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# Drew Harris

This week
26th March 2023 - 30th March 2023
# Murder Investigation
Drew Harris: Gardaí keeping 'open mind' on what led to death of Annie McCarrick
Drew Harris said Gardaí are taking the murder investigation “very seriously”.
# caherciveen
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.
Last month
March 2023
# agsi
Industrial action by mid-ranking gardaí 'absolutely' possible in dispute over new roster
Sergeants and inspectors demonstrated outside Garda Headquarters today to show their frustration at proposed new working arrangements.
# Dispute
'Unnecessary': Drew Harris criticises middle-ranking officers over plan to picket Garda HQ
Both Leo Varadkar and Commissioner Drew Harris were speaking at the opening of a new garda station in Dublin earlier today.
# recruitment crisis
Increasing Garda retirement age to 62 under consideration, says Taoiseach
Varadkar has spoken to the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the measure.
# agsi
Garda sergeants and inspectors to hold 'day of action' next week over rosters dispute
Both the AGSI and the GRA had voted against accepting new working time arrangements for gardaí.
This year
# Drew Harris
Garda Commissioner calls for additional safety equipment and introduction of body cameras
Commissioner Drew Harris met with the four Garda representative associations this evening on the issues of assaults on Gardaí and recruitment.
# anne rabbitte
'Here is some s**t for you': Man refuses to apologise for incident where bag was 'thrown' at Govt TDs
It comes after Minister of State Anne Rabbitte and Fine Gael TD Ciarán Cannon had cow dung thrown at them during a public meeting this week.
# Industrial Dispute
Garda group criticises Commissioner Drew Harris for official roster 'dispute' declaration
In a statement the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors spoke of their ‘disappointment’ that Drew Harris has not agreed to fresh talks.
Last year
# Justice Minister
Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief
Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys will take over the justice brief until 17 December.
# not on target
Garda retention: Rise in number of trainees quitting before they qualify as full members
There are more than 300 fewer gardaí in the force compared to two years ago.
# Newcastlewest
Government TD calls for action on garda resourcing as violence erupts on streets of Limerick town
The violence broke out as gardaí from the area were dealing with a fatality outside the town.
# Dispute
Drew Harris calls crisis meeting with Garda associations as roster deadline looms
The meeting has been called as the GRA and AGSI have both voted to reject the proposed change in working hours.
# Anti-social behaviour orders
The Justice Minister wants to know why ASBOs are used more in some areas than in others
McEntee asked Harris to undertake a review of the legislation around Asbos.
# Industrial Relations
Rank and file gardaí formally reject proposed new roster citing cost of living
The roster dispute is also running in tandem with difficult public sector pay talks.
# blue strife
Gardaí to vote on new roster proposal as GRA expresses 'serious concern'
Rank-and-file members advised new working roster is ‘adverse’ to garda employment conditions.
# Paul Moody
Special review into Paul Moody case ordered by Garda Commissioner
Moody was sentenced to three years and three months for coercive control last week.
# mountjoy death
Lessons must be learned from death of Mountjoy prisoner, says McEntee
Robert O’Connor (34) died in hospital yesterday following an assault by a group of other inmates.
# reopening
Taoiseach reopens Fitzgibbon Street Garda station after 11-year closure
The three-story, 19th century building required extensive renovations to bring it up to standard, which took four years to complete.
# policing authority
26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.
# Drew Harris
Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action
The changes have been pushed back until at least late March.
# commissioner
'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025
Cabinet granted the two year extension at a meeting this morning.
# Martin Conmey
Garda Commissioner issues written apology to man wrongly convicted of 1971 killing of Una Lynskey
19-year-old Una Lynskey was killed near her home in Co Meath in 1971.
All time
# High Court
Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached
The High Court heard that Detective Garda Aidan Bracken had suffered PTSD while working on organised crime cases.
# Washington
Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up
The meetings took place last week.
# 999 Problems
Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’
Policing Authority chairman Bob Collins criticised explanations offered by senior Gardai for the controversy surrounding thousands of cancelled calls.
# garda annual report
17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds
The figures were contained in the force’s annual report for 2020, which was published today.
# An Garda Síochána
Justice Minister apologises to family of Dara Quigley over 'absolutely unacceptable' leak by garda
The journalist died in 2017 shortly after images of her were leaked by a garda.
# 999 calls
Garda Commissioner apologises to domestic abuse victims affected by cancelled 999 calls
Some 312 victims had their calls cancelled before there was an appropriate policing response, the garda probe has found so far.
# Computer Aided Dispatch
Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.
# Abuse
Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
An Garda Síochána has found “insufficient evidence” in the Commission’s report to start any criminal investigations.
# Drew Harris
Garda Commissioner clarifies 'far-left' remark over anti-lockdown protest
Harris yesterday told RTÉ News that both far-right and far-left factions were involved in yesterday’s clashes which left several Gardaí injured.
# Antics
Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.
# garda commissioner
Drew Harris: 'We don't regard a dentist's appointment in Tenerife as being a reasonable excuse to travel'
The garda commissioner also discussed the powers given to gardaí, having Covid-19, and his father’s killing on the Late Late Show.
# Annual Report
Fourteen attempted assassinations thwarted by gardaí in 2019
The figures were contained in the force’s latest annual report.
# online forum
Garda Commissioner says 10,000 images examined but no formal complaints of image-based abuse made
Drew Harris said there were no images of child abuse found among the pictures.
# policing authority
Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases
Drew Harris said there is a “small risk” that some of these individuals have engaged in other crimes.
# garda commissioner
Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests
Yesterday in Dublin, gardaí arrested 11 people following an anti-lockdown protest in the city.
# Drew Harris
Garda Commissioner restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case
Drew Harris tested negative for Covid-19 at the weekend.
# operation fanacht
132 daily checkpoints on main roads - but no extra powers for gardaí to enforce Level 3 restrictions
The GRA president said ‘stricter enforcement of restrictions’ will increase pressure for gardaí.