Garda Inspectorate chief inspector Robert Olson (centre) with deputy chief inspectors Mark Toland  and Debra Kirby. Photograph: Eric Luke

It would be wrong to characterise the Garda Inspectorate’s report into An Garda Síochána this week as one where a lack of resources was the source of (...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said gardaí needed to ‘refocus’ their understanding of victims. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Garda commissioner will be appointed early next month in what will be the highest profile element of force renewal following the publication of (...)

The Garda Representative Association,  the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors and the two organisations representing superintendents and chief superintendents had sued the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. File photograph: Alan Betson

A legal action aimed at exempting gardaí from regulations introducing reduced sick pay entitlements in the public service has failed at the High Court(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving at Leinster House on   Thursday for an Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee meeting. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A claim by acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan that the loss of almost 1,500 gardaí in recent years has in no way affected the force’s polici(...)

GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien photographed at the launch of the GSOC annual report 2013 at the Garda Ombudsman’s office in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The leadership of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has dismissed calls by some Garda members to resign over their handling of recent con(...)

There is little in the Cooke report that will force either the Garda Ombudsman and the gardaí to change their relationship.

Within hours of the publication of the Cooke report last night, both the Garda and Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) were claiming vindicatio(...)

 Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan arriving at the GRA conference in  Killarney yesterday. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

Rank-and-file unarmed uniformed gardaí were the first to arrive on the scene of incidents involving firearms and explosive devices but had litt(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter with (now former) Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The largest Garda staff association in the State has said that its members were aware of recording take place at Garda stations, but have been (...)

Agsi general secretary John Redmond said a new Garda commissioner must  be appointed very swiftly  and that a  review of the force must be prioritised and treated with urgency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The association representing Garda sergeants and inspectors has said the sudden retirement of Martin Callinan from the position of Garda commis(...)

With natural wastage through Garda retirements of between 250 and 450 per year, numbers will fall below 13,000 before the first new Garda recruits take up their postings late next year or in early 2015.

The strength of the Garda Síochána is set to fall below the 13,000 stipulated by Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan before recruitment resumes.Senior (...)

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