Drew Harris

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David Reilly and Derek O’Driscoll have used an insidious brand of intimidation and control, all underpinned by lengthy criminal records and reputations for ultra violence, to rule Ballyfermot

When the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) kicked in doors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot, Ballyboughal and Finglas and in the Wexford seaside town of Courtown on(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew  Harris sought to allay fears that the divisional changes will see decision-making and resources concentrated in the new divisional headquarters. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

South Dublin city, Cork city and Galway are among the first five divisions to face amalgamation in the Garda’s new divisional policing model. The mod(...)

Fiona Ryan with Jon Mathis initially criticised the slow response of gardaí to their complaints of receiving online abuse. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gardaí are “in the process of identifying individuals” who subjected a mixed-race couple who had featured in a Lidl advertisement to online abuse and (...)

Asked could there be more criminals or more cases involved, the garda commissioner Drew Harris said: “Investigations are ongoing. This is an incident that does seem like it deserves further attention and further examination and I expect that to happen in terms of our further enquiries in respect to this.”

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he was “greatly disturbed” by reports that Dublin City Council was paying “security” or protection money to(...)

Garda management has been informed no supplementary budget will be provided this year to cover overruns. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris must get guaranteed three-year budgets to ensure that he is better able to plan reforms and give him greater freedom to(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at a meeting with the Policing Authority. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An Garda Síochána’s budget is to be increased by €81 million next year to help fund the recruitment of up to 700 new members. Overall funding for the(...)

Sources said it was impossible to determine if foreign nationals were over-represented as victims of assault in the Republic. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Republic’s crime statistics should set out the ethnicity of assault victims to determine if foreign nationals are over-represented in street attac(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris noted that recently released crime figures show a significant increase in sexual offences. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Garda spending exceeded projections by €32 million at the end of August this year, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has told the Policing Authority. A(...)

Commissioner Drew Harris, who was formerly deputy chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, was appointed in September 2018. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Public opinion on the management of the Garda has improved significantly since the appointment of Drew Harris as commissioner a year ago, according to(...)

The Garda Press Office said the unit will provide ‘support to local policing and local Garda members’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A new armed support unit to police the border region is to begin operations in Cavan-Monaghan on Monday. The new unit is to be based in Cavan and wil(...)

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