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# An Garda Síochána

3rd October 2023
Explainer: Why are gardaí taking industrial action?
Gardaí will withdraw from doing overtime for five days this month, including Halloween. But how did it come to this?
Gardaí to begin withdrawing overtime in first of five Tuesdays of industrial action
They will enter a de facto work-to-rule by not working overtime on Budget Day, Halloween night and three other dates in October.
Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Poll: Do you support rank-and-file gardaí going on strike?
Rank-and-file gardaí are to strike on 10 November.
Dublin Garda chief says 'better roster' will be found as councillors voice concerns
Angela Willis also told the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee that a garda had been injured at last week’s protest at the Dáil.
Last month
September 2023
Woman hospitalised after serious collision in Glasnevin involving two cyclists
The woman is believed to have sustained serious injuries, according to a statement from gardaí.
Tenants say gardaí 'made eejits' of them after calling for assistance during improper eviction
“You could’ve put anything in front of me, and I would’ve signed it,” the tenant told The Journal.
Appeal for information after man discovered with multiple injuries in Dublin
The man was discovered by members of An Garda Síochána shortly before 5pm yesterday at Cherrywood Villas.
'Personal responsibility' the focus of new RSA campaign to eliminate road deaths by 2050
So far this year, 130 people have died on Irish roads – 25 more than the same period in 2022 and 36 more than the same period in 2019.
Man (20s) arrested during protest at Waterford eviction on Saturday
Footage shared on social media on Saturday showed a protest at the eviction.
Garda Sergeant and second man to stand trial accused of sharing PULSE system information
The screenshots included pictures and personal information contained on the Garda information system.
Dangerous driving 'deeply ingrained' in Irish society, TD says amid speed limit review
The limits are set to be reduced by as much as 20km on some roads – but there are concerns this won’t be enough to reduce deaths.
This year
Three teenagers arrested after allegedly joyriding in Dublin last night
Gardaí said the vehicle failed to stop when directed to at 12.30am last night in Lucan, Co Dublin.
Dublin city crime: statistics indicate return to pre-pandemic incidence of assault
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
A series of serious assaults have made headlines in recent weeks, and official crime statistics are known to under-report the scale of the problem.
The Journal examined statistics on recorded crime in the Dublin Central North and South districts.
One crime expert said that the "dark figure" in crime statistics usually results in around 70% not being reported.
“I ran as fast as I could”: British tourist describes the moment he was assaulted in Temple Bar
Over 500 arrests made by gardaí in Dublin last week
Around 500 searches were carried out under the Drugs Act, with 89 arrests relating to drug trafficking.
Taoiseach says Govt won’t remove Garda Commissioner if he loses no-confidence vote
The Garda Representative Association is balloting members amid a deepening dispute over plans to change the rostering system.
Weekly reviews of areas 'prone to anti-social behaviour' to take place under new crime action plan
The Garda Air Support Unit and the Garda Mounted Unit will be deployed to Dublin City Centre to enhance Garda visibility.
Three men arrested in Dublin over numerous burglaries and car thefts
They are suspected of being members of an organised crime group.
Gardaí to be stationed at Rugby World Cup in France
Gardaí will not have police powers in France, but will assist in interactions with Irish citizens there.
Man in critical condition after assault in south inner city Dublin
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this assault to come forward.
Gardaí seeking new information about a drive-by shooting in Limerick City last week
One shot was fired from weapon in the populated Hyde Road area on 4 June.
More home burglaries last summer than in winter, new figures show
The trend “reverses traditional crime statistics”, gardaí say.
Man assaulted by a large group of men on Dublin's Aston Quay on bank holiday afternoon
It is understood that a man, aged in his early 30s, is being treated for stab wounds.
Teenager arrested after break in at Leinster House released without charge
A file is being prepared for the Garda Youth Diversion Programme.
Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Offaly
A male aged in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Man arrested after €3.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Balbriggan, Co Dublin
One man in his 20s was arrested.
11 gardaí to be honoured for 'exceptional bravery and heroism'
Among the recipients is the late Inspector Sam Donegan, who was killed in an explosion on the Cavan/Fermanagh border in 1972
Man in critical condition after building partially collapses in Dundalk
The man was walking past the building as bricks fell from the roof.
Man in his 40s dies after jet ski incident on Carlingford Lough
A woman remains in a stable condition in hospital.
Minister Harris to open new Garda control centre at €40 million Heuston Station facility today
An Garda Síochána operate four regional communication control centres on a 24/7 basis.
GRA welcomes Policing Authority's 'considerable' concerns over Garda disciplinary process
There were 110 gardaí suspended from the force as of July 2022.
Garda watchdog handing half of its cases back to gardaí to investigate
Solicitors, complainants and former GSOC staff voice frustration at slow investigations with few resulting sanctions.
Gardaí can “decide there is no breach, take no action and provide no rationale” when GSOC finds evidence of Garda misconduct
There is no appeal mechanism, even for serious criminal allegations against gardaí
Complainants told Noteworthy that they had lost faith in GSOC
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is GSOC fit for purpose?
Targets missed in at least 70% of GSOC complaints investigated by gardaí
Targets missed in at least 70% of GSOC complaints investigated by gardaí
A report by
Alice Chambers
Most cases handed to and completed by gardai last year exceeded time limits.
Median length of garda-led investigations has never been near the agreed timeframes
Gardaí investigating gardaí brought in to prevent GSOC becoming “snowed under” by “less serious” complaints
Fraudsters impersonating gardaí target schools with scam emails
Some scammers have even sent fraudulent emails in Irish.
Gardaí investigation launched after man found dead in 'unexplained circumstances' in Galway
The man, who was in his 40s, was found behind a retail premises in the Ballybane area.
Renewed appeal after deadly attack on Cork pensioner
Florence O’Sullivan (68) was attacked at Glentrasna Court in Cork city on 11 March and later died in Cork University Hospital.
Garda Sergeant convicted of sexual assault challenges dismissal from the force
Sergeant Cathal Middleton claims his dismissial is flawed and in breach of fair procedures.
Analysis: This week's policing storm illustrates the differing views on the roles of Gardaí
The criminologist Dr Ian Marder explores the myths and realities of policework and looks at where else we might invest.
Garda Commissioner stands by decision to arrest man and woman in Kerry Babies case
Harris urged anyone with additional information relate to the case, however small, to come forward to Gardaí.
Gardaí and delivery firm Fastway among those reprimanded by watchdog for data breaches in 2022
The Data Protection Commission said there were 5,828 GDPR data breaches reported last year, down 12% on 2021.
Gardaí searching for teen girl missing from Co Louth
Anyone with information on Kayleigh’s whereabouts is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station.