Assistant commissioner Fintan Fanning is currently suspended and under investigation by Gsoc but is due to retire in August File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A member of An Garda Síochána will be prevented from retiring if he or she is under investigation by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission or succes(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has already begun implementing some recommended reforms. Photograh: Tom Honan

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris intends to use external recruitment agencies for the first time in an effort to fill key roles from the private sector.(...)

The slow and methodical nature of anticipated change in An Garda Síochána is reflected in a four-year plan, where priority has been given to enhancing the powers and administrative reach of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (right). Photograph:  Don Moloney / Press 22

Concessions to discontented elements within An Garda Síochána, balanced by the creation of new managerial structures and the development of rights-bas(...)

There were  significant regional variations in the number of gardaí on sick leave in 2017, according to a report from the Garda Inspectorate.

The average garda was out sick for over a week in 2017, resulting in a €13.3 million loss to the exchequer. There were also significant regional vari(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and  Garda Commissioner Drew Harris condemned the attack on the private security firm tasked with evicting a farmer in Co Roscommon. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said events in Co Roscommon at the weekend were “a very serious crime” and that An Garda Síochána is treating them (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: will undertake “a review of discipline as a matter of priority” in the first quarter of 2019.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is to be asked to fund “a limited and highly targeted” redundancy programme in the Garda Síochána to clear the way for policing reforms(...)

Among other reforms is  the possible divestment of “non-core” activities away from An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new high-level centre that will collate and analyse intelligence and assess the level of threats to State security is set to be established by the C(...)

Members of the Garda Reserve graduating at the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary, in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

Effective reform of the Garda Síochána requires a cautious and incremental approach. A number of ambitious programmes have already crashed and burned (...)

Garda reform: Drew Harris’s decision to halt the Reserve’s expansion raises questions about how the force will meet its target of expanding to 21,000 members by 2021. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The future of the Garda Reserve is in question after a decision by Commissioner Drew Harris to halt its planned expansion pending a review of its role(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  has assured the Department of Justice the reduction in recruitment for 2019 will not affect the 2021 target. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris plans to recruit 200 fewer gardaí than planned next year and to use the money instead to fund reforms of the force. In(...)

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