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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Drew Harris

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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 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.
Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers
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.
Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget
The Garda Commissioner is appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts committee for the first time today.
'We want to stamp it out': New garda anti-corruption unit will be in place by end of year
The Garda Commissioner said this unit will investigate allegations around drug use and inappropriate behaviour towards vulnerable people.
Garda Commissioner says he can't talk about HQ jeep crash because of personal security concerns
The jeep was involved in an incident late last month.
Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident'
“A newly installed bollard malfunctioned,” a statement from the force said.
Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?
Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.
Call for clarity after PSNI vehicle carrying Drew Harris hits barrier at Garda HQ
The Garda Commissioner was travelling back from Northern Ireland on official business when the incident happened.
'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs
The decision comes alongside a new recruitment drive for gardaí.
Finian McGrath withdraws comments over political policing after strong criticism from Cabinet colleagues
In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McGrath said the policing of new drink driving laws had been “really over the top”.
Family of murdered woman Clodagh Hawe to meet Garda Commissioner
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
In more than 2,000 cases an adult who was also involved in the crime was cautioned or prosecuted for the offence.
Gardaí to change how they manage repossessions after Take Back the City incident
Drew Harris said gardaí will be “more assertive” from now on in the way they approach repossessions.
Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?
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.
'Damaging' garda report to outline how young people who committed violent crimes went unpunished
An audit of 22,000 cases in the youth referral scheme was undertaken last year.
Family outline 'deep concerns' to Garda Commissioner about son killed in hit-and-run
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
It’s understood the decision to suspend the officer was taken by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.
Garda Commissioner: My officers would not stand by and watch violence at an eviction
Drew Harris said gardaí are in attendance at these types of incidents specifically to prevent violence.
'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí
Harris has urged all members to sign the Code of Ethics to send a signal of their commitment to a human rights based service.
Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case
Meanwhile Leo Varadkar has said Callinan is not being given a blanket indemnity.
Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'
Drew Harris said he has a responsibility to show good management of public money.
Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60
The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.
More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.
Social media abuse an 'ongoing problem' for gardaí as probe launched into 'online threats'
The force also said it is putting supports in place to protect the garda’s safety.
'I am Irish': New Garda Commissioner says he'll lead by example to restore public's trust in the force
Drew Harris was speaking with Miriam O’Callaghan on RtÉ Radio One.
'I'm here to serve the Irish people': Drew Harris downplays PSNI role as he begins term as Garda chief
The new Commissioner addressed several issues over his appointment at his first press conference this afternoon.
Tribunal fallout, resources, rock-bottom morale - The challenges facing the new Garda Commissioner
He comes from a policing background, but there are some very specific hurdles for him to tackle in his new organisation.
'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner
They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.
From midnight on Monday, the Gardaí will have a new Commissioner
Dónall Ó Cualáin has held the role since former commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan retired last year.