Specialist team investigating 'how far and deep' alleged garda corruption goes

The specialist garda team investigating alleged corruption in the force is examining “how far and deep” the suspected criminality goes following the ...

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Garda Inspector arrested in relation to corruption probe released

Latest: A Garda Inspector arrested as part of an investigation into suspected corruption in the force has been released without charge.

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Ireland near top for opioid deaths as number of fatalities increase

Ireland is near the top of the table of 25 countries for opioid-related drug deaths, according to new research.

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Charges against gardaí directed in four cases last year, GSOC report shows

GSOC sent 17 criminal investigation files to the DPP last year, but directions to bring charges against gardaí have so far been given in just four cases.

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Gardaí investigating money laundering raid four premises and freeze €40k in bank account

The Criminal Assets Bureau is examining the beneficial owners of a home in North Cork and another in South Tipperary as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation. ...

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Gardaí say dramatic fall in burglaries due to Operation Thor

Official figures show that domestic burglaries have been cut in half over the last four years - a trend gardaí are attributing to a dedicated policing operation. ...

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Family of slain 18-year-old Azzam Raguragui 'resting' their faith in Irish justice system

The family of slain 18-year-old Azzam Raguragui said they are “resting” their faith in the Irish justice system to hold the perpetrator of the attack ...

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'People are scared to go to the mosque': Gardaí investigating possible hate attack in Limerick

Gardaí have confirmed that they are investigating a possible hate or racist motive behind an alleged assault on two Muslim men in Limerick.

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US seeks to extradite Dublin man involved in alleged financial fraud and identity theft

The United States is seeking to extradite a young Irish man accused of being part of a hacking group known as “The Community” involved in alleged financial ...

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Figures show huge rise in seizures of cocaine, heroin, cigarettes and illegal alcohol last year

There was a surge last year in the amount of cocaine, heroin, cigarettes and illegal alcohol seized by Customs.

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Rape crisis groups back State sexual harassment campaign

"You have a right to say no and a right to move comfortably throughout the world without being sexually harassed."

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Justice Minister launches 'No Excuses' campaign highlighting sexual harassment attitudes

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has launched a new media campaign questioning people's attitudes to sexual harassment.

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Dissident threat has to be met ‘head on’

Local Garda bosses say threats from dissidents to murder people who talk to the police must be met “head-on” and warned that the paramilitaries must ...

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Garda bosses call for action over 'ever-increasing drugs war'

Speaking against the background of violent criminal feuds in Drogheda, Co Louth, and Corduff and Finglas in west Dublin, the country’s superintendents said ...

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Prisoner monitoring duties now ‘crystal clear’ to staff and managers

It is now “crystal clear” to prison staff and managers that the failure to monitor vulnerable inmates will result in dismissal, the head of the Irish ...

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Chief Justice Frank Clarke: Family courts in need of ‘urgent attention’

Chief Justice says cases are being heard in ‘dreadful conditions’

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Call for prison staff to be trained to deradicalise extremists

Prison chiefs are keeping a “watching brief” on the possible emergence of jihadist extremism in Irish jails.

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Justice Minister 'concerned' about whistleblower allegations on prison surveillance

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said he is concerned at the “contents” of a report by the Inspector of Prisons into allegations of illegal surveillance ...

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Charlie Flanagan concerned over content of prison surveillance report

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said he is concerned at the “contents” of a report by the Inspector of Prisons into allegations of illegal surveillance ...

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Bid to tackle use of drones in jails

Prison bosses are to trial a new technology to tackle the rising threat posed by drones smuggling drugs and weapons into prison.

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Two prison units opened and 100 cells doubled up to tackle overcrowding

Two prison units are being opened and 100 cells are being 'doubled up' in a bid to deal with a resurgence in overcrowding in prisons.

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Staff in Mountjoy Prison 'cut, punched or bitten' by inmates once a week

Overcrowding in prisons is leading to intimidation and violence, according to the Prison Officers Association.

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Prison overcrowding allows bullies to thrive, conference hears

The return of overcrowding in Irish prisons is creating an atmosphere for the “bully to thrive” and to pressurise vulnerable inmates to smuggle drugs ...

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Surge in prisoners on special protection

There has been a surge in the number of prisoners put on protection for their own safety, with the sharpest rises in Mountjoy Prison and Cloverhill Remand Prison.

