John O Driscoll

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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Home burglaries have fallen to record low levels in recent months according to previously unpublished crime data.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(...)

Fiona Coghlan: acted as a World Cup ambassador during last year’s tournament in Dublin and Belfast.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

An Irish woman will be added to the World Rugby council. The IRFU have confirmed that John O’Driscoll and Pa Whelan will be joined by a third person,(...)

A total of 80 teenagers from across the country have been trained as ‘safer internet day’ ambassadors to raise awareness   in their schools. Photograph: iStock

Online sexual coercion, or “webcam blackmail”, is to be addressed in the classroom under a new internet safety initiative. There has been rising conc(...)

 (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(...)

There was a  spike in burglaries in the months leading up to the winter period.

Gardaí have attributed a drop in recorded burglaries between October and December last year to the launch of a winter crime initiative. Provisio(...)

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