John O Driscoll

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Five people have participated in the final round of interviews to become the next Garda commissioner. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Five individuals have participated in the final round of interviews to become the next Garda commissioner, The Irish Times understands. Former commis(...)

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll,  head of the Garda’s special crime operations, said the convictions in Spain and Britain underlined the international cooperation now underway in targeting the Kinahan gang. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Conor Lally A senior Garda has welcomed the convictions of two Kinahan gang members in Spain and Britain and said the fight to bring down the gang wo(...)

Drugs seized recently in Spain. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Members of the Garda Síochána will be moving to Malaga in Spain in the coming months to join Spanish police in their efforts to thwart drug gangs. As(...)

Gardai believe four Irishmen arrested in Spain after drugs valued at €3.4 million were seized were working for an off-shoot of the Kinahan gang. Dete(...)

Figures for the past two years show the number of these crimes more than halved, compared to 2011 and 2012, reflecting the benefits of tightly focused and intelligence-led policing practices.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Credit where it is due. Members of the Garda Síochána have done a good job responding to planned burglaries and related offences, particularly those i(...)

The years 2016 and 2017 saw the lowest number of burglaries and related offences recorded – at 18,478 and 19,092 respectively – since the CSO assumed responsibility for crime data in 2003. File photograph: Frank Miller

Some prolific burglars had been arrested 50 or 60 times by the Garda but the sentences imposed by the courts were not deterring them, Assistant Commis(...)

In February, some 892 domestic burglaries were reported to gardaí across the country, a fall of 27% on the same month in 2017.

Home burglaries have fallen to record low levels in recent months according to previously unpublished crime data. The new, more detailed, burglary fi(...)

Two loaded revolvers were found in cars stopped by gardaí at Monastery Gate Avenue, Clondalkin on Friday. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí have arrested four people and seized two loaded guns as part of the investigation into the Kinahan-Hutch feud. The four people detained are al(...)

Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll during a media briefing at the Special Crime Operations, Harcourt Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí say they have intervened to foil almost 50 planned killings in the Hutch-Kinahan feud. Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll told a media bri(...)

Three firearms – a sub-machine gun, a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver – were seized when gardaí ­ stopped a van on Gardiner Street in Dublin 1 at about 8am.

Forty extra inner-city gardaí are to be put on the beat to deal with the threat of gangland violence, a Dublin City Councillor has said. Gardaí arres(...)

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