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#An Garda Síochána

# an-garda-siochana - Last week 27th November 2022 - 10th December 2022

Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation
# Modern Slavery
# Modern Slavery

Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation

Dec 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 8,918 Views 10 Comments
  • Our investigation finds 35 referrals of human trafficking in sector - but no prosecutions
  • US report states Ireland has systemic deficiencies in victim identification, referral and assistance
  • Alleged trafficking victim: "It hurt. I felt the punch land. I told him if he did that again I’d report him."
Sexual crimes and domestic abuse top policing priorities for public, garda survey finds
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Sexual crimes and domestic abuse top policing priorities for public, garda survey finds

Nov 29th 2022, 10:34 PM 7,885 Views 6 Comments

91% of those surveyed said they had trust in An Garda Síochána.

Gardaí investigating 20 alleged crimes related to Mother and Baby Homes
# Redacted Lives
# Redacted Lives

Gardaí investigating 20 alleged crimes related to Mother and Baby Homes

Nov 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,600 Views 0 Comments
  • In total, 89 complaints have been made to gardaí to date, Órla Ryan reports
  • Most of those cases have been closed, but 20 remain open and are currently being investigated
  • Garda Commissioner says it would be difficult to prosecute people given the length of time that has passed

# an-garda-siochana - Last month November 2022

Garda retention: Rise in number of trainees quitting before they qualify as full members
# Not On Target
# Not On Target

Garda retention: Rise in number of trainees quitting before they qualify as full members

Nov 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 46,292 Views 41 Comments

There are more than 300 fewer gardaí in the force compared to two years ago.

'People are so upset': Protests at Garda college after locals locked out of pool after 40 years
# We Just Want To Swim
# We Just Want To Swim

'People are so upset': Protests at Garda college after locals locked out of pool after 40 years

Updated Nov 4th 2022, 1:05 PM 79,592 Views 39 Comments

Locals have told The Journal that they are no longer permitted to use the swimming pool – those affected include a Special Olympics team.

# an-garda-siochana - This year 2022

Policing Authority 'not satisfied' with Garda Commissioner's comments on Traveller profiling
# Blind Justice
# Blind Justice

Policing Authority 'not satisfied' with Garda Commissioner's comments on Traveller profiling

Oct 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 37,738 Views 0 Comments
  • Commissioner told the Policing Authority that he didn't believe the gardaí undertake racial profiling
  • Investigation by Noteworthy and The Journal examines ethnic profiling of Travellers, gardaí reaction and changes required
  • Policing Authority: The oversight body will "not be leaving this alone"
Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position

Oct 20th 2022, 1:07 PM 23,073 Views 0 Comments

Tara McManus has been a member of An Garda Síochána since February 2000.

Sun, sea and a fast-track policing job as Western Australia seeks gardaí for Aussie beat
# Garda Down Under
# Garda Down Under

Sun, sea and a fast-track policing job as Western Australia seeks gardaí for Aussie beat

Oct 19th 2022, 6:30 AM 41,929 Views 36 Comments

Western Australia Police, headquartered in the city of Perth has launched a major campaign to recruit guards to their ranks.

Bill to overhaul Garda Compensation Scheme completes passage through the Oireachtas
# Compensation
# Compensation

Bill to overhaul Garda Compensation Scheme completes passage through the Oireachtas

Oct 18th 2022, 7:22 PM 14,165 Views 7 Comments

The main objectives of the Bill is to reduce the length of time it takes for compensation claims to be dealt with.

Justice Minister publishes plan to counter internal corruption threat within An Garda Síochána
# Corruption Threat
# Corruption Threat

Justice Minister publishes plan to counter internal corruption threat within An Garda Síochána

Sep 16th 2022, 11:48 AM 17,154 Views 15 Comments

It contains actions to address recommendations of a Garda Inspectorate’s report last year.

Cultural audit of gardaí finds job satisfaction high but identifies a number of work pressures
# Garda Culture
# Garda Culture

Cultural audit of gardaí finds job satisfaction high but identifies a number of work pressures

Sep 8th 2022, 5:23 PM 11,910 Views 10 Comments

Durham University was commissioned by An Garda Síochána to carry out an independent survey.

Two arrested after Gardaí seized €127,000 of cannabis in Dublin
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Two arrested after Gardaí seized €127,000 of cannabis in Dublin

Jul 8th 2022, 6:08 PM 14,385 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí searched a house in Drimnagh yesterday evening at around 7:00pm.

110 gardaí on suspension including 17 for 'sexual offences'
# Suspended
# Suspended

110 gardaí on suspension including 17 for 'sexual offences'

Jul 7th 2022, 5:38 PM 19,709 Views 0 Comments

Twenty three gardaí have been suspended so far this year.

Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang

Jul 6th 2022, 1:32 PM 14,840 Views 0 Comments

The move is the latest in a wave of international action against the Kinahan cartel.

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints

Jun 30th 2022, 7:13 PM 20,187 Views 8 Comments

The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.

A new recruitment drive for An Garda Síochána has launched today
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

A new recruitment drive for An Garda Síochána has launched today

Feb 10th 2022, 5:00 AM 25,605 Views 10 Comments

Budget 2022 has provided for the recruitment of up to 800 gardaí and 400 Garda staff this year.

Disclosures Tribunal hears claims from Garda of 'systems failure' in Baiba Saulite case
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Disclosures Tribunal hears claims from Garda of 'systems failure' in Baiba Saulite case

Feb 1st 2022, 5:57 PM 14,256 Views 0 Comments

Retired Sergeant William Hughes has said that he was “subjected to a horrendous cycle of intimidation, bullying and harassment”.

