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# policing authority

Last month
May 2023
# 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.
# An Garda Síochána
GRA welcomes Policing Authority's 'considerable' concerns over Garda disciplinary process
There were 110 gardaí suspended from the force as of July 2022.
This year
# Gardaí
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.
# policing authority
‘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
# policing authority
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"
# policing authority
26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.
All time
# policing authority
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”.
# 999 Problems
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.
# Investigation
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.
# policing authority
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.
# cancelled calls
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.
# Computer Aided Dispatch
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.
# Abuse
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.
# Antics
Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.
# policing authority
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.
# policing authority
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.
# 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.
# Irish Council Civil Liberties
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.
# policing authority
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.
# Monthly report
'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.
# policing authority
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.
# policing authority
'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.
# Josephine Feehily
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.
# policing authority
'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”.
# Crime
Review of adult caution scheme after juvenile prosecution scandal
A review of the juvenile diversion programme found thousands of reported crimes were not prosecuted.
# hiring
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.
# Policing Plan for 2018
'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.
# garda reform
'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.
# Gardaí
Garda reform: Policing Authority and Garda Síochána Inspectorate to be replaced
Work has been underway over the past three months to implement the recommendations.
# Breath Testing
'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.
# homicide figures
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.
# Gardaí
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.
# homicide figures
Policing Authority 'frustrated' with delay in garda review of unrecorded homicides
A review was due to be published last June.
# missing figures
Policing Authority to question garda commissioner about missing homicide figures
The review was due to be published last June.
# Breath tests
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.
# Analysis
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.
# Testing times
How and why under-pressure gardaí faked checkpoints
It’s detailed in a report from the Policing Authority.
# policing authority
Gardaí reported fake checkpoints - and falsified 400k more breath checks than previously thought
Gardaí are having their fingers rapped over breath tests again – this time by the Policing Authority.
# Gardaí
'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management
Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.