In June 2018, the Court of Appeal had set aside the applicant’s conviction and ordered a retrial. File photograph: Getty

The State is facing a significant compensation bill after the Special Criminal Court ruled a man who spent 14 months in prison on an IRA membership ch(...)

Tom Browne told the court Seán Quinn joked he would ‘have to kill you’ if he had told him of Quinn Group’s true position in Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Seán Quinn jokingly told Tom Browne in 2007 he would “have to kill” the then Anglo Irish Bank executive if he told him the Quinn Group’s t(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm (left) with Tom Browne, then managing director of the Irish business,  before he retired from the bank. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Former Anglo Irish Bank director Tom Browne told the High Court he was made a scapegoat for the activities of the collapsed bank after “performing” lo(...)

A Garda cocaine seizure last year

Ireland should send warships to west Africa to help intercept cocaine shipments coming in from South America, the Irish head of the EU’s anti-drug smu(...)

Lives Lost: Anna O’Sullivan

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

In the face of growing outrage, several prominent figures in the boxing world defended Daniel Kinahan on Friday.

The Kinahan organised crime group continues to be one of the biggest threats to law and order in Ireland, according to the head of the European anti-d(...)

Up to €306 million worth of drugs has been seized off the coast of Spain. Photograph: iStock

Organised criminals are exploiting the coronavirus crisis to ship unprecedented amounts of drugs into the EU, the Irish head of Europe’s anti-drug tra(...)

Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy visits gardaí  operating a checkpoint at the entrance to Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Two of the Garda’s most senior officers will now stay on in duty past their planned retirement dates to help deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemi(...)

It’s a month to the day since the first case of coronavirus, also know as Covid-19, was diagnosed in Ireland. On February 28th, Michelle and Damien Ma(...)

The purity of cocaine at street level is also increasing as users become more discerning, the leader of the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre said. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

The Irish-led agency responsible for tackling the importation of drugs into Europe seized more than €2 billion worth of cocaine last year, its largest(...)

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