The establishment of an independent policing authority will deliver “a sea-change’’ in Garda oversight in the State, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has told the Dáil. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The establishment of an independent policing authority will deliver “a sea-change’’ in Garda oversight in the State, Minister for Justice Frances Fitz(...)

‘The Commissioner learned of the recording of telephone calls in Garda stations in October 2013.’ Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s tempting, particularly in pre-election times, to focus on the political ramifications of the interim report of the Fennelly commission, but in th(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “What is deeply regrettable – and very significant, was that neither I, nor any of the other participants in that meeting, were made aware of the existence of a formal letter from the then commissioner on the taping issue which had been sent to the Department of Justice.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the publication of the interim report of the Fennelly commission of investigation: “Yesterday I received the f(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: ‘We have made massive changes to the operation and governance of An Garda Síochána.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Bad behaviour among some members of the Garda should not be “rolled up endlessly” into an accusation of a “flawed culture”, the Minister for Justic(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said the Government would have provided for the recruitment of a total of 550 extra gardaí by next September.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Garda station closures have resulted in 61,000 more man hours available for frontline services, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told the Sean(...)

A file image of gardaí graduating from the Garda Training College in Templemore. The Garda Representative Association said those leading the force need to be  speak out about how  Government cuts are damaging policing.

Those leading the An Garda Síochána need to be free from political control and to speak their minds about how Government cuts are damaging policing(...)

New Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at Garda headquarters in the Phoenix Park on Tuesday. She said she was determined to lead a “hurting” force out of “a huge roller-coaster of uncertainty”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Newly appointed Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said criticisms levelled at the force during the recent “unprecedented time” would act as a (...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, who has made the final shortlist of three, is due to be interviewed on Monday for the post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The identity of the new Garda commissioner will be known in the next 10 days, with the final interviews for the post being held this week.Interim Gar(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has denied that the Government’s selection of the chair designate of the new Policing Authority followed a non-transparent process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has denied that the Government’s selection of the chair designate of the new Policing Authority did not follow(...)

Josephine Feehily: her first task will be to assist in the selection of the next Garda commissioner, a post currently filled on a interim basis by Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has appointed the outgoing chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Josephine Feehily, as the new chairwoman of the Policing Authority. (...)

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