Drew Harris

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Shane O’Farrell “was obviously a much loved son and brother”, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told the Seanad. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has recommended disciplinary action be taken against three gardaí following an investigation into the d(...)

Drew Harris, the Garda Commissioner, said: ‘No form of intimidation outside the homes of elected officials or other public figures would be tolerated by gardaí.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The name of the senior IRA member who ordered the murder of Louth farmer Tom Oliver was held by the PSNI and it was for that police force to decide wh(...)

Drew Harris, Garda Commissioner, said some disciplinary cases could ‘drag on for many months’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 3,500 officers have been linked to cases in which the crimes of youth offenders were not followed up by the Garda. Garda Commissioner Drew Har(...)

George Hamilton, Chief Constable PSNI. Photograph: PA story

The retirement of the North’s most senior police officer George Hamilton this summer comes after a police career spanning more than three decades. T(...)

Garda resources are limited and must be strategically deployed in fighting crime. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Seizures of large quantities of stolen goods in recent years by the Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland reflect the sophisticati(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda Commissioner has dismissed reports there are emergency plans to move hundreds of gardaí to the Border in the event of a no-deal Brexit in Ma(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: the Garda Representative Association is seeking an urgent meeting with him about the “invaluable” Garda youth diversion programme.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Garda Representative Association has claimed it would be wrong to “smear” individual gardaí over shortcomings in youth crime policing because the (...)

A Policing Authority report has found that thousands of crimes committed by young offenders were not properly followed up and prosecutions did not take place, adding to the problems facing Garda Commissioner  Drew Harris. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Further evidence of the dysfunctional nature of administrative practices within the Garda Síochána emerged yesterday when a report on its youth divers(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: In relation to child offenders, victims and the public, he said  “We have failed, and failed by a very considerable margin, in a large number of cases.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda’s failure to prosecute thousands of crimes, including one rape, committed by juveniles may be replicated across the wider adult criminal jus(...)

The news was so bad that Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  felt compelled to apologise to the youth criminals, their victims and Irish society across the board. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the bowels of Dublin Castle as dusk set in yesterday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris looked more than a little shell shocked. Some 4¼ months into (...)

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