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# policing - Friday 16 October, 2020

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines

The plan will be focused on support for the vulnerable and crime prevention, gardaí said.

# policing - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí defend policing of large gatherings during Covid-19

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris warned against ‘serious escalation’ of garda powers to break up house parties in private homes.

# policing - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Legislation allowing gardaí enter homes to break up house parties 'unlikely'

The Health Minister has said there is evidence that house parties are resulting in a spread of Covid-19.

# policing - Thursday 6 August, 2020

August bank holiday: Gardaí detect 160 drink and drug drivers and a motorist clocked at 203 km/h

Four people died on the country’s roads over the weekend with 10 people suffering serious injuries.

# policing - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500

The move was announced by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee last night.

# policing - Friday 26 June, 2020

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death

US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.

# policing - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests

The order would establish a database that tracks officers with excessive use of force complaints in their records.

# policing - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times

The Garda Commissioner said most people are still compliant with the restrictions.

# policing - Monday 27 April, 2020

Gardaí plan 'thousands' of Covid-19 checkpoints from tomorrow until after the Bank Holiday

Operation Fanacht is set to return after first being implement over the Easter weekend.

# policing - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for gardaí to use.

# policing - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids

Three men were arrested as part of the garda probe.

# policing - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days

Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin 3 earlier this week were that of Keane Mulready-Woods.

# policing - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

# policing - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?

Gardai responding to armed incidents are usually unarmed and untrained in firearms.

# policing - Friday 30 November, 2018

Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for'

A change in the culture of gardaí in which ‘no-one ever hesitates in speaking truth to power’ is needed, according to Leo Varadkar.

# policing - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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.

# policing - Monday 20 August, 2018

Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year

The organisation has collected almost €1 million from organisers to cover policing at concerts, sports matches and other events.

# policing - Monday 16 April, 2018

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

# policing - Monday 5 March, 2018

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# policing - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

# policing - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

# policing - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots

One nest that has been maltreated for the past 30 years was saved as a result of the operation.

# policing - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts

Despite recruitment restarting, many garda divisions are running at a deficit of members since the crash.

# policing - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'

The chair of the Future of Policing Commission said splitting security and policing systems might not be the answer to tackling terrorism.

# policing - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

# policing - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

# policing - Friday 6 January, 2017

The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard

Police safety measures have been adopted full-time.

# policing - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

# policing - Thursday 6 October, 2016

64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny

Operation Thor is a multi-strand national anti-crime strategy.

# policing - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force

The city’s mayor said there is a “long journey ahead of us”.

# policing - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels

The Garda Representative Association has called on the new government to restore their pay and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.

# policing - Sunday 10 January, 2016

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'

Trevor Laffan, who is recently retired, said the hard work put in to build up relationships in the community have been ruined by bad bad decision-making.

# policing - Monday 2 November, 2015

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

# policing - Friday 16 October, 2015

Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest

Independent councillor Cieran Perry was arrested during the Greyhound lockout last year.

# policing - Thursday 10 September, 2015

There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?

And will they go to rural areas?

# policing - Monday 3 August, 2015

Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life?

A new unit has been assigned to Fort Apache.

# policing - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child

Gardaí have been cleared of any alleged wrongdoing.

# policing - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?

Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.

This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy

Gardaí made €4.7 million from policing events in 2014.

# policing - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

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