Martin Guerin (68) pleaded guilty when he was arraigned at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man has admitted possessing almost 1,000 images of child pornography at his home. Martin Guerin (68) pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing (...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

On a tour of Ireland, one might easily ask: where are the women? There are statues to a few (we counted just five), a smattering of commemorative plaq(...)

Assistant Garda Commissioner in charge of organised crime John O’Driscoll has said that he would like to have the funds spent on free legal aid for cr(...)

The bureau, which works closely with gardaí but is an independent agency, was set up in response to the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996.

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) had its most active year since its foundation two decades ago and now has nearly 1,000 targets on its books. A total(...)

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Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Increasing sophistication by criminal gangs, in disguising their assets through apparently legitimate business and in offshore enterprises, has prompted a step-change in policing. Photograph: Press 22

The seizure of €1.7 million in cash by officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) is a significant coup for the organisation. Most of the money wa(...)

The head of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Det Chief Supt Pat Clavin,  said criminals are increasingly converting their cash into assets that could be taken outside the State in plain sight. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Irish organised crime gangs have become more savvy in disguising their investments and money laundering but they are still being undone by the need to(...)

 Norma Burke aka Bunty Twuntingdon McFluff at City Hall. “I did this because I got so angry listening to people who want to be candidates but haven’t read the constitutional requirements for the job,” she said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

If you think things are daft now, imagine how completely bonkers the presidential candidate selection process is going to be in seven years’ time. An(...)

Cllr Jimmy Guerin, speaking at the special meeting of Fingal County Council to consider presidential nomination requests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fingal councillor Jimmy Guerin, the brother of Veronica Guerin, excoriated independent presidential candidate Gemma O’Doherty over her allegations the(...)

Seán Gallagher during his campaign for the presidency in 2011 .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At least 12 county and city councils are expected to hold votes to nominate Independent candidates for the presidential election this week, with busin(...)

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