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(...)

Gardaí are asking for more Armed Support Units (ASUs) to help police the estimated 208 crossings along the 500km Border. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí stationed near the Border are seeking the return of machine guns to individual stations ahead of a possible hard Brexit. They are also asking (...)

Just 63 gardaí and 37 reserve officers are from ethnic backgrounds. The two non-Irish nationalities with the highest representation are Chinese (20) and Polish (12). Photograph: Eric Luke

Ethnic minorities form just 0.4 per cent of An Gardaí Síochána, compared to 6 per cent of UK police forces. The lack of racial diversity in the force(...)

Speaking at the Garda Representative Association conference in Wexford, Garda Lisa McEntee said she has been assaulted multiple times during her 16 years of frontline policing. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Over one in six gardaí suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a study of well-being in the force has found. Acting Garda Commissioner&nbs(...)

The Garda Representative Association’s annual conference is focusing on the lack of training provided to front line gardaí. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Most gardaí, including the detective who shot killer Mark Hennessy a week ago, are not tactically trained, the Garda Representative Association (GRA) (...)

The introduction of body cameras for police officers in the UK has greatly reduced the amount of complaints being made against police, GRA president Garda Ciarán O’Neill said at the start of the association’s annual conference in Wexford. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Body cameras would not only improve transparency but also cut down on the number of assaults on gardaí and help collect evidence, according to the Gar(...)

Gardaí who lack the required training can only ‘flash their lights, cross their fingers and hope for the best’, says GRA spokesman.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Up to 50 per cent of front line gardaí cannot participate in high speed chases or use sirens because they do not have basic training, according to the(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  at the AGSI annual delegate conference in  Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has said its members would consider going on strike in order to gain the right to join a union. It (...)

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