Anna Quigley

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A pilot project found one shop in the Dublin 8 area was subjected to six armed robberies in one year.

A pilot project which allows disadvantaged communities to collectively highlight issues of crime and anti-social behaviour should be rolled out nation(...)

Drug-taking equipment including syringes, needles and tourniquets at Merchants Quay Ireland’s needle exchange facility in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Derek (35) had been “stable, off heroin” for the past five months and was to start a residential detoxification programme next week. “I’d been worki(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting in Clogherhead, Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Criminal intimidation within the Traveller community is causing “havoc” for an increasing numbers of Traveller families, a community worker has warned(...)

Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy said young criminals were now vying for position in Dublin’s drugs trade as they competed to replace Kinahan cartel members who have been jailed or fled the Republic. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí have moved against feuding criminals in counties Louth and Dublin in a series of raids as one of the most senior officers in the force warned o(...)

A researcher on the report said opportunities must be created for young people that take them away from drugs. File photograph:  Rick Wilking/Reuters

Illegal drug use has become so common in Dublin that it is regarded as normal and not just the preserve of addicts, a new report states. The study do(...)

 Sinead Burke, writer and campaigner, addressing a seminar organised  by the Press Council of Ireland, and the Office of the Press Ombudsman on the role of  the print media  in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney has upheld nine press complaints this year and, on average, receives 300 such complaints annually, he said on Tuesday. “A(...)

The Citywide Drugs Crisis campaign, which supports the decriminalisation of drugs possession for personal use, wants the public to make submissions to the Department of Health on the issue. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost three-quarters of recorded drugs offences last year were “possession for personal use”, using up resources better deployed helping drug-users a(...)

“On a fundamental level people do not feel great sympathy for people who inject drugs.”

Years after beating his heroin addiction, Martin scored in a football match in front of his young son. What should have been a moment of intense pride(...)

Local resident Paddy Egerton and community worker Sarah Kelleher at North Rutland Street in Dublin.

There have been other feuds, but there is a sense in Dublin’s north inner city that this, involving an assault on a much-liked local family, is differ(...)