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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 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(...)

Hundreds gather at the Quinn company headquarters in Derrylin to show their support for Kevin Lunney. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Workers at Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, have demanded an end to the “reign of terror” waged against the company’s manage(...)

Members of the  Garda Armed Support Unit are in Cavan following the kidnapping and torture of  Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) executive Kevin Lunney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The full weight of the Garda Síochána and its specialist units have been placed at the disposal of gardaí in Cavan investigating the kidnapping and to(...)

There was nearly a 10 per cent increase in satisfaction with the force, compared to the 2016 annual survey.   File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The public perception of national and local crime as a serious or very serious problem has decreased in recent years, according to a Garda survey publ(...)

Deputy commissioner  John Twomey said  the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau had about 50 live insurance investigations since last October, out of a total caseload of approximately 1,500.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Three per cent of garda fraud investigations relate to bogus or exaggerated insurance claims, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. Deputy commissioner(...)

Less than half those questioned said they would describe An Garda Síochána as a world class police force. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

More than two-thirds of people believe crime is either a serious or very serious problem nationally, the latest Garda Public Attitudes Survey has foun(...)

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 (...)

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