As well as additional funding for the Garda, the oversight bodies that police and advise the force will also see their budgets increase.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government is to recruit 200 extra gardaí by the end of January and some €10 million has been made available for Garda vehicles in a two-pronged b(...)

Ian Bailey is suing the State for damages in relation to his alleged wrongful arrest during the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier . He has always denied any involvement in the murder. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The High Court has ordered the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) to disclose documents relating to complaints by Ian Bailey over the Garda in(...)

Noirín O’Sullivan, interim Garda Commissioner. The new head of the Policing Authority will help choose the next commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The recruitment contest that will yield the first leader of the new Policing Authority has begun, with the successful candidate set for a key role in (...)

Gardaí graduate from the Garda College, Templemore, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

There is a depressing familiarity to the current policing scandals. It feels as if barely a week goes by that there is not some other twist or turn in(...)

Simon O’Brien, Chairman Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC). An Oireachtas Justice, Equality and Defence committee has outlined its vision for the proposed Garda Authority, and recommended sweeping reforms of the Garda, the GSOC and the Garda Inspectorate  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

A report by the Oireachtas Justice, Equality and Defence committee has outlined its vision for the proposed Garda Authority, and recommended sweeping (...)

In the latest allegation of Garda malpractice,  Wexford Independent TD Mick Wallace said the Field Bar in Kilkenny had been subject to consistent harassment since John McDonald, who had returned from the US, purchased it in 2007.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mick Wallace has claimed in the Dáil that a Garda inspector led a campaign of “sustained” harassment against the owners, staff and cust(...)

Conor Brady: his judgment on the force    now is implicit in his decision not to seek reappointment to GSOC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The contrast between “the great pomp and ceremony” that attended the birth of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and the immovable obstacles late(...)

The scene of the fatal accident at Bellurgan on the road from Dundalk to Carlingford involving a garda patrol car and a pedestrian local footballer Eamonn Carroll early yesterday morning. Photograph: Tom Conachy

The death of Eamonn Carroll in Co Louth yesterday is the fourth fatality in 2014 involving a Garda patrol car, double the amount of fatal road traf(...)

The scene of the fatal crash  at Bellurgan on the road from Dundalk to Carlingford involving a Garda patrol car and a pedestrian local man. Photograph:  Tom Conachy

The Garda Ombudsman is investigating an incident in which a man died after being knocked down by a Garda patrol car in Co Louth. Eamonn Carroll (32), (...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: TD:  denied feeling ‘bitter’ in the wake of his resignation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former justice minister Alan Shatter has not spoken to Taoiseach Enda Kenny since June, in the aftermath of his resignation from ministerial office th(...)