The plan, by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, involves a reduction in the number of Garda divisions from 28 to 19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Garda headquarters is braced for opposition from inside and outside the force to the most radical reorganisation of Irish policing in the modern era, (...)

Dermot Woods will lead the National Security Analysis Centre which will appraise intelligence about risks to the State including from terrorism and cyber crime.

A new State agency that will assess national security risks will be headed by outgoing Department of Justice official Dermot Woods. He was appointed (...)