Margaret Martin, director of Women’s Aid. “As leading experts on domestic violence and homicide in Ireland we have not been aware and have not been consulted in this latest development.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Murders that take place in a domestic setting are to be reviewed individually by specialist gardaí in an effort to identify how they might have been p(...)

Chairwoman of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily said she would not accept data on homicides from the Garda unless it was approved by the civilian analysts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Policing Authority has strongly denied suggestions it failed, or even ignored, two Garda civilian whistleblowers who came to it last year seeking (...)

When Josephine Feehily appears before the Oireachtas Committee the week after next she will be asked why her agency declined to meet Ms Galligan and Ms West despite repeated requests. Photograph: Alan Betson

The controversy over the treatment of two Garda civilian whistleblowers after they exposed problems with the classification of homicides is to continu(...)

At the Oireachtas justice committee on Wednesday, deputy head of Garda Analysis Lois West and her colleague Laura Galligan complained their integrity had been undermined and attacked when they questioned the accuracy of a report compiled by senior gardaí on homicide numbers.

Plain speaking, steely determination and ethical commitment marked the testimony of two Garda Síochána civilian analysts when they gave evidence about(...)

Deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, Lois West, and senior crime and policing analyst, Laura Galligan, were very impressive witnesses at the Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Wednesday.

Controversy around the Garda’s misclassification of homicides has simmered away since first emerging publicly last April. The heat was turned up last (...)

Speaking in the Dáil, Independents4Change TD Clare Daly accused the Policing Authority of “ratting out” Garda civilian analysts Lois West and Laura Gilligan.

MARIE O’HALLORAN The Policing Authority has been accused of “ratting out” two civilian analysts who raised concerns about investigations into misclas(...)

Deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, Lois West, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan, grew frustrated with the response from both the Garda and the Policing Authority when they tried to raise their concerns, they told the Oireachtas Justice Committee.

Garda civilian analysts who said they were belittled and had their credibility attacked in Garda Headquarters raised concerns last year about whether (...)

Lois West, deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan were “belittled and treated poorly” when they identified errors in how the Garda was recording homicides. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two Garda civilian workers have outlined “15 months of torment” during which they claim they were pressured to approve homicide data they knew was wro(...)