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#Drew Harris

# 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 8,246 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 31,942 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 20,194 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 22,855 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 65,824 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 7,998 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 11,750 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 15,317 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 69,502 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 16,654 Views 24 Comments

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

# drew-harris - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support
# Brexit
# Brexit

Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support

Sep 18th 2019, 11:34 AM 9,446 Views 20 Comments

The Garda Commissioner says the force is “ready” for Brexit.

# drew-harris - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Garda divisions to reduce from 28 to 19 under major shake-up of the force
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Garda divisions to reduce from 28 to 19 under major shake-up of the force

Updated Aug 22nd 2019, 12:03 PM 34,422 Views 52 Comments

The changes were announced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this morning.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Less than half of Irish public think An Garda Síochána is well-managed
# Crime
# Crime

Less than half of Irish public think An Garda Síochána is well-managed

Jul 16th 2019, 12:38 PM 19,889 Views 85 Comments

A new garda survey found a high level of trust in gardaí with 75% of people saying officers in their area can be relied on to be there when needed.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Garda Commissioner apologises over handling of Brian Stack murder investigation
# Brian Stack
# Brian Stack

Garda Commissioner apologises over handling of Brian Stack murder investigation

Updated Jul 10th 2019, 10:59 AM 19,660 Views 69 Comments

The family of murdered Brian Stack met with Drew Harris at Garda HQ this morning.

# drew-harris - Friday 21 June, 2019

Both justice minister and Garda Commissioner apologise to Majella Moynihan in person
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Both justice minister and Garda Commissioner apologise to Majella Moynihan in person

Jun 21st 2019, 4:46 PM 10,952 Views 21 Comments

The details of Moynihan’s case came to light last weekend following a radio documentary which aired on RTÉ Radio 1.

# drew-harris - Monday 17 June, 2019

'If it ever happens again you're sacked' - Majella Moynihan says she was used as an example to other female gardaí
# Doc On One
# Doc On One

'If it ever happens again you're sacked' - Majella Moynihan says she was used as an example to other female gardaí

Updated Jun 17th 2019, 11:35 AM 46,712 Views 82 Comments

The former garda said she felt pressured by the force into giving her baby David up for adoption.

# drew-harris - Friday 7 June, 2019

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris awarded for PSNI role in latest round of Queen's honours
# Birthday Honours
# Birthday Honours

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris awarded for PSNI role in latest round of Queen's honours

Jun 7th 2019, 10:58 PM 27,247 Views 70 Comments

Harris’ award was announced in a statement by the Policing Authority this evening.

New Garda recruits set to be stationed in areas hardest hit by gang violence
# New Gardaí
# New Gardaí

New Garda recruits set to be stationed in areas hardest hit by gang violence

Jun 7th 2019, 5:34 PM 25,927 Views 48 Comments

A total of 55 Garda have been assigned to the Coolock and Blanchardstown areas.

# drew-harris - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers
# Investigation
# Investigation

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers

May 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 31,279 Views 5 Comments

The minister said it is incumbent on all members of the gardaí to abide by the code of conduct as they go about their work.

# drew-harris - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget
# PAC
# PAC

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget

May 9th 2019, 12:36 PM 46,348 Views 46 Comments

The Garda Commissioner is appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts committee for the first time today.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

'We want to stamp it out': New garda anti-corruption unit will be in place by end of year
# Line Of Duty
# Line Of Duty

'We want to stamp it out': New garda anti-corruption unit will be in place by end of year

May 8th 2019, 5:54 PM 18,061 Views 48 Comments

The Garda Commissioner said this unit will investigate allegations around drug use and inappropriate behaviour towards vulnerable people.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Garda Commissioner says he can't talk about HQ jeep crash because of personal security concerns
# Security Concerns
# Security Concerns

Garda Commissioner says he can't talk about HQ jeep crash because of personal security concerns

Apr 16th 2019, 4:36 PM 30,661 Views 84 Comments

The jeep was involved in an incident late last month.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident'
# Garda Hq
# Garda Hq

Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident'

Apr 9th 2019, 4:03 PM 30,655 Views 85 Comments

“A newly installed bollard malfunctioned,” a statement from the force said.

