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Members of the Garda Armed Support Unit during a training exercise. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Garda has spent tens of thousands of euro on renting time at private shooting ranges due to a lack of facilities at the Garda College in Tipperary(...)

Loughmore-Castleiney captain Willie Eviston lifts the O’Dwyer Cup following their Tipperary Senior Football Championship final win over Clonmel Commercials at Semple Stadium on November 21st. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

A few years ago, Thurles Sarsfields defeated Loughmore-Castleiney in a senior hurling championship match. I came home, ate the steak dinner that was p(...)

‘I didn’t exactly discourage her, especially when she said Ronan had taught her how to make it look like an accident’. Illustration: Alan Clarke

The dude who’s interviewing us looks like he’s only out of Templemore a wet week, but I’m still sweating like a trumpet player’s orse crack. He goes,(...)

Former supermarket boss Don Tidey speaking to Margaret Sheehan, mother of Garda Gary Sheehan,  and her daughters  Grainne and Jennifer, after their brother was posthumously awarded a Scott Medal for bravery  at a ceremony in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Nacie Rice thinks back to 1983 and the operation to rescue Don Tidey, his main memory is the sight of trainee gardaí running for cover as IRA gun(...)

The school caretaker had placed a statue of the Virgin Mary on a May altar. Photograph: iStock

A school caretaker called a teacher a “disgrace” as he attempted to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary from the main entrance. In the altercation on (...)

Pete Taylor  gave evidence in the trial of Gerard Cervi for the murder of Bobby Messett at Bray Boxing Club. Mr Cervi has pleaded not ) guilty. Photograph: Collins Courts

A garda who took possession of trainer Pete Taylor’s clothing after he was shot at Bray Boxing club has told the Central Criminal Court that he “never(...)

Patrick (5) and Fabricio Horvath (8) were reported missing from their home in Northern Ireland earlier this month. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Two young brothers who were reported missing in Northern Ireland earlier this month have been found safe and well. Patrick (5) and Fabricio Horvath ((...)

‘He can be alright sometimes, my old man.’

They’re porked the whole length of Brighton Road – we’re talking BMW X5s of every colour. You’d never know there was, like, a global pandemic on? The(...)

File image of recruits of Templemore. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Garda watchdog’s investigation into the administration of European funds at the Garda training college in Templemore has been hit by “unforeseen d(...)

Barricade burns in the middle of North Road in Carrickfergus during another night of  disorder near Belfast. Photograph: PA Wire

The North’s Assembly is set to be recalled on Thursday to debate a motion condemning recent violence and attacks on police in loyalist areas. The All(...)

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