Hard on crime, without any hard facts

The high cost of locking up low-level criminals for long periods began to bite, writes Michael Clifford.

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'Bizarre' case of abandoned trolley full of paid for goods leaves Gardai nonplussed

Gardai are appealing for help in tracing the owner of a trolley load of shopping in an investigation which has been described as 'bizarre'

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'Collaboration is key' to tackling fraud, NYPD detective says

Dermot Shea, who is in Ireland for the International Fraud Prevention conference in Dublin, said that the landscape of law enforcement is changing and it is a challenge to stay ahead of criminals.

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Two men arrested in connection with aggravated burglaries and robberies in Drogheda

The men, aged 18 and 22, were arrested in the Drogheda area yesterday.

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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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Sinn Féin TD urges Government to take action on acid attacks

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire told Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan that he needs to be proactive in tackling the issue.

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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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Mother of murdered boys wants killers to wait longer for parole

The mother of two boys murdered by their father says she wants convicted killers to wait longer for parole.

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Mother of two boys killed by her husband calls for implementation of parole law

Kathleen Chada, the mother of two boys killed by their father, is calling for the implementation of the Parole Bill which would change the length of time at which a prisoner serving a life sentence can appeal for parole from seven years to 12 years.

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Government to approve study of family homicides

The Government is to sign off on an independent specialist research study on familicide today.

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Teenager assisting Gardaí with investigation into fatal stabbing in Dublin

A post-mortem is due to be carried out on the body of a man stabbed to death in Dublin.

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Government 'turning its back' on communities over threat of scrambler bikes

The Government is "turning its back" on vulnerable communities and ignoring the threat of scrambler bikes in local areas by failing to listen to garda concerns over the issue.

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Wicklow Gardaí charge man in connection with fatal stabbing

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in Co. Wicklow yesterday morning.

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Man to appear in court in connection with suspected abduction of 14-year-old boy

At around 7:30 yesterday evening, gardaí on patrol in Finglas noticed a car being driven erratically.

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Two men arrested in connection with Blanchardstown house fire released

Two men arrested in connection with an incident of criminal damage by fire at a house in West Dublin have been released without charge.

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Man arrested following fatal stabbing incident at house in Arklow

A man in his 30s has died following a stabbing in Co Wicklow.

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Gardaí investigating cash-in-transit robbery in Mullingar

The incident occurred this morning at around 10:25am on Blackhall Street when a van was making a collection from a bank.

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Teen victim of suspected acid attack ‘thought he would never see again’

Tega Agberhiere is recovering in hospital and is expected to regain full sight in both eyes.

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Two men due in court charged with ATM thefts in the North

Police in Northern Ireland investigating a number of recent cash machine thefts have charged two men with a number of offences.

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Illegal dumping in forests: Report criminals

Forestry agency Coillte have given details of the costs of cleaning up just one illegal dump in Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

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Man charged with Co Antrim murder

Niall Magee, 21, died following an incident at a house in the Cairn Walk area of Crumlin on Saturday.

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Gardai appeal for information on attacker who stripped down after serious Temple Bar assault

Gardai have appealed for information relating to a man who seriously assaulted a pedestrian in Dublin last Friday before stripping off and lying down on the road.

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Gardaí investigate report of acid attack on three teenagers in Waterford

Three teenage boys have reportedly been attacked with acid in Waterford.

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‘Promising leads’ in hunt for suspected child abductor

The attacker ran off after a 12-year-old girl fought back and a woman passing by called police.

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Gardaí targeting demand for prostitution stop 36 people in four counties

Gardaí have stopped 36 people in an operation targeting the demand for prostitution.

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ATM robbery foiled by Gardaí in Carlingford

It has emerged that Gardaí prevented an ATM digger theft in Carlingford, County Louth over St Patrick’s weekend.

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Gardaí investigating three petrol bomb attacks in Drogheda overnight

There have been three more petrol bomb attacks overnight in Drogheda, County Louth.

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Gangs are turning Drogheda into Wild West, says TD

A County Louth Deputy is warning that criminal gangs are turning the North East into the Wild West.

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Tipperary town in shock as safe robbed from Fethard Ladbrokes

Locals in a rural County Tipperary town have expressed their shock after a Ladbrokes bookmakers was broken into overnight.

