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(...)

The Bill is implementing the recommendations of the 2018 Commission on the Future of Policing which found existing oversight organisations had emerged haphazardly and in response to various policing crises.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill, which was approved by Cabinet on Tuesday, will be the most ambitious programme of Garda reform in de(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is to seek Cabinet approval for the drafting of the legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Significant new powers to investigate corruption and misconduct allegations against Garda officers are to be considered on Tuesday by the Cabinet, whe(...)