Gardaí working in the Cork City Division say they are weighed down with paperwork, understaffed in comparison with other divisions, and have been stripped of frontline officers who have not been replaced when transferred to new specialist units.
A copybook containing a "Satanic pledge drawing" and a set of rules including: "No talking about Jesus or God, only Satan", was discovered in the home of one of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Blood patterns in the room where 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel's body was found indicate she was struck several times with a weapon while she lay on the floor, a blood spatter analyst has told the trial of the two boys accused of her murder.
A Tusla child and family agency employee who was caught with thousands of child pornography images claimed to gardaí that he downloaded them in an effort to figure out paedophiles and sex offenders as part of his work.
A Dublin man who was arrested with a loaded gun in Dublin’s north inner city was “an important and trusted member” of an organised crime gang, the non-jury Special Criminal Court has heard.