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Last month
October 2023
Anti-corruption unit investigating 'false, insensitive' messages circulated about female gardaí
The Deputy Garda Commissioner expressed “ahorrance” at the circulation of the messages, which she described as “completely unacceptable”.
This year
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.
Policing watchdog claims no 'new issues' identified in probe into cancelled garda 999 calls
An internal garda review previously said that more than 200,000 calls were cancelled over a two-year period between 2019 and 2020.
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.
GRA welcomes Policing Authority's 'considerable' concerns over Garda disciplinary process
There were 110 gardaí suspended from the force as of July 2022.
Policing Authority warns that more resources needed for Gardaí to tackle economic crime
A report released today also highlighted issues in Garda recruitment as a consequence of the pandemic.
‘Exponential increase’ in protests this year adding to costs for Gardaí
The Policing Authority heard the vast majority of these demonstrations are “of an anti-immigration sentiment”.
Last year
Senior garda says garda stations are not places for mental health patients
Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche also said that new plans for removal of gardaí from mental health response requires proper resourcing.
Policing Authority 'not satisfied' with Garda Commissioner's comments on Traveller profiling
A report by
Michelle Hennessy
Commissioner told the Policing Authority that he didn’t believe the gardaí undertake racial profiling.
Commissioner told the Policing Authority that he didn't believe the gardaí undertake racial profiling
Investigation by Noteworthy and The Journal examines ethnic profiling of Travellers, gardaí reaction and changes required
Policing Authority: The oversight body will "not be leaving this alone"
26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.
All time
Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'
The report says the controversy suggests that supervision and performance management of gardaí is “weak”.
Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’
Policing Authority chairman Bob Collins criticised explanations offered by senior Gardai for the controversy surrounding thousands of cancelled calls.
Policing Authority says gardaí are continuing to cancel 999 calls
Earlier this year, it emerged that more than 200,000 calls were cancelled over a two-year period.
Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety
Businesses expressed frustration in a report examining policing during the pandemic.
Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'
The Garda Commissioner yesterday issued an apology to the victims who had their 999 calls cancelled.
Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.
Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
An Garda Síochána has found “insufficient evidence” in the Commission’s report to start any criminal investigations.
Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.
53% of people who received fines for breaches of Covid regulations were aged 18-25
Around 85% of 5,784 fines were issued to people for leaving their homes without a reasonable excuse.
Lack of training and guidance key weaknesses of Adult Cautioning Scheme according to report
The report says that only one Garda can recall receiving specialized training for the adult caution scheme.
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.
ICCL calls on Gardaí to stop using 'humiliating' anti-spit hoods after NI Policing Board report
Since the start of the pandemic, anti-spit hoods have been used 118 times by Gardaí.
This map shows a breakdown of where Gardaí have used Covid-19 powers
The Policing Authority has said Garda powers to enforce Covid restrictions should be as limited as possible, and used sparingly.
'Not a universal problem solver': Policing Authority cautions against more Covid-19 powers for gardaí
The Policing Authority’s monthly report on garda powers was published today.
Oversight body commends gardaí for work during Covid crisis but says it'll be 'challenging' to meet targets
The Policing Authority today published its half-year report.
'New level of respect and acceptance' experienced by gardaí during Covid-19 restrictions
The Policing Authority published its fourth report into the use of new garda powers since 8 April.
Gardaí self-reflection on failings wouldn't have happened five years ago, Policing Authority chair says
Josephine Feehily said yesterday that An Garda Síochána has evolved as an organisation since 2014.
'Inherently worrying': Review of homicide cases finds flaws in 28 investigations
The Policing Authority said today it wants a number of recommendations acted upon by gardáí to “ensure public confidence”.
Review of adult caution scheme after juvenile prosecution scandal
A review of the juvenile diversion programme found thousands of reported crimes were not prosecuted.
Gardaí hiring for 'extremely challenging' role of Deputy Commissioner
The government has asked the Policing Authority to nominate a person for appointment to the position.
'Significant concerns' as only half of Garda reform targets have been met - Policing Authority
There had been an increase in assaults, robberies, and very little progress in tackling hate crime, the report said.
'Over-promising and under delivering': Policing Authority critical of garda approach to implementing change
The Policing Authority said that some gardaí have expressed “cynicism and scepticism” to proposed changes.
Garda reform: Policing Authority and Garda Síochána Inspectorate to be replaced
Work has been underway over the past three months to implement the recommendations.
'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes
The authority has outlined a series of concerns about how the force operates.
Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns
The analysts said they were pressured to sign off on inaccurate data.
Justice Minister is 'extremely concerned' at reports that homicides weren't properly investigated
The gardaí said that they have evidence to back up their claims.
Policing Authority 'frustrated' with delay in garda review of unrecorded homicides
A review was due to be published last June.
Policing Authority to question garda commissioner about missing homicide figures
The review was due to be published last June.
Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal
O Cualáin said reviewing all 505,730 calls made by gardaí to log breath test data would take a number of years.
Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again
It is time now for the finger-pointing to stop and for that culture shift we’ve been hearing about for years to begin.