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 (...)

The head of the Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily, told a public meeting there were concerns some of the cases had not been fully investigated. File photograph:   Alan Betson

Mistakes have continued to be made by some Garda members classifying homicides despite revelations about such errors last year and assurances the prob(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris attending his first meeting with the Policing Authority with from left: Pat Leahy, David Sheahan and John Twomey, in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Gardaí will be forced to deal with more public order issues at properties occupied by housing crisis protesters, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has sa(...)

Kathleen O’Toole, chairperson of The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Policing Authority has questioned some of the proposals for enhanced oversight of the Garda made by the Commission for the Future of Policing in I(...)

Gardaí from the public order unit attending the scene when a housing crisis protest was brought to an end in Dublin’s north inner city on Wednesday. Photograph: Jack Power

Photos of gardaí wearing hoods as men in balaclavas executed a court order for a landlord did not “inspire public confidence” in the force, the head (...)

An Irish Water meter being installed.  “A sense of trying to achieve too much too soon is suggested by  by the approach to the overall water sector reform programme,” said Mr O’Leary.

Government policy on property tax succeeded where water charges failed because a “too much, too soon” approach was taken to the latter, economist Jim (...)

  Josephine Feehily, chair of the  Policing Authority, sent a report to Minister for Justice Charlie Fanagan expressing concern about changes to policing structures. File photograph: Alan Betson

Promised reforms within An Garda Síochána to move from a local district policing model to a divisional structure risk becoming a “rebranding” exercise(...)

The new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, after he took a sworn oath at Kevin Street Divisional Headquarters in Dublin. Photograph:  Garda/PA Wire

New Garda Commissioner Drew Harris needs to respond to survivors and relatives of terrorist atrocities who believe there was collusion between loyalis(...)

Prof Walsh said the Policing Authority lacked a “democratic mandate in any meaningful sense” as its members were selected by the government from a shortlist provided by the Public Appointments Service

The Policing Authority, which was set up to depoliticise control of An Garda Síochána, is engineered so that the real power remains with government, a(...)

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