The funeral of Eddie Hutch at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The funeral of murdered taxi driver Eddie Hutch passed off without incident yesterday, as expected, with the Garda operation more low-key than that a(...)

Armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in Dublin after the recent gangland murders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Members of the Garda’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) deployed to the Border after the killing last year of Garda Tony Golden in Co Louth have been tra(...)

Policing Authority chairman Josephine Feehily said her agency would  consider policing priorities, resources and performance targets. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Garda policing plan for this year outlined by Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan will be the last such plan the force will draw up itself, the h(...)

Garda recruits in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recent “fanfare announcements” that Garda recruitment has begun and is accelerating “belies the reality” that numbers have continued to decrease, the (...)

Graduating members of the Garda  in Templemore. File photograph: Alan Betson

Garda numbers are still in decline as retirements and other departures far exceeded the level of recruitment over the past two years. There was a pub(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy was found guilty of not paying income tax for nine years. Murphy was remanded on continuing bail until February 12th next year, when he will be sentenced. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí are fearful of a split within Sinn Féin-IRA should Thomas “Slab” Murphy be jailed for tax evasion in the New Year following his conviction last(...)

Prison conditions: A washroom in E Block of Portlaoise jail

Dissident republican prisoners in Portlaoise Prison are preparing to sue the State over what they believe are degrading and inhumane conditions in the(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the siege in the Deerpark housing estate in Tallaght, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

A man being questioned about an armed siege during which some 40 shots were fired has served many prison sentences for violent crime. He surrendered (...)

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) have reacted angrily to news that the group’s officials have approved a €200 Christmas bonus for their partners. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) have reacted angrily to news that the group’s officials have approved a €200 Christmas bonus for(...)

The last trace of Trevor Deely, who was aged 22 when he vanished, was a phone call from Dublin city centre to a friend after 4am on  December 8th, 2000

The family of Trevor Deely, the man who vanished without trace 15 years ago, has said it will never give up hope of a breakthrough in the case. The l(...)

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