Drew Harris: will lead the Garda after  years of controversy and during a period in which the organisation undergoes major reform.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Police Service of Northern Ireland deputy chief constable Drew Harris has been appointed Garda Commissioner for a five-year term. He will be paid €25(...)

The move by Drew Harris from the PSNI to become Garda Commissioner is groundbreaking and one that will be greeted with surprise in Garda circles. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a hell of a job he’s taking on. That was the verdict of a source close to incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris OBE; a 53-year-old Police Servi(...)

Deputy Chief Constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland Drew Harris who has been chosen as the next Garda Commissioner. Photograph: Getty

The Government has agreed the appointment of Drew Harris as the next Garda Commissioner at a salary of €250,000. Mr Harris, who is currently the Depu(...)

To succeed, the Garda reform agenda will require exceptional leadership. But the Government, the Department of Justice and the Garda Síochána itself may now be shying away from the prospect of appointing an external candidate to run the police service. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

To succeed, the reform agenda for An Garda Síochána will require exceptional leadership. But the Government, the Department of Justice and the force i(...)

Several Garda sources point to the fact that crime is migrating online. Yet some Garda stations still do not have access to the Garda’s computer Pulse database. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s a September morning in 2014 and a group of young men and women shuffles into a small lecture theatre. They’re suited and booted and finally getti(...)

Michael McDowell SC, for Sgt Maurice McCabe, said it would serve no useful purpose to refer issues of journalistic privilege to the High Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Charleton tribunal has said he will not go to the High Court to require journalists to answer questions where they claimed journal(...)

Five people have participated in the final round of interviews to become the next Garda commissioner. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Five individuals have participated in the final round of interviews to become the next Garda commissioner, The Irish Times understands. Former commis(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: says he has ‘faithfully reported to the tribunal’ what he was told by the civilian head of human resources at Garda Headquarters. Photograph: Collins

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is standing by his evidence to the Charleton tribunal in relation to a claim that former Garda commissioner Nói(...)

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds is pictured at Dublin Castle where he was giving evidence to the Charleton Tribunal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is to consider overnight whether he is withdrawing an allegation he made against RTÉ and its crime correspo(...)

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has disputed evidence given by journalist and retired academic Colum Kenny about Sgt Maurice McCabe.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has told the Charleton Tribunal he was never briefed negatively about Sgt Maurice McCabe. He has strongly reje(...)

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