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(...)

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(...)

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