Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Mr Harris is currently the Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government expects newly appointed Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to bring a number of key advisors with him when he takes up his position later t(...)

Drew Harris: will lead the Garda after  years of controversy and during a period in which the organisation undergoes major reform.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Police Service of Northern Ireland deputy chief constable Drew Harris has been appointed Garda Commissioner for a five-year term. He will be paid €25(...)

Drew Harris, who has 34 years’ policing experience, principally in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin has welcomed the appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner and pledged to hold him to account in his new role. The party has had a t(...)

The move by Drew Harris from the PSNI to become Garda Commissioner is groundbreaking and one that will be greeted with surprise in Garda circles. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a hell of a job he’s taking on. That was the verdict of a source close to incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris OBE; a 53-year-old Police Servi(...)

Deputy Chief Constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland Drew Harris who has been chosen as the next Garda Commissioner. Photograph: Getty

The Government has agreed the appointment of Drew Harris as the next Garda Commissioner at a salary of €250,000. Mr Harris, who is currently the Depu(...)

Murdered Northern Ireland prison officer David Black.

A senior garda has been appointed to examine reasons behind the collapse of a trial into the killing of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black. (...)

Speculation when Mary Lou McDonald took over as Sinn Féin leader that divisions between the Northern and Southern wings of the party would quickly develop do not seem to have materialised. Photograph: Maxwells

The Sinn Féin ardfheis this weekend will be a defining moment for the party and its new leader, Mary Lou McDonald. When she took over from Gerry Adams(...)

Prince Charles and Camilla walk on Derrynane beach in Co Kerry. Photograph: Niall Carson, Getty Images

The mayor of Tralee, Norma Foley, and the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, John Sheahan, are waiting for Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of C(...)

Former MP for Stormount Austin Currie in Kinnard Park, Caledon, where in 1968 his housing protest there helped instigate the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

On the evening of June 20th, 1968, Austin Currie sent a letter of thanks to Mrs McKenna, of Kinnard Park, Caledon. “I think today we have made histor(...)

The Prince of Wales with Sinn Féin MLA Caral Ní Chuilín and her colleague Gerry Kelly (left) at Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The first port of call for Prince Charles during a two day visit to Northern Ireland was a landmark church which had faced demolition a few years ago.(...)

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