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(...)

The Garda Representative Association’s annual conference is focusing on the lack of training provided to front line gardaí. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Most gardaí, including the detective who shot killer Mark Hennessy a week ago, are not tactically trained, the Garda Representative Association (GRA) (...)

Abducted and killed:  a memorial to Jastine Valdez in Enniskerry. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The investigations by the Garda and Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) into the unconnected killings of Ana Kriegel (14) and Jastine Valdez (2(...)

Gardaí believe Jastine Valdez fought for her life and so Mark Hennessy killed her very soon after abducting her. Photograph: Garda press office/PA Wire

The remains of murdered Jastine Valdez have been released to her family five days after she was killed by Mark Hennessy (40). Members of the public w(...)

Mark Hennessy, above,  was shot in the shoulder, and the bullet entered his torso causing fatal injuries, according to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commissiona.

Mark Hennessy was fatally shot by an armed garda once in the upper body while sitting in his car, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has s(...)

Jastine Valdez: the 24-year-old is believed to have been abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy

Mark Hennessy telephoned his wife before he was shot dead by a garda on Sunday evening and told her they would never see each other again, it has emer(...)

Nissan Qashqai: Mark Hennessy with the car the Garda believes he used to abduct Jastine Valdez

Large quantities of blood have been found in the car the Garda believes Mark Hennessy used on Saturday in his suspected abduction of Jastine Valdez, t(...)

Garda sources said the DNA profile of Mark Hennessy (40) will be crosschecked on a database for any links to unsolved historical or recent sex crimes.

Jastine Valdez was murdered, probably by strangulation, on Saturday evening shortly after being abducted from a Co Wicklow roadside, gardaí believe. (...)

Mark Hennessy was shot dead by Gardaí in Cherrywood industrial estate during a search  for Jastine Valdez

Investigators from the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) have begun examining the circumstances surrounding the shooting dead of an abduction(...)

Garda on the R760 in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, where they are investigating the suspected abduction of Jastine Valdez (24). Photograph: Eleanor Barlow/PA Wire

Gardaí searching for missing student Jastine Valdez found a woman’s body on Monday. The remains were discovered just before lunchtime in an old mine (...)

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