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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Resources

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Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.
Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources'
Flanagan said he will be meeting with the Garda Commissioner later today about the situation with feuding gangs in Drogheda.
'The dealers are acting with impunity': West Dublin drug unit loses 85% of its members in five years
Despite large scale successes, low level dealers are acting “with impunity”.
'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again
The Garda Commissioner said the organisation will significantly exceed the budget and this is not sustainable.
'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training
The Garda Representative Association said as many as 60% of gardaí only have basic driver training, which means they can not exceed the speed limit in a chase.
'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty
The Garda Representative Association has said many assaults go unrecorded because officers carry on working afterwards.
'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars
Just 53 of the promised 260 vehicles for this year have come on stream so far.
Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting
The request was not met and just one four-wheel drive vehicle was available last night.
Drug units targeting Hutch gang unable to conduct searches as gardaí can't claim 2 hours overtime
The overtime cuts are affecting policing in the north inner city.
Dublin's most senior garda says reopening Stepaside station not his top priority
Pat Leahy said that in terms of personnel allocation, there are other areas of Dublin that he would wish to prioritise.
Top garda says Harcourt Street HQ is not fit for purpose - but will take years to replace
The OPW agreed a new €6 million a year lease with the building’s owner at the end of last year.
Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students
International students studying in Ireland are facing a myriad of problems.
'Pressure was kept on': Senior gardaí say breath test scandal is a resource issue
Superintendent Noel Cunningham said gardaí on the ground were frequently being called to serious incidents immediately after checkpoints.
Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí
An internal dispute about two motions being removed from the GRA’s agenda is also likely to boil over this week.
Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for
Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.
Division by division breakdown: Over €54 million spend on garda overtime
The bill for the Dublin divisions made up 62% of the overall spend.
Minister announces 430 new resource teachers to help children with special education needs
The allocation means there will now be nearly 7,500 special needs teachers in the system.
Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied
Professor Kevin Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater Hospital has raised concerns about resources.
Gardaí say they have foiled as many as 11 assassination attempts in recent months
Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan said the force had more than enough resources to tackle crime.
Van Gaal: I've done the best I can with this squad
The Manchester United boss points to 14 injuries that could have made his season look very different.
What's the best way to destroy violent gangs? Legalise the drugs
The main currency propelling these gangs is the supply and sale of illicit drugs. We can remove their power, writes Aaron McKenna.
'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.
Some Ryan Report recommendations yet to be implemented due to lack of resources
The report was released in May 2009.
Gardaí are cracking down on Ireland's most prolific burglars
Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said gardaí plan to put as many of the crime gangs out of business as they possibly can.
Is your town getting a swanky new garda station?
30 locations across the country will benefit from garda building improvements in the next six years.
Majority of gardaí moved to Dundalk are from most depleted division
16 of the 27 gardaí temporarily transferred to Louth are coming from the Cavan/Monaghan division.
Joyriders in Connemara are attacking cars and causing high speed chases
Gardaí say all incidents are being investigated and a number of people have been questioned.
'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire'
A Cork garda recounted an armed incident in which he believes lives were put at risk because of a lack of equipment.
'It's crazy really': Gardaí spend €80,000 on taxis to escort people in custody
Officers have said the use of taxis is usually a resourcing issue.
Syrian refugees were almost denied treatment at Irish children's hospital
The situation was rectified.
'Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients' at Tallaght Hospital
A report gave details of unclean equipment, unregulated isolation rooms and potential risk of inter-patient transmission of infective material because of low staffing levels.
National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk
Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.
Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'
HSE has responded saying that the new unit has not been comissioned for use, but this is being examined “in the context of new staff being employed”.
Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work
The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.
Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts
Researchers said that the findings should be a wake-up call that there is an urgent need for high quality services.
Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?
The Dublin Metropolitan Region office handles ten times as may calls as the next busiest centre.
Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity
Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.
'We’ve to fork out €1.75m on a centre of excellence and Dublin get one handed to them'
Donegal manger Jim McGuinness believes his county are at a disadvantage.
Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night
Inner City Helping Homeless says a nightly run is now averaging 80 rough sleepers.
Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO
General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.