Willie McGee, retired head of the fraud squad, and Charlie Bird, retired former RTÉ journalist, with The Irish Times newspapers from December 1979 through to February 1980 which contain ads used by the State to communicate with a foot and mouth disease ransom demand at the time. Photograph: Alan Betson

The typed letter that arrived into the offices of the Department of Agriculture on Kildare Street in Dublin, addressed to the minister, was clear and (...)

Larry Dunne (centre), picture on March 12th, 1985, being led into the Central Criminal Court.  Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Heroin dealer Larry Dunne, who died in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, on Monday, was one of the most notorious Irish criminals from the era be(...)

‘Liam’ still has his notebooks from 1982

A former Garda member who was dismissed from the force in 1982 after senior management learned he was gay has said the public support for him when he (...)

Investing for some is no longer as simple as making money.  It’s about saving the planet and maybe your soul too. Do it right and the financial returns can add up. Photograph: Getty Images

Guns, tobacco, gambling, pornography, fossil fuels, fast fashion – do you know where your savings or pension fund is invested? It’s all very well to (...)

‘Liam’ retained his Garda notebooks from the 1980s, when he was let go over suspicions of being homosexual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plucked from the bowels of the Department of Justice archive stores in recent weeks, a document from 1982 about the dismissal of a young garda offers (...)

Bruce Arnold and Geraldine Kennedy leaving the High Court after the judgment awarding them £20,000 damages each. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

The saga of the improper telephone tapping of journalists Geraldine Kennedy and Bruce Arnold, by the Garda Síochána on the instructions of the Haughe(...)

DIT academic staff have written to Prof Brian Norton saying they fear the complicated merger will be botched. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior academic staff at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have accused its president of failing to take seriously their concerns about plans t(...)

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron joins pupils for a cookery class at Lewannick Primary School in Cornwall on Wednesday, where he was campaigning in the general election. He accused the Conservatives of driving “a battle bus and horses” through the spirit of the electoral law. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

The British Conservatives have alleged they are the target of “false and malicious claims” after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it would not(...)

Laurence Wren at home in Castleknock, Dublin, in 2005, during his retirement. The former  Garda commissioner had a steely ethic about right and wrong. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Even with the passage of more than three decades, the events that propelled Laurence Wren to the highest position in the Garda Síochána have lost non(...)

Martin Callinan one of a long line of senior gardaí who departed from office in the midst of political controversy. Photograph: PA

Martin Callinan was one of a long line of senior gardaí who departed from office in the midst of political controversy. Since the foundation of the St(...)

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