Mohamed Elbahlawan (40). Photograph: Kitty Holland

Three separate investigations are under way into how two fishermen, who were dramatically rescued from a fishing vessel last month, had no permits to (...)

New garda unit set up to investigate organised crime linked to illegal sex trade File image: Frank Miller

A new garda unit has been established to investigate organised crime linked to the illegal sex trade. The Organised Prostitution Investigation Unit w(...)

Domestic violence has surged since the start of the pandemic, with the number of people charged with related crimes last year rising by almost a quarter to 7,600. Image: iStock.

Domestic violence has surged since the start of the pandemic, with the number of people charged with related crimes last year rising by almost a quart(...)

Victims’ Alliance  said it had uncovered thousands of sexual images of Irish people being shared on internet forums this week. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí investigating the online sharing of so-called “revenge porn” of hundreds of Irish women believe criminal charges are highly unlikely. The matt(...)

Level 5 travel restrictions do not apply in the case of domestic violence or when at risk from harm. Photograph used is staged. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí will today commence a third phase of Operation Faoiseamh, a programme which seeks to protect victims of domestic violence. In a statement, An (...)

Gardaí said the man and woman were being detained in a Dublin Garda station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

A man in his 40s and a woman in her 20s have been arrested as part of an investigation targeting organised prostitution, the running of brothels and r(...)

 Domestic violence is ‘one of the most unreported, undocumented and unprosecuted crimes on our statute books’, Safe Ireland says. Photograph: iStock

The number of calls for help relating to domestic violence increased 25 per cent this year while more than 100 people were charged in the last two wee(...)

Gardaí are implementing Operation Faoisimh as part of the Covid-19 response.

Detective chief superintendent Declan Daly of the Garda National Protective Services Bureau has said that where people report domestic abuse or any ot(...)

Almost 2,000 websites containing child abuse material will be blocked in Ireland under a new agreement between the Gardaí and internet service providers.  Photograph: iStock

Almost 2,000 websites containing child abuse material will be blocked in Ireland under a new agreement between the Gardaí and internet service provide(...)

Internet forums were the most common method for sharing child abuse imagery, accounting for 35 per cent of reports. Photograph: iStock

The online sharing of child abuse imagery, known in the legislation as “child pornography”, is skyrocketing, with a 174 per cent increase in reports b(...)

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