Mark Toland

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The inspection is set to be carried out by the Garda Inspectorate. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Garda’s effectiveness in tackling and preventing domestic violence is set for a significant review by the Garda Inspectorate. The Garda watchdog (...)

Drew Harris said, in respect of the proposed Bill, that the ‘Garda Commissioner as employer may not be made immediately aware of investigations related to serious matters’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, head of the Policing Authority Bob Collins, head of the Garda Inspectorate Mark Toland and the Irish Council for Civil(...)

The inspection comes at a time when transnational crime is becoming an increasing problem for the Republic. Photograph: Getty Images

The Garda’s record and ability in tackling transnational crime, including trafficking in drugs, people and guns, is set to come under close scrutiny a(...)

Proposed reorganisation could have a ‘significant effect’ on the working lives of gardaí

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has raised concerns over the “downgrading” of roads policing within the radical shake-up of An Garda Síochána announce(...)

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(...)

The Garda Inspectorate is a Garda oversight body and iIt examines areas of policing practice and recommends reforms on the basis of its findings.

A major review into how the Garda tackles corruption within its ranks has begun. It is the first of its kind in the near 100-year history of the force(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission office. Photograph: Collins

Former United States secret service agent Patrick Sullivan will bring a wealth of experience to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSoc), Minist(...)

 Chief Inspector of the Garda Inspectorate, Mark Toland during a press conference marking the publication of the ‘Responding to Child Sexual Abuse’ report at the Garda Inspectorate head office in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí have the technology to alert them when and where images and videos of child sex abuse are being accessed in the Republic but they are not using(...)

Garda Inspectorate  chief inspector Mark Toland during a press conference marking the publication of the inspectorate’s new report on child sexual abuse, in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There are too few gardaí deployed in trying to catch sexual abusers of children and online groomers and the Garda has been slow to make necessary chan(...)

Garda Síochána Inspectorate deputy chief inspector Mark Toland said: “We’ve recommended they need to knock on doors, let people know they’re actually patrolling their streets.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí could increase their visibility by getting out of their patrol cars and “knocking on doors”, the Garda Síochána Inspectorate has said. The bo(...)

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