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(...)

The report made recommendations for increasing Garda interaction with rural communities, including through social media and text alert schemes. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Rural garda stations were closed during the recession because community policing in Ireland “has been undervalued and marginalised”, the joint Oireach(...)

Drew Harris, the Garda Commissioner, said: ‘No form of intimidation outside the homes of elected officials or other public figures would be tolerated by gardaí.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The name of the senior IRA member who ordered the murder of Louth farmer Tom Oliver was held by the PSNI and it was for that police force to decide wh(...)

The head of the Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily, told a public meeting there were concerns some of the cases had not been fully investigated. File photograph:   Alan Betson

Mistakes have continued to be made by some Garda members classifying homicides despite revelations about such errors last year and assurances the prob(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at the committee hearing on Wednesday

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has apologised to whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe on behalf of the force in the wake of the findings of the Disclosur(...)

The use of drones by criminals, the committee heard, has added to the fear felt by rural communities, who are often too fearful to confront suspects, or to report suspicions to the gardaí. File image: iStock

Criminals are using drones to spy on on farms and rural properties before targeting them for burglaries, according to one of the country’s biggest com(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission office. Photograph: Collins

Former United States secret service agent Patrick Sullivan will bring a wealth of experience to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSoc), Minist(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said an increase in the number seeking asylum had begun last year following a ‘steady decline’ since 2008.

The number of foreign nationals claiming asylum in the Republic has increased significantly in the first two months of the year. If trends witnessed (...)

Chairwoman of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily said she would not accept data on homicides from the Garda unless it was approved by the civilian analysts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Policing Authority has strongly denied suggestions it failed, or even ignored, two Garda civilian whistleblowers who came to it last year seeking (...)

When Josephine Feehily appears before the Oireachtas Committee the week after next she will be asked why her agency declined to meet Ms Galligan and Ms West despite repeated requests. Photograph: Alan Betson

The controversy over the treatment of two Garda civilian whistleblowers after they exposed problems with the classification of homicides is to continu(...)

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