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(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at the committee hearing on Wednesday

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has apologised to whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe on behalf of the force in the wake of the findings of the Disclosur(...)

The use of drones by criminals, the committee heard, has added to the fear felt by rural communities, who are often too fearful to confront suspects, or to report suspicions to the gardaí. File image: iStock

Criminals are using drones to spy on on farms and rural properties before targeting them for burglaries, according to one of the country’s biggest com(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission office. Photograph: Collins

Former United States secret service agent Patrick Sullivan will bring a wealth of experience to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSoc), Minist(...)

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