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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: In relation to child offenders, victims and the public, he said  “We have failed, and failed by a very considerable margin, in a large number of cases.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda’s failure to prosecute thousands of crimes, including one rape, committed by juveniles may be replicated across the wider adult criminal jus(...)

The news was so bad that Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  felt compelled to apologise to the youth criminals, their victims and Irish society across the board. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the bowels of Dublin Castle as dusk set in yesterday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris looked more than a little shell shocked. Some 4¼ months into (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the force had ‘let down’ the victims, the young people and the public generally. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of crimes committed by youth offenders, including a rape, were not prosecuted because the cases were never followed up, it has emerged. A m(...)

The entrance to the Thornton Hall site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost a decade and a half after the State bought the vast Thornton Hall site in north Co Dublin, it lies idle. But with the housing and homelessness(...)

Since the Thornton Hall prison site was acquired almost €20 million has been spent on consultancy and legal fees along with works. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The site once destined to be the State’s first ‘super prison’ now looks set to be used to ease the housing crisis. More than €51 million has been spe(...)

Gardaí and an officer from the National Crime Agency in the UK at a property in the Tamworth area on Saturday. Photograph: National Crime Agency

An Irishman linked to the Kinahan crime cartel has been charged with a firearms offence by British police. Dubliner Thomas Kavanagh (51) is due to ap(...)

Burned-out vans and cars in the yard of the house in Strokestown in December. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A man arrested in connection with an attack on security guards occupying a house at the centre of an eviction controversy in Roscommon last month was (...)

Dr Deirdre O’Flaherty’s car was found at Kinnego Beach on the Inishowen peninsula in January 2009 after she disappeared. Photograph: An Garda

A Garda dig for the remains of Dr Deirdre O’Flaherty in Donegal has concluded on the 10-year anniversary of her disappearance, with nothing of any sig(...)

Cab officers were backed up during the raids by armed members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Detectives from the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) are set to analyse documents and data on electronic devices which were seized during raids on eight p(...)

The 62-year-old was convicted in 2008 over 15 million smuggled cigarettes, and jailed in Maghaberry prison

The man who is at the centre of a major Criminal Assets Bureau inquiry is one of the most significant cross-Border smugglers in the country, gardaí be(...)

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