Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is to seek Cabinet approval for the drafting of the legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Significant new powers to investigate corruption and misconduct allegations against Garda officers are to be considered on Tuesday by the Cabinet, whe(...)

Migrants’  confidence that An Garda Síochána will keep them safe has been described as ‘low’, a report from the Policing Authority says. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Migrants’ confidence to report crime or confidence that An Garda Síochána will keep them safe has been described as “low”, a report from the Policing (...)

In a formal review of its first five years, the Authority said it had established itself as an effective body with a ‘maturing’ relationship with the Garda as senior members and staff increasingly accept oversight and recognise its benefits. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The Policing Authority has called for “further improvement” in the Garda’s response to requests for information, saying delays remain a problem half a(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: An organised protest in Dublin on February 27th “was especially demanding on the members of An Garda Síochána”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí used non-lethal means to subdue a man attempting to set his home alight using a homemade flamethrower last month, according to a report to the (...)

Protesters in Dublin following death of Sarah Everard. “We took a lot of flack over it but the protests went ahead and were well-run,” says Ruth Coppinger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Tuesday, several dozen demonstrators, most of them women, gathered at the Spire in Dublin to protest violence towards women in the wake of the murd(...)

As of March 11th, 13,019 fines have been issued for breaches of regulations, an increase of 7,235 since the last report to February 11th. Photograph: iStock

Urban community groups have claimed an increase in random stop-and-searches by gardaí on young people has had “damaging effects”. The Policing Author(...)

The Policing Authority welcomed the rollout of protective services units in each Garda division, designed to investigate sexual crimes and other offences involving vulnerable victims. Photograph: Alan Betson

The low rate of sexual crimes being detected, or solved, is of particular concern and a review was being carried out to establish why so many of the o(...)

Evelyn Ajie, pictured at Cork District Court, was sentenced to nine months this week for sending online child abuse material through WhatsApp. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

The case of Evelyn Ajie, who was sentenced to nine months this week for sending online child abuse material through WhatsApp, can be traced back to an(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has told the Policing Authority that Garda members would be required to create a “reason not detected” record for any crime with no formal conclusion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Court cases offer insight into the nature of crime in the Republic, the injury and trauma endured by victims and the response of An Garda Síochána to (...)

Gardaí will be required to account for why crimes they investigated did not result in any conclusion, such as criminal charges being pursued. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The “performance” of gardaí when investigating crimes is set to be recorded for the first time, and members of the force will be obliged to explain wh(...)

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