Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys: ‘I share the concern of the Policing Authority and the [Garda] Commissioner about the continuation of inappropriate cancellation of these calls.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The cancellation by Garda personnel of 999 calls made by the public was a matter for concern but people can still have confidence they will receive a (...)

The new information points to a more serious and deep-rooted problem than initially believed. Photograph: iStock

The problematic cancellation of 999 calls by members of the Garda is more complex and serious than initially believed and has also persisted to a grea(...)

The Association of Garda Superintendents said a reform process currenlty under way was about to give more power to oversight agencies to investigate Garda members than the force has to investigate criminals. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The Government is facing mounting opposition to its efforts to reform the Garda, with superintendents now having joined Commissioner Drew Harris in sp(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said Garda vetting is an intrusive process, meaning ‘there is strict criteria on who can be vetted and who is not vetted’. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Garda is to review its vetting procedures surrounding workers who assist homeless people following accusations of serious sexual assault against t(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said he ‘wished he had an insight’ into the motivations of those involved

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris expressed shock after some 999 calls continue to be cancelled despite the controversy that erupted when the practice wa(...)

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  said he ‘wished he had an insight’ into the motivations of those involved. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emergency calls to the Garda’s 999 phone lines have continued to be cancelled, with no policing response, despite months of controversy over the pract(...)

The Garda Síochána (Digital Recording) Bill 2021 will allow for the use of body-worn cameras by gardaí which will record their interactions with the public in certain circumstances. Photograph: iStock

Concerns have been raised that the planned broad expansion of Garda’s surveillance powers will lead to the introduction of facial recognition technolo(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s intervention has put him in an unusual position. Photograph: Alan Betson

Strong opposition to proposed Garda reforms, specifically to the force’s oversight agencies, has been voiced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. His (...)

It is unclear whether the stenngth of the Garda Commissioner’s criticism of the of the Government’s Policing, Security and Community Bill will prompt changes to it. File photograph: The Irish Times

Why is Drew Harris suddenly criticising Government plans for Garda reform? Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has written an appraisal of the Government’(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris flanked by other senior members of the force at a briefing in July.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and his senior management team have for almost two years privately raised their concerns with the Government over plans(...)

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