Síochána in 1922, a figure which includes two incidents of friendly (...)

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