Controls  put in place include the cancellation of overtime for administrative purposes.  File photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda has already spent almost its full €100 million overtime budget for the year, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. However, while(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris earlier this month in Templemore, Co Tipperary. “Regrettably, An Garda Síochána will significantly exceed the budget this year,” he said on Thursday. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

Spending in An Garda Síochána is too high and overtime and other forms of discretionary spending have been cut for the remainder of the year, Garda Co(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  said gardaí were verbally and physically abused on the evening in question and that one Garda member suffered racial abuse.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Social media posts in which a Garda member involved in policing a Dublin housing protest was identified and details of his daily routine published ar(...)

The Garda Representative Association says the new legislation would “only partly address existing deficiencies in industrial relations legislation governing An Garda Síochána”. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Rank and file gardaí have warned of potential industrial unrest in the future unless the Government gives them the right to be part of a trade union a(...)

While the hoods are  Garda-issued, many in the force say they were being worn on North Frederick Street on Tuesday night to guard against online intimidation. Photograph: Jack Power

Comments from inside the Garda on the fire-retardant “hoods” or balaclavas worn by gardaí at the Take Back the City housing crisis protest in Dublin h(...)

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The biggest staff associations in An Garda Síochána have moved to stress the importance of overtime in providing a comprehensive policing service. Th(...)

Garda car after hitting horse in Limerick. Photograph: GRA/Twitter

Two gardaí were injured when their patrol car struck a stray horse and crashed into a barrier, early on Tuesday morning. The gardaí were called to an(...)

The level two course includes training in vehicle handling and emergency response driving. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of gardaí receiving training to allow them drive above the speed limit and use their sirens is set to fall significantly this year, new fig(...)

Drew Harris at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday. The GRA said Mr Harris worked closely with the Garda in recent years, a factor it believed recommended him to lead the force. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rank and file gardaí have welcomed the appointment of PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner. Some Garda sources said there wa(...)

Emails reveal Joe Ainsworth, head of the Garda fleet, said  there was no money for a Traffic Corps   revamp and suggested “freeing up” funds by dropping the purchase of  motorbikes. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

A planned order for new Garda motorcycles has been ditched by management looking for ways of “freeing up” money to pay for a rebrand of the Traffic Co(...)

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