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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(...)

Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. PSNI chief constable George Hamilton told MPs that Mr Harris’s appointment will strengthen relationships and strategic co-operation between North and South. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Senior gardaí have broadly welcomed the selection of Drew Harris as the next Garda Commissioner with members of the force hoping that he will press fo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Mr Harris is currently the Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government expects newly appointed Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to bring a number of key advisors with him when he takes up his position later t(...)

Drew Harris at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday. The GRA said Mr Harris worked closely with the Garda in recent years, a factor it believed recommended him to lead the force. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rank and file gardaí have welcomed the appointment of PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner. Some Garda sources said there wa(...)

Several Garda sources point to the fact that crime is migrating online. Yet some Garda stations still do not have access to the Garda’s computer Pulse database. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s a September morning in 2014 and a group of young men and women shuffles into a small lecture theatre. They’re suited and booted and finally getti(...)

Less than half of those surveyed (46 per cent) believe An Garda Síochána  is well managed.

The number of people who fall victim to crime has continued to decrease but the majority of the public do not believe An Garda Síochána represents a w(...)

 Garda James Morrisroe: “Nobody seems to know what’s going to happen so, from a security point of view and representing our members, it is a worry.”

Garda management has currently no detailed policing plans in place for the Border in the event of a hard Brexit, the Acting Garda Commissioner, Donal (...)

A protected disclosure former head of the Garda Press Office Dave Taylor has made alleges he was ordered by former commissioners Martin Callinan and/or Noirin O’Sullivan to conduct a smear campaign against Sgnt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The former head of the Garda Press Office Dave Taylor had eleven thousand contacts with journalists over a period of four months after he left the off(...)

“I think it is disrespectful, I think it is a laugh and I think it is wrong,” Labour TD Alan Kelly said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Top-ranking gardaí were branded “disrespectful” by politicians for failing to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Wednesday in a perceiv(...)

Josephine Feehily, chairperson of the Policing Authority: the authority has raised questions about the results of the two-stage Garda inquiry.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Policing Authority has told senior Garda management that checks made to establish if all homicides were investigated properly were not robust enou(...)

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