Newly qualified gardaí marching  at the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Garda recruitment needs to be ramped up to about 900 new members per year for up to five years if adequate policing is to be provided, Garda superinte(...)

Chief Inspector Bob Olsen of the Garda inspectorate addressing the Agsi conference. Photograph: Paul Mealey

About 300 Garda members could be immediately released from desk-bound jobs and allowed to join their colleagues policing the streets if their posts we(...)

There has been an increase in gangland activity of late, especially fatal shootings, but the number of people being murdered is still someway off the levels seen in recent years, Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan (above) has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There has been an increase in gangland activity of late, especially fatal shootings, but the number of people being murdered is still someway off the (...)

Graduating members of the Garda  in Templemore. File photograph: Alan Betson

Garda numbers are still in decline as retirements and other departures far exceeded the level of recruitment over the past two years. There was a pub(...)

Garda Colm Cullen (centre) taking part in a campaign on behalf of the Irish Osteoporosis Society in 2006. He died on Thursday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The funeral will take place on Monday of Garda Colm Cullen who continued to serve in the force after he was paralysed in a road traffic collision. Mr (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan at the Garda graduation ceremony in Templemore. Photograph: Press 22.

At least 500 new gardaí will be recruited next year, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. However, she played down suggestions by the As(...)

No decision has been made on whether former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan acted inappropriately when shredding his personal papers and not return(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Journalists’ text messages and call-details have been accessed from the mobile phone of a Garda officer who is under investigation on suspicion of lea(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Taoiseach Enda Kenny   and Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan at the Garda College in Templemore on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she was “open to reviewing” hate crime legislation after a number of attacks in the past week. Ms Fit(...)

The association representing gardaí who arrested Clare Daly TD on suspicion of drunk driving has strongly rejected an allegation they failed to co-ope(...)