Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: knew when taking the job he was being hired primarily to implement the change programme in the commission’s report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland’s long-awaited report was unveiled in the glorious surroundings of the Dublin City Hall’s Rotunda;(...)

Drew Harris has begun his new career as Garda Commissioner.

Drew Harris has begun his new career as Garda commissioner - at one minute past midnight. Acting Garda commissioner Donall O’Cualain stepped down fro(...)

Drew Harris is to become the Garda commissioner in the early hours of Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Drew Harris is to become the Garda commissioner in the early hours of Monday. The former PSNI deputy chief constable and RUC officer will be sworn i(...)

Guard of Honour at the official opening of Kevin Street Garda Station, DMR South Central HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Acting Garda Commissioner Donall Ó Cualáin took part in his last public event on Thursday – the opening of Kevin Street Garda Station – three days bef(...)

Memorial plaque to Niamh Doyle in her sister Louise’s home. “My story comes from love,” says Louise. “It’s not to slate anybody – to slate the gardaí or the girl. It’s just a story that I’m telling. Niamh deserves it.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Louise and Niamh Doyle’s last Christmas together was a good one. They laughed and they joked, they ate and they drank. They snuggled up on Louise’s s(...)

Prof Walsh said the Policing Authority lacked a “democratic mandate in any meaningful sense” as its members were selected by the government from a shortlist provided by the Public Appointments Service

The Policing Authority, which was set up to depoliticise control of An Garda Síochána, is engineered so that the real power remains with government, a(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan  resigned last year after controversies in the gardaí.  Photograph: The Irish Times

  A high-level report into issues within the Department of Justice has found “it is as if the system has naturally evolved to ensure that the bu(...)

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

Former Garda commissioner of the Garda Siochana Martin Callinan at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle in May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The sworn evidence given to the Charleton Tribunal by the former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan is “not credible”, a lawyer acting for Fianna Fáil(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Mr Harris is currently the Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government expects newly appointed Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to bring a number of key advisors with him when he takes up his position later t(...)

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