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(...)

A garda walks past a new mural at Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks by the artist CHELS. Photoraph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Garda makes “no apologies” for the allegedly “aggressive” Covid-19 policing of social gatherings of students in recent months, Garda Commissioner (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: “It’s really important women see other women in roles and positions being able to take maternity leave, being able to return to their jobs . . .” Photograph:  Tom Honan

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said arrangements for her maternity leave, which began on Tuesday, are a “sticking plaster” until a more perman(...)

The Bill is implementing the recommendations of the 2018 Commission on the Future of Policing which found existing oversight organisations had emerged haphazardly and in response to various policing crises.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill, which was approved by Cabinet on Tuesday, will be the most ambitious programme of Garda reform in de(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is to seek Cabinet approval for the drafting of the legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Significant new powers to investigate corruption and misconduct allegations against Garda officers are to be considered on Tuesday by the Cabinet, whe(...)

Migrants’  confidence that An Garda Síochána will keep them safe has been described as ‘low’, a report from the Policing Authority says. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Migrants’ confidence to report crime or confidence that An Garda Síochána will keep them safe has been described as “low”, a report from the Policing (...)

In a formal review of its first five years, the Authority said it had established itself as an effective body with a ‘maturing’ relationship with the Garda as senior members and staff increasingly accept oversight and recognise its benefits. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The Policing Authority has called for “further improvement” in the Garda’s response to requests for information, saying delays remain a problem half a(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: An organised protest in Dublin on February 27th “was especially demanding on the members of An Garda Síochána”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí used non-lethal means to subdue a man attempting to set his home alight using a homemade flamethrower last month, according to a report to the (...)

Protesters in Dublin following death of Sarah Everard. “We took a lot of flack over it but the protests went ahead and were well-run,” says Ruth Coppinger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Tuesday, several dozen demonstrators, most of them women, gathered at the Spire in Dublin to protest violence towards women in the wake of the murd(...)

As of March 11th, 13,019 fines have been issued for breaches of regulations, an increase of 7,235 since the last report to February 11th. Photograph: iStock

Urban community groups have claimed an increase in random stop-and-searches by gardaí on young people has had “damaging effects”. The Policing Author(...)

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