Fringe anti-migrant groups 'latch on' to man's arrest over murder of Ashling Murphy
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Fringe anti-migrant groups 'latch on' to man's arrest over murder of Ashling Murphy

Jan 14th 2022, 4:18 PM 52,304 Views 0 Comments

The man has since been released and eliminated by gardaí as a suspect.

Garda organised crime unit hails 'exceptional level of success' as €5m in cash seized last year
# GNDOCB
# GNDOCB

Garda organised crime unit hails 'exceptional level of success' as €5m in cash seized last year

Jan 12th 2022, 8:27 AM 9,654 Views 9 Comments

Over €24 million has been seized since the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau was set up in 2015.

# an-garda-siochana - Last year 2021

Road users urged to 'be safe, be seen' on shortest day of the year tomorrow
# RSA Warning
# RSA Warning

Road users urged to 'be safe, be seen' on shortest day of the year tomorrow

Dec 20th 2021, 3:52 PM 9,979 Views 25 Comments

Gardaí have warned drivers to make sure their vehicles are roadworthy by checking their tyres and lights.

Poll: Should members of An Garda Síochana wear body-cams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should members of An Garda Síochana wear body-cams?

Nov 9th 2021, 8:07 AM 54,293 Views 86 Comments

The annual AGSI conference will hear calls for the introduction of body-worn cameras.

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 49,540 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí
Justice Minister apologises to family of Dara Quigley over 'absolutely unacceptable' leak by garda
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Justice Minister apologises to family of Dara Quigley over 'absolutely unacceptable' leak by garda

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 3:08 PM 51,932 Views 30 Comments

The journalist died in 2017 shortly after images of her were leaked by a garda.

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US
# America
# America

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US

Sep 16th 2021, 8:21 AM 58,670 Views 0 Comments

Marques had been arrested in Dublin and extradited to the US in 2019.

13 gardaí honoured for 'acts of heroism and courage'
# Scott Medal
# Scott Medal

13 gardaí honoured for 'acts of heroism and courage'

Aug 25th 2021, 3:30 PM 20,636 Views 3 Comments

13 gardaí today received the highest decoration for bravery awarded by the police force.

Senior garda interviewed as part of Limerick anti-corruption probe
# Investigation
# Investigation

Senior garda interviewed as part of Limerick anti-corruption probe

Updated Aug 6th 2021, 1:51 PM 31,717 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that the garda, who was interviewed in recent weeks, has denied any wrongdoing.

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit
# Garda Dispute
# Garda Dispute

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:42 PM 27,875 Views 27 Comments

The unit was launched in June but unions say it was introduced without consultation.

Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety

Jul 21st 2021, 5:55 PM 30,355 Views 29 Comments

Businesses expressed frustration in a report examining policing during the pandemic.

'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients

Jul 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 17,343 Views 10 Comments

2020 figures show that, for the first time, the highest number of applications to involuntarily detain mental health patients came from gardaí.

Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'
# Cancelled Calls
# Cancelled Calls

Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'

Jun 25th 2021, 8:56 AM 11,676 Views 32 Comments

The Garda Commissioner yesterday issued an apology to the victims who had their 999 calls cancelled.

Garda Commissioner apologises to domestic abuse victims affected by cancelled 999 calls
# 999 Calls
# 999 Calls

Garda Commissioner apologises to domestic abuse victims affected by cancelled 999 calls

Jun 24th 2021, 3:00 PM 38,048 Views 34 Comments
Warnings reissued as scam calls continue
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Warnings reissued as scam calls continue

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:43 PM 127,851 Views 52 Comments

People are asked not to engage with these callers and to hang up and block the number if possible.

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant
# Mobile Phones
# Mobile Phones

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant

Jun 14th 2021, 6:15 AM 52,954 Views 35 Comments

The overhaul of how gardaí operate includes a new power for gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys.

Garda Commissioner says 'young drunk' people responsible for violence in Dublin city
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Garda Commissioner says 'young drunk' people responsible for violence in Dublin city

Jun 7th 2021, 5:45 PM 57,619 Views 102 Comments

Harris rejected criticism that the garda response in Dublin may have been over-reactionary.

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing
# Garda Drug Testing
# Garda Drug Testing

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing

Jun 2nd 2021, 4:02 PM 15,603 Views 46 Comments

The drug testing regime was launched yesterday and is ‘mandatory’ for all garda members.

Complaints of alleged Garda drug use made to new Anti-Corruption Unit
# Allegations
# Allegations

Complaints of alleged Garda drug use made to new Anti-Corruption Unit

Jun 1st 2021, 1:12 PM 24,260 Views 42 Comments

Testing of Garda personnel for controlled drug use is set to commence in the coming months.

'A debt we can never fully repay': Deceased gardaí remembered at memorial ceremony
# Garda Memorial Day
# Garda Memorial Day

'A debt we can never fully repay': Deceased gardaí remembered at memorial ceremony

May 22nd 2021, 1:38 PM 15,643 Views 13 Comments

Tributes were paid to 89 gardaí who died in the line of duty.

Four gardaí and retired superintendent to face trials over allegedly attempting to pervert course of justice
# Courts
# Courts

Four gardaí and retired superintendent to face trials over allegedly attempting to pervert course of justice

May 14th 2021, 12:51 PM 27,450 Views 0 Comments

The five accused were charged in court with a total of 42 counts of perverting the course of justice.

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí

May 12th 2021, 5:29 PM 14,843 Views 23 Comments

Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.

Search operation underway for driver after car collides with Garda vehicle in Limerick
# Garda Vehicle
# Garda Vehicle

Search operation underway for driver after car collides with Garda vehicle in Limerick

May 2nd 2021, 6:36 PM 34,885 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred in Murroe village this morning.

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