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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Mr Harris is currently the Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government expects newly appointed Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to bring a number of key advisors with him when he takes up his position later t(...)

The move by Drew Harris from the PSNI to become Garda Commissioner is groundbreaking and one that will be greeted with surprise in Garda circles. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a hell of a job he’s taking on. That was the verdict of a source close to incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris OBE; a 53-year-old Police Servi(...)

“I think it is disrespectful, I think it is a laugh and I think it is wrong,” Labour TD Alan Kelly said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Top-ranking gardaí were branded “disrespectful” by politicians for failing to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Wednesday in a perceiv(...)

Garda Shane Cuffe from Moycullen, Co Galway, died at Clifden Garda station (above) while he was on duty on Monday morning. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí in Co Galway are mourning the loss of one of their colleagues who died suddenly while on duty. An inquiry has begun however there is no sugges(...)

Garda protect then tánaiste Joan Burton from anti-water charge demonstrators in 2014. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The policing operation around an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014 lacked “strategic direction” and risk assessments were not ca(...)

The Garda delegation is expected to be led by acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin. Photograph: Collins/File

Members of senior Garda management are due to come before the Policing Authority this afternoon to answer questions on the misclassification of homici(...)

The post of Garda commissioner has been vacant since the unexpected retirement of Nóirín O’Sullivan last September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The process of recruiting the next Garda commissioner has hit a delay with a slippage in the date for advertising the post. It was intended to adverti(...)

The Policing Authority is to meet senior Garda management at a public meeting on Thursday week at which the force will be questioned about the homicides classification issue. Photograph: Alan Betson

The role of the Policing Authority in the controversy around Garda homicide statistics is set to be scrutinised after allegations were made over its (...)

Genuine differences in interpreting the cause of a fatal road-traffic crash may have resulted in a criminal investigation that was less serious than another senior Garda officer would have opted for. Photograph: Frank Miller

Like allegations made by all whistleblowers, in policing or any other field, the concerns expressed by two Garda civilian staff members about homicide(...)

Garda Deputy Commissioner John Twomey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The first indication that all was not right with the Garda’s homicide data came last April. Deputy Commissioner John Twomey said 41 cases had been r(...)

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