Mr O Cualain

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Rank-and-file gardai have called for the appointment of more sergeants to manage and oversee teams of rank and file gardaí. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Garda is an organisation where speaking up to highlight wrong-doing is difficult and where attitudes to change and innovation are poor, according (...)

The acting Garda commissioner insists all suspicious deaths have been properly investigated. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Acting Garda commissioner Dónal Ó Cualáin has insisted all suspicious deaths have been properly investigated by An Garda Síochána. Mr O’Cualáin is t(...)

Josephine Feehily, chairperson of the Policing Authority: the authority has raised questions about the results of the two-stage Garda inquiry.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Policing Authority has told senior Garda management that checks made to establish if all homicides were investigated properly were not robust enou(...)

Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan: “Any substantiated allegations of this kind would be very serious and a cause of grave public concern.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he is “extremely concerned” at allegations that some unlawful deaths, or homicides, were not properly i(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin. File photograph: Collins

An Garda Síochána has issued an “unreserved apology” for the inflating of alcohol breath test data and the wrongful conviction of motorists, but said (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: “Imposing a monitoring system on people who continuously commit offences can be a method of sentencing,” he said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Criminals convicted of serious offences should not be granted bail unless they agree to be electronically monitored, Fianna Fáil has said. The Dáil w(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin is coming under pressure to pursue disciplinary or criminal proceedings against gardaí involved in inflatin(...)

Acting commissioner: Dónall Ó Cualáin at the Policing Authority in September; it wants him to appear again, to outline his response to chief superintendents who ignored breathalyser requests. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Action may be taken against chief superintendents who failed to reply when Garda headquarters asked them to look into breathalyser data in their divis(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin said there was no evidence to suggest  anyone at management level was asking their people to falsify records. Image: Oireachtas screengrab.

Garda breath testing figures were found to be “out of kilter” by 6.4 million at one point during the recent internal Garda review of data, the Oireach(...)

Acting Garda commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin will  tell a committee that more than 3,800 motorists wrongly convicted of motoring offences are to have their cases heard this December. Photograph: Collins

Both Garda management and rank-and-file members must accept responsibility for the falsification of breath-test figures, the acting Garda commissioner(...)

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