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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. For most people, the 999 service is their first and only interaction with the Garda. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Many people calling 999 for emergency help are facing a moment of extreme crisis and, at times, even the decision to make the call itself has taken co(...)

The Oireachtas committee met on Wednesday to discuss abuse of referees. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Oireachtas committees on the pressing matters of sport have proved far more cringe-inducing than this latest sitting to discuss the abuse of referees.(...)

Barbara Walsh (33), known locally as Babe Dara Aindriú, vanished from the family home at Roisín na Maithníoch (Rusheenamanagh) outside Carna, Connemara, in the early hours of June 22nd, 1985.

A woman whose father went missing over 40 years ago said she thinks of him every day and her continuing quest for answers still “eats away” at her. Al(...)

 Kellie Walton, leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Wednesday after her case was adjourned. PIC: Collins Courts

A payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television over a period of ten years has been remanded on bail pending sentence to (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (centre) pictured as Minister for Justice Helen McEntee addressed the media following an  event to mark National Missing Persons Day at Croke Park on Wednesday.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The investigation into the cancellation of thousands of 999 calls by Garda personnel would not become a “whitewash” and disciplinary investigations in(...)

The emergence last week of the Omicron variant prompted the Government to impose travel restrictions on passengers from seven southern African countries. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s first confirmed case of the Omicron variant was identified through “blind luck”, according to public health officials. The case involved a (...)

The man, who is in his 20s, was being questioned at Tallaght Garda station on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Gardaí investigating an incident in which shots were fired at gardaí in a patrol car in Dublin have arrested a man for questioning. The suspect was a(...)

Former Fianna Fáil European election candidate Kieran Hartley

A case involving a former Fianna Fáil European election candidate, which has caused a rift between An Garda Síochána and the Courts Service, has been (...)

Oireachtas Committee on Sport members to hear of problem of abuse of grassroots referees across codes. Photograph: iStock

As many as two-thirds of soccer referees quit within two years due to the abuse they face in the role, according to the Football Association of Irelan(...)

 Michael McGuinness (61), of Main Street, Borrisokane, Tipperary, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  where he was remanded in custody pending sentencing at a later date. Photograph: Collins Courts

A decorated soldier who sexually abused three neighbourhood boys up to 40 years ago used his position of trust to his advantage when he targeted his v(...)

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