Leo Varadkar: said it was not his responsibility to regulate the Garda Commissioner’s  time off

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of undermining both the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Dáil Public Accounts Committee ((...)

Irish security services: the emergency-response unit training in October 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Since the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks, Irish intelligence experts have ruminated on Ireland’s ability both to predict and to handle suc(...)

Micheál Martin: “Since the peace process we lost a lot of corporate intelligence”

Ireland needs to recreate the security and intelligence capacity it had during the Troubles to deal with the current threat posed by Islamist terroris(...)

Intelligence failure: wreckage from the IRA bombing of Lord Mountbatten’s boat, killing him and three others, in Co Sligo in 1979. Photograph: Pat Langan

Islamic State has called on radicalised jihadis to attack western interests wherever possible. Reports this autumn that up to 30 Irish residents ar(...)

Villagers sit on debris from their house after it was damaged during  exchanges of fire between Pakistan and India at the Pakistani border town of Dhamala Hakimwala, near Sialkot.  Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Fighting between India and Pakistan paused today after days of heavy shelling and gun battles across their disputed Himalayan border in Kashmir - the(...)