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Drew Harris said, in respect of the proposed Bill, that the ‘Garda Commissioner as employer may not be made immediately aware of investigations related to serious matters’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, head of the Policing Authority Bob Collins, head of the Garda Inspectorate Mark Toland and the Irish Council for Civil(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said discretion was still open to gardaí but they needed to be sure it was discretion they were exercising rather than ‘preference’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda Commissioner’s “vague” comments that gardaí could at times exercise “discretion” not to enforce laws against people as long as they were not(...)

“Gsoc provides an independent investigation service for members of the public who wish to complain about the behaviour of An Garda Síochána,” it said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Anyone who has ever been subjected to domestic violence by a member of the Garda force has been urged to come forward and their cases will be investig(...)

Over 7,600 criminal charges “involving an element of domestic abuse” were brought against suspects Image: iStock

Almost 8,000 charges relating to domestic abuse were brought against alleged offenders last year, an increase of 24 per cent. The figures are contain(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said that in the wake of the Sarah Everard murder in the UK by former Met police officer Wayne Couzens, the Garda force wanted to be sure any investigations into serving members were being conducted quickly and thoroughly. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Senior Garda management expect more serving members of the force to come forward and declare barring orders were granted by the courts against them as(...)

 Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys: ‘I share the concern of the Policing Authority and the [Garda] Commissioner about the continuation of inappropriate cancellation of these calls.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The cancellation by Garda personnel of 999 calls made by the public was a matter for concern but people can still have confidence they will receive a (...)

Criminal investigations into gardaí accused of sexual crimes or domestic violence are being reviewed to ensure they are being dealt with properly and quickly, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Criminal investigations into gardaí accused of sexual crimes or domestic violence are being reviewed to ensure they are being dealt with properly and (...)

The Association of Garda Superintendents said a reform process currenlty under way was about to give more power to oversight agencies to investigate Garda members than the force has to investigate criminals. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The Government is facing mounting opposition to its efforts to reform the Garda, with superintendents now having joined Commissioner Drew Harris in sp(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said Garda vetting is an intrusive process, meaning ‘there is strict criteria on who can be vetted and who is not vetted’. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Garda is to review its vetting procedures surrounding workers who assist homeless people following accusations of serious sexual assault against t(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said he ‘wished he had an insight’ into the motivations of those involved

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris expressed shock after some 999 calls continue to be cancelled despite the controversy that erupted when the practice wa(...)

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