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# Garda

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Public order policing
Public order: how gardaí are responding to current waves of protests
In recent years, the garda organisation has made efforts to formalise and professionalise their methods in protest management.
Protesters focused their ire on Finglas Garda Station this week.
Protest groups contain some people with criminal connections, according to sources.
# Criminal Assets Bureau
Man arrested after CAB seizes cash, luxury watches and designer handbags
Raid were carried out at 15 locations today.
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January 2023
# Tony Gallagher
Ex-Inspector says target focused leadership and 'stats' has left Garda morale on the floor
Tony Gallagher retired last year after a career which saw him decorated with a Scott medal for bravery.
# appeal
Appeal after shots fired at entrance to Longford housing estate
The incident happened just outside the Dundarragh estate at around 3.30pm this afternoon.
# special taskforce
Garda body demands 'special taskforce' be set up to protect members from violent attacks
There have been several serious incidents involving gardaí in recent months.
# Offaly
Man in serious condition following crash in Offaly
The crash happened on the N80 between Tullamore and Derryclure.
# Castleisland
Male motorcyclist (20s) killed in crash with car in Kerry
The incident occurred at approximately 7.50pm yesterday.
# Bullying
Internal garda 'process' underway into serious bullying allegation
Sources said a colleague made allegations against the senior official.
# anti-corruption
Garda detective arrested on suspicion of passing information to criminal group
A garda spokesperson said that the detective, based in the Dublin area, was arrested earlier this week and questioned.
# fitness test
Gardaí say standards 'must be maintained' in fitness tests in wake of criticism from TD
Fianna Fáil Justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that the standards were too onerous for candidates.
# Galway
Cyclist in serious condition after crash with articulated lorry in Galway
The incident happened at around 6pm in the Renmore area.
# road policing
'Hundreds of drug driving prosecutions' in limbo as gardaí await critical High Court case
The Journal has learned that dozens of drug driving cases have been adjourned awaiting an answer as to the validity of the garda arrests.
# community policing
Justice Minister to meet with gardaí to discuss ban on community use of Templemore college pool
In November, then-Taoiseach Micheál Martin had given assurances that the local community in Templemore would get access to the garda college pool.
# Corruption
Two arrested as part of investigation into conduct of former Garda staff employee
A female in her 20s and a male in his 30s will appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court today.
# Industrial Dispute
Garda group criticises Commissioner Drew Harris for official roster 'dispute' declaration
In a statement the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors spoke of their ‘disappointment’ that Drew Harris has not agreed to fresh talks.
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# North Dublin
Two men arrested after Gardaí seize €1.3 million of drugs alongside ammo in north Dublin
The two men aged in their 30s and 50s are being detained at Bridewell Garda Station.
# Wexford
Garda hospitalised with serious upper body injury after Wexford stolen car incident
A garda spokesperson said that the events unfolded in Willow Park estate in Gorey, Co Wexford.
# extremism
Gardaí take part in European operation targeting online content from far-right and terrorist groups
The operation took place on 15 December and involved 14 countries.
# handy tips
Gardaí reveal new Revolut scam as they urge people to protect themselves this Christmas
Here are the tips from the gardaí.
# Garda
€860,000 worth of suspected cannabis seized in Clondalkin
A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the seizure.
# An Garda Síochána
Sexual crimes and domestic abuse top policing priorities for public, garda survey finds
91% of those surveyed said they had trust in An Garda Síochána.
# 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.
# Dublin
Bank robbery suspect strikes at Dublin city centre financial institutions
The two incidents happened in recent days and gardaí are searching for the suspect.
# Kilkenny
Man dies and four people hospitalised after stolen vehicle involved in collision in Co Kilkenny
A female teenager was an occupant of the vehicle when it was stolen.
# Investigation
Garda suspended after unmarked official car involved in single-vehicle collision
Gardaí stationed at the Bridewell arrested the garda, and a sample was taken.
# winter safety
Gardaí issue warning over bogus door-to-door callers as darker nights creep in
Officers have urged the public to keep safe this winter.
# europol raids
Gardaí involved in major operation against 'logistics and money laundering' gang in Spain
Europol has said that the gang was providing financial and technical support to other criminal groups in Europe.
# Youghal
Garda in critical condition after Cork road collision
The officer, who is understood to be attached to a Roads Policing Unit, was assisting a motorist who had broken down.
'People are so upset': Protests at Garda college after locals locked out of pool after 40 years
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Locals have told The Journal that they are no longer permitted to use the swimming pool – those affected include a Special Olympics team.
# Newcastlewest
Government TD calls for action on garda resourcing as violence erupts on streets of Limerick town
The violence broke out as gardaí from the area were dealing with a fatality outside the town.
# Dublin City
Recently-retired Garda Inspector says Operation Citizen 'under resourced and failing Dublin'
Tony Gallagher served in Dublin’s north inner city and was involved in managing major incidents and events.
# Tallaght
Man charged after €137,000 of suspected heroin and cocaine seized in Dublin
Separately, a man in his 50s has been charged in relation to the seizure of €1 million worth of heroin and cocaine.
# garda down under
Sun, sea and a fast-track policing job as Western Australia seeks gardaí for Aussie beat
Western Australia Police, headquartered in the city of Perth has launched a major campaign to recruit guards to their ranks.
# work time row
Crisis meeting at