Forensic Science Ireland, which is responsible for testing illegal drugs found by gardaí, said many of its resources have been diverted.

The establishment of the national DNA database has overwhelmed the State laboratory with work and has led to the build-up of a large backlog in the te(...)

 The funeral of Gary Hutch who was shot dead in Spain last week takes place at  Our Lady of Lourdes Church, on Sean McDermott St, in Dublin city on Tuesday.  Photograph: Collins

The mother of a career criminal shot dead in Spain has told mourners at his funeral the family did not want revenge. Kay Hutch, mother of deceased Gar(...)