€1.2 million cocaine haul latest in series of seizures in Ireland

€1.2 million cocaine haul latest in series of seizures in Ireland

Law enforcement agencies have made another major drug seizure with the confiscation of around 17kgs of cocaine at the weekend.

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HSE report details staff shortages in child mental health teams

HSE report details staff shortages in child mental health teams

The country’s child and adolescent community mental health teams have little more than half the staffing levels they should have, according to a HSE report.

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The boy in blue - a retired garda looks back on his decades on the front line

From tracking 'The General' to dealing with the murderous Kinahan-Hutch feud, Pat Leahy has seen it all, writes Security Correspondent, Cormac O’Keeffe.

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Children played 'feud games' amid Hutch-Kinahan tensions

Children played 'feud games' amid Hutch-Kinahan tensions

Children were playing gangland ‘feud games’ in the schoolyard during the height of the murderous Kinahan-Hutch feud, according to the senior officer ...

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Community lauds gardaí in Cork after massive heroin seizure

Community lauds gardaí in Cork after massive heroin seizure

Community leaders have praised gardaí in Cork for taking a “destructive poison” off the streets following the largest seizure of heroin in the ...

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Two arrested following largest ever heroin haul in Cork

Two arrested following largest ever heroin haul in Cork

The seizure was made after a search at Harbourview Road late last night in the city.

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Treatment for cocaine trebles in just six years

Treatment for cocaine trebles in just six years

Treatment for cocaine has trebled in the last six years, with “worrying” increases in crack cocaine cases.

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Garda supervisors want spit hoods retained after coronavirus

Garda supervisors want spit hoods retained after coronavirus

Nine-out-of-ten frontline garda supervisors want spit hoods to be retained as part of gardaí’s protective equipment once the Covid-19 regulations have ...

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Activists raise the alarm at government's draft spying plans

Activists raise the alarm at government's draft spying plans

Rights groups have expressed concern at moves by the Government to draft legal proposals allowing State agencies access encrypted communications.

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‘Your downfall is coming’: Gardaí plot take down of organised crime boss Daniel Kinahan

‘Your downfall is coming’: Gardaí plot take down of organised crime boss Daniel Kinahan

An Garda Síochána this week sent a clear message to crime cartel boss Daniel Kinahan that his downfall is imminent, writes Security Correspondent Cormac ...

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Gardaí to get 'electronic key' to intercept criminal gangs' encrypted messages

Gardaí to get 'electronic key' to intercept criminal gangs' encrypted messages

Laws are being drafted to give State agencies legal powers to intercept encrypted communications.

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Top-secret spying op sends shockwaves through organised crime gangs

Top-secret spying op sends shockwaves through organised crime gangs

A top-secret spying operation by a European police team has sent “shockwaves” through organised crime, including Irish gangs.

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Gardaí plan to dismantle Kinahan gang leadership

Gardaí plan to dismantle Kinahan gang leadership

Gardaí plan to dismantle the “entire” Kinahan cartel and believe that future court convictions will bring about the “downfall” of ...

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Community sanctions more effective than prison say experts

Community sanctions more effective than prison say experts

There is "a growing body of evidence" that community sanctions are more effective than prison terms in reducing reoffending among criminals.

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Top judge urges people to settle personal injury cases

Top judge urges people to settle personal injury cases

Ms Justice Mary Irvine of the Supreme Court. Picture: Collins A top judge dealing with a backlog of personal injury cases has called on people open to settling their ...

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30% increase in use of force by gardaí in May

30% increase in use of force by gardaí in May

The latest report from the Garda Commissioner to the Policing Authority shows that the greatest increases were in the use of incapacitant sprays and batons.

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Gardaí warn of ‘startling’ rise in reports of online child abuse

Gardaí warn of ‘startling’ rise in reports of online child abuse

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has warned of a “startling and shocking” increase in referrals of online child abuse material during the lockdown.

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Europol: Ireland hit by surge of ‘right-wing extremism’

Europol: Ireland hit by surge of ‘right-wing extremism’

Ireland is among a number of European countries caught up in a worldwide “wave” of right-wing extremism, the EU police agency has said.

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Up to half of cannabis users quit during lockdown

Up to half of cannabis users quit during lockdown

Up to half of Irish cannabis users surveyed said they have stopped or reduced their use of the drug during the first three months of the Covid-19 pandemic, according ...

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Man due in court after three gardaí threatened with blade

Man due in court after three gardaí threatened with blade

A man is due before Cavan District Court this morning charged with allegedly threatening three gardaí with a blade.

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Meat cleaver and samurai sword used as mother of two killed in home

Meat cleaver and samurai sword used as mother of two killed in home

A mother of two suffered a violent death after being subjected to an horrific assault at her home in the Blanchardstown area of west Dublin.

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Colm Horkan funeral: A thin blue line, bowed by grief but unbroken, links the nation

Colm Horkan funeral: A thin blue line, bowed by grief but unbroken, links the nation

Gardaí around country turn out in force to lead somber tribute to colleague killed in line of duty

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Garda HQ finalises detailed plans for State funeral of Garda Colm Horkan

Garda HQ finalises detailed plans for State funeral of Garda Colm Horkan

Garda Headquarters is finalising detailed arrangements for the State funeral of Detective Garda Colm Horkan.

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Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community’

Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community’

The “beloved” Mayo man was gunned down on a quiet Roscommon street shortly before midnight on Wednesday – the third garda to be shot dead in the ...

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Appeal issued for witnesses to Garda Colm Horkan's brutal killing

Appeal issued for witnesses to Garda Colm Horkan's brutal killing

Investigators are seeking footage and witnesses in a bid to determine the circumstances behind the brutal killing of Detective Garda Colm Horkan.

