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(...)

Members of the Garda outside the Dáil. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Garda sergeants and inspectors have expressed their concern that members of the force who would be first to the scene of any terrorist attack are not (...)

 Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was appointed in the aftermath of the controversies that saw her predecessor Martin Callinan leave the force. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest review of the effectiveness of and structure of the Garda force will make difficult reading for senior management. But for gardaí under pr(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner: “It is a matter of regret to An Garda Síochána that . . . nobody has been brought to justice for that crime. It remains an ongoing, live and open investigation.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The investigation into the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is still “live and open”, said Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. She said the (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Ms O’Sullivan’s tenure thus far has been criticised at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) conference.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The slow pace of Garda reform under Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been strongly criticised by a group of sergeants and inspectors. The Asso(...)

Agsi general secretary John Redmond (left), Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and Agsi vice-president Antoinette Cunningham yesterday at the association’s conference in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly/Picsell

When Minister for Justice Alan Shatter travelled to the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) in Sligo (...)

Agsi general secretary John Redmond listens as Minister for Justice Alan Shatter speaks to the media after addressing the  annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the staff associations representing the vast majority of gardaí that they have lost their way in try(...)