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Illustration: Alan Clarke

It’d be fair to say that the old pair have never really gotten the hang of the whole, like, Zoom thing? Yeah, no, she still talks like she’s shouting (...)

 A Garda checkpoint on Usher’s Quay, Dublin city centre: Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and Minister for Justice Helen McEntee paid tribute to the new gardaí for signing up during such a difficult period. Photograph: Collins

Seventy-one new gardaí graduated on Tuesday after completing a modified training programme which focused on on-the-job experience rather than training(...)

In Dublin, Balbriggan recorded the highest incidence rate at 216.  The lowest incidence rate  was found in the  Ballyfermot/Drimnagh area at 43.4

The electoral area of Carndonagh in Co Donegal has the highest 14-day incidence rate of coronavirus in the State, coming in at more than nine times th(...)

Sorcha’s in the shower when her phone all of a sudden rings. “Ross,” she goes, “will you get that?” and I roll my eyes because I’m trying to watch Ra(...)

An armed Garda checkpoint on James Joyce Street in Dublin in 2016. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

It is reassuring to learn that An Garda Síochána has been attempting to establish how many of its members are armed. It’s less reassuring to learn tha(...)

Phil Healy winning the women’s 200m final at the national track & field championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The problem with being Ireland’s fastest woman is that every time you race against Irish opposition you are expected to win. It’s not easy, and Phil H(...)

Children praying in front of what were believed to be blessed statues at Dwane's in Templemore. As news of apparent miracles and cures spread, up to 15,000 people per day made the pilgrimage to the town.

On August 16th, 1920, in the midst of the War of Independence, District Insp William Wilson of the Royal Irish Constabulary, or RIC, was shot dead in (...)

A photograph of Det Gda Adrian Donohoe at Dundalk Garda Station following his killing   at Lordship credit union, in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth, in 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was murdered seven years ago by Aaron Brady during an armed robbery at Lordship Credit Union near Dundalk, Co Lout(...)

Dave Hannigan with his sons Charlile and Finn.

Some months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks I was driving three Muslim lads through the outskirts of New York City when my battered Honda Accord shud(...)

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(...)

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