Anti-facemask protest in Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Policing Authority is to question the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about gardaí who allegedly “pushed back” counter-demonstrators as they attemp(...)

Garda representative groups have called on the Commissioner to retain the hoods for the safety of their members. file photograph: Collins

Forty six gardaí have been spit on by suspects in the two months since the Garda stopped releasing regular updates on such incidents. New figures als(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Currently the commissioner is accountable to the Minister for Justice and reports to the Government through the secretary general of the Department of Justice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new “firewall” is to be created between the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner with the establishment of a Garda Síochána Board, it has(...)

Theresa Chimamkpam and Elias Jegede with their belongings after being evicted from Berkeley Road, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An Garda Síochána’s involvement in an eviction at a house in Dublin last week suggests the organisation has failed to learn lessons from previous simi(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said    policing had ‘found itself again’ in the Republic. Photograph: Brian Lawless/ PA Wire

Domestic violence surged by 25 per cent during the Covid-19 lockdown period but the Garda met the challenge by transforming the way it responded to th(...)

 Gardai check motorists destinations and reasons for travelling at a Garda Checkpoint on the N11  Dublin in March.  Photograph: Bryan O Brien / The Irish Times

Some young people viewed gardaí as being on a “power trip” during the lockdown and treating them differently to adults, the Policing Authority has sai(...)

Police form a human barrier against protesters in downtown Los Angeles. Photograph: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The United States should use the reform process An Garda Síochána has undergone as a template for rebuilding its police forces in the wake of the imp(...)

As Garda members were working on the Covid-19 policing operation, including establishing checkpoints to monitor the movement of people, there were 2,127 detections of crimes.  This checkpoint was put in place on the M4 near Celbridge, Co Kildare in April.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Concern was mounting across Ireland about the increased level of public disorder and anti-social activity involving young people who found themselves (...)

Garda Commisioner Drew Harrris has told the Policing Authority of a rebound in crimes last month after lockdown. Photograph: Frank Miller

Crime rates increased immediately in the Republic once strict lockdown conditions were eased last month, a new report shows. Reports to the Garda of (...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting of a detective in Castlerea on Thursday. Photograph: Michael McCormack

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Det Garda Colm Horkan, who was shot dead in Castlerea, Co Roscommon on Wednesday night. Det Garda Hor(...)

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