Drew Harris

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Gardaí at the scene of a public order incident outside a property on North Frederick Street in Dublin 1 last year. File photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

The biggest risk associated with significant public disorder in Ireland comes from the Garda’s policing of such incidents rather than the disorder its(...)

A house  in Drogheda’s Moneymore estate was petrol-bombed  in relation to the Drogheda feud. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The latest gun and arson attacks in the Drogheda gangland feud give a firm impression that the violence will run on and on until key members of the ri(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris met Majella Moynihan on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Majella Moynihan, the former garda forced from her job and prosecuted for giving birth out of wedlock, has received face-to-face apologies from Garda (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “I think it’s really fantastic that women like herself have the courage to come into the public where the State must face them.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State must face up to how women like former garda Majella Moynihan were treated, and make reparations for the “terrible aspects of our past,” Mini(...)

Majella Moynihan in 1998. She has been commended for telling her story by the National Women’s Council of Ireland. Photograph: RTÉ

A story of secrecy and shame, of a woman being treated appallingly by State institutions, with involvement from the Catholic Church – this is a narrat(...)

Majella Moynihan “has done a great public service in speaking so honestly and so eloquently about her experiences”. Photograph: RTÉ

In 1984, Majella Moynihan was threatened with dismissal from An Garda Síochána because, as the formal charge against her put it, she “had sexual inter(...)

Majella Moynihan says she felt ‘overwhelmed’ after documentary was broadcast. Photograph: supplied by RTE

Former garda Majella Moynihan has said she attempted suicide five times in the wake of her treatment by the force in the 1980s. Ms Moynihan said she (...)

Majella Moynihan spoke to RTÉ about being charged under the Garda Síochána regulations over  having premarital sex with another garda and a second count of having “give birth to a child outside wedlock” in May 1984. Photograph:  Supplied by RTÉ

A former garda who was threatened with dismissal from the force in the 1980s for having a baby with a colleague while unmarried says she feels “vindic(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has revealed that the Garda Commissioner ‘is open to considering other industry-funded proposals to combat insurance fraud’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has re-opened the door to the insurance industry funding the fight against fraud, as latest figures show six new crimin(...)

The Garda Inspectorate is a Garda oversight body and iIt examines areas of policing practice and recommends reforms on the basis of its findings.

A major review into how the Garda tackles corruption within its ranks has begun. It is the first of its kind in the near 100-year history of the force(...)

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