Josephine Feehily, chairwoman of the Policing Authority, said there are some areas of the country where 100 per cent of gardaí have signed up to the code of conduct and some where the figure is far less. File photograph: Alan Betson

About 30 per cent of gardaí have not yet signed up to the force’s code of ethics which was introduced two years ago following a series of Garda scanda(...)

Commissioner Drew Harris suggested having personnel based overseas permanently would help the Garda in Ireland. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lingering questions about why the trial of Patrick Hutch for the murder of David Byrne collapsed will be answered, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has (...)

 Heavy Garda presence outside the Special Criminal Court   after the case against Regency Hotel gun murder accused Patrick Hutch collapsed. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The fallout from the collapse of the trial of Patrick Hutch for the murder of David Byrne is only just starting and is likely to be bloody and difficu(...)

Patrick Hutch leaves the Special Criminal Court after all charges were dropped against him regarding the Regency Hotel murder. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

Garda Headquarters and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) are to carry out separate inquiries into the collapse of the trial on Wednesday (...)

The Government has today appointed   Dr Vicky Conway to the Policing Authority.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has announced two new appointments to the Policing Authority, the agency that oversees the performance of An Gar(...)

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(...)

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