PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne. File photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has said there is a “tacit acceptance” that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Northern Ireland and the Republic will (...)

Gardaí believe the latest suspect to be detained, who is based in Northern Ireland but who has business interests south of the border in Co Louth, is the mastermind of the scam, which is based on VAT carousel fraud. File photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

A man suspected of central involvement in a VAT fraud valued at €29 million has been questioned by gardaí after his arrest in Co Louth. The suspect (...)

Chief Constable Simon Byrne: “The use of paramilitary attacks, beatings, breaking people’s legs, other limbs, in the name of the rule of law, is just odious.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The new PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has raised the possibility that people involved in republican or loyalist paramilitarism would have their chi(...)

The Garda inquiry into the VAT-based fraud has been ongoing since 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A two-year criminal investigation into a suspected €29 million cross-border VAT fraud has resulted in the arrest of a second suspect. Gardaí believe (...)

From left, Anthony Harbinson,  head of the OCTF in Northern Ireland, and Det Supt Bobby Singleton, PSNI.  Photograph:  Michael Cooper/ PA Wire

The absence of a Northern Executive is preventing the implementation of legislation that would allow the assets of criminals operating in Northern Ire(...)

“On 24th August 2017 officers from the National Crime Agency arrested a 54-year-old man at Belfast International Airport in connection with its ongoing Nama investigation,” the agency said. File photograph: Getty Images

A third person has been arrested in connection with the British National Crime Agency’s investigation into the sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland portfol(...)

Loyalist protesters converge on Belfast City Hall, January 2013, over the removal of the Union flag from the venue. Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr has  been involved in managing such difficult frontline policing in Northern Ireland  as the loyalist flags protests and parading. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

One of the PSNI’s most senior officers, Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr, has taken up a post with the British National Crime Agency (NCA), often d(...)

Clerys in 1965: it closed in 2015 and was bought by a company that uses a tax-avoidance vehicle. Photograph: Dermot Barry

“Probably not,” was the Central Bank chief economist’s answer to his own rhetorical question as to whether the economy, growing at 4 per cent, needs a(...)

The seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, in Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has strongly indicated that it would like Northern Ireland politicians to hold back on an inquiry into the £1.2(...)

A man presented as Medhanie Yehdego Mered (35) an Eritrean suspected of controlling a migrant trafficking network, is escorted by policemen upon his extradition from Sudan to Italy on June 6th. The man says he is the victim of mistaken identity. Photograph: AFP/Italian police

An Eritrean man extradited to Italy from Sudan this week and accused of being a human-trafficking boss has denied the allegation and says he is the v(...)

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