Almost a decade and a half on from the established of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), the Garda complaints body still enjoys an uneasy relationship with the Garda. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Almost a decade and a half on from the establishment of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), the Garda complaints body still enjoys an unea(...)

Gardaí patrolling a quiet Henry Street in Dublin on Easter Sunday. Despite isolated incidents, public compliance with draconian Covid-19 legislation remains extremely high. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish cholera outbreak of 1832 can teach us a lot about the current coronavirus pandemic. Like today, the crisis saw a desperate search for quick (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has signed off on early retirement packages for 36 senior members of the force. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has signed off on early retirement packages for 36 senior members of the force as part of restructuring and reform init(...)

Gardaí can now access the State’s industrial relations machinery when seeking to resolve workplace disputes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Gardaí can now access the State’s industrial relations machinery when seeking to resolve workplace disputes. Under legislation that came into force o(...)

Gsoc officials are increasingly unhappy that they often have to learn about incidents of alleged garda misconduct through the media. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Garda Commissioner has not agreed to proposals that it voluntarily notify the Garda Ombudsman of alleged misconduct by members of the force. The (...)

The introduction of body cameras has been requested by frontline Garda groups such as the Garda Representative Association. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The use of body cameras by the gardaí would most likely be a breach of privacy rights, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warned. The p(...)

Outside Dublin the  areas with above-average crime rates included Limerick, Louth, Waterford, Cork City and Westmeath. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin’s north inner city had the highest crime rate in the State last year, with the number of recorded offences over five times the national average(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  in his public meeting with the Policing Authority. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The head of the Policing Authority has disputed assertions by the largest Garda staff bodies that the reform plans of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris w(...)

Majella Moynihan: disciplined  by the Garda  when she became pregnant by a male member of the force. Photograph: RTÉ

The Majella Moynihan case is the only example of disciplinary proceedings against a female Garda member who became pregnant while unmarried, Garda Com(...)

Proposed reorganisation could have a ‘significant effect’ on the working lives of gardaí

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has raised concerns over the “downgrading” of roads policing within the radical shake-up of An Garda Síochána announce(...)

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