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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Drew Harris

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# 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.
# Castlerea
'An attack upon society': Garda Commissioner appeals for information on shooting of Colm Horkan
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking in Castlerea today.
Garda Commissioner names officer who was shot last night as Detective Garda Colm Horkan
The Garda member was shot last night while on duty in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.
# Operation Faoiseamh
Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months
There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.
# Border
Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing
Drew Harris and Simon Byrne conducted a joint patrol with local officers on the Tyrone/Monaghan border today.
# Coronavirus
'Disgraceful attacks': Gardaí were spat or coughed at over 50 times in recent weeks
Members of An Garda Síochána use anti-spit guards as a “last resort” in some incidents, Drew Harris said.
# emergency powers
Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.
# Gemma O'Doherty
AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint
The incident occurred on Dublin’s quays earlier today.
# Coronavirus
Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?
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
The announcement means that Garda annual leave has been limited and that Garda training has been deferred.
# Dublin
Stepaside garda station to officially re-open next month
Garda commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the station, which closed in 2013, would re-open on 9 March.
# garda commissioner
Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the ‘war is over, the IRA is off the stage’.
# Provisional IRA
Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald reacted to Drew Harris’ comments by saying: “The war is over, the IRA is off the stage”.
# Road Safety
Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.
# kevin lunney
QIH directors meet Garda Commissioner for investigation update
In September, QIH director Kevin Lunney was taken from near his home and assaulted.
# before 60
Six months pay to be offered to senior gardaí to encourage early retirement
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will seek 30 senior Garda officers to avail of the severance package.
# crimecall
Garda Commissioner says he's 'anxious' for cross-border cooperation post-Brexit
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking on RTÉ One’s Crimecall this evening.
# seamus ludlow
Family of man shot dead in Dundalk in 1976 to meet with Garda Commissioner this morning
His family have long maintained Ludlow was an innocent victim of a loyalist death squad.
# Drew Harris
Garda Commissioner concerned about rise in right-wing extremism in Ireland
Harris said there needs to be a consistent approach by gardaí in dealing with hate crime.
# border crime
Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts
The Taoiseach said the State won’t be found wanting in ensuring that law and order prevails.
# Racism
'If you feel uncomfortable or threatened, report it': Hate crime definition introduced for gardaí
The Garda Commissioner said gardaí want to encourage victims to report these incidents to them.
# Cavan
Armed gardaí to begin policing border region from today
The unit will be made up of twenty gardaí from other units across the country.
# exclusion zones
Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres
In July, Minister Simon Harris said exclusion zones outside hospitals and GP surgeries will be a “major priority”.
# Doonbeg
Visits of Trump and Pence this year cost An Garda Síochána between €15-18 million
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
An Garda Síochana reduced its garda divisions and its regions as part of a restructuring model.
# Immigration
Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising
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
Garda shake-up: Garda divisions reduced from 28 to 19 as part of restructuring
Divisions along the border are “unlikely to see any significant change” until there’s clarity on Brexit, Gardaí said.
# Brexit
Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support
The Garda Commissioner says the force is “ready” for Brexit.
# Gardaí
Garda divisions to reduce from 28 to 19 under major shake-up of the force
The changes were announced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this morning.
# Crime
Less than half of Irish public think An Garda Síochána is well-managed
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.
# brian stack
Garda Commissioner apologises over handling of Brian Stack murder investigation
The family of murdered Brian Stack met with Drew Harris at Garda HQ this morning.
# An Garda Síochána
Both justice minister and Garda Commissioner apologise to Majella Moynihan in person
The details of Moynihan’s case came to light last weekend following a radio documentary which aired on RTÉ Radio 1.
# Doc on One
'If it ever happens again you're sacked' - Majella Moynihan says she was used as an example to other female gardaí
The former garda said she felt pressured by the force into giving her baby David up for adoption.
# birthday honours
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris awarded for PSNI role in latest round of Queen's honours
Harris’ award was announced in a statement by the Policing Authority this evening.
# New Gardaí
New Garda recruits set to be stationed in areas hardest hit by gang violence
A total of 55 Garda have been assigned to the Coolock and Blanchardstown areas.