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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: Said breaking up gatherings not   ‘catered for’ by Government’s  Covid-19 regulations. Photograph: Alan Betson

The policing of house parties and large-scale street gatherings had been “difficult” for the Garda during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it was that doubt(...)

Fireworks casualty: Seán Redmond (17) was injured on Monday night when a firework exploded as he was holding it. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Last Monday night, at about 9.30pm, Ballyfermot 17-year-old Seán Redmond blew the top off his right index finger and almost his entire right thumb. H(...)

The scene earlier this week  ahead of a planned protest. A detective sergeant has been appointed to investigate the assault on a veteran LGBT+ campaigner, who was attacked during an anti-mask protest outside the Dáil last Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí are increasingly concerned by the presence of far-right extremists at anti-mask rallies in Dublin and the possibility of serious violence break(...)

Anti-facemask protest in Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Policing Authority is to question the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about gardaí who allegedly “pushed back” counter-demonstrators as they attemp(...)

Garda representative groups have called on the Commissioner to retain the hoods for the safety of their members. file photograph: Collins

Forty six gardaí have been spit on by suspects in the two months since the Garda stopped releasing regular updates on such incidents. New figures als(...)

One Ballyfermot resident said the activity is ‘terrifying for pets and older people’.

Fireworks, being let off on a nightly basis and fired at people and homes, have become a “massive problem” across Dublin, residents and elected repres(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris briefed the Government on the incident in which European Commissioner Phil Hogan was stopped by gardaí in Kildare for using his phone while driving. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are entitled to use discretion when stopping someone for mobile phone use while driving but its use remains controversial within the organisat(...)

 Garda specialist units are currently housed in Harcourt Square but must vacate the offices by the end of 2022. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has warned there will be “huge financial implications” if there are further delays to work on a new Garda command and(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told a Women’s Aid online  seminar there had been a 20 per cent increase in call outs to domestic violence incidents since the end of March. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Gardaí have responded to more than 27,000 incidents of domestic violence since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a seminar has heard, with the numbe(...)

An Coimisinéir Teanga chronicles an eight-year effort, including a meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris last year, to get the organisation to comply with its legal obligation to ensure gardaí can use Irish when stationed in Gaeltacht areas. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

It may be written in the detached formality of the genre, but a tone of barely concealed exasperation runs through the latest report from An Coimisiné(...)

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