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Third garda in 7 years to be shot dead on duty

Third garda in 7 years to be shot dead on duty

In the space of just seven years three gardaí have been shot dead in the line of duty in Ireland.

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Det Garda Colm Horkan hugely popular with colleagues and in GAA circles

Det Garda Colm Horkan hugely popular with colleagues and in GAA circles

Slain Detective Garda Colm Horkan was a “gentleman” who died “protecting his community” when he was shot dead just before midnight on Wednesday, ...

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'An attack on democracy': Garda killed in Co Roscommon named as Detective Garda Colm Horkan

'An attack on democracy': Garda killed in Co Roscommon named as Detective Garda Colm Horkan

"Colm served the communities he worked in with distinction and pride during his 24 years as a member of An Garda Síochána."

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Top Limerick gang hit in Garda swoop

Top Limerick gang hit in Garda swoop

A massive garda operation has targeted the “accumulated wealth” of a major Limerick crime gang with some 65 properties searched across three counties.

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New drugs citizens' forum in Programme for Government backed by community groups

New drugs citizens' forum in Programme for Government backed by community groups

Community drug groups have welcomed pledges in the Programme for Government to set up a ‘Citizen’s Assembly’ on drugs.

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Rape Crisis Network Ireland back audit of domestic and sexual crimes

Rape Crisis Network Ireland back audit of domestic and sexual crimes

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties welcomed “significant advances” for human rights, including commitments to end Direct Provision and to bring in ...

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Government formation: No targets on garda recruitment numbers  - despite featuring in manifestos

Government formation: No targets on garda recruitment numbers - despite featuring in manifestos

The Programme for Government backs ongoing recruitment of gardaí - but has removed previous targets set by the two big parties.

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Increase in prison numbers putting increased pressure on cell space

Increase in prison numbers putting increased pressure on cell space

The continuing increase in prisoner numbers is mounting pressure on available cell space, services and escorts, the country’s top prison chief has warned.

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Sharp fall in assaults, sex crimes and burglaries but rise in drug crime

Sharp fall in assaults, sex crimes and burglaries but rise in drug crime

The bulk of violent crimes dropped dramatically over the three months spanning the Covid-19 crisis, provisional garda figures show.

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Call for alcohol legislation measures to be implemented

Call for alcohol legislation measures to be implemented

Alcohol abuse campaigners have called on the three political parties trying to form a new government to implement key measures in landmark legislation enacted nine ...

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Revenue seize €6.2m worth of drugs at Dublin Port

Revenue seize €6.2m worth of drugs at Dublin Port

Sources said that only a short list of Irish gangs would be capable of organising such a massive shipment

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Over €130m spent on fake cosmetics per year

Over €130m spent on fake cosmetics per year

Almost 20% of Ireland’s cosmetic and personal care trade, worth €131 million, comprises counterfeit products.

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Gardaí use Covid powers just six times in past week

Gardaí use Covid powers just six times in past week

Gardaí used their Covid-19 powers just six times in the last week, marking a continuing reduction in use of the emergency provisions.

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Over 100 domestic violence charges over 15 days during lockdown

Over 100 domestic violence charges over 15 days during lockdown

More than 100 people were charged with domestic violence offences over a 15-day period during the Covid-19 lockdown under a dedicated Garda operation.

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Teens increasingly trapped by drugs debt as journey from user to dealer escalates

Teens increasingly trapped by drugs debt as journey from user to dealer escalates

Teenage cannabis users who end up dealing are like the “oppressed becoming the oppressor”, according to a new study.

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Rate of self-harm much higher among young girls, research shows

Rate of self-harm much higher among young girls, research shows

Adolescents and young adults have the highest rates of self-harm, with levels reaching a peak among girls in their mid-to-late teens.

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Loaded handgun and drugs seized in searches

Loaded handgun and drugs seized in searches

Gardaí recovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun and around €50,000 worth of drugs when they searched the house of a man suspected of carrying out a ...

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Callers to national rape crisis helpline feel very 'isolated' amidst Covid-19 crisis

Callers to national rape crisis helpline feel very 'isolated' amidst Covid-19 crisis

Callers to the national rape crisis helpline are feeling “intensely isolated and anxious” with the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 measures.

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Calls to cut prison numbers more to protect from Covid-19

Calls to cut prison numbers more to protect from Covid-19

Measures to reduce the prison population, including the granting of bail and continued early release, must be “ramped up” to uphold minimum human rights ...

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UCC creates online hub to help families in crisis as domestic violence rises amid pandemic

UCC creates online hub to help families in crisis as domestic violence rises amid pandemic

Community drug projects are warning of a “noticeable increase” in domestic violence due to ongoing Covid-19 confinement restrictions.

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Four prison officers now have Covid-19 after two new cases

Four prison officers now have Covid-19 after two new cases

Two more prison officers, including a second officer in Cork Prison, have tested positive for Covid-19 — bringing to four the total number of prison staff ...

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Gardaí still waiting to get Covid-19 powers

Gardaí still waiting to get Covid-19 powers

Gardaí are still waiting on the Government to sign into the law the new regulations enabling police to use the emergency powers enacted two weeks ago today.

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Almost 100 prisoners in isolation over Covid-19 concerns

Almost 100 prisoners in isolation over Covid-19 concerns

Nearly 100 prisoners are in isolation in a bid to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 in the country’s jails.

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Garda dog Hunter tracks down driver who fled drugs search

Garda dog Hunter tracks down driver who fled drugs search

A Garda dog true to his name hunted down a driver who fled a drugs search in which a luxury watch worth around €20,000 was seized.

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No foul play suspected in Dublin woman's death

No foul play suspected in Dublin woman's death

Gardaí have ruled out foul play in relation to the discovery of a woman’s body in Killiney, south Dublin, yesterday.

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