George Nkencho

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The Irish Prison Service said the social media group and posts are in no way connected with the service and do not reflect its values. Photograph: David Sleator

“Robust action” must be taken against prison officers who make racist comments online, a penal reform group has said. The Irish Penal Reform Trust (I(...)

An Irish Prison Service spokeswoman said the Facebook group in no way reflects the views of the organisation. Photograph: David Sleator

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is trying to get Facebook to remove an online group for prison officers on the basis that it contains racist and anti-T(...)

Isreal Ibeanu, who came to Ireland as a child from Nigeria and is now an FAI referee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The first time Isreal Ibeanu refereed a soccer match, he felt respected in a way he had never experienced before. It was a local team, and the players(...)

The appointments follow the retirement of former members Dr Kieran FitzGerald and Patrick Sullivan and will last for three-and-a-half years. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Dáil has approved the nomination to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSoc) of former chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equa(...)

A protester holds up a photo of George Nkencho (27) at a rally outside Blanchardstown Garda station. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has told the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) it was “well aware” of its legal and human rights(...)

Lord Mayor Hazel Chu (Green Party): was harassed and racially abused. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí have arrested and fined a woman after Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu was harassed and racially abused outside her home on Thursday. About 30(...)

A protester holds up a photo of 27-year-old George Nkencho at a rally outside Blanchardstown Garda station. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An independent postmortem carried out on the remains of George Nkencho, shot by gardaí in West Dublin this month, has reached some different findings (...)

Friends and relations of George Nkencho release balloons to commemorate his life near the spot where he was shot dead outside his home by armed gardaí in Clonee, west Dublin, on  December 30th. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The tragic death of George Nkencho has left his family and friends in west Dublin reeling, while its fallout has raised important questions about comm(...)

George Nkencho who was fatally shot by Gardaí in the Manorfields area of Clonee, Dublin on December 30th.

The clothing worn by George Nkencho (27) when he was fatally shot by gardaí, along with other pieces of physical evidence, will be examined by a patho(...)

Protesters at Blanchardstown Garda Station in the wake of the killing of George Nkencho. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The once-strong relationship between gardaí and the west Dublin community has worsened In 2010, Insaka Football Club was all but unbeatable in t(...)

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