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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: Said breaking up gatherings not   ‘catered for’ by Government’s  Covid-19 regulations. Photograph: Alan Betson

The policing of house parties and large-scale street gatherings had been “difficult” for the Garda during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it was that doubt(...)

Armed gardaí   in the north inner city of Dublin. A process is currently under way to withdraw firearms from gardaí who do not require them, mainly detectives not assigned to frontline duty. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The Garda is dramatically reducing the number of members carrying guns as it moves towards a model of having specialist units act as the force’s prima(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris briefed the Government on the incident in which European Commissioner Phil Hogan was stopped by gardaí in Kildare for using his phone while driving. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are entitled to use discretion when stopping someone for mobile phone use while driving but its use remains controversial within the organisat(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: Encrochat devices are popular among several Irish organised crime and dissident republican groups. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Gardaí are looking forward to “reaping the benefits” of a massive hacking operation which targeted an encrypted communications system used by organise(...)

The scene of the shooting in Castlerea was sealed off on Thursday. Photograph: Collins. Insert photograph: Detective Garda Colm Horkan who was killed in the shooting.

The man who killed Det Garda Colm Horkan fired 15 shots from the garda’s weapon, hitting the victim four times. Garda scene-of-crime examiners spent (...)

Det Garda Colm Horkan died from fatal gunshot wounds in Castlerea shortly be on Wednesday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Detective Garda Colm Horkan, nicknamed Bear, was described by sources on Thursday as the “quintessential local guard” and a “pure GAA man”. The Mayo (...)

 Member of the Garda at a checkpoint in Dublin. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí used their Covid-19 policing powers just 13 times in the past week, a significant drop on the level of enforcement in previous weeks. Over the(...)

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(...)

 Members of the Garda at a checkpoint in  Dublin. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has directed charges against only a quarter of those suspected of breaching the coronavirus movement restric(...)

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