The lack of specialist child interviewers in the Garda has  been criticised by the Policing Authority, the Garda Inspectorate and the Garda Ombudsman. Photograph: Getty Images

Six more specialist Garda units to handle sex crime are to be established before the end of this year, but rank-and-file members are worried budget sh(...)

Controls  put in place include the cancellation of overtime for administrative purposes.  File photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda has already spent almost its full €100 million overtime budget for the year, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. However, while(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris earlier this month in Templemore, Co Tipperary. “Regrettably, An Garda Síochána will significantly exceed the budget this year,” he said on Thursday. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

Spending in An Garda Síochána is too high and overtime and other forms of discretionary spending have been cut for the remainder of the year, Garda Co(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  said gardaí were verbally and physically abused on the evening in question and that one Garda member suffered racial abuse.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Social media posts in which a Garda member involved in policing a Dublin housing protest was identified and details of his daily routine published ar(...)

Take Back the City: masked gardaí and private security contractors outside 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Jack Power

Andrew Butler was one of four housing activists sitting around a table, drinking tea, at 34 North Frederick Street on Tuesday evening when they heard (...)

The Garda Representative Association says the new legislation would “only partly address existing deficiencies in industrial relations legislation governing An Garda Síochána”. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Rank and file gardaí have warned of potential industrial unrest in the future unless the Government gives them the right to be part of a trade union a(...)

While the hoods are  Garda-issued, many in the force say they were being worn on North Frederick Street on Tuesday night to guard against online intimidation. Photograph: Jack Power

Comments from inside the Garda on the fire-retardant “hoods” or balaclavas worn by gardaí at the Take Back the City housing crisis protest in Dublin h(...)

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The biggest staff associations in An Garda Síochána have moved to stress the importance of overtime in providing a comprehensive policing service. Th(...)

Garda car after hitting horse in Limerick. Photograph: GRA/Twitter

Two gardaí were injured when their patrol car struck a stray horse and crashed into a barrier, early on Tuesday morning. The gardaí were called to an(...)

Micholaj and Elzbieta Wilk. Photograph: Provision.

Fifteen members of An Garda Síochana underwent counselling after they responded to a violent murder in Co Cork earlier this year, the Garda Representa(...)

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