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The scene in Castlerea, Co Roscommon where Detective Garda Colm Horkan was shot dead on Wednesday night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

When Detective Garda Colm Horkan approached a man acting erratically just before midnight on Wednesday, he likely kept about two feet distance, as per(...)

The scene of the shooting in Castlerea was sealed off on Thursday. Photograph: Collins. Insert photograph: Detective Garda Colm Horkan who was killed in the shooting.

The man who killed Det Garda Colm Horkan fired 15 shots from the garda’s weapon, hitting the victim four times. Garda scene-of-crime examiners spent (...)

The next class of Garda recruits is due to begin training  later this month under the vastly reworked syllabus, ‘a blend of online learning, experiential learning and on-site learning in the Garda College’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Garda has “transformed” its training programme in light of the Covid-19 crisis to allow the deployment of recruits to Garda stations after just on(...)

The court heard she had previously been a member of the Garda reserve and all she wanted to do was serve as a member of the organisation in which her father had served for many years.

A probationary Garda has failed to get a temporary injunction preventing the Garda Commissioner dispensing with her services. Emma Roche claims the (...)

Garda checkpoint  in the Phoenix Park due to Covid-19: we are moving towards hard paternalism. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Until now the State has been employing what behavioural scientists call “soft paternalism” in its approach to coronavirus – urging rather than orderin(...)

It is understood the men were returning home from playing a match in Cork

A 52-year-old man has died and five others were injured after a car crash in Co Cork on Wednesday night. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a t(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks during an RTÉ leaders’ debate on January 27th, 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/AFP/Getty Images

Question: Have Fine Gael-led governments since 2011 cut Garda station numbers and cut recruitment into the force? Who is making the claim? During M(...)

Retired garda Jim Herlihy of the  Historical and Reconciliation Police (Harp) Society: ‘It was absolutely vitriolic from the keyboard warriors.’  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It has been a rough few days for retired garda Jim Herlihy, the public face of the Historical and Reconciliation Police (Harp) Society. Not only was (...)

Peter Pringle was convicted of killing two gardaí following a 1980 bank robbery, but he won an appeal against his conviction in 1995.

A man who escaped a death sentence over the murders of two gardaí has lost his High Court case seeking damages for wrongful arrest. Peter Pringle (8(...)

Lisa Smith is seen leaving a Turkish Airlines plane with a pink blanket over her head after it landed at Dublin Airport on Sunday.Photo: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

Gardaí have arrested Lisa Smith on suspicion of terrorist offences following her return to Ireland this morning. Her two-year-old daughter is being c(...)

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