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#Drew Harris

# drew-harris - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief

Fri 6:16 PM 31,910 Views 16 Comments

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys will take over the justice brief until 17 December.

# drew-harris - 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 46,051 Views 41 Comments

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

Government TD calls for action on garda resourcing as violence erupts on streets of Limerick town
# Newcastlewest
# Newcastlewest

Government TD calls for action on garda resourcing as violence erupts on streets of Limerick town

Updated Nov 1st 2022, 5:40 PM 46,963 Views 0 Comments

The violence broke out as gardaí from the area were dealing with a fatality outside the town.

# drew-harris - This year 2022

Drew Harris calls crisis meeting with Garda associations as roster deadline looms
# Dispute
# Dispute

Drew Harris calls crisis meeting with Garda associations as roster deadline looms

Oct 12th 2022, 12:51 PM 19,626 Views 24 Comments

The meeting has been called as the GRA and AGSI have both voted to reject the proposed change in working hours.

The Justice Minister wants to know why ASBOs are used more in some areas than in others
# Anti-social Behaviour Orders
# Anti-social Behaviour Orders

The Justice Minister wants to know why ASBOs are used more in some areas than in others

Oct 4th 2022, 2:05 PM 16,224 Views 42 Comments

McEntee asked Harris to undertake a review of the legislation around Asbos.

Rank and file gardaí formally reject proposed new roster citing cost of living
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Rank and file gardaí formally reject proposed new roster citing cost of living

Updated Aug 24th 2022, 10:26 PM 51,740 Views 63 Comments

The roster dispute is also running in tandem with difficult public sector pay talks.

Gardaí to vote on new roster proposal as GRA expresses 'serious concern'
# Blue Strife
# Blue Strife

Gardaí to vote on new roster proposal as GRA expresses 'serious concern'

Aug 17th 2022, 12:10 AM 32,158 Views 0 Comments

Rank-and-file members advised new working roster is ‘adverse’ to garda employment conditions.

Special review into Paul Moody case ordered by Garda Commissioner
# Paul Moody
# Paul Moody

Special review into Paul Moody case ordered by Garda Commissioner

Aug 4th 2022, 6:47 PM 22,723 Views 0 Comments

Moody was sentenced to three years and three months for coercive control last week.

Lessons must be learned from death of Mountjoy prisoner, says McEntee
# Mountjoy Death
# Mountjoy Death

Lessons must be learned from death of Mountjoy prisoner, says McEntee

Aug 4th 2022, 5:22 PM 14,270 Views 0 Comments

Robert O’Connor (34) died in hospital yesterday following an assault by a group of other inmates.

Taoiseach reopens Fitzgibbon Street Garda station after 11-year closure
# Reopening
# Reopening

Taoiseach reopens Fitzgibbon Street Garda station after 11-year closure

Jul 4th 2022, 2:11 PM 17,355 Views 11 Comments

The three-story, 19th century building required extensive renovations to bring it up to standard, which took four years to complete.

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.

Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action

Feb 23rd 2022, 2:29 PM 25,061 Views 17 Comments

The changes have been pushed back until at least late March.

'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025
# Commissioner
# Commissioner

'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025

Updated Feb 15th 2022, 5:06 PM 39,401 Views 104 Comments

Cabinet granted the two year extension at a meeting this morning.

Garda Commissioner issues written apology to man wrongly convicted of 1971 killing of Una Lynskey
# Martin Conmey
# Martin Conmey

Garda Commissioner issues written apology to man wrongly convicted of 1971 killing of Una Lynskey

Updated Jan 10th 2022, 8:51 PM 64,033 Views 31 Comments

19-year-old Una Lynskey was killed near her home in Co Meath in 1971.

# drew-harris - Last year 2021

Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached
# High Court
# High Court

Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached

Nov 29th 2021, 4:02 PM 32,979 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that Detective Garda Aidan Bracken had suffered PTSD while working on organised crime cases.

Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up
# Washington
# Washington

Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up

Nov 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,144 Views 0 Comments

The meetings took place last week.

Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’
# 999 Problems
# 999 Problems

Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’

Oct 28th 2021, 10:40 PM 31,998 Views 51 Comments

Policing Authority chairman Bob Collins criticised explanations offered by senior Gardai for the controversy surrounding thousands of cancelled calls.

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 7,622 Views 8 Comments

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

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 51,928 Views 29 Comments

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

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 38,047 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 17,998 Views 26 Comments

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

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 17,703 Views 0 Comments

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

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 45,151 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.

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 23,878 Views 48 Comments

Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.

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 52,467 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 - All time

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 22,894 Views 16 Comments

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

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 26,962 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 25,965 Views 9 Comments

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

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 16,762 Views 0 Comments

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

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 23,295 Views 28 Comments

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

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 75,901 Views 85 Comments

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

'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 29,054 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 76,341 Views 59 Comments

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

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 15,978 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.

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 25,788 Views 14 Comments

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

'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 15,944 Views 35 Comments

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

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 24,284 Views 51 Comments

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

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 134,308 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred on Dublin’s quays earlier today.

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 30,210 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.

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 75,665 Views 108 Comments

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

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