John O Driscoll

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Criminals are “changing tack” constantly in the area of cybercrime, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll warned. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí are struggling to hire cyber experts due to competition from the private sector where wages are much higher, an Oireachtas committee has heard.(...)

If all 2,000 bags are found to contain cocaine, as is suspected, the potential street value of the haul will be up to €35 million. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A consignment of up to €35 million worth of cocaine, which was disguised as coal and destined for Ireland, was abandoned by smugglers who realised the(...)

Searches were part of a joint operation that targeted gang suspected to be involved in facilitating illegal immigration.

Gardaí investigating a criminal gang suspected of exploiting the common travel area for illegal immigration have carried out a series of searches in D(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar  apologised for his actions but said he had circulated the contract to encourage NAGP members to agree to it. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

A preliminary Garda inquiry into the leaking of a confidential document by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has been upgraded to a formal investigation. The inv(...)

Since last month, the Garda has been able to avail of Europol’s advanced “decryption platform” which is capable of breaking through security measures installed on specialist phones used by organised criminals. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland can now send password-protected data to the EU’s police agency for decryption in gangland and child sex abuse investigations, according to the(...)

Drugs recovered by gardaí and Revenue officers in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, on Thursday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí and Revenue customs officers have made one of the biggest drug seizures in the Republic for years after cocaine valued at €12.04 million was di(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has offered to  meet gardaí to ‘answer any questions they may have, and provide a full statement on the matter’. Photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has offered to meet gardaí to assist them with their preliminary inquiries into the leaking of a confidential document. In a st(...)

An estimated 374kg of cannabis herb was found in the vehicle. Photograph: An Garda Siochana/Facebook

Two men have been arrested after gardaí seized cannabis worth an estimated €7.4 million after they stopped and searched a vehicle in Co Kildare on Thu(...)

The latest find was made when gardai moved in on a lorry that was under surveillance in south Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Garda

Gardai have made their second large seizure of counterfeit goods they believe were destined for the lucrative Christmas market, with a €200,000 haul f(...)

Thousands of explicit images, including of Irish women,  are being examined by gardaí in a bid to determine if a criminal investigation is needed. File photograph: Getty Images

Thousands of explicit images, including of Irish women, that have been shared online in recent days are being examined by gardaí in a bid to determine(...)

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