The scene of the shooting in Castlerea was sealed off on Thursday. Photograph: Collins. Insert photograph: Detective Garda Colm Horkan who was killed in the shooting.

The man who killed Det Garda Colm Horkan fired 15 shots from the garda’s weapon, hitting the victim four times. Garda scene-of-crime examiners spent (...)

Gardaí search a vacant property on Avenue Road in Dundalk, Co Louth, near the scene of the killing of 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

From the decades of the Troubles to the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohue in 2013, Dundalk is a town that has seen its fair share of tragedy. (...)

An elderly woman was wrestled to the ground after interrupting a group of men robbing her home as hundreds queued  to pay respects to murdered garda Tony Golden. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An elderly woman was wrestled to the ground after interrupting a group of men robbing her home while her family were attending a church event in Dunda(...)

Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)