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# garda commissioner

Last month
May 2023
# bravery
11 gardaí to be honoured for 'exceptional bravery and heroism'
Among the recipients is the late Inspector Sam Donegan, who was killed in an explosion on the Cavan/Fermanagh border in 1972
# policing authority
Garda bosses say officers didn't facilitate bus 'headcount' in Clare
Assistant Commissioner Eileen Foster added that she “can’t imagine” any officer facilitating such a thing.
This year
# Public Transport
Gardaí to be based at 'transport hubs' at Dublin's Heuston and Connolly train station
Justice Minister Simon Harris said there will be better coordination between transport providers and the gardaí.
# High Court
Garda representative group brings court action against Commissioner over rostering arrangements
The action has been brought by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).
# 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.
# recruitment crisis
Increasing Garda retirement age to 62 under consideration, says Taoiseach
Varadkar has spoken to the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the measure.
# 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.
Last year
# safe public transport
Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.
# kinahan
Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan says Kinahan reward is a 'game changer'
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has offered up to $15m for information about the three key Kinahan figures.
# Ukraine
Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan
The former justice minister has written to the Garda Commissioner asking for the the gardaí to take statements.
# 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.
# cancelled calls
Women's Aid says cancelled 999 calls 'troubling' as Policing Authority asks: 'If my call is cancelled, how do I know?'
Drew Harris earlier apologised to hundreds of domestic abuse victims who had their 999 calls cancelled between 2019 and 2020.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# 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’.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# summer deployment
France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events
Garda assistance has been requested by France for the months of July and August.
# clodagh hawe
Family members of victims to be consulted on how Ireland can introduce domestic homicide reviews
Pressure has been mounting to introduce the reviews after the murder of Clodagh Hawe and her three children.
# Investigation
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.
# garda scandal
Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?
Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.
# garda commissioner
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.
# youth diversion
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.
# Brexit
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.
# not sorry
Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'
Drew Harris said he has a responsibility to show good management of public money.
# disclosures tribunal
'No credible evidence' O'Sullivan 'played any part' in campaign against McCabe
Judge Peter Charleton said Superintendent David Taylor had “every reason to lie” about the former Garda Commissioner because he was “bitter” about several things.
# to-do list
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.
# Day One
'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.