As Garda members were working on the Covid-19 policing operation, including establishing checkpoints to monitor the movement of people, there were 2,127 detections of crimes.  This checkpoint was put in place on the M4 near Celbridge, Co Kildare in April.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Concern was mounting across Ireland about the increased level of public disorder and anti-social activity involving young people who found themselves (...)

Garda Commisioner Drew Harrris has told the Policing Authority of a rebound in crimes last month after lockdown. Photograph: Frank Miller

Crime rates increased immediately in the Republic once strict lockdown conditions were eased last month, a new report shows. Reports to the Garda of (...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting of a detective in Castlerea on Thursday. Photograph: Michael McCormack

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Det Garda Colm Horkan, who was shot dead in Castlerea, Co Roscommon on Wednesday night. Det Garda Hor(...)

Burglary and property crimes have decreased by up to 60 per cent amid the coronavirus pandemic with most other crime categories also showing significant reductions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Burglary and property crimes have decreased by up to 60 per cent during the coronavirus pandemic with most other crime categories also showing signifi(...)

Gardaí are expected to launch a scaled-down operation this bank holiday weekend to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions as the force switches focus from roads to parks, beaches and beauty spots. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí are expected to operate a scaled-down operation this bank holiday weekend to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions as the force switche(...)

The Policing Authority has reviewed the Garda performance during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been largely complimentary. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Over two months have passed since An Garda Síochána began mobilising to support the Government’s plans to combat Covid-19. Hundreds of recruit gardaí (...)

A Garda checkpoint for Covid-19 restrictions at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The use of spit hoods by the Garda has increased almost 70 per cent in the past week, according to new figures on the force’s enforcement of Covid-19 (...)

Almost a decade and a half on from the established of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), the Garda complaints body still enjoys an uneasy relationship with the Garda. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Almost a decade and a half on from the establishment of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), the Garda complaints body still enjoys an unea(...)

Of the 96 sanctions imposed by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris for disciplinary breaches last year, fines or reductions in salary of up to four weeks were imposed in 49 cases. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has taken a harder approach than his predecessors when sanctioning members of the Garda who breach discipline, data pub(...)

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