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Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Legislation to provide gardaí with body-worn cameras passes
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the new legislation will also give gardai greater access to CCTV.
Prof Donncha O’Connell: We need a calm and measured assessment of policing after the riots
As the dust settles on the riots, the professor of law says oversight of An Garda Síochána must not be sacrificed.
Garda Commissioner faces questions from TDs after Dublin Riots
Commissioner Drew Harris has been invited to the Oireachtas justice committee today.
The Explainer: Out of control - how did an attack in Dublin lead to riots and looting?
We’re joined by several members of The Journal’s newsroom to examine how Thursday unfolded, and to discuss the political and social fallout of the events.
Commissioner expressed 'dissatisfaction' over GRA appearance on Prime Time on Thursday
The incident happened during a meeting between garda representative groups and Drew Harris this weekend.
Last month
November 2023
Former member: It's time gardaí got some real support in tackling antisocial behaviour
Stephen Moore says he was horrified to see the attacks on gardaí on what he calls a night of shame for the capital.
Jon Boutcher, who led the 'Stakeknife' probe, appointed as next Chief Constable of the PSNI
The Northern Irish Policing Board confirmed the appointment of Boutcher this evening.
Garda Commissioner agrees to 'review' policing of far-right protests, trade union says
It followed the the public service union’s criticism of “soft policing” by gardaí of protests at libraries, migrant centers and the Dáil.
This year
Dublin Garda chief says 'better roster' will be found as councillors voice concerns
Angela Willis also told the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee that a garda had been injured at last week’s protest at the Dáil.
New garda industrial relations problem: Civilian staff fear new laws change their employment status
Talks are taking place between garda management, the Department of Justice and civilian garda staff to prevent an escalation.
Top Dublin garda admits number of gardaí is below 'numbers we would want to have'
Policing in the city centre has come under scrutiny following a violent assault on a US tourist last Wednesday.
France to restrict public transport following violent protests over teen's killing
A curfew for bus and tram services in Paris has already been introduced.
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.
Taoiseach 'horrified' by burning of refugee tents as ministers to meet gardaí over protests
Migrant groups have expressed grave concern for the safety of asylum seekers sleeping rough.
A makeshift camp for migrants on Dublin's Sandwith Street was torched on Friday night amid demonstrations.
Integration Minister Roderic O'Gorman said people have the right to protest but not to 'intimidate'.
The Green Party TD said 180 beds will become available to be offered to migrants in the coming days.
Opinion: New legislation reforming garda and oversight bodies isn't in line with best practice
Doireann Ansbro of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties says the proposed reforms of Garda bodies doesn’t go far enough.
Analysis: This week's policing storm illustrates the differing views on the roles of Gardaí
The criminologist Dr Ian Marder explores the myths and realities of policework and looks at where else we might invest.
Chairman asks woman to not discuss Garda complaint at local authority's policing meeting
He said that while she suffered an “absolutely life-changing experience”, it would not be appropriate to discuss the case in public.
Last year
Cherry Orchard locals are 'fed up' and 'ignored' and feel criminals are 'in charge'
Gardaí in the area are “undervalued and overworked”, according to officers.
Garda watchdog sees marked increase in complaints in 2021 - but 39% ruled inadmissible
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission annual report showed that last year the body dealt with 2,189 complaints in 2021.
All time
Policing Bill grants Garda ombudsman 'almost draconian' powers, superintendents' group warns
The association’s annual conference begins in Kildare today.
800 more gardaí to be recruited in 2022
400 Gardaí civilian staff will also be recruited next year.
NI police chief vows to listen to unionist concerns over report on South Armagh policing
Controversy arose following the publication of a review of policing the South Armagh area.
Opinion: GSOC has made a difference - but it needs reform
DCU’s Dr Vicky Conway looks at the development of GSOC since its creation, ahead of a new study of complainants’ experiences with the body.
Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation
The new Bill will replace the Garda Síochána Act and will form a major shift in national security, sources have said.
Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months
Students reported being fined for being on a walk within their 5km and having food deliveries stopped and checked for purchases of alcohol.
The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches
The FAI’s ability to repay the monies owed follows a €55 million government package which saved the organisation last year.
50 garda sergeants appointed to inspector without new promotion competition
The gardaí had previously competed in a promotion campaign but were not offered posts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500
The move was announced by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee last night.
US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death
US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids
Three men were arrested as part of the garda probe.
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.