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#Drew Harris

# drew-harris - Monday 18 October, 2021

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds
# Garda Annual Report
# Garda Annual Report

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds

Oct 18th 2021, 2:54 PM 7,373 Views 8 Comments

The figures were contained in the force’s annual report for 2020, which was published today.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

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 51,438 Views 30 Comments

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

# drew-harris - Thursday 24 June, 2021

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 37,889 Views 34 Comments
Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
# Computer Aided Dispatch
# Computer Aided Dispatch

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response

Jun 24th 2021, 9:45 AM 17,899 Views 26 Comments

The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.

# drew-harris - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
# Abuse
# Abuse

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 5:55 PM 17,543 Views 0 Comments

An Garda Síochána has found “insufficient evidence” in the Commission’s report to start any criminal investigations.

# drew-harris - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Garda Commissioner clarifies 'far-left' remark over anti-lockdown protest
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Garda Commissioner clarifies 'far-left' remark over anti-lockdown protest

Feb 28th 2021, 9:21 AM 45,121 Views 0 Comments

Harris yesterday told RTÉ News that both far-right and far-left factions were involved in yesterday’s clashes which left several Gardaí injured.

# drew-harris - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
# Antics
# Antics

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas

Feb 25th 2021, 5:58 PM 23,851 Views 48 Comments

Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.

# drew-harris - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Drew Harris: 'We don't regard a dentist's appointment in Tenerife as being a reasonable excuse to travel'
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Drew Harris: 'We don't regard a dentist's appointment in Tenerife as being a reasonable excuse to travel'

Feb 13th 2021, 7:48 AM 52,319 Views 111 Comments

The garda commissioner also discussed the powers given to gardaí, having Covid-19, and his father’s killing on the Late Late Show.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Fourteen attempted assassinations thwarted by gardaí in 2019
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Fourteen attempted assassinations thwarted by gardaí in 2019

Dec 8th 2020, 8:35 AM 22,852 Views 16 Comments

The figures were contained in the force’s latest annual report.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Garda Commissioner says 10,000 images examined but no formal complaints of image-based abuse made
# Online Forum
# Online Forum

Garda Commissioner says 10,000 images examined but no formal complaints of image-based abuse made

Nov 25th 2020, 10:11 PM 26,824 Views 28 Comments

Drew Harris said there were no images of child abuse found among the pictures.

Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases

Nov 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 25,942 Views 9 Comments

Drew Harris said there is a “small risk” that some of these individuals have engaged in other crimes.

# drew-harris - Friday 23 October, 2020

Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests

Oct 23rd 2020, 2:23 PM 16,714 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday in Dublin, gardaí arrested 11 people following an anti-lockdown protest in the city.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Garda Commissioner restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Garda Commissioner restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case

Oct 13th 2020, 9:10 PM 23,264 Views 28 Comments

Drew Harris tested negative for Covid-19 at the weekend.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

132 daily checkpoints on main roads - but no extra powers for gardaí to enforce Level 3 restrictions
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

132 daily checkpoints on main roads - but no extra powers for gardaí to enforce Level 3 restrictions

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 7:48 PM 75,877 Views 85 Comments

The GRA president said ‘stricter enforcement of restrictions’ will increase pressure for gardaí.

# drew-harris - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'An attack upon society': Garda Commissioner appeals for information on shooting of Colm Horkan
# Castlerea
# Castlerea

'An attack upon society': Garda Commissioner appeals for information on shooting of Colm Horkan

Jun 18th 2020, 1:37 PM 29,005 Views 36 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking in Castlerea today.

Garda Commissioner names officer who was shot last night as Detective Garda Colm Horkan
# RIP
# RIP

Garda Commissioner names officer who was shot last night as Detective Garda Colm Horkan

Jun 18th 2020, 9:51 AM 76,216 Views 57 Comments

The Garda member was shot last night while on duty in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

# drew-harris - Monday 1 June, 2020

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months

Jun 1st 2020, 12:31 PM 15,937 Views 22 Comments

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.

# drew-harris - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing
# Border
# Border

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing

May 9th 2020, 5:28 PM 25,751 Views 14 Comments

Drew Harris and Simon Byrne conducted a joint patrol with local officers on the Tyrone/Monaghan border today.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'Disgraceful attacks': Gardaí were spat or coughed at over 50 times in recent weeks
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Disgraceful attacks': Gardaí were spat or coughed at over 50 times in recent weeks

May 5th 2020, 4:08 PM 15,890 Views 35 Comments

Members of An Garda Síochána use anti-spit guards as a “last resort” in some incidents, Drew Harris said.

# drew-harris - Friday 1 May, 2020

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 11:59 PM 24,236 Views 51 Comments

The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint
# Gemma O'Doherty
# Gemma O'Doherty

AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint

Apr 28th 2020, 11:06 PM 134,233 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred on Dublin’s quays earlier today.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?

Apr 8th 2020, 12:17 PM 30,185 Views 61 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has argued that these laws aren’t needed given the public’s compliance with the Covid-19 restriction measures.

