Rob Wainwright

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The study notes a number of notable cybercrime trends that are causing particular concern to authorities. These include ransomware, online child sex abuse, social engineering crimes and payment fraud

Cybercrime is growing at an unprecedented rate with some EU Member States reporting that such criminal acts may have surpassed more traditional crimes(...)

MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: North West Newspix

Those attending the summer school this week heard arguments that retirement is bad for you, a notion that sits well with Dr Joe Mulholland, who, since(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

SDLP leader Calum Eastwood has said talk of a “Border poll” is “silly right now” and that the political situation in the North needed to be carefully (...)

Director general of Europol Rob Wainwright:  “Highly challenging” environment for the security services. Photograph: North West Newspix

Lone wolf extremist killers such as the man involved in last week’s mass murder in Nice, often have a tendency to tell others of their plans before mo(...)

Refugees in northern Greece walk towards the Greek-Macedonian border in September 2015. Interpol says they are paying more as borders become harder to cross. Photograph: Ozge Elif Kizil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Recent police operations across central Europe and the Balkans have found hundreds of smuggled migrants and refugees and resulted in the arrest of doz(...)

A migrant girl  at the Greek-Macedonian border. Macedonia confirmed  is only allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees through. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

Thousands of people are massing at the Greece-Macedonia border after Balkan states imposed new restrictions on refugees and migrants trying to reach w(...)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, in a video released by the jihadist media arm Al-Hayat Media Centre on Sunday: some 30 Europol experts are working to support the Franco-Belgian investigation into the Paris attack. Photograph: Al-Hayat Media Centre/AFP

Islamic State and other militants are very likely to attempt major new attacks in Europe following those in Paris, the EU’s police agency said on Mond(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. There have been reports of one prospective politician telling a youth wing meeting of Rutte’s Liberal party that he feared “beheadings” on the streets. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

It should be reassuring for all of Europe when the national counter-terrorism co-ordinator for the Netherlands takes the unusual step of saying public(...)

Migrants  paddling a rubber dinghy towards a  beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year. The figure was disclosed by the hea(...)

Terror in Europe

Almost two weeks after the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the cold-blooded murder of four Jewish hostages at a Paris supermarket, Europe(...)

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