The plan, by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, involves a reduction in the number of Garda divisions from 28 to 19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Garda headquarters is braced for opposition from inside and outside the force to the most radical reorganisation of Irish policing in the modern era, (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris believes the reforms will flatten and streamline senior management

Radical new plans for An Garda Síochána will create new autonomous areas of policing across the Republic, each run by a chief superintendent with more(...)

How might contestability for budget and for ownership be managed when the community’s fear of crime requires a public lighting rather than a law enforcement response? And how might this be achieved without weakening independent oversight of the Garda Síochána? Photograph: Getty Images

Since its establishment in January 2016, the Policing Authority has been in the business of overseeing the performance of the Garda Síochána and the s(...)

The exact number and rank of senior managers who will be allowed avail of the severance package will be at the discretion of Garda Commissioner. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A voluntary severance package for senior members of An Garda Síochána is now at a “well advanced” stage, a garda spokesman has confirmed. The move wi(...)

Dermot Woods will lead the National Security Analysis Centre which will appraise intelligence about risks to the State including from terrorism and cyber crime.

A new State agency that will assess national security risks will be headed by outgoing Department of Justice official Dermot Woods. He was appointed (...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is fighting back, attempting to maintain a pivotal place for itself in dealing with new oversight and d(...)

GSoc has criticised the practice of gardaí investigating gardaí. Photograph: Collins

Oversight of An Garda Síochána is “not possible” because the force is continuing to conduct criminal and disciplinary investigations into its own memb(...)

File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A report by the Policing Authority exposing continuing resistance to reform within the Garda Síochána under a five-year modernisation plan should ring(...)

Those in the Garda who “shouted loudest” were often allocate resources rather than professional decision-making deciding resource allocation, report said

There is no vision in the Garda for what the force will look like and how it will work when a current expansion programme is completed, a new Policing(...)

Garda recruitment poster.

Only 1 per cent of the Garda’s membership is non-Irish or from an ethnic minority group and, for the sake of State security, that number needs to incr(...)

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