A man signs the book of condolences on Tuesday for Garda Tony Golden, who was shot dead in Omeath last Sunday evening. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The family of Siobhán Phillips, who was being assisted by Tony Golden at the time of the incident in which he was killed, has praised the garda for “(...)

Brian Rattigan, who  is serving a life term in prison, is the chief suspect for planning the sale of  heroin valued at €1 million. Photograph: Courtpix

A gangland murderer who was convicted of orchestrating a €1 million drug shipment from his prison cell while already serving a life term is under inve(...)

Handout photograph of Garda Tony Golden. Photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Hundreds of people queued for hours outside the home of murdered Garda Tony Golden in Blackrock, Co Louth on Wednesday to pay their respects at his re(...)

Early release of prisoners to make way for others being denied bail and remanded in custody would not make society any safer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the aftermath of any serious crime involving particularly violent or repugnant criminals, confirmation they were on bail at the time always fires u(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the scene of the shooting at Mullach Álainn estate in Omeath, Co Louth where Garda Tony Golden was killed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic priest who concelebrated the funeral Mass of murdered Det Garda Adrian Donohoe almost three years ago has spoken out about the need for m(...)

 Image from the scene in the village of Omeath, Co Louth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A man who shot dead a garda at a domestic disturbance has died in the same incident. The man is believed to have turned his gun on himself. The 24-yea(...)

Chief of Staff Mark Mellett (left) warns over “enemies” of the State gaining advantage. Photograph: Alan Betson

Conor Lally Security and Crime Editor The Defence Forces needed to properly harness the “explosion” of data in modern society or risk making terroris(...)

PDforra, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew, believes while increased recruitment may bring more women into the ranks, more flexibility needs to be introduced in order to retain them. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Radical new work practices are needed in the army, air corps, and naval service if a Government target of doubling the number of women serving is to b(...)

The Commission of Investigation into the shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn  was established by the Government in July of last year after the dead man’s partner Grainne Nic Gib (above) took her case to the European Court of Human Rights.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda sergeant who shot dead Real IRA man Ronan MacLochlainn during a botched armed raid in 1998 was shot dead accidentally by an armed colleague th(...)

Gardaí have detected an international crime gang trafficking men into the northwest to work in car washes. It is believed to be the first case (...)

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