The   Joint Policing Committee  heard a call for Galway County Council and local gardaí to examine the possibility of introducing random drug tests in schools. Photograph: iStock

A HSE addiction specialist has described the drug problem in Galway as the worst he had seen in his 28 years working in addiction services in Ireland,(...)

Kevin Healy-Rae arriving at Kenmare Court on Friday, December 6th, for his sentence hearing. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Two sons of Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae, and their friend, who were given suspended prison sentences for assaulting a visitor to Kenmare during the 201(...)

A Garda checkpoint. File photograph: Tom Honan

The changes even two years can bring. Two years ago, gardaí in Bandon in Co Cork brought dozens of prosecutions against people for being incapable beh(...)

Cocaine use has reportedly returned to Celtic Tiger levels in Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

According to the Health Research Board’s newsletter, cocaine use has now “returned to Celtic Tiger levels in Ireland”. It is an assertion that will c(...)

A house is damaged in a petrol bomb attack in Loughboy, Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating more than 70 individual incidents directly related to the ongoing feud in Drogheda since last summer, it has emerged. Local (...)

Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh  of Sinn Féin said  ‘the nuisance tenants should be encouraged to leave, not the good tenants’.

The sanctions facing families who create anti-social behaviour issues in public housing are “not threatening enough”, a senior Dublin City Council off(...)

A file image of a break-in. Gardaí said the number of  burglaries rises during the winter.

Gardaí have warned people to be vigilant about home security this winter as statistics show a 20 per cent increase in burglaries in the months around (...)

The Garda Armed Support Unit will be on duty throughout, along with the Traffic Corps. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Armed gardaí will be deployed on the streets of Rathkeale, Co Limerick, throughout Christmas and New Year, a senior garda has told councillors, along (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said he believes certain aspects of the Charleton report were drafted specifically for his attention. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said he believes certain aspects of the Charleton report were drafted specifically for his attention. Speaking to (...)

Mary Crilly said three female students from UCC and CIT had contacted them since the start of September to say that they had been raped. File photograph: Dan Linehan/ Irish Examiner

Gardaí in Cork need more resources to investigate sexual assaults and rapes which tend to increase during the early autumn months when third-level col(...)

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