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People in rural areas urged to mark property with Eircode to combat crime

Farmers, homeowners and business owners are being urged to sign up to a new system aimed at tackling rural crime.

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Update: Gardaí make arrest after shots fired in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating after shots were fired in Dublin and Dundalk.

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PSNI make arrest after church damaged in Antrim

Police in the North have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with criminal damage at a church in Antrim.

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Two ATMs stolen in Kells found burnt out in Co Cavan

They are believed to have contained over €200,000 having been filled in anticipation of the Easter bank holiday weekend.

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Co Louth store closes ATM over 'ongoing security issues'

Management at a busy service station has decided to close their external ATM due to "ongoing security issues".

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Two arrested as gardaí recover gun in Dublin

Two men have been arrested and a gun was recovered by gardaí at a house in Dublin today.

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Digger, tractor and trailer used to steal ATMs in Co Meath

The incidents follow a spate of similar raids on both sides of the border in recent months.

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Two men arrested in connection with Leitrim grow house

Two Lithuanian men have been arrested after the discovery of a cannabis grow house in Leitrim.

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Photos: Cars, Rolexes and knives among items seized in organised crime raids in Cork

A number of raids are being carried out across Cork city and county as part of an investigation into organised crime.

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Three arrested in Donegal in organised crime gang probe

A number of items suspected to be part of frauds carried out in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland were seized.

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CSO data needed in order to tackle knife crime, says FF

Fianna Fáil's Justice Spokesperson fears Gardaí will not be able to tackle knife crime effectively due to a lack of data on the issue.

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Gardaí make two arrests in human trafficking probe

Gardaí investigating human trafficking, money laundering and prostitution have arrested two women.

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Gardaí hunt for gunman after shots fired at house in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating after shots were fired at a house in Dublin last night.

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Update: Man released without charge in investigation into fatal Tallaght shooting

A man in his late 20s who was arrested this morning in relation to a fatal shooting in Citywest Shopping Centre on 18 September 2017, has been released without charge

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Third man arrested over crime gang investigation

It comes as gardai carried out an extensive search and arrest operation in Drogheda earlier this week.

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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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Criminal Assets Bureau seize cars, phones and files in raids in four counties

Gardaí have seized cars, phones and documents in seven searches today.

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Petrol station in Derry goes to extreme lengths to protect ATM after recent thefts

A filling station in Co Derry has gone to great lengths to project its ATM after a spate of robberies on both sides of the border in recent times.

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Investigation after suspected arson attack on garda cars in Co Louth

The overnight incident was described as "intimidation" by Louth TD Declan Breathnach.

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Man arrested in connection with murder of Mikolaj Wilk in Cork

He is the fourth person arrested in relation to this investigation.

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Gardaí investigating €2m fraud involving 'money mule' accounts

The practice involves criminals recruiting young people to help launder stolen or illegal money using their bank account.

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Sexual assault cases up 30%, Forensic Science Ireland report shows as 'upward trend' continues

The State's forensic science laboratory has seen a 30% rise in sexual assault cases so far this year.

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Man arrested over Jim Donegan murder in Belfast

Mr Donegan was shot in front of children and parents as he waited to collect his 13-year-old son from school in Belfast.

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Gardaí investigating alleged attempted abduction of child in Co Kerry

Gardaí are investigating the alleged attempted abduction of a young boy at a GAA grounds in Co Kerry last weekend.

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Gardaí investigating attempted hijacking of taxi in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating an attempted hijacking in Dublin after three women allegedly threatened a taxi driver and tried to take his car.

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Family of murdered Louth man begin new campaign for inquiry

The 47-year-old was shot dead on his way home from a pub in Dundalk, Co Louth, in 1976.

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Gardaí investigating aggravated burglary in Co Kerry charge two teenagers

The boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested today by Gardaí investigating the incident at a house in Listowel at the weekend.

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Digger used to steal ATM in Monaghan

An ATM has been stolen in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.

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Search for lone gunman following 'reckless' attack outside Dublin school

Latest: Gardaí in Blanchardstown have condemned the reckless attack which took place outside a secondary school in the Corduff area.

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Teenage girl attacked in Co Antrim

She ran away but suffered a cut lip and cuts to her knees.

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