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Cancelled calls: Drew Harris told the Policing Authority on Thursday that 5,971 ‘priority 1’ calls were examined in a recent analysis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Between 400 and 500 high-priority crimes, including domestic violence, were not investigated by gardaí because 999 calls were inappropriately cancelle(...)

The Public Accounts Committee has concluded the new €86.6 million premises on Military Road is no longer fit for purpose as it is too small to fit all Garda personnel housed in Harcourt Square.

At least two dedicated Garda bureaus tackling crimes in sensitive and increasingly challenging areas, including sexual offences and online frauds, wil(...)

Speaking at a public meeting of the Policing Authority on Thursday, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris apologised to domestic violence victims whose calls were cancelled.  Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Gardaí investigating cancelled domestic violence 999 calls are also examining more than 19,000 other cancelled emergency calls related to “priority on(...)

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  said the problem of cancelled domestic violence 999 calls had been caused by “technological and procedural failings” as well as gardaí “not adhering” to practices set down for combating domestic violence. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has apologised to domestic violence victims whose emergency calls for help were not met with the kind of policing respo(...)

 Policing Authority chairperson Bob Collins made known his ‘deep dissatisfaction and significant concern’   File photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharpix

The Policing Authority has strongly criticised An Garda Síochána for an “unacceptable” delay of six months in informing it of a growing controversy in(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is to issue a direction to all gardaí today that pubs and restaurants serving customers in temporary outdoor seating areas should not be penalised.  Photograph: iStock

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has instructed senior officers that “discretion” should be used to police pubs and restaurants serving customers in tem(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is due to brief the Policing Authority on the progress of the review on Thursday during a public meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is to face questioning from the Policing Authority this week on the issue of emergency 999 calls being cancelled “erron(...)

In late April, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told a meeting of the Policing Authority that a Garda audit had found many 999 calls were cancelled, and therefore not given a policing response, between 2019 and October 2020. File photograph: iStock

The failure by gardaí to respond to 999 calls from domestic violence victims was of “deep concern”, Women’s Aid has said. The Garda force, it added, (...)

Ian  Bailey (64), who was convicted in absentia in France in 2019 of the murder of Ms Toscan du Plantier but was never charged in Ireland in relation to her death. Photograph:Nick Bradshaw

Ian Bailey has written to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris seeking a new review of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier,(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said attacks against the person had experienced a ‘plateau’ last year, and decreased by almost 14% after gradual increases over the previous three years. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Violent assaults carried out on the streets have plummeted during the pandemic but violence in the home increased significantly during the same period(...)

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