Dermot Ahern

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Caroline Donohoe, the widow of Adrian Donohoe, outside the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Former minister for justice and TD for Louth, Dermot Ahern has paid tribute to the Garda, the PSNI and US authorities for their patience and determina(...)

Bulelani Mfaco. Photograph: Alan Place

As the new Government commits to ending Ireland’s inhumane system of accommodating asylum seekers, it has a chance to create a far better, far chea(...)

Eamon Ryan: the 57-year-old Dubliner, who lives in Clonskeagh, has led the Green Party over the past 12 months to its greatest results. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Eamon Ryan is not a regular smoker, but – in the years when he was rebuilding the Green Party with no money, staff, or even salary for himself – he to(...)

Retired Garda assistant commissioner John O’Mahony said the force ‘has never had an issue with oversight’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The oversight of intelligence and surveillance by State agencies is not robust enough, former minister for justice Dermot Ahern has said. Mr Ahern sa(...)

Politicians on the steps of St Paul’s Church on West Street in Drogheda during a protest march over drug-related violence in the town. Photograph: PA

Some 4,000 people walked from Drogheda’s Peace Bridge to the centre of the town on Saturday, accompanied by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and several par(...)

In January 2000, Fianna Fáil’s minister for justice John O’Donoghue was on the verge of bringing policy suggestions to Cabinet. His steerage of the issue had been attacked as a ‘shambles’ by the Progressive Democrats, the junior partner in government. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

At the turn of the century as asylum applications in Ireland were escalating faster than officials could keep up, the government was scrambling to fin(...)

The laneway where Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was abducted is cordoned off by PSNI. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker

Det Insp Pat Marry’s cross-Border investigation began with the discovery of a burning Volkswagen Golf at Ravensdale Forest Park in Co Louth, on the ni(...)

 Kevin Lunney during his interview on BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight programme broadcast on Tuesday night.  Photograph: BBC Spotlight/BBC/PA Wire

Cross-Border crime such as the attack on businessman Kevin Lunney could be tackled with another North-South body focused on policing, former Fianna Fá(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: his judgment has been questioned over his remaining in a PSNI vehicle after crossing the Border from the North. Photograph: Tom Honan

PSNI officers have been allowed carry firearms in the Republic since 2013, the Department of Justice has said. The department was responding to queri(...)

Lisa Smith from Dundalk (to right of taoiseach and Chief of Staff)  converted to Islam and moved to Syria. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lisa Smith, the 37-year-old Irish woman and former soldier who married an Isis fighter and now wants to return to Ireland, is emblematic of a problem (...)

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