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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said attacks against the person had experienced a ‘plateau’ last year, and decreased by almost 14% after gradual increases over the previous three years. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Violent assaults carried out on the streets have plummeted during the pandemic but violence in the home increased significantly during the same period(...)

New  legislation will make it a criminal offence for gardaí to falsify, conceal, destroy or dispose of evidence gathered by a body-worn camera. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty

Gardaí who delete or conceal footage from their body cameras will face up to five years in prison under proposed legislation. The penalty is detailed(...)

A garda walks past a new mural at Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks by the artist CHELS. Photoraph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Garda makes “no apologies” for the allegedly “aggressive” Covid-19 policing of social gatherings of students in recent months, Garda Commissioner (...)

 Mattie McGrath TD  claims ‘we’re living in a totally totalitarian State that we can’t have any protest safely in cars’.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called for Opposition TDs to withdraw allegations of political policing against Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and An Gar(...)

An example of a body camera used by police in the UK. Photograph: iStock

Garda body cameras will not record all the time and will instead only be activated by gardaí in certain situations, under a new system being considere(...)

Jane Crowe, former Debenhams worker: The gardaí “were so rough that my jacket came off, my top came off and they broke the strap on my bra”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Debenhams workers who were forcibly removed from a picket by gardaí in Dublin on Thursday night were “in shock” and “angry” at the manner in wh(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: An organised protest in Dublin on February 27th “was especially demanding on the members of An Garda Síochána”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí used non-lethal means to subdue a man attempting to set his home alight using a homemade flamethrower last month, according to a report to the (...)

Vasile Jelecuteam (44) was stopped at the checkpoint at Kilmacanogue just after 12am on Monday morning. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A man stopped at a Garda checkpoint in Co Wicklow was found to be wanted in Germany after a search of a newly-introduced EU information system, the Hi(...)

A Slovakian man was stopped as part of a roads policing exercise, and an EU warrant for him was found. File photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Two Eastern European men have become the first people arrested by gardaí using the newly acquired Schengen Information System (SIS 2). SIS 2 allows p(...)

 Handwritten  and floral tributes to Sarah Everard  placed at Clapham Common in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Violence against women barely exists. It is like radiation – deadly but invisible. Every now and then, a particularly terrible incident forces it to t(...)

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