Speaking at a public meeting of the Policing Authority on Thursday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris apologised to domestic violence victims whose calls were cancelled.  Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Gardaí investigating cancelled domestic violence 999 calls are also examining more than 19,000 other cancelled emergency calls related to “priority on(...)

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  said the problem of cancelled domestic violence 999 calls had been caused by “technological and procedural failings” as well as gardaí “not adhering” to practices set down for combating domestic violence. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has apologised to domestic violence victims whose emergency calls for help were not met with the kind of policing respo(...)

 Policing Authority chairperson Bob Collins made known his ‘deep dissatisfaction and significant concern’   File photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharpix

The Policing Authority has strongly criticised An Garda Síochána for an “unacceptable” delay of six months in informing it of a growing controversy in(...)

The internal Garda investigation into cancelled domestic violence calls began last year. File photograph: iStock

More than 3,000 domestic violence 999 calls were “cancelled” by the Garda Síochána and now frontline Garda members and other personnel in the force co(...)

The anti-spit guards are wire and mesh devices designed to be forcibly placed over the heads of individuals to stop them spitting or coughing on officers. File photograph: PA

Anti-spit hoods have “no proven effectiveness” in preventing the spread of Covid-19 and their use by members of the Garda “remains a concern”, the Po(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is due to brief the Policing Authority on the progress of the review on Thursday during a public meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is to face questioning from the Policing Authority this week on the issue of emergency 999 calls being cancelled “erron(...)

In late April, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told a meeting of the Policing Authority that a Garda audit had found many 999 calls were cancelled, and therefore not given a policing response, between 2019 and October 2020. File photograph: iStock

The failure by gardaí to respond to 999 calls from domestic violence victims was of “deep concern”, Women’s Aid has said. The Garda force, it added, (...)

Designs for new Garda national support headquarters on Military Road near Heuston Station. Photograph: OPW

The Dáil’s spending watchdog has found that a new €86.6 million headquarters for An Garda Síochana is no longer fit for purpose as it won’t be big eno(...)

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.  The latest legislation is effectively an effort to reset, or at least reframe, the Garda Síochana’s role and place in society. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The latest in a long series of efforts by the State to reform the Garda has just been set out with the publication by Government of the general scheme(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said attacks against the person had experienced a ‘plateau’ last year, and decreased by almost 14% after gradual increases over the previous three years. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Violent assaults carried out on the streets have plummeted during the pandemic but violence in the home increased significantly during the same period(...)

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