Since April 2017 gardaí have been carrying out roadside drug tests on motorists. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí tested 612 motorists at the roadside for drug driving last year, it has emerged. Gardaí ran 52,395 Mandatory Intoxicant Testing (MIT) checkpo(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at a  Policing Authority public meeting at Griffith College, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The first public indication that something was amiss with An Garda Síochána’s recording of breath tests came last year, when the force stopped publish(...)

Since April gardaí have been carrying out roadside drug tests on motorists. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The new Garda drug driving testing devices introduced in April do not work below 4 degrees Celsius, despite specifications for the State contract seek(...)

Arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol has seen a rise. Photograph: Eric Luke/File

More people were arrested for suspected driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in April this year than any month since 2012, Garda traffic st(...)

The conference was told by Dr Fergal Hickey “the only reason that cocaine doesn’t get the bad press that it should get is that it’s deemed to be a middle-class or upper-class drug.”

The introduction of roadside drug testing may be having the inadvertent effect of tackling the “epidemic” of over-the-counter painkiller abuse in Irel(...)

Niall Kelly, head of the Garda’s audit unit, has contacted the Policing Authority to clarify a number of matters around the inflated breath-test figures. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

A third senior civilian executive at the top of the Garda has moved to distance himself from Garda Headquarters’ position on recent scandals. Niall K(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has appointed Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan to examine the recording of breath testing. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has criticised Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan for again failing to offer satisfactory explanations as to how the breath test controv(...)

The drug test involves analysing the driver’s saliva for cannabis, cocaine, opiates including heroin and morphine and benzodiazepines, which includes valium.

The Minister for Transport Shane Ross has urged people not drive if they have taken illegal drugs as new testing measures come into effect from midnig(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “little evidence of real reform or cultural change”, said Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil is deeply dissatisfied with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and her senior team, branding their inability to answer questions “extrao(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: has faced down calls  to step aside already this year over the  whistleblower controversy. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Having come out of a week of intense activity when she was forced to fight for her credibility and, indeed, her job, the future looks beset with troub(...)

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