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Jennifer Hester from Dublin and Patricia Prendiville from Wicklow with Spinal Injuries Ireland pictured embarking on their first ever Tall Ships Challenge. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A group of wheelchair users and others who have suffered spinal injuries are sailing a tall ship from Cork to Southampton to highlight the work of a c(...)

Three members of the Garda, including a superintendent and inspector, were arrested on Thursday.  File photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Image

Three gardaí arrested as part of an investigation into into alleged links between members of the force and a criminal gang were released on Friday mor(...)

The Garda specialist unit that carried out the raid was supported by armed Garda back-up. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda specialist unit decided not to inform local Garda members in a regional Garda division of its intentions to carry out a criminal raid because (...)

Armed gardaí on duty. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three members of the Garda, including a superintendent and inspector, were arrested on Thursday as part of an inquiry into alleged links between membe(...)

Commissioner Drew Harris told the Public Accounts Committee disqualified drivers ‘by and large, are retaining their licencesat the conference’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The systems to ensure disqualified drivers were put off the roads were not working as the vast majority of suspended drivers were declining to surrend(...)

Drew Harris speaking at the Public Accounts Committe on Thursday.

An allowance awarded to gardaí to avoid industrial action 2½ years ago is now using up €22 million of the force’s annual overtime budget and is “not s(...)

Garda recruitment poster.

Only 1 per cent of the Garda’s membership is non-Irish or from an ethnic minority group and, for the sake of State security, that number needs to incr(...)

The survey also found the public’s trust in An Garda Síochána remains high at 91 per cent Photograph: Getty

More than a third of people said community relations with An Garda Síochána are poor and close to half said gardaí not dealing with things that matter(...)

A report by a human rights expert recommends recording all circumstances of deployments of weapons or use of force, by gardai. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

A senior Garda has said the force will study a blueprint for a “radical” human rights reform of the force which way published by the Irish Council for(...)

Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. PSNI chief constable George Hamilton told MPs that Mr Harris’s appointment will strengthen relationships and strategic co-operation between North and South. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Senior gardaí have broadly welcomed the selection of Drew Harris as the next Garda Commissioner with members of the force hoping that he will press fo(...)

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