Mark Toland

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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(...)

Replying to questions from members of the Oireachtas justice committee on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Insp Mark Toland of the Garda Inspectorate said: “We are saying the time is right now. They have the people in place; they have the senior management team.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The time for root-and-branch reforms of the Garda Síochána led by Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is “right now”, the Garda Inspectorate has told TDs a(...)

Criminal cases have been dismissed by the courts because of a four-year backlog in analysing computers and other technology seized by gardaí, the Garda Inspectorate has said. Photograph: Getty Images

Serious criminal cases have been dismissed by the courts because of a four-year backlog in analysing computers and other technology seized by gardaí, (...)

Head of the Garda Inspectorate Bob  Olson (centre) and Deputy Chief Inspectors Mark Toland and Debra Kirby outside Leinster House. The Garda Inspectorate told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice that gardaí lack powers to arrest those who breach bail.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí do not have the power to arrest criminals who breach their bail conditions, the Garda Inspectorate has told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on J(...)

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