Security guards at the Wirecard headquarters in Aschheim near Munich, Germany. Photograph: Philipp Guelland/ EPA

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) raided the Irish office of failed Munich-based electronic payments provider Wirecard on Thursday, as (...)

Cash seized in Operation Venetic, an investigation on Encrochat, a military-grade encrypted communication system used by organised criminals trading in drugs and guns. Photograph:  WMROCU/PA

In the last decade, law enforcement has been engaged in an technological arms race with criminal gangs constantly trying to find new ways of communica(...)

The training programme  is aimed at reducing the workload of the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau, which is dealing with increasing volumes of digital devices that require analysis. Photograph: iStock

More than 200 gardaí have started training on how to quickly identify digital devices that may contain child abuse imagery in an attempt to speed up i(...)

Internet forums were the most common method for sharing child abuse imagery, accounting for 35 per cent of reports. Photograph: iStock

The online sharing of child abuse imagery, known in the legislation as “child pornography”, is skyrocketing, with a 174 per cent increase in reports b(...)

In some cases involving high levels of encryption, the Garda sends devices to a foreign company.

The Garda must wait for new technology to be developed before it can break into encrypted digital devices suspected of containing evidence of child se(...)

A file image supplied by An Garda. The operation is being led by the  National Bureau of Criminal Investigation supported by officers from, Criminal Assets Bureau, Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau.

Gardaí have raided farms, houses and commercial premises as part of an investigation into horse meat deemed unfit for human consumption entering the f(...)

Bobby Ryan

Patrick Quirke The accused (50) denied murdering Bobby Ryan but accepted he had an affair with Mary Lowry and fell in love with her. Patri(...)

Couple’s legal case against Garda asks  that  the computer be examined immediately. Photograph: Frank Miller

A couple accused of possessing child pornography on their home computer face having their children taken into care due to a nine-month delay by the Ga(...)

 Patrick Quirke (50), of Breanshamore, Co. Tipperary, pictured arriving at court on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Murder accused Patrick Quirke told a social worker that Mary Lowry was leaving her children unsupervised for long periods and had “lost the run of her(...)

Patrick Quirke (50) at court on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A Google search for “human body decomposition” was carried out on a computer that was seized from murder accused Patrick Quirke’s house, the Central C(...)

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