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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(...)

The scene of the fatal assault on Vincent Parsons in Killinarden in August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two days after Vincent Parsons died from injuries suffered in a savage beating on a roadside in west Dublin, it was business as usual in the places he(...)

The appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner last year has been associated with an increased focus on internal discipline. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 20 gardaí have been on suspension from the force for over a year, with two officers suspended from duty for nearly a decade, new figures show. (...)

A sign for a disused customs office along the Irish Border in Newry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The impact of Brexit on cross-Border crime and terrorism would take time to emerge and no significant shifts were expected immediately after the UK le(...)

 Drew Harris: “There does seem to be a connection between prosperity and street assaults and night time economy-type offences.”  Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

When the economy went off a cliff in 2008 a curious thing happened; most of the Republic’s crime rates began to drop. Many would have expected crime (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  in his public meeting with the Policing Authority. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The head of the Policing Authority has disputed assertions by the largest Garda staff bodies that the reform plans of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris w(...)

Garda commissioner Drew Harris has said existing laws are adequate to deal with protests outside healthcare centres that provide abortion care. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Garda commissioner Drew Harris has said existing laws are adequate to deal with protests outside healthcare centres that provide abortion care. In a (...)

 Garda Commissioner Drew  Harris also revisited the problems identified last year with the Garda Youth Diversion programme that saw more than 3,000 young people not pursued for alleged crimes.   Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The visits to Ireland of US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence cost the Garda up to €18 million, it has emerged. The figure is mu(...)

Agsi president Antoinette Cunningham  said nobody in her organisation had seen any implementation plan for the new divisional policing model. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The biggest Garda staff bodies have for the first time strongly questioned and criticised Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s plans to reorganise the for(...)

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