Burglary and property crimes have decreased by up to 60 per cent amid the coronavirus pandemic with most other crime categories also showing significant reductions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Burglary and property crimes have decreased by up to 60 per cent during the coronavirus pandemic with most other crime categories also showing signifi(...)

Gardaí are expected to launch a scaled-down operation this bank holiday weekend to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions as the force switches focus from roads to parks, beaches and beauty spots. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí are expected to operate a scaled-down operation this bank holiday weekend to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions as the force switche(...)

The Policing Authority has reviewed the Garda performance during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been largely complimentary. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Over two months have passed since An Garda Síochána began mobilising to support the Government’s plans to combat Covid-19. Hundreds of recruit gardaí (...)

A Garda checkpoint for Covid-19 restrictions at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The use of spit hoods by the Garda has increased almost 70 per cent in the past week, according to new figures on the force’s enforcement of Covid-19 (...)

Almost a decade and a half on from the established of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), the Garda complaints body still enjoys an uneasy relationship with the Garda. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Almost a decade and a half on from the establishment of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc), the Garda complaints body still enjoys an unea(...)

Of the 96 sanctions imposed by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris for disciplinary breaches last year, fines or reductions in salary of up to four weeks were imposed in 49 cases. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has taken a harder approach than his predecessors when sanctioning members of the Garda who breach discipline, data pub(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said that  not only were some suspects spitting at the Garda during the Covid-19 crisis period, they were biting the inside of their mouth first resulting in saliva and blood being spat at some gardaí. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gardaí had no right to look into people’s shopping bags as they checked if people were complying with Covid-19 regulations but armed Garda members wou(...)

Gardaí stop and question people at a checkpoint on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State’s human rights watchdog has called for more oversight on whether policing powers given to the Garda during the coronavirus crisis “are being(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet  President Michael D Higgins  and Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin  on March 3rd. Photograph: Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The cost to the Garda of providing security during the recent visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Ireland has been estimated at €1.3 million(...)

It is the first time such gender equality has been reached at the top of the Garda and is a record number of women in those ranks. Photograph: Frank Miller

Half of the most senior posts in An Garda Síochána are now filled by women following the appointment of a PSNI officer to the rank of assistant commis(...)

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