The Anom operation involved the FBI taking control of a system designed to allow organised criminals send encrypted message to each other on modified mobile phones. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP via Getty Images

Irish organised criminals were using the Anom encrypted messaging system, which was secretly run by the FBI, and information taken off it will be used(...)

‘If the criminals are attacking targets in the West, Putin is not going to stop them.’ Photograph: iStock

Cybersecurity officials are monitoring the dark web for evidence of data from the HSE ransomware attack being dumped online. It is believed cybercrim(...)

The number of drugs crimes in 2020 were at Celtic Tiger-era levels. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Last September, armed gardaí charged with tackling Ireland’s drugs criminals searched properties 200km apart in Mountmellick, Co Laois, and the tiny v(...)

A total of 23,285 drug crimes were recorded last year, an increase of 9%  to a level only previously seen in 2008.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s drugs trade is experiencing a boom, with new figures showing that recorded drug crime last year surged to levels not seen since the Celtic T(...)

Patrick Coffey’s large property at Upper Ballycasheen, Killarney, Co Kerry, seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau in the course of Operation Tarmac.

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) has taken possession of a palatial house from a Co Kerry man who has been under investigation for his role in a decep(...)

Ireland and several other European countries have introduced legislation requiring proof of a recent PCR test showing a negative result for Covid-19 before allowing passengers into the country. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish criminals are allegedly involved in the forging of negative Covid-19 tests to allow people travel within Europe, Europol has warned. The Europ(...)

Martin Hughes at a previous siting of Letterkenny Circuit Court. (North West Newspix)

A businessman sent dozens of “vile” text messages to his niece over a five-year period. Martin Hughes sent Michelle Doherty a catalogue of such messa(...)

Contraband seized by gardaí during a raid on the crime network.

Gardaí believe they have discovered the financial centre of an international crime network running global frauds that target victims worldwide. While(...)

A general view of runners in the Phoenix Park during the 2018 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The 39th Dublin City Marathon got under way in the city Sunday morning with the first runners crossing the starting line at 8.55am and the last of tho(...)

Garda Inspector Paul Franey:   concerned that there are some officer who still do not feel comfortable enough to “come out”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sitting in Terenure College when he was in transition year more than 20 years ago Paul Franey wrote essays about policing: “It’s the only thing I’ve e(...)

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