New Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at Garda headquarters in the Phoenix Park on Tuesday. She said she was determined to lead a “hurting” force out of “a huge roller-coaster of uncertainty”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Newly appointed Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said criticisms levelled at the force during the recent “unprecedented time” would act as a (...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said gardaí needed to ‘refocus’ their understanding of victims. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Garda commissioner will be appointed early next month in what will be the highest profile element of force renewal following the publication of (...)

UK police forces modify their vehicles significantly, an option denied to the Gardai.

Last night’s fatal crash on the M7, involving a Garda car which was pursuing another vehicle, has raised once again safety concerns about the age and (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said indiscipline in An Garda Síochána would be dealt with. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Where there are inefficiencies and indiscipline in An Garda Síochána they have to be dealt with, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. She(...)

GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien photographed at the launch of the GSOC annual report 2013 at the Garda Ombudsman’s office in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The leadership of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has dismissed calls by some Garda members to resign over their handling of recent con(...)

Young gardaí were ‘betrayed and pilloried’ by Garda management, the GRA head PJ Stone said. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Young and inexperienced probationer gardai who were assigned cases they should never have been have found themselves caught up in the allegations rais(...)

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has failed to obtain a High Court injunction preventing the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform b(...)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn claimed the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter had failed to learn lessons from the scandals and blamed everyone else but himself.

There were sharp exchanges between Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and Sinn Féin spokesman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn in a row about Garda controversies,(...)

PJ Stone, GRA general secretary, said the promotions system within An Garda Síochána was biased, with the sons or daughters of serving or former senior officers more likely to be promoted than others. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The death of a teenager after he was released from Garda custody underlined the need for clear guidelines on how the force should handle intoxicated p(...)

PJ Stone, GRA general secretary, speaking to reporters at the  association’s annual delegate conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Conor O’Meara

The former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was forced out of office for political expediency and that was obvious to everyone, the largest Garda st(...)