Micheál Martin: “It raises all sorts of questions about the level of enforcement.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has repeated claims that authorities on both sides of the Border may be turning a “certain blind eye” to fuel launde(...)

A diesel laundry discovered near Inniskeen last November. It has the capacity to launder 20 million litres a year. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

It’s hard to get your head around how big the problem of fuel laundering and tobacco smuggling in Ireland is – much of it concentrated along the Borde(...)

Prof Crown told the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly meeting there was never a year during the Troubles when more people died from violence than died from smoking-related diseases. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Independent Senator John Crown has said he wants to see the “bankruptcy” of the “evil” tobacco industry.Prof Crown told the British Irish Parliamentar(...)

A diesel-laundering operation in Co Monaghan.

A group of parliamentarians from Ireland and Britain witnessed 12 diesel laundering “fronts” in operation during a recent visit to the Border betwe(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow described President Michael D Higgins’ visit as ‘historic’. Photograph: Reuters/Neil Hall

Dozens of intrigued tourists stood outside Sovereign’s Entrance in the Palace of Westminster yesterday as the Lifeguards, resp(...)

The latest event in Glasnevin Cemetery forms part of a wider programme of ceremonies attended by UK and Irish Ministers to mark the first World War’s centenary and the associated decade of commemorations in Ireland, when events such as the 1916 Easter Rising against British rule will also be marked. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Minister for Heritage and the Northern Ireland Secretary will today jointly lay the foundation stone for a new monument in Dublin to comm(...)

“It is clear that there are too few convictions for human trafficking,” a report from the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) published yesterday in London said.

The number of prosecutions taken against human traffickers in Ireland and the UK must be significantly increased, according to British and Irish polit(...)

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe: Worried about implications of UK moves

Ireland is concerned by British government efforts to water down European Union co-operation in the fight against crime, Minister of State for Foreign(...)

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