Representatives from the hospitality sector said they were seeking a two-week delay on enforcing new ticketing requirements. Photograph: Getty Images

Regulations governing a new ticketing system for the night-time economy will not be changed despite requests from the sector for a grace period before(...)

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: ‘Loopholes do happen but it’s unacceptable that people had carte blanche in such sensitive situations.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Private security firms brought in for evictions and repossessions will have to be licensed under proposed legislation. On Tuesday, the Minister for (...)

The Garda Armed Support Unit called to an eviction dispute in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gardaí are being caught in an impossible position when deployed to the scene of evictions, have been issued with threats as a result and now badly nee(...)

Agsi general secretary John Jacob (pictured with deputy general secretary Antoinette Cunningham) said the two members who had declined to attend the annual conference ‘haven’t indicated specifically why they are not coming’. File image: Cyril Byrne

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) has defended its handling of a controversy involving an allegation of double-jobbing by one o(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: concerned about suggestions banks may have employed unregistered security to assist in executing court orders. Photograph: James Forde

Private security firms executing court orders to repossess homes and other properties will have to be registered with the State under changes expected(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan wants ‘only persons of suitable character’ employed by private security firms. ‘In other words, no criminal convictions,’ he said. Photograph: James Forde

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the seizure of property by banks from indebted homeowners should never be routine but “I cannot agree w(...)

Burnt out vans and cars at  the house which was the scene of the  eviction in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has told the Belgian-owned KBC bank that it will “not stand by” and see Irish people evicted from their homes following(...)

A burnt out vehicle outside the house in Falsk, near Strokestown, Co Roscommon, on Monday. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Two men arrested in connection with an attack on security workers who evicted the occupants of a Co Roscommon home have been released. Gardaí suspect(...)

In the early hours of last Sunday a Roscommon property was stormed by a gang who beat security men guarding the premises, burning their vans and cars and forcing them out of the house. Photograph: Brian Farrell

An investigation into the conduct of a group of men who carried out an eviction in Co Roscommon has been commenced by the Private Security Authority ((...)

The aftermath of the violence that followed the eviction near Strokestown, Co Roscommon, last week. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Evictions involve too much risk and stigma and are so infrequent that very few Irish security companies become involved in them, senior figures in the(...)

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