Seamus Boland

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The Financial Services Union has described the closure of Bank of Ireland branches as a punishment of communities for adhering to pandemic guidelines. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has described the proposed closure of Bank of Ireland branches as a punishment of communities for adhering to pande(...)

Cillian Lohan has been elected vice-president of the European Economic and Social Committee, on a mandate of reforming the body

Not many people know about the EU’s European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Neither did Cillian Lohan, before he found himself nominated to be (...)

Restoring boglands would be a marvellous incentive for staycations while at the same time protecting biodiversity, Mr Mulvey believed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is an urgent need to change State aid rules to better support local authorities, businesses and communities in the Midlands moving away from rel(...)

The Garda putting  on display some of the guns and ammunition seized from organised crime gangs over the past four years. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The Garda was not prepared for the scale and sophistication of the attack on the Regency Hotel, Dublin, in 2016, but last-minute interventions by the (...)

The arsenal included handguns laid out on a piece of cardboard, primed, armed and ready to be used, gardaí said.

In almost every way the warehouse in Greenogue Business Park operated by Declan Brady appeared to be a legitimate transport business. There were desk(...)

Det Supt Seamus Boland was one of two gardaí honoured at the ceremony in Spain. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Almost 100 firearms, including 11 machine guns, and drugs and cash to the value of over €160 million have been seized by the Garda National Drugs and (...)

Ex-wrestler and father-of-two Imre Arakas.

An Estonian hitman who was contracted by an international crime cartel to kill an Irish rival as been jailed by the Special Criminal Court for six yea(...)

The site of the Apple data centre in Athenry. Gerry Keane’s can see the site from his doorstep but can’t access high speed broadband.

When Gerry Keane stands at his front door in Moyveela, four miles from Athenry, he can see the site Apple has long fought to get planning permission o(...)

Our Amazon: ecologist and Abbeyleix Bog Project volunteer Fiona McGowan guides President Michael D Higgins along the bog boardwalk built by the group. Pic Credit Alf Harvey. Photograph: Alf Harvey

We live at a moment when the president of another country mangles the English language in the early hours of almost every morning, and has displayed i(...)

Christy Kinahan

The investigation into the international Kinahan crime cartel had been “the best training day” possible for members of the Garda, one of the key offic(...)

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