Lois West, deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan were “belittled and treated poorly” when they identified errors in how the Garda was recording homicides. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two Garda civilian workers have outlined “15 months of torment” during which they claim they were pressured to approve homicide data they knew was wro(...)

Chief Insp Mark Toland, left,  and Deputy Chief Insp Hugh Hume during a press conference by the Garda Inspectorate marking the publication of the Inspectorate’s  report ‘Responding to Child Sexual Abuse’ at its head office in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Only 4 per cent of child sex abuse cases reported to the gardaí resulted in a conviction in court, the Garda Inspectorate has found in a sample study.(...)

 (L to R) Det  Supt Declan Daly and Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll during a media briefing on  Operation Ketch at the Serious Crime Operations at  Harcourt Square,  Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí have seized tens of thousands images of child pornography in raids at 31 homes in 12 counties since Friday. The raids were carried out as part(...)

Grainia Long, chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children  described the case as “shocking” and said of particular note was Matthew Horan’s “ease of access to other adults who were prepared to collude in sharing images of the children”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Calls have been made for additional Garda powers to investigate online child sex offences, including powers to make it easier for gardaí to seize mobi(...)

Gardaí  have issued a strong warning to parents and children about dangers that can face them on the internet. Photograph: Mark Steadman/Rollingnews.ie

Gardaí involved in the Matthew Horan investigation have issued a strong warning to parents and children about dangers that can face them on the intern(...)

The reforms will bring to an end the much-criticised practice of most sex crimes being investigated by the Garda member who responded to the initial emergency call.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Front-line gardaí will no longer investigate rapes or child sexual abuse under radical policing reforms. Instead, all such crimes will be investigate(...)

Fewer than 10 per cent of sexual violence victims who contacted the One in Four organisation for help made a criminal complaint to the Garda but a new helpline service may increase the number, it said. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fewer than 10 per cent of sexual violence victims who contacted the One in Four organisation for help made a criminal complaint to the Garda but a ne(...)

Image issued by Suffolk Police of Julian Myerscough, who has been arrested in Dublin after  absconding from a British court  shortly before being convicted of downloading indecent images of children. File photograph: Suffolk Police/PA Wire

A convicted sex offender who fled from Britain to Ireland has been arrested by gardaí in a Dublin hotel. Julian Myerscough (53), a former criminal la(...)

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