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# Garda

7th December 2023
GRA President insists training standards must be maintained despite rush to police Dublin
A report by
Niall O'Connor
151 will next week leave the Garda College in Templemore at least two weeks ahead of the completion of their training.
This week
3rd December 2023 - 8th December 2023
Recruitment age for gardaí to rise from 35 to 50 from next month after Cabinet sign off
Government hopes to see a boost in recruitment numbers.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Gardaí put safety measures in place for man wrongly connected to school attack by Gript website
The Garda Press Office has said they were not contacted by the website before it published the article.
‘Huge distortion’ over advent of facial recognition technology, Drew Harris says
The Garda Commissioner said that they would look to use the technology to retrospectively scan footage as part of investigations.
Four complaints against individual officers under investigation by Garda watchdog after riot
GSOC has confirmed that the complaints have been received from members of the public.
High Court told four gardaí 'singled out' for suspension while '122' other officers ignored
Four gardaí have been suspended since November 2020 as the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation probe the alleged cancelling of traffic tickets.
McEntee has ordered officials to beef up facial recognition laws in response to Dublin riot
The move comes as the opposition has expressed no confidence in Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Commissioner Drew Harris.
Last month
November 2023
Gardaí from across country arrive to back up colleagues in Dublin city centre
Senior garda officers sent out urgent calls for help from the region to assist their colleagues in Dublin.
Garda claims he was assaulted by colleague inside Garda College during King Charles visit
The gardai involved in the case were staying at the Garda College as they were due on duty to work in the security operation.
Man arrested as woman stabbed in 'random' attack near Grafton Street
The incident on Chatham Street involved a woman in her late 60s and saw a lone attacker stab her at 9.30pm on Thursday.
Large growhouse found at residence in Cavan, over 200 cannabis plants seized
Two men were arrested at the scene.
Gardaí seek witnesses to an alleged assault and dangerous driving incidents in Dublin yesterday
A number of incidents reportedly took place between on the N4 in Palmerstown yesterday afternoon.
Garda fires gun at stolen truck in dramatic chase across County Cork
The lorry was stolen in the Bandon area last night and it was involved in a chase in County Cork this morning.
Cyclist dies after collision with a truck in Dublin today, gardaí appealing for witnesses
The incident took place on the Dolphin’s Barn Bridge in Dublin at 12.30pm today.
Gardaí arrested over 200 people for driving while intoxicated over Bank Holiday weekend
Drug-driving detections increased by over 55% when compared to the last October Bank Holiday period.
Gardaí arrest a man in relation to fatal hit-and-run in Phibsborough last month
Gardaí in Mountjoy Garda Station arrested a man in his 20s earlier today.
Garda who suffered serious eye injury wins €65k after WRC finds force discriminated against him
Sergeant David Haughney, who suffered life changing injuries in an assault on duty had taken the case following interactions with Superintendent Adrian Gamble.
October 2023
Inside Ireland's armed garda units: How criminal feuds and global training changed the gardaí
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The Journal recently met three senior members of the garda Special Tactics and Operations Command – the unit that manages specialist firearms response.
Illegal fireworks worth €20,000 and a small amount of cocaine seized at a residence in Sligo
Investigations are ongoing in relations to the seizure in Sligo Garda Station.
Tina Satchwell’s husband, Richard Satchwell, appears in court charged with her murder
Richard Satchwell has been charged with the murder of his wife.
Man due in court charged in connection with murder of Tina Satchwell
Tina Satchwell was last seen alive in 2017 – human remains were found on Thursday at her former home in Youghal, Co Cork.
Justice Minister announces age limit increase to 50 for new gardaí
The age limit is being increased from the previous limit of 35 in order to boost recruitment.
Dental records confirm Tina Satchwell's remains, suspect remains under questioning
Tina Satchwell went missing in 2017 – the latest breakthrough comes following a detailed case review which looked at flaws in witness statements.
Controlled explosion on Sandymount Beach after historical device discovered
Two separate requests for assistance were received from the Defence Forces.
National Security: Garda overtime increase, 1,000 extra gardaí and €21m more in Defence budget
The Defence and Justice allocations were announced by Expenditure Minister Pascal Donohoe in the Dáil today.
Garda pleads not guilty to stealing €70 worth of cannabis from colleague's locker
The garda faces four charges relating to the damage to the locker and the possession of the cannabis.
Gardaí rule out foul play after man’s body discovered in Limerick car park last week
The man’s body was found around 5am inside a car park in Limerick last Friday.
Garda dispute: 'Substantial' progress in talks between GRA and Commissioner
The Garda Representative Association and other representative bodies met Garda Commissioner Drew Harris today.
September 2023
Rank-and-file gardaí not ruling out action amid deteriorating relations with Commissioner
GRA president Brendan O’Connor said he had “even less confidence” in Drew Harris now.
Policing Authority says it's 'concerned' over yesterday's protest outside Leinster House
The authority said that the Gardaí’s protection of the public’s right to protest should be equally as important as the safety of others at work.
Justice Minister tells garda union that Commissioner will present 'options' to end dispute
The GRA met the Justice Minister today and will meet Commissioner Drew Harris for crisis talks tomorrow.
Gardaí believe convicted cold case killer Noel Long is suspect in 'large number' of sex attacks
Long, 74, was found guilty in August of murdering Cork woman Nora Sheehan 42 years ago.
Gardaí probe people linked to mysterious disappearance of Cork man earlier this month
Kieran Quilligan was last seen in Cork city centre on 1 September last.
Airport stabbing was 'random, unprovoked' attack, gardaí believe
One man in his 50s was stabbed in an apparently unprovoked incident outside the entrance to Terminal One.
Woman hospitalised after serious collision in Glasnevin involving two cyclists
The woman is believed to have sustained serious injuries, according to a statement from gardaí.
Gardaí plan to roll out body cameras to record incidents with public from 2025
Gardaí said they were unable to give exact costs but it is anticipated that the system would cost in the region of €10m.
August 2023
Man in his sixties charged in relation to 100 kg cannabis seizure at Dublin port
The haul’s estimated value is €2 million.
Gardaí and Revenue seize €2 million worth of cannabis at Dublin port in joint operation
The seizure of 100 kg of herbal cannabis took place yesterday and involved the use of Revenue’s x-ray scanner and the help of detector dog Alfie.
Three teenagers arrested after allegedly joyriding in Dublin last night
Gardaí said the vehicle failed to stop when directed to at 12.30am last night in Lucan, Co Dublin.
Three British tourists treated in hospital after assault in Dublin city centre last night
The incident happened in Fownes Street Upper in the Temple Bar area of the city.