Former Dublin-based Garda Joseph O’Connor (38), from Morrel Grove, Naas, Co Kildare was fined €3,000 after he pleaded guilty to illegally disclosing information on private individuals to others. Photograph: Collins Courts

A garda effectively “wrote his own P45” when he illegally accessed the personal details of individuals on An Garda Síochána’s Pulse system and passed (...)

Almost nine out of 10 (88 per cent) of respondents agreed that members of An Garda Síochána were friendly or helpful. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just over half of people believe An Garda Síochána is effective at tackling crime and 38 per cent believe it provides a world-class police service, a (...)

Experts’ comments come after a case in which a child  was interviewed 11 times about allegations of sexual abuse

Gardaí do not consistently share videos of interviews of sexually abused children with other agencies, despite protocols that allow for sharing, two o(...)

The State has paid out more than €15.2 million to settle claims arising from traffic collisions involving members of An Garda Síochána since 2011.

The State has paid out more than €15.2 million to settle claims arising from traffic collisions involving members of An Garda Síochána since 2011. A(...)

Prof Geoffrey Shannon and Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll at the publication of an audit into An Garda Síochána’s child-protection management. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An audit that found serious failings in the State’s child-protection system is “a wake-up call for Irish society”, the author of the report has said.(...)

The Government is examining potential uses for the public services card, including as a passport card.

The project to develop a public services card (PSC) has its basis in government decisions taken as far back as 2004, which aimed to modernise the deli(...)

The new headquarters  of the Office of Public Works in Trim: an architectural representation of the Tara Brooch

Even as Dublin office rents reportedly hit highs of €590-€645/sq m (€55-€60/sq ft), the Office of Public Works has managed to keep its average payment(...)

A private investigation firm and its two directors are being prosecuted for allegedly obtaining personal information from gardaí and Department of Social Welfare officials.

Gardaí and social welfare officials allegedly leaked the personal details of more than 30 people to a private investigator who was checking out injury(...)

Policing Authority chairman Josephine Feehily. File photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Gardaí and civilians working for An Garda Síochána would have to commit to opposing unprofessional, unethical or corrupt behaviour under a draft code (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Policing Authority meeting for discussions about community safety.

The Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau arrested more than 200 people in its first year of operation, the inaugural public meeting between the new (...)

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