Garda Commissioner Drew Harris during a  Scott Medal award ceremony   for deceased and serving members of the force at   Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Of all the acts of courage detailed at a Garda medal ceremony on Wednesday, perhaps the most remarkable was an incident which involved no violence or (...)

The Airbnb taskforce, which has agents in Dublin according to Bloomberg, “cleans up only after disaster strikes”. Photograph: Getty Images

An Australian woman who was allegedly raped at knifepoint in an Airbnb apartment in New York received a secret settlement of $7 million (€5.85 mi(...)

The access to courses at Maynooth University (pictured) granted to prisoners could ‘bring the university into the prison and the prison into the university in ways we could never have previously imagined’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prisoners at Mountjoy Prison have been granted online access to college lectures and tutorials during the coronavirus pandemic and this could be instr(...)

Anti-racism protesters march   in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday. Photograph: Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

Ever since people across the US began pouring into the streets to protest police violence, Dakota Patton has driven two hours each day to rally on the(...)

 Black Lives Matter demonstrators march during a rally on Sunday in Santee, California in the 13th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25th. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Minneapolis City Council has pledged to disband the city’s police department, following the death of African-American man George Floyd two weeks ago w(...)

Posters of Patrick Dorismond, seen circa 2000. Dorismond was killed outside a bar in Manhattan.  Photograph: Budd Williams/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Twenty years ago, I was living in New York and working as a drama critic for the Daily News. I used to walk most mornings across Manhattan to the pape(...)

A journalist bleeding after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the weekend. Photograph:  Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” CNN anchor John Berman said, as the network broadcast the arrest of his colleagues covering protests in Minneapo(...)

Mary Mallon (First from left) in a hospital bed. She was forcibly quarantined as a carrier of typhoid fever in 1907 for three years and then again from 1915 until her death in 1938. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

At the dawn of the 20th century New York City, like numerous other locations around the world, was battling a disease that afflicted thousands of peop(...)

NYPD chief Dermot Shea, the latest Irish-American to head up the US’s largest police force.  Photogrpah: Yana Paskova/Getty

Nestled in the heart of lower Manhattan near City Hall, is the headquarters of the New York Police Department. The 13-floor building is the nerve cent(...)

Dermot Shea leaves City Hall in New York with his wife, Serena, after being named commisioner of the New York Police Department – the largest police force in the United States. Photograph: Dave Sanders/The New York Times

The New York Police Department has long been known as a bastion of Irish-America. On Monday that tradition continued when Dermot Shea was named the ne(...)

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