Minister of State with responsibility for law reform James Browne during a press conference to mark the launch of  Youth Justice Strategy 2021-2027. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Children who have been groomed by gangs to break the law are to be prioritised as Garda Youth Diversion Projects are strengthened as part of efforts t(...)

The IHREC advises that the offence of people smuggling as currently drafted in the Bill must be revised ‘to ensure legal certainty’. Photograph: iStock

A proposed Government Bill geared at combatting the trafficking of human beings is “entirely silent on the rights and protections” of people smuggled (...)

Investigative shortcomings were discovered in nearly three quarters of homicide inquiries, including murders, carried out by gardaí when the cases were examined by the force’s oversight body.

Investigative shortcomings were discovered in nearly three quarters of homicide investigations, including murders, carried out by gardaí when they wer(...)

Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy said it was ‘completely insane’ that large, international publishing platforms were unregulated.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Victims of harmful online abuse should be able to sue social media platforms hosting them, while platforms that refused to remove harmful material sho(...)

A sign for a disused customs office along the Irish Border in Newry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The impact of Brexit on cross-Border crime and terrorism would take time to emerge and no significant shifts were expected immediately after the UK le(...)

Majella Moynihan: disciplined  by the Garda  when she became pregnant by a male member of the force. Photograph: RTÉ

The Majella Moynihan case is the only example of disciplinary proceedings against a female Garda member who became pregnant while unmarried, Garda Com(...)

GSoc has criticised the practice of gardaí investigating gardaí. Photograph: Collins

Oversight of An Garda Síochána is “not possible” because the force is continuing to conduct criminal and disciplinary investigations into its own memb(...)

The report made recommendations for increasing Garda interaction with rural communities, including through social media and text alert schemes. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Rural garda stations were closed during the recession because community policing in Ireland “has been undervalued and marginalised”, the joint Oireach(...)

Drew Harris, the Garda Commissioner, said: ‘No form of intimidation outside the homes of elected officials or other public figures would be tolerated by gardaí.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The name of the senior IRA member who ordered the murder of Louth farmer Tom Oliver was held by the PSNI and it was for that police force to decide wh(...)

The head of the Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily, told a public meeting there were concerns some of the cases had not been fully investigated. File photograph:   Alan Betson

Mistakes have continued to be made by some Garda members classifying homicides despite revelations about such errors last year and assurances the prob(...)

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