# drew-harris - Monday 8 April, 2019

Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?
# Garda Scandal
# Garda Scandal

Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?

Apr 8th 2019, 5:45 PM 48,271 Views 77 Comments

Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.

# drew-harris - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Call for clarity after PSNI vehicle carrying Drew Harris hits barrier at Garda HQ
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Call for clarity after PSNI vehicle carrying Drew Harris hits barrier at Garda HQ

Apr 7th 2019, 12:59 PM 86,364 Views 144 Comments

The Garda Commissioner was travelling back from Northern Ireland on official business when the incident happened.

# drew-harris - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs
# Difference Is You
# Difference Is You

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs

Apr 4th 2019, 5:28 PM 26,151 Views 97 Comments

The decision comes alongside a new recruitment drive for gardaí.

# drew-harris - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues

Updated Mar 31st 2019, 5:56 PM 22,899 Views 66 Comments

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.

# drew-harris - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner

Feb 28th 2019, 8:21 PM 24,649 Views 24 Comments

Clodagh’s family met with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan today.

Over half of youths not punished for serious crimes due to garda scheme failings went on to reoffend
# Youth Diversion
# Youth Diversion

Over half of youths not punished for serious crimes due to garda scheme failings went on to reoffend

Feb 28th 2019, 6:23 PM 12,943 Views 20 Comments

In more than 2,000 cases an adult who was also involved in the crime was cautioned or prosecuted for the offence.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Gardaí to change how they manage repossessions after Take Back the City incident
# North Frederick Street
# North Frederick Street

Gardaí to change how they manage repossessions after Take Back the City incident

Feb 13th 2019, 1:31 PM 20,522 Views 28 Comments

Drew Harris said gardaí will be “more assertive” from now on in the way they approach repossessions.

# drew-harris - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?

Jan 24th 2019, 2:58 PM 13,187 Views 16 Comments

There is concern as the March deadline approaches that hundreds of gardaí will be transferred last-minute in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

# drew-harris - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'Damaging' garda report to outline how young people who committed violent crimes went unpunished
# Youth Referral Programme
# Youth Referral Programme

'Damaging' garda report to outline how young people who committed violent crimes went unpunished

Jan 17th 2019, 12:06 AM 31,092 Views 22 Comments

An audit of 22,000 cases in the youth referral scheme was undertaken last year.

# drew-harris - Friday 4 January, 2019

Family outline 'deep concerns' to Garda Commissioner about son killed in hit-and-run
# Shane O'Farrell
# Shane O'Farrell

Family outline 'deep concerns' to Garda Commissioner about son killed in hit-and-run

Jan 4th 2019, 6:03 PM 40,952 Views 45 Comments

O’Farrell was cycling home when he was struck by a car driven by a man who was on bail for offences in both Cavan and Monaghan.

Senior garda suspended pending GSOC investigation
# Suspended
# Suspended

Senior garda suspended pending GSOC investigation

Jan 4th 2019, 8:30 AM 40,897 Views 0 Comments

It’s understood the decision to suspend the officer was taken by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Garda Commissioner: My officers would not stand by and watch violence at an eviction
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Garda Commissioner: My officers would not stand by and watch violence at an eviction

Dec 18th 2018, 4:48 PM 73,782 Views 141 Comments

Drew Harris said gardaí are in attendance at these types of incidents specifically to prevent violence.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí
# Garda Review
# Garda Review

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí

Nov 14th 2018, 12:03 PM 35,576 Views 50 Comments

Harris has urged all members to sign the Code of Ethics to send a signal of their commitment to a human rights based service.

# drew-harris - Monday 12 November, 2018

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 1:46 PM 38,361 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile Leo Varadkar has said Callinan is not being given a blanket indemnity.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'
# Not Sorry
# Not Sorry

Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'

Oct 24th 2018, 3:32 PM 31,381 Views 49 Comments

Drew Harris said he has a responsibility to show good management of public money.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60
# Retirement Age
# Retirement Age

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60

Oct 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 23,811 Views 11 Comments

The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Updated Sep 18th 2018, 5:40 PM 18,429 Views 82 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.