# drew-harris - Friday 13 March, 2020

Coronavirus measures: Retiring gardaí asked to stay on and 325 Garda students to be sworn in

Coronavirus measures: Retiring gardaí asked to stay on and 325 Garda students to be sworn in

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 11:12 AM 75,395 Views 108 Comments

The announcement means that Garda annual leave has been limited and that Garda training has been deferred.

# drew-harris - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Stepaside garda station to officially re-open next month
# Dublin
# Dublin

Stepaside garda station to officially re-open next month

Feb 27th 2020, 7:58 PM 18,399 Views 27 Comments

Garda commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the station, which closed in 2013, would re-open on 9 March.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin

Feb 26th 2020, 6:15 PM 41,151 Views 133 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the ‘war is over, the IRA is off the stage’.

# drew-harris - Friday 21 February, 2020

Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin
# Provisional IRA
# Provisional IRA

Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin

Feb 21st 2020, 4:04 PM 50,007 Views 297 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald reacted to Drew Harris’ comments by saying: “The war is over, the IRA is off the stage”.

# drew-harris - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing

Jan 11th 2020, 10:00 PM 26,839 Views 48 Comments

The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

QIH directors meet Garda Commissioner for investigation update
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

QIH directors meet Garda Commissioner for investigation update

Dec 18th 2019, 6:29 PM 7,900 Views 0 Comments

In September, QIH director Kevin Lunney was taken from near his home and assaulted.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Six months pay to be offered to senior gardaí to encourage early retirement
# Before 60
# Before 60

Six months pay to be offered to senior gardaí to encourage early retirement

Dec 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,431 Views 44 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will seek 30 senior Garda officers to avail of the severance package.

# drew-harris - Monday 16 December, 2019

Garda Commissioner says he's  'anxious' for cross-border cooperation post-Brexit
# Crimecall
# Crimecall

Garda Commissioner says he's 'anxious' for cross-border cooperation post-Brexit

Dec 16th 2019, 10:57 PM 9,359 Views 0 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking on RTÉ One’s Crimecall this evening.

# drew-harris - Monday 2 December, 2019

Family of man shot dead in Dundalk in 1976 to meet with Garda Commissioner this morning
# Seamus Ludlow
# Seamus Ludlow

Family of man shot dead in Dundalk in 1976 to meet with Garda Commissioner this morning

Dec 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,233 Views 8 Comments

His family have long maintained Ludlow was an innocent victim of a loyalist death squad.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Garda Commissioner concerned about rise in right-wing extremism in Ireland
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Garda Commissioner concerned about rise in right-wing extremism in Ireland

Nov 27th 2019, 6:41 PM 31,895 Views 98 Comments

Harris said there needs to be a consistent approach by gardaí in dealing with hate crime.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts
# Border Crime
# Border Crime

Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts

Oct 30th 2019, 8:22 PM 20,182 Views 20 Comments

The Taoiseach said the State won’t be found wanting in ensuring that law and order prevails.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'If you feel uncomfortable or threatened, report it': Hate crime definition introduced for gardaí
# Racism
# Racism

'If you feel uncomfortable or threatened, report it': Hate crime definition introduced for gardaí

Oct 9th 2019, 1:11 PM 22,517 Views 104 Comments

The Garda Commissioner said gardaí want to encourage victims to report these incidents to them.

# drew-harris - Monday 30 September, 2019

Armed gardaí to begin policing border region from today
# Cavan
# Cavan

Armed gardaí to begin policing border region from today

Sep 30th 2019, 10:10 AM 65,801 Views 55 Comments

The unit will be made up of twenty gardaí from other units across the country.

# drew-harris - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres

Sep 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,977 Views 78 Comments

In July, Minister Simon Harris said exclusion zones outside hospitals and GP surgeries will be a “major priority”.

Visits of Trump and Pence this year cost An Garda Síochána between €15-18 million
# Doonbeg
# Doonbeg

Visits of Trump and Pence this year cost An Garda Síochána between €15-18 million

Sep 26th 2019, 6:52 PM 11,731 Views 49 Comments

The figure was about half the security costs for Pope Francis’ visit last year.

Fears that rural areas will lack resources after 'out of the blue' garda shake-up
# GRA
# GRA

Fears that rural areas will lack resources after 'out of the blue' garda shake-up

Sep 26th 2019, 11:32 AM 15,284 Views 24 Comments

An Garda Síochana reduced its garda divisions and its regions as part of a restructuring model.

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising
# Immigration
# Immigration

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Sep 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 69,281 Views 61 Comments

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Garda shake-up: Garda divisions reduced from 28 to 19 as part of restructuring
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Garda shake-up: Garda divisions reduced from 28 to 19 as part of restructuring

Sep 25th 2019, 4:47 PM 16,521 Views 24 Comments

Divisions along the border are “unlikely to see any significant change” until there’s clarity on Brexit, Gardaí said.

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