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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris proposes to put an additional 1,800 Garda members on frontline line duties in the next two years. Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of An Garda Síochána expect a ramping up of political opposition to the plans unveiled to reform the force as politicians familiarise themselv(...)

Former minister for justice  Michael McDowell has welcomed the Garda reform plan.

Former minister for justice and attorney general Michael McDowell has welcomed the Garda reform plan, saying “inertia and internal resistance” had fru(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has been a lucky general in his first year in office but he is not out of the woods yet. Photograph: Alan Betson

The biggest selling point of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s plan to reform the Garda is, without question, the deployment of 1,800 additional Garda (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris held a press conference on Thursday morning in Dublin to unveil his new plans or the force. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The most radical shake-up of An Garda Síochána in its near 100-year history will see power decentralised from Garda Headquarters in Dublin to chief su(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has defended his reorganisation plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has defended his plan for the most significant reorganisation of the force since its foundation, saying the time for ta(...)

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at Garda Headquarters in Harcourt St, Dublin, where he  published  a new Garda Operating Model. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Security and Crime Editor Six decades of co-operation in law enforcement across Europe will “fall away” after Brexit takes place, Garda Commissioner (...)

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(...)

The plan, by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, involves a reduction in the number of Garda divisions from 28 to 19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Garda headquarters is braced for opposition from inside and outside the force to the most radical reorganisation of Irish policing in the modern era, (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris believes the reforms will flatten and streamline senior management

Radical new plans for An Garda Síochána will create new autonomous areas of policing across the Republic, each run by a chief superintendent with more(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has told the Policing Authority he intends to come within budget, adding that he has informed senior Garda management who control budgets to find ways of making savings. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Garda officers have been told to make savings so the force can stay in budget this year at a time when Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said some fo(...)

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