Enda Kenny tried to  to pin some kind of blame on Gerry Adams who said he would recruit 3,000 gardaí and reopen 140 Garda stations. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Will the last person to politicise the recent gangland murders please turn off the lights? And will the last person to use the murderous activity of g(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “I recognise that issues of concern have been raised.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has ordered a review into the accessing of journalists’ telephone records by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Com(...)

Minister for JusticeFrances Fitzgerald. AGSI has urged her to limit the GSOC’s new powers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda representative bodies and civil rights campaigners have urged Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to clarify how the Garda ombudsman has bee(...)

Garda recruits in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recent “fanfare announcements” that Garda recruitment has begun and is accelerating “belies the reality” that numbers have continued to decrease, 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(...)

Competition is less intense than it was last year, when more than 23,000 applied to secure one of the 550 places that were then on offer. Photograph: The Irish Times

Nearly 17,000 people have applied for 600 vacancies in An Garda Síochána, the Public Appointments Service (PAS) has confirmed, with about 28 candidate(...)

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) have reacted angrily to news that the group’s officials have approved a €200 Christmas bonus for their partners. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) have reacted angrily to news that the group’s officials have approved a €200 Christmas bonus for(...)

The Garda Representative Association has said a new police service allowance should be established “to compensate for the special disadvantages associated with police life”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The vast majority of Garda sergeants and inspectors believe morale within the force is very poor, according to a survey to be published today. The A(...)

Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:  report said a fresh injection of frontline resources could come about through restructuring. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí should be relieved of desk-based duties such as filing incident reports and making entries to the force’s Pulse computer system and allowed ou(...)

The main Garda representative bodies are unhappy that aspects of the report figured in the media before they could review it. Photograph: The Irish Times

Details of a report into key aspects of the Garda should not have appeared in the media before the main Garda representative bodies could review it, a(...)