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The regional Armed Support Unit will be involved in  Garda operations in Co Louth amid a gang feud there. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A new generation of violent criminals are coming up “who want blood and have no conscience in maiming or killing”, the Dáil has been warned. As Garda(...)

Former Garda press officer Supt David Taylor (left) and former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan Photographs: Cyril Byrne/Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s provision of legal representation to former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan in the Garda whistleblower case does not mean the State wil(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, along with PSNI temporary deputy chief constable Stephen Martin, at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co Down, during the cross-Border conference on organised crime last week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Brexit will not only threaten trading arrangements and living standards on this island but have fundamental implications for the operation of security(...)

The visiting box in the new National Violence Reduction Unit in the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. The unit is due to open to prisioners next week Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Four prisoners with records of extreme violence and who are currently being moved around jails surrounded by riot shield barriers are being sent to a (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (right), Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan (centre) and PSNI acting deputy chief constable Stephen Martin, at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co. Down, during the cross-Border conference on organised crime Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dissident republicans will “undoubtedly” attempt to exploit any form of hard border post-Brexit for their own ends, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has(...)

The door of the Magdalene laundry on Gloucester Street in  Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has warned the Department of Justice that it needs to move speedily to deal with compensation for women who worked in Magdalen(...)

David Taylor officially ceased being a garda at midnight last night after his request to retire was signed off on by Commissioner Drew Harris.

Garda management have accepted the retirement request of the former head of the Garda press office, David Taylor, after he was found by the Disclosure(...)

Labour justice spokesman Seán Sherlock expressed frustration at how long it took the gardaí to return an answer to his parliamentary question. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Money taken into evidence by gardaí went missing from stations on more than a dozen occasions over a three-year period.* Between January 1st, 2015, (...)

Bill Kenneally. “It should be remembered that these matters are particularly sensitive, and that Mr Kenneally is due to stand trial for further alleged offences,” Judge Barry Hickson cautioned. File photograph: Patrick Browne

The retired judge who is heading up a commission of investigation into the handling of allegations of sexual abuse against former sports coach Bill Ke(...)

A spokeswoman for Simon Harris said: ‘Tony O’Brien took the decision to step down from his post. The Minister believes that was the right decision.’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly backed Minister for Health Simon Harris in his running of the health service, after the Minister was severely crit(...)

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