In total Irish Rail spent €6.1m  on security services last year, and €4.6m  up to the end of September this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Rail is spending increasingly more hiring security contractors amid growing controversy over the level of antisocial behaviour and disruptions o(...)

Ghost brokers either use incorrrect details to buy a policy or sell fake insurance certificates and discs to drivers.

Thousands of motorists across Ireland have invalid uninsured policies after falling victim to “ghost broker” insurance scams , Aviva Insurance has sai(...)

Mark Gaffney was nine years old when the grooming began, he says. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mark Gaffney was nine when his scout leader first began grooming him, he says. The son of a single mother living in Drimnagh, Dublin, he believes his (...)

The appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner last year has been associated with an increased focus on internal discipline. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 20 gardaí have been on suspension from the force for over a year, with two officers suspended from duty for nearly a decade, new figures show. (...)

The authority’s mid-year review was positive about the fact that there had been an increase in road safety detections.

One in five gardaí have still not signed up to the force’s code of ethics, according to a mid-year assessment of improvements in An Garda Síochána by (...)

The Lé Samuel Beckett, an Irish Naval Service patrol vessel, detained the Portuguese boat approximately 200 nautical miles south of Fastnet Rock. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

A Portuguese-registered fishing vessel was detained in Irish waters by the Navy Service on Thursday. The Lé Samuel Beckett, a Naval Service patrol ve(...)

There was nearly a 10 per cent increase in satisfaction with the force, compared to the 2016 annual survey.   File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The public perception of national and local crime as a serious or very serious problem has decreased in recent years, according to a Garda survey publ(...)

Less than half those questioned said they would describe An Garda Síochána as a world class police force. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

More than two-thirds of people believe crime is either a serious or very serious problem nationally, the latest Garda Public Attitudes Survey has foun(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “I think it’s really fantastic that women like herself have the courage to come into the public where the State must face them.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State must face up to how women like former garda Majella Moynihan were treated, and make reparations for the “terrible aspects of our past,” Mini(...)

Majella Moynihan in her early 20s. She told RTÉ: “I remember thinking ‘what are they doing?’, ‘Why am I being charged like a criminal?”

The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has joined the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in apologising to a former garda who faced dismissal in the 19(...)

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