How might contestability for budget and for ownership be managed when the community’s fear of crime requires a public lighting rather than a law enforcement response? And how might this be achieved without weakening independent oversight of the Garda Síochána? Photograph: Getty Images

Since its establishment in January 2016, the Policing Authority has been in the business of overseeing the performance of the Garda Síochána and the s(...)

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(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: Joan Burton called for the process of appointing Mr Makhlouf as governor of the Cental Bank to be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, where he is head of the treasury.

The recruitment process to pick the next Central Bank of Ireland governor cost €70,236, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has disclosed, as his cho(...)

 The vacancy at the Central Bank of Ireland arose when governor Philip Lane moved to the European Central Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The competition to find the next governor of the Central Bank has been narrowed down to a shortlist of four candidates, including bookies’ favourite, (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and Policing Authority chair Josephine Feehily at a press conference following a meeting at Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Policing Authority is considering conducting an inquiry into why members of An Garda Síochána, civilian staff, and members of the reserve are not (...)

John Fell, the longest-serving Irish staff member at the ECB, is understood to be among individuals who put their names forward for the Central Bank governorship.

The most senior Irish member of staff at the European Central Bank (ECB) and the deputy secretary general of the Department of Health have emerged as (...)

Josephine Feehily, chairwoman of the Policing Authority, said there are some areas of the country where 100 per cent of gardaí have signed up to the code of conduct and some where the figure is far less. File photograph: Alan Betson

About 30 per cent of gardaí have not yet signed up to the force’s code of ethics which was introduced two years ago following a series of Garda scanda(...)

The Government has today appointed   Dr Vicky Conway to the Policing Authority.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has announced two new appointments to the Policing Authority, the agency that oversees the performance of An Gar(...)

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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