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Luxurious ‘man caves’ found in Kinahan search

A top lieutenant in the Kinahan crime cartel is being questioned for suspected money laundering in a major operation led by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

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Man arrested as CAB conduct 18 searches in Kildare and Dublin

A well-known criminal from the Crumlin area of south Dublin is the main target of the operation, which was carried out this morning and involved several armed units. ...

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Drug dealers make communities 'insecure, fearful and subordinate', study finds

People in positions of power need to go out to communities battling drugs, crime and neglect and put resources into them and give people living there “a chance”, ...

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Young people see drug dealing as ‘work’ to buy consumer goods

Intimidation and violence drives local drug markets and enables drug bosses to keep communities “insecure, fearful, and subordinate”, research shows.

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Gardaí concerned foot is being 'taken off the pedal' ahead of Brexit

Frontline garda representatives along the border are concerned the foot is being “taken off the pedal” in preparing for Brexit.

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Harris: Gardaí will 'absolutely' help Europol target crime bosses

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said An Garda Síochána will “absolutely” help Europol, the EU police agency, in setting up a specialist ...

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Intelligence oversight chief ‘must be independent’

Ireland’s new intelligence oversight chief must have “full access” to classified material and be “wholly independent” of Government, ...

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New IRA ‘will be unaffected’ by murder on Derry street

The shooting dead of Lyra McKee by the New IRA will not affect their actions “in any way”, a leading historian and republican researcher has said.

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Europol wants CAB to help set up specialist unit to target EU crime bosses finances

Europol, the EU police agency, wants experts from the Criminal Assets Bureau to help set up a specialist unit to target the finances of crime bosses across Europe.

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Mother who lost son to violence will stand in solidarity with Lyra McKee's family

Joan Deane can empathise with the family and partner of Lyra McKee.

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Rise in inmates puts jails under pressure

The number of people in prison is increasing sharply, placing pressure on the bulk of jails with many near or above operating capacity.

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Garda worry over rising speeding and drink driving

Speeding interceptions doubled in the first three months of 2019.

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Mother of murder victim when told her son's killer had been found guilty: ‘A stone has been lifted off my heart’

A top detective has revealed that when the mother of Csaba Orsos heard that her son’s killer had been found guilty, she said: “A stone has been lifted ...

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Gardaí call for real-time insurance database to help catch uninsured drivers

Middle-ranking gardaí are calling for a real-time insurance database to help them catch uninsured drivers.

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Harris reported to authority on collapsed Margiotta case

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has provided the Policing Authority with a report into the collapsed prosecution against Garda employee Lynn Margiotta over the production ...

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'Not acceptable' that almost one-third of gardaí have not signed ethics code, says Harris

The Garda Commissioner has told middle-ranking gardaí that allegations engulfing their staff association is impacting on the entire organisation.

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Gardaí say they are in a 'no-win situation' when dealing with court-ordered repossessions

Middle-ranking officers claim that gardaí are in a “no-win situation” in policing court-ordered repossessions.

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One in three middle-ranking gardaí 'not familiar at all' with reform blueprint

A third of middle-ranking gardaí say they don't know anything about the landmark blueprint to reform the policing service.

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Comment: Gardaí unhappy as spotlight turned on representative body

Civilianisation. Training. Repossessions. Staffing. Investment.These are the issues that should be dominating the agenda at the three-day annual conference of frontline ...

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Gardaí forced to google new laws

Cormac O’Keeffe Security Correspondent in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan

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AGSI conference: Justice Minister says he must be able to 'trust' representative body

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has told middle-ranking gardaí that he needs to “trust” their representative body.

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Garda civilian workers need ‘better knowledge of organisation’

Garda civilian workers need ‘better knowledge of organisation’

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UN report calls for increased staff for anti-corruption unit and code of conduct for judges

The United Nations has called on Ireland to boost staffing at the Garda Anti-Corruption Unit, saying there are only three members attached to it.

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Gardaí seize drugs and drone as it was being set up outside prison

Gardaí caught two people as they were assembling a drone outside a prison.

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CAB lead operation targeting individual suspected of laundering proceeds of Kinahan crime cartel

The Criminal Assets Bureau is leading a major operation targeting a criminal “unknown” suspected of laundering the proceeds of the Kinahan crime cartel. ...

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Damaged to children by domestic violence could be 'irrepairable' unless State services are provided

The damage caused to children by domestic violence could be “irreparable” unless the State provided the necessary intervention services, a government-appointed ...

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