The Garda Inspectorate is to carry out a wide-ranging inspection of how people are treated in garda custody.

The Garda Inspectorate is to carry out a wide-ranging inspection of how people are treated in garda custody. The oversight body will examine all aspe(...)

The roster is built around gardaí working six consecutive days of 10 hours followed by four days off duty.

A new Garda rostering system, introduced as part of Government reforms, is inefficient and leaves too many officers on duty at unsuitable times, the G(...)

 Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was appointed in the aftermath of the controversies that saw her predecessor Martin Callinan leave the force. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest review of the effectiveness of and structure of the Garda force will make difficult reading for senior management. But for gardaí under pr(...)

Head of the Garda Inspectorate Bob  Olson (centre) and Deputy Chief Inspectors Mark Toland and Debra Kirby outside Leinster House. The Garda Inspectorate told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice that gardaí lack powers to arrest those who breach bail.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí do not have the power to arrest criminals who breach their bail conditions, the Garda Inspectorate has told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on J(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan: does not underestimate the body of work to do in the coming weeks and years. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan defended her appointment to the position following recent controversies and pledged to use the highly critic(...)

Shoes representing lives lost through partner violence are displayed by Women’s Aid outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Promised emergency barring orders and the creation of a specific criminal offence of stalking would be implemented if the Government was serious about(...)

Minister For Justice Frances Fitzgerald said victims of crime had “not got enough recognition in our criminal justice system and need to be dealt with with more sensitivity, and kept informed about what is happening”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Inconsistencies in the provision of information to victims of crime about the status of investigations into their cases often meanthey find out in the(...)

Garda Inspectorate chief inspector Robert K Olson: elements of good Garda practice are “not being shared or employed across the country”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The failure by gardaí to record crime has undermined the force’s ability to meet policing demands and in many cases meant the victims of very serious(...)

 Deputy Chief Inspector Mark Toland, Chief Inspector Bob Olson and Deputy Chief Inspector  Debra Kirby  during a press conference by the Garda Inspectorate to mark the publication of the Inspectorate’s tenth report. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins Agency

The Garda has been under-recording crime trends by almost 40 per cent and in many cases those offences recorded were later reclassified to become less(...)

Former chief inspector of the Garda Inspectorate Kathleen O’Toole was a member of the review group into the Department of Justice

The high-powered expert group which carried out the review of the Department of Justice was composed of individuals with wide-ranging experience acros(...)