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(...)

Samantha Barry: “Thankfully in Ireland there’s a plenitude of strong female broadcasters like Anne Doyle, Marian Finucane and Miriam.”

Vogue’s indomitable US editor Anna Wintour is known for a great many things, among them 6am tennis lessons and 7am blowdries. In the media industry, h(...)

Garda checkpoint on Francis Street in March 2018: Once gangs’ power, profile and  killings could no longer be denied, resources were ploughed into targeting them. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The imprisonment of James Quinn in connection with the killing of Gary Hutch effectively represents the criminal justice system catching up with the K(...)

 Bray seafront which is often filled with locals and visitors on sunny days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perched just across the border line of Dublin into Wicklow, about 12 miles south of Dublin city centre, Bray – Ireland’s fourth-largest town, has one (...)

Bombmalta

In the two years before the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia last month, there were five car bombs on the island of Ma(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

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