Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: the Garda Representative Association is seeking an urgent meeting with him about the “invaluable” Garda youth diversion programme.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Garda Representative Association has claimed it would be wrong to “smear” individual gardaí over shortcomings in youth crime policing because the (...)

A Policing Authority report has found that thousands of crimes committed by young offenders were not properly followed up and prosecutions did not take place, adding to the problems facing Garda Commissioner  Drew Harris. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Further evidence of the dysfunctional nature of administrative practices within the Garda Síochána emerged yesterday when a report on its youth divers(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: In relation to child offenders, victims and the public, he said  “We have failed, and failed by a very considerable margin, in a large number of cases.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda’s failure to prosecute thousands of crimes, including one rape, committed by juveniles may be replicated across the wider adult criminal jus(...)

The news was so bad that Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  felt compelled to apologise to the youth criminals, their victims and Irish society across the board. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the bowels of Dublin Castle as dusk set in yesterday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris looked more than a little shell shocked. Some 4¼ months into (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the force had ‘let down’ the victims, the young people and the public generally. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of crimes committed by youth offenders, including a rape, were not prosecuted because the cases were never followed up, it has emerged. A m(...)

Josephine Feehily: said the Policing Authority had constantly pursued the Garda last year in relation to its record in investigation of domestic violence. File photograph: Alan Betson

New domestic violence legislation that has made non-physical abuse a crime would make it more challenging for the Garda to police violence in the home(...)

The slow and methodical nature of anticipated change in An Garda Síochána is reflected in a four-year plan, where priority has been given to enhancing the powers and administrative reach of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (right). Photograph:  Don Moloney / Press 22

Concessions to discontented elements within An Garda Síochána, balanced by the creation of new managerial structures and the development of rights-bas(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: will undertake “a review of discipline as a matter of priority” in the first quarter of 2019.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is to be asked to fund “a limited and highly targeted” redundancy programme in the Garda Síochána to clear the way for policing reforms(...)

Among other reforms is  the possible divestment of “non-core” activities away from An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new high-level centre that will collate and analyse intelligence and assess the level of threats to State security is set to be established by the C(...)

The head of the Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily, told a public meeting there were concerns some of the cases had not been fully investigated. File photograph:   Alan Betson

Mistakes have continued to be made by some Garda members classifying homicides despite revelations about such errors last year and assurances the prob(...)

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