Garda Síochána

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M26 Advanced Taser stun gun. Photograph: Handout/Taser

Gardaí have used Tasers on 125 occasions in the past five years, including in a significant number of cases involving severely mentally ill suspects. (...)

Santa will still be able to get on his sleigh on Christmas Eve without so much as a sniffle. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 has forced us all to have conversations we didn’t think we would ever have. Conversations around whether we can travel or take holidays, or w(...)

Ciara Donlon of Theya Healthcare  has created reusable, sustainably produced, naturally antibacterial and breathable bamboo fibre face masks.

HiberGene has focused on development of new diagnostic tests for infectious diseases since 2015. Up to January 2020 they had developed 12 products tha(...)

While almost all other crime type fell during the period of the most severe restrictions attacks on women aged in their 30s and over surged, according to the latest data. Photograph: PA

The number of attacks on women in their 30s, early 40s and in the “60 years or older” age group increased during the period of strict Covid-19 lockdow(...)

An image from Twitter showing large numbers of students gathering in Galway on Monday night.  Photograph: Cllr Eddie Hoare via Twitter account

Large gatherings of young people in Galway city centre and at multiple house parties last night have been condemned as an “insanity” by local represen(...)

Garda training: Many armed gardaí go their entire careers without firing or even drawing their weapons. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Accidental discharges account for almost a third of all Garda firearms use in the past five years. Since 2016 armed gardaí have fired their weapons o(...)

An armed Garda checkpoint on James Joyce Street in Dublin in 2016. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

It is reassuring to learn that An Garda Síochána has been attempting to establish how many of its members are armed. It’s less reassuring to learn tha(...)

The man  was travelling on an electric scooter from the direction of Slane. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

Gardaí are not looking for another person or vehicle in relation to the discovery of a body of a man on a roadside in Co Meath on Saturday morning. A(...)

Armed gardaí   in the north inner city of Dublin. A process is currently under way to withdraw firearms from gardaí who do not require them, mainly detectives not assigned to frontline duty. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The Garda is dramatically reducing the number of members carrying guns as it moves towards a model of having specialist units act as the force’s prima(...)

Figures revealed in The Irish Times show that by 2019, 27 per cent of gardaí held firearms authorisation. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

“The Garda Síochána will succeed not by force of arms or numbers, but on their moral authority as servants of the people.” Those were the words spoke(...)

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