Gardaí wearing balaclavas keep order during an eviction of activists  from a property on North Frederick Street in 2018: the incident caused uproar.   Photograph: Jack Power

When a team of hooded gardaí moved in to keep order at the eviction of Take Back the City activists 3½ years ago in central Dublin there was uproar. M(...)

Ireland’s population is getting older and people are living longer, so we need to either find new ways to pay for the State pension or accept that pensioners will get less. Photograph: iStock

Who has the most economic influence? And who has the least? Look at the report from the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection on pensions this wee(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, who has secured Cabinet approval for the new Pensions Commission

Private sector companies that force workers to retire onto unemployment benefit payments at 65 face examination under the new Pensions Commission. Th(...)

Investigative shortcomings were discovered in nearly three quarters of homicide inquiries, including murders, carried out by gardaí when the cases were examined by the force’s oversight body.

Investigative shortcomings were discovered in nearly three quarters of homicide investigations, including murders, carried out by gardaí when they wer(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at a public meeting with the Policing Authority in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Garda was remaining vigilant as far-right activity began to emerge as a threat in the Republic, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said. “It’s ve(...)

Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily said the situation creates a significant ‘organisational risk’ for the Garda. Photograph: Frank Miller

At least 3,000 gardaí need to be trained to drive a patrol car but the precise number is unknown to Garda management, the Policing Authority has been (...)

Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Garda’s adult caution scheme is set to undergo a major audit amid fears it is beset with the same mismanagement exposed with a similar system for (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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