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Some 16 high value watches and eight vehicles as well as mobile phones and documentation were also found by gardaí

A large scale garda operation targeting organised crime has taken place in west Dublin, involving searches of 24 premises. The searches and arrests, (...)

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who is assigned a lead role within An Garda Síochána, said ‘significant success has been achieved in recent times’. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than €24 million has been seized and€11 million forfeited to the State since the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) was est(...)

Private Patrick Kelly was killed alongside Garda Gary Sheehan by the Provisional IRA at a shoot out during the rescue of businessman Don Tidey in December 1983. Image courtesy of the Kelly family.

The family of the only Irish soldier to be killed during the Troubles has called for an end to the “orchestrated nationwide campaign of misinformation(...)

 Soldiers join the search for kidnapped businessman Don Tidey in December 1983. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll has said that claims a garda and Army private killed during the kidnapping of supermarket executive Don T(...)

The gun seized by the Garda in Tallaght on Tuesday.

Gardaí believed they stopped a murder in Dublin when they moved in on a group of men who were under surveillance, seizing a loaded revolver and vehicl(...)

‘Everyone, at an individual, and organisational level has a role to play in protecting children from harm’. Photograph: iStock

The Government has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of our “collective responsibility” to keep children safe in our communities. The firs(...)

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(...)

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