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Gardaí are pictured searching an area around a house in Rathmullen Park, Drogheda, Co Louth last week following  the death of Keane Mulready-Woods as part of a local gang feud. A march against criminal activity in Co Louth is taking place in Drogheda on Saturday.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A march against criminal activity in Co Louth is taking place in Drogheda on Saturday. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will attend the march as ha(...)

 Leo Varadkar : “I don’t want to be doing anything or saying anything that in any way promotes drug use”. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he did not take any other illegal drugs than those he acknowledged in a past interview. In an interview with Hot Pre(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe speak to  Anne Donnelly on Hope Avenue as they canvass in Dublin Central. Photograph: Douglas O’Connor

With 17 days to go until the general election, the following issues have become the hot-button topics on the doorsteps in the campaign. Below is all (...)

Members of the Emergency Response Unit training in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has raised serious concerns about the resources, training and equipment available to the Emergency Response(...)

Fine Gael has plummeted to its lowest ever rating in the Sunday Times Behaviour & Attitudes polling series, falling seven points in a month to 20%, while Fianna Fáil is up 5% to 32%.

The election dominates the news coverage in most of the media. The Business Post says that Fianna Fáil will propose a split between public spending an(...)

Fergus O’Dowd, a former Fine Gael junior minister and TD since 2002, looks guaranteed to be re-elected. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Louth (five seats) Current: 2 SF, 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Ind This constituency could see the five seats shared among five parties. There is expected to be a(...)

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

The Drogheda gang feud that claimed the life of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods has spread to the Dublin underworld and is likely to become protracte(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan speaking to media in Drogheda on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he has spoken with gardaí in Drogheda to offer assistance such as CCTV monitoring and additional resources in light of(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with  election candidates Ged Nash(Left), Duncan Smith and Annie Hoey. .Photograph: Alan Betson

Regional communities are being “sucked into Dublin” causing misery for families, Labour leader Brendan Howlin said at the launch of a plan to create m(...)

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

The murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods will have come as little surprise to community activists and gardaí working with boys who have been suc(...)

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