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Former minister for justice  Michael McDowell has welcomed the Garda reform plan.

Former minister for justice and attorney general Michael McDowell has welcomed the Garda reform plan, saying “inertia and internal resistance” had fru(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has been a lucky general in his first year in office but he is not out of the woods yet. Photograph: Alan Betson

The biggest selling point of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s plan to reform the Garda is, without question, the deployment of 1,800 additional Garda (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris held a press conference on Thursday morning in Dublin to unveil his new plans or the force. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The most radical shake-up of An Garda Síochána in its near 100-year history will see power decentralised from Garda Headquarters in Dublin to chief su(...)

Proposed reorganisation could have a ‘significant effect’ on the working lives of gardaí

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has raised concerns over the “downgrading” of roads policing within the radical shake-up of An Garda Síochána announce(...)

The plan, by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, involves a reduction in the number of Garda divisions from 28 to 19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Garda headquarters is braced for opposition from inside and outside the force to the most radical reorganisation of Irish policing in the modern era, (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris believes the reforms will flatten and streamline senior management

Radical new plans for An Garda Síochána will create new autonomous areas of policing across the Republic, each run by a chief superintendent with more(...)

Gardaí intervened in an attempted ATM robbery in Virginia, Co Cavan last Wednesday morning. Photograph: Garda Press Office.

A group of men based across four counties who have links to the republican movement are under investigation for a series of ATM robberies, including a(...)

A murder investigation is underway in Co Down after a man was shot dead in an apparent ambush in the village of Waringstown on Monday. The shooting c(...)

Paddy Hansard suffered serious injuries in an assault early on Saturday morning at Courtney Place (above). File photograph: Google Street View

A pensioner in his 70s remains in a Dublin hospital in intensive care in an induced coma, after being assaulted at his home in the inner city at the w(...)

In the current year spending is set to reach €120 million on direction provision and related accommodation and ancillary services; up from €78 million last year and almost double the €67 million spent two years ago. Photograph:iStock

Arson attacks on accommodation earmarked for direct provision centres has “possibly” made many owners reluctant to offer their properties, an expendit(...)

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