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(...)

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(...)

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