Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: nothing is  more important for the Garda than its members being “honest and acting with integrity”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda members may be tested for drugs and face vetting of their lifestyles, wealth and personal relationships as they seek promotions or transfers, or(...)

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(...)

Chairwoman of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily said she would not accept data on homicides from the Garda unless it was approved by the civilian analysts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Policing Authority has strongly denied suggestions it failed, or even ignored, two Garda civilian whistleblowers who came to it last year seeking (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: “Imposing a monitoring system on people who continuously commit offences can be a method of sentencing,” he said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Criminals convicted of serious offences should not be granted bail unless they agree to be electronically monitored, Fianna Fáil has said. The Dáil w(...)

Gardaí inspect vehicles at a checkpoint. Government Ministers insisted disciplinary action would be taken against individual gardaí if evidence of wrongdoing had occurred. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin must move to ensure “individual accountability” follows the Garda breath-te(...)

The Policing Authority, led by Josephine Feehily (above), said the falsification of figures was about “feeding the beast”, not about detecting or preventing drink-drivers and educating the road-using public. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Policing Authority has said gardaí may have exaggerated the number of breath tests by an additional 400,000 on top of the 1.5 million false breath(...)

The GRA has claimed  senior gardaí   put pressure on officers to record high testing numbers irrespective of the number of tests actually carried out

It is “unlikely” that evidence will be discovered to prove a claim that senior gardaí forced officers to inflate breath-testing data, Policing Authori(...)

Head of Policing Authority Josephine Feehily addresses the joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on September 27th, 2017.

The head of the Policing Authority has said she is “troubled” by the suggestion that the process to fill the Garda commissioner vacancy might not begi(...)

Josephine Feehily is to appear before the Oireachtas committee on justice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The chair of the Policing Authority will state on Wednesday that her intention is not to engage in a game of “gotcha” with An Garda Síochána. Josephi(...)

Josephine Feehily (left), chairwoman of the Policing Authority and former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

Head of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily has ruled herself out of the competition to become the next Garda commissioner. And an experienced m(...)

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