John Twomey

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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 (...)

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(...)

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