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(...)

A recent report commissioned by the Defence Forces found it is now at a “critical point” with staff numbers well below the target of 9,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Defence Forces has opened a new recruitment competition amid concern over dwindling troop numbers in the military. Announcing the recruitment dri(...)

 Acting Garda commissioner Dónall Ó Cualái and PSNI chief constable George Hamilton  in Dundalk at the annual cross-Border conference on organised crime. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said two years is “a long time” to wait before the next Garda commissioner is appointed. Speaking in Dundal(...)

It was very unlikely evidence would be found to prove senior Garda officers ordered or directed members of the force to inflate alcohol breath testing data, the head of the  Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily, has said.

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

The Garda Representative Association said the Government move had ‘potentially stored up future grievances’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rank and file gardaí have described as “a flagrant injustice” a Government decision that they should not be given the right to strike. The Cabinet on(...)

 Members of An Garda Síochána should not be allowed go on strike, a new Government report has urged. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Members of An Garda Síochána should not be allowed go on strike and new measures should be put in place to stop lower-level industrial action affectin(...)

The number of gardaí injured in the course of duty has significantly increased in the last five years. Stock photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The number of gardaí injured in the course of duty has significantly increased in the last five years, according to figures from the Department of Jus(...)

The Garda Represenative Association has been asked to provide evidence to support its claims that pressure from management was responsible for the fake breath tests. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí who know the names of colleagues who inflated breath testing data can supply that information for investigation, acting Garda Commissioner Dóna(...)

‘It has been suggested that members of An Garda Síochána felt that they were expected to increase the number of checkpoints/breath tests by whatever means possible.’ File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Before taking over from Enda Kenny as leader of the country, Leo Varadkar effectively began the final move against then Garda commissioner Martin Call(...)

Conor Brady, Sir Peter Fahy, Dr Johnny Connolly, Kathleen O’Toole, Chairperson, Donncha O’Connell, Helen Ryan and Dr Eddie Molloy at the first meeting of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

No other members of the commission set up to lead reform of the Garda are expected to step down, following the surprise resignation of one of its most(...)

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