Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, along with PSNI temporary deputy chief constable Stephen Martin, at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co Down, during the cross-Border conference on organised crime last week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Brexit will not only threaten trading arrangements and living standards on this island but have fundamental implications for the operation of security(...)

 Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, secretary of state for Northern Ireland, speaking at The Irish Times Brexit Summit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Minister for Justice and the Northern Ireland secretary yesterday committed the British and Irish governments to enhancing security co-operation i(...)

File photograph of PSNI  officers investigating  a car. Co-operation between the Garda and the PSNI ‘has undoubtedly saved lives’, the North’s Minister of Justice, Claire Sugden, has said. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Co-operation between the Garda and the PSNI “has undoubtedly saved lives”, the North’s Minister of Justice, Claire Sugden, has said. Ms Sugden was sp(...)

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr (left) and Garda Det Chief Superintendent Peter Kirwan  meeting at Garda headquarters to discuss North-South issues. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The continued involvement of former members of the Provisional IRA in organised crime such as smuggling and fuel laundering has been overstated by the(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said issues of tobacco smuggling, fuel laundering, fraud, cyber crime and human trafficking will be dealt with in a more focused way by the cross-Border taskforce. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new cross-Border taskforce is to be established to investigate organised crime on both sides of the Border, including paramilitarism. The new body(...)