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There is a growing concern within the Garda that the force was being swamped by the workload related to economic crimes, especially those with an online dimension. Photograph: iStock

Significant new powers are being considered for An Garda Síochána to tackle white collar and other economic crimes, including new search warrants for (...)

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has launched a new party. File photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond on Friday launched a new political party to contest crucial elections to the Edinburgh parliament, in a fr(...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon has comfortably survived a vote of no confidence over claims she misled the Scottish parliament about her handling of sexual harassmen(...)

Scotland’s first minister  Nicola Sturgeon outside her home in Glasgow on Tuesday. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

A Scottish parliamentary committee investigating the Scottish government’s handling of complaints against former first minister Alex Salmond conclude(...)

 Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon leaves her home in Glasgow on Monday ahead of publication of the inquiry report. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon did not breach the Scottish government’s ministerial code in her handling of sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond, an ind(...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon leaving her Glasgow home on Monday morning. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty

Nicola Sturgeon and her adversaries agreed on very little about the Alex Salmond affair but both sides were united in their admiration for James Hamil(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon. A judicial review found that the Scottish government’s handling of the complaints against Mr Salmond was biased and unlawful and the exercise cost the authorities more than £500,000 (€583,000) in legal bills. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, faces a vote of no confidence next week after a parliamentary committee reportedly found that she misled p(...)

Scotland first minister Nicola Sturgeon: “The first minister told the truth to the committee in eight hours of evidence, and stands by that evidence,” her spokesman said. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/PA Wire

An inquiry into the Scottish government’s handling of sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond has concluded that first minister Nicola Sturg(...)

The bitter falling out between Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor Alex Salmond has become a real threat to their Scottish National Party’s (SNP) political fortunes. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The bitter falling out between Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor Alex Salmond, long a lurid sideshow in Edinburgh, has bec(...)

Former first minister Alex Salmond leaves Holyrood in Edinburgh after giving evidence to a Scottish parliament committee on Friday. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Alex Salmond’s six-hour tour de force before a Scottish parliament committee on Friday was a vivid reminder of why this flawed and complicated figure (...)

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