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Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis
Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.
Revenue seizes 230,000 cigarettes and 160 kilos of tobacco in Dublin
A large quantity of cash was also detained.
How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home
A new initiative will see this team taking a more active role with victims, liaising with them regularly and directing them to services.
Australia to cancel passports of convicted paedophiles
The move is an attempt to crack down on child sex tourism.
Leo Varadkar's welfare fraud measures labelled as 'a solo run' and 'a hate campaign'
The claims were made by a former department inspector today.
Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack
The government wants the new measures to take effect on 1 March next year.
Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants
Now, illegal immigrants who are suspected of a crime will be a top priority for deportation.
Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught
Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.
Explainer: Who are the far-right Citizens of the Reich in Germany?
Germany authorities have begun cracking down on members of the far-right movement.
Trump will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by illegal immigrants
The move will “better inform the public regarding the public safety threats”, according to the executive order.
Over €300k belonging to criminal gang discovered in woman's home following search
A total of 15 guns, including an an assault rifle, were found by gardaí at a west Dublin premises yesterday.
Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers
This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.
Puppies, alcohol and €9,400 in cash: Revenue involved in a number of nationwide seizures
Officers conducted a number of operations designed to clamp down on illegal activity in the run-up to Christmas.
Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit
Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.
Nearly 400 arrested and over two tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe-wide crackdown
Operation Ciconia Alba is the third series of joint action days covered by the 2013 – 2017 EU Policy Cycle.
Turkey has arrested 32,000 people - and it's just the start
Around one in every 1,000 people in Turkey has been investigated in connection with the July coup.
'We're determined to face them down': Tánaiste discusses gang violence with NYPD commissioner
Fitzgerald attended the inauguration of the new police commissioner today.
The president of Philippines has been accused of feeding a man alive to a crocodile
A former militia man testified under oath that he and a group of policemen and ex-communists killed about 1,000 people on Duterte’s orders.
New garda taskforce seizes €100,000 after stopping truck on M50
A 32-year-old man was also arrested at the scene but has since been released without charge.
Gardaí have seized up to €2 million worth of drugs in the past week
This week, Gardaí have seized drugs, weapons and cash in five operations in Louth, Meath, and Dublin. They also said they have seized 20 weapons, including five assault rifles and a submachine gun so far this year.
Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs
Hundreds of killings have taken place since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June.
Heroin worth €200k seized as gardaí stop and search two UK reg vehicles
They were stopped on the M1 just south of the border.
"Daily life is running quite normal": Turkey's ambassador to Ireland launches charm offensive
Ambassador Necip Egüz defended his country’s post-coup crackdown, and insisted there was no threat to tourist areas.
Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup
Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.
Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt
Over 7,500 people have been detained so far in a massive legal crackdown.
Massive anti-terror raids see 12 arrested in Belgium ahead of Euro 2016 match
A Flemish broadcaster is reporting the incident may be linked Belgium’s match against Ireland.
Alcohol banned from around stadiums and fanzones at Euro 2016
The Republic of Ireland have their first match this evening, against Sweden in Paris.
Over 60,000 units of illegal prescription drugs seized in online crackdown
Body-building steroids accounted for more than half of drugs illegally bought online.
"Shoot him and I'll give you a medal" - Philippine president encourages citizens to shoot drug dealers
Rodrigo Duterte has promised to end crime and corruption within six months of his presidency.
Annoyed you can't watch the US version of Netflix? Its CEO doesn't really care
Such complaints are “inconsequential” and come from a “very small but quite vocal minority”.
A driver was clocked doing 176km/h on St Patrick's Day
Gardaí were out in force staging their usual clampdown on speeding, drink-driving and other driving offences.
New Zealand in the midst of a major cannabis shortage
Major seizures have stymied the supply of marijuana to the island nation.
Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for 'playing bridge'
An Irish national was one of 32 people arrested for gambling.
Gardaí thank communities for help catching 54 drug dealers
The youngest arrested as part of the operation was just 15-years-old.
French models now have to provide medical proof that they are not too thin
New legislation requires models to obtain a medical certificate stating that they have a healthy BMI.
Getting a drone for Christmas? What you need to know about the new rules
Between 4 –5,000 drones are thought to already be in use in Ireland.
Here's how repeat offenders causing 'havoc' are going to be tackled
Gardaí, the Irish Prison Service, and the Probation Service are joining forces on the initiative.
Paris terror attacks: Multi-city raids and manhunts as police close the net on suspects
Two people have now been charged with involvement with terrorism following the attacks.
Iranian women who refuse to wear veil to have cars confiscated
All women in Iran, including foreigners, are required to cover their hair and neck.
Cocaine, hash and benzos seized as gardaí target Limerick drug gangs
A total of 12 locations were searched.