Kathleen O’Toole, chairperson of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, at the launch of its report. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Gardaí should no longer have power to decide if people are prosecuted for minor offences, and members of the public should be able to report any conce(...)

 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: knew when taking the job he was being hired primarily to implement the change programme in the commission’s report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland’s long-awaited report was unveiled in the glorious surroundings of the Dublin City Hall’s Rotunda;(...)

Chair Kathleen O’Toole at the publication of the report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland/PA Wire

Recommendations by the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland could – if implemented – transform how the Garda Síochána is structured at loca(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Photograph: Maxwellphotography.ie

An ambitious programme to radically reform and modernise the Garda and its oversight bodies, covering all aspects of police practice and culture, has (...)

A report by a human rights expert recommends recording all circumstances of deployments of weapons or use of force, by gardai. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

A senior Garda has said the force will study a blueprint for a “radical” human rights reform of the force which way published by the Irish Council for(...)


The biggest staff associations in An Garda Síochána have moved to stress the importance of overtime in providing a comprehensive policing service. Th(...)

The reform of An Garda Síochána in the years ahead will not be on the same scale as the RUC’s transition to the PSNI, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris h(...)

The new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, after he took a sworn oath at Kevin Street Divisional Headquarters in Dublin. Photograph:  Garda/PA Wire

New Garda Commissioner Drew Harris needs to respond to survivors and relatives of terrorist atrocities who believe there was collusion between loyalis(...)

 Drew Harris, the new Garda Commissioner at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Incoming Garda Commissioner Drew Harris made a point of bringing a copy of the Patten Commission report with him when interviewed by The Irish Times l(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  new Garda commissioner Drew Harris at Government Buildings. Photograph: Maxwell

When Drew Harris OBE takes up his position as Garda commissioner on Monday, he leaves behind his role as deputy chief constable of the PSNI. He swaps (...)

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