Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Garda overtime was paid a month in arrears. “I would have hoped or assumed Garda management would have been aware of that.’’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told the Seanad on Wednesday night his officials had been in touch with the Garda Commissioner’s office about ov(...)

The Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill, which will be published later in the week, will seek to address those who do not participate in the collective agreements including the three teachers unions. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of public servants could face a freezing of increments and delays in pay increases for failing to back the public sector pay deal. (...)

Rank -and-file gardai have voted to accept the new public service pay agreement.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Rank -and-file gardai have voted to accept the new public service pay agreement. Members ofthe Garda Representative Association (GRA)backed the acco(...)

The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin said there was no evidence to suggest  anyone at management level was asking their people to falsify records. Image: Oireachtas screengrab.

Garda breath testing figures were found to be “out of kilter” by 6.4 million at one point during the recent internal Garda review of data, the Oireach(...)

Acting Garda commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin will  tell a committee that more than 3,800 motorists wrongly convicted of motoring offences are to have their cases heard this December. Photograph: Collins

Both Garda management and rank-and-file members must accept responsibility for the falsification of breath-test figures, the acting Garda commissioner(...)

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(...)

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