Drew Harris said, in respect of the proposed Bill, that the ‘Garda Commissioner as employer may not be made immediately aware of investigations related to serious matters’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, head of the Policing Authority Bob Collins, head of the Garda Inspectorate Mark Toland and the Irish Council for Civil(...)

The confidential telephone line is being  introduced by the new Garda Anti-Corruption Unit to tackle misconduct and criminality in the force

A confidential telephone line has been set up to allow gardaí to report corruption by other members of the force. The phoneline is part of a range of(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s intervention has put him in an unusual position. Photograph: Alan Betson

Strong opposition to proposed Garda reforms, specifically to the force’s oversight agencies, has been voiced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. His (...)

It is unclear whether the stenngth of the Garda Commissioner’s criticism of the of the Government’s Policing, Security and Community Bill will prompt changes to it. File photograph: The Irish Times

Why is Drew Harris suddenly criticising Government plans for Garda reform? Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has written an appraisal of the Government’(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris:  scheme ‘falls well short of our shared ambition for a transparent, accountable, trusted and effective policing service for the future’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government plans to reform the Garda and its oversight agencies have been dealt a blow by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, who says he has “serious con(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: proposed powers for Gsoc were ‘disproportionate’ to the ‘actual threat of corruption and misconduct’ within the Garda.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans to put more powers into the hands of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) to investigate Garda members now look set to become a new ba(...)

Under the new structure, the 14,500-strong Garda force will consist of up to 2,210 sergeants and 482 inspectors. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

The Public Appointments Service is to take over the management of the majority of promotions within the Garda, paving the way for hundreds of promotio(...)

Fine Gael  challenged Sinn Féin’s  Senator Lynn Boylan to commit to voting for the Special Criminal Court’s renewal. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

A fresh political row has broken out over the Special Criminal Court as Government TDs accused Sinn Féin of staging a “walk out” ahead of the Dáil vot(...)

The Garda Síochána (Powers) Bill will create the specific new criminal offence of password refusal. Photograph: iStock

A person who refuses to surrender a password for a mobile phone or other device to gardaí will be committing a crime and could face up to five years i(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: “It’s really important women see other women in roles and positions being able to take maternity leave, being able to return to their jobs . . .” Photograph:  Tom Honan

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said arrangements for her maternity leave, which began on Tuesday, are a “sticking plaster” until a more perman(...)

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