Gardaí in Hazelwood Drive, Ballyspillane, Killarney, where a house’s windows were broken and front door scorched. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Forty years old this year, the Ballyspillane council estate was controversial from the start. Built more than a mile from Killarney town, it was put i(...)

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

Recently, the Garda Síochána appointed an inspector in Drogheda whose main job is to help families facing extortion from drug dealers. It is a measure(...)

‘It Stops Now’: campaign aims to tackle the harmful behaviours which prevent students from being able to safely and equally participate in college life. Photograph: It Stops Now

University College Cork students will unveil a mural on Monday calling for an end to sexual violence and harassment in third-level institutions. It i(...)

Two biohazard bins have been provided in Cork for heroin users to dispose of their needles and drug-taking equipment.

The number of people seeking treatment for heroin use in Cork and Kerry has soared over the last decade, a leading expert in drug addiction has reveal(...)

The law is unclear on whether gardaí have powers to stop scramblers and quad bikes being used in public parks

Gardaí are unable to stop the dangerous use of quad bikes and scramblers in public parks because of a grey area in the law. The anti-social use of th(...)

New bye-laws have been drafted to provide more wide-ranging powers in response to repeated incidents of loutish behaviour and vast numbers of beer cans left behind on beaches and green areas in Galway during the summer months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Lifeguards, as well as gardaí, may soon have the power to seize alcohol from rowdy crowds on beaches in the west. New bye-laws have been drafted to pr(...)

Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said that a study carried out by her office found that there were no heroin-related deaths in Cork prior to 2004. Photograph: Thinkstock

  The vast majority of the 87 heroin-related deaths in Cork over the past decade were caused by users taking the opiate with other drugs s(...)