Incoming Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  took time away from the PSNI to serve in Scotland for two years. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

An interesting nugget in the policing record of incoming Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is that he took time away from the PSNI to serve in Scotland f(...)

“A flood of highly-visible armed gardaí onto the streets would be there just for the sake of it, and in the absence of hard information stating a terror attack is coming. Such a move would only create panic.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The public has, by and large, welcomed the fact the three Islamic State extremists who struck in London last Saturday night were quickly shot dead by (...)

Christy Kinahan

The investigation into the international Kinahan crime cartel had been “the best training day” possible for members of the Garda, one of the key offic(...)

Hassan Bal  was remanded in custody at Waterford District Court. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A man accused of funding a foreign terrorist group who has already been refused bail in the district court will make a new application for bail to the(...)

Aurimas Petraska admitted stealing €80,000 worth of women’s clothes from Isobel Boutique, Adare, Co Limerick. Picture from Google Maps

Gardaí and international police units are investigating a “professional” burglary gang which has targeted businesses in Munster. During a recent ope(...)

“Dressed in black fatigues, wearing head lights”, the gang were observed on CCTV footage inside the premises they robbed “checking their watches at regular intervals”, the court was told

A man was “accidentally” shot in the face and seriously injured by armed gardaí when they intercepted an international “professional” burglary gang in(...)

None of the parties involved in the case can be named to protect the identity of the young boy. File photograph: Getty Images

A 27-year-old man has admitted videoing and photographing his six-year-old disabled nephew being raped by the boy’s father. The circuit court heard o(...)

Late Dallas police officer Patrick Zamarripa in undated family handout photo. File photograph:Hector Zamarripa/Handout/Reuters

The backgrounds of those killed or wounded in Dallas during a protest over recent police shootings of black men are emerging. Five police officers we(...)

The funeral of David Byrne  at St Nicholas of Myra Church on Francis Street. Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in Dublin in February

Billed as a gang war between major rival criminal factions, the Kinahan-Hutch “feud” is much more one-sided than the narrative suggests. Nine months (...)

A police checkpoint   at the French-Belgium border in Neuville-en-Ferrain. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union announced plans yesterday to expand anti-terrorism legislation early next year and clamp down on the availability of firearms in r(...)

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