Members of the Garda armed support unit  during  training exercise. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The main representative body for gardaí has said armed detectives should be retained until there are specialist firearms support units in every divisi(...)

Allegations contained within  complaints  related to abuse of authority, neglect of duty, discourtesy and the improper use of information. File photograph: Mark Steadman/

There were 22 protected disclosures made by members of An Garda Síochána to the Garda Ombudsman (Gsoc) last year, according to its annual report. Gs(...)

It has taken 33 years for the Garda Síochána to issue a limited apology to Joanne Hayes and her family because of the stress and pain they endured arising from a police investigation that had fallen “well short of the required standards”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It has taken 33 years for the Garda Síochána to issue a limited apology to Joanne Hayes and her family because of the stress and pain they endured ari(...)

A statement from the Department of the Taoiseach said neither Leo Varadkar nor anyone else in the department knew about the incident at the time. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The Garda watchdog is investigating a claim that an officer directed others in the force to caution a staff member from the Department of the Taoiseac(...)

Gardaí outside a house in Ballymun where an exchange of gunfire during a raid this morning resulted in a garda and another man being injured. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Three people have been arrested following the search of a house in Dublin during which a garda and another man were shot and injured. Both men suffe(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan, former Garda commissioner. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tensions rose in An Garda Síochána this week, more so maybe than during many of the so-called big weeks of recent years. Stormy weather has been batte(...)

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: said Garda members were trained to expect different versions of the same events being relayed as evidence. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The conduct of Garda witnesses in the Jobstown trial will not form part of a review ordered after the acquittal of TD Paul Murphy and five other anti-(...)

The criteria for what constitutes grounds for complaint to Garda watchdog Gsoc are very broad and are set out in Section 83 of the Garda Síochána Act. Photograph: Collins

Allegations of Garda misconduct in court during the Jobstown trial could be investigated by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) if those in(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan declined to make herself available to the media for interview, which is customary at passing out ceremonies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda “makes civilised living in this country possible” and was admired at home and abroad as a beacon of 21st-century policing, Garda Commissione(...)

 “It is difficult to see how whoever succeeds Enda Kenny could do a worse job of it than he did this week.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Constructed as it was on three fault lines, the current Government was always going to be susceptible to dramatic shifts in the political landscape. T(...)

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