Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he did not see any merit in “a Garda sitting behind a desk in a rural area on his own or her own”. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

There will be no reduction in Garda presence throughout the west, following the opening of a new regional headquarters in Galway, according to Minist(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin. File photograph: Collins

An Garda Síochána should have sought tenders for a new IT services contract six years ago, acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin has told an Oire(...)

Just 63 gardaí and 37 reserve officers are from ethnic backgrounds. The two non-Irish nationalities with the highest representation are Chinese (20) and Polish (12). Photograph: Eric Luke

Ethnic minorities form just 0.4 per cent of An Gardaí Síochána, compared to 6 per cent of UK police forces. The lack of racial diversity in the force(...)

Speaking at the Garda Representative Association conference in Wexford, Garda Lisa McEntee said she has been assaulted multiple times during her 16 years of frontline policing. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Over one in six gardaí suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a study of well-being in the force has found. Acting Garda Commissioner&nbs(...)

The Policing Authority, led by chairperson Josephine Feehily, has since last April sought assurances from Garda Headquarters that, notwithstanding some errors in recording some cases, all homicides were investigated as they should have been. Photograph: Alan Betson

Controversy around the Garda’s recording of homicide cases first emerged last April, but 10 months later the nature and seriousness of the problem is (...)

Chief Supt Christy Mangan (left) and Supt Gerry Curley making an appeal at Dundalk Garda station on the fifth anniversary of the murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photograph: Deborah McAleese/PA Wire

Some of the men who murdered Det Garda Adrian Donohoe five years ago have left the country, a senior officer leading the investigation into the killin(...)

Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy at the PAC

The senior Garda officer in charge of policing in the Dublin region and community relations nationally has said the reopening of Stepaside Garda stati(...)

Josephine Feehily, chair of the Policing Authority: the authority’s review found An Garda Síochána took a casual attitude to the public concern surrounding the widespread exaggeration of Garda figures. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For discipline and honesty to thrive in any organisation, there must be consequences for unethical or obstructive behaviour. That is the approach bein(...)

 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(...)

Graduates  at their passing out ceremony at the Garda College in Templemore. File photograph: Don Moloney

The role, if any, the Garda College, Templemore, will play in Irish policing in future is under review by the Commission on the Future of Policing in (...)

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