Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has called for more light to be shone on allegations that elite Garda officers colluded with a convicted drug trafficker. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has called for more light to be shone on allegations that elite Garda officers colluded with a convicted drug traffick(...)

Dublin Airport has been chosen for a six-month trial of so-called e-gates, where travellers will use a special machine to match their faces with the photo on their passport. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Adult airline passengers from Ireland and dozens of European countries will be allowed to check themselves through immigration in a new self-se(...)

 Migrant Workers in Ireland at a Migrant Rights Centre Ireland press conference in Dublin last March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Frontline social welfare staff need to be trained to know what benefits and supports migrants are entitled to, a group working with migrants ha(...)

The Stardust nightclub in Artane, north Dublin, after the February 1981 fire. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The families of some of the 48 young people who died in the 1981 Stardust disaster are demanding a fresh inquiry into the cause or causes of th(...)

Sex crime? ‘While the elimination of prostitution is a far-fetched ideal, minimisation of harm for those engaged in prostitution is practical, achievable and long overdue in Ireland,’ according to a study. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Department of Justice says that although human trafficking and prostitution sometimes overlap, “human trafficking and prostitution a(...)

Meijiao Yu and her husband Xiao Shao hold a picture of their daughter Jiayi. Photograph: Maxwells

A Chinese couple are planning a celebration to mark the return of their young Irish-born daughter to them after the Minister f(...)

The decision by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) not to invite the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, to its annual conference is no(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Opposition TDs who first highlighted the penalty points issue have rejected the Garda reports into the matter and called for an independent inquiry(...)

Figures compiled by the Courts Service show summonses issued between January and March fell from 101,002 to 78,578; a decline of 22 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller

There was a sharp fall in the number of summonses issued by gardaí in the first three months of this year, figures released to (...)

Everett Dutschke waits for federal authorities to search his home in Tupelo, Mississippi, earlier this week. Photograph: Thomas Wells/Daily Journal/Reuters

A Mississippi martial arts instructor arrested early today has been charged with possession of the biological agent ricin and with attempting t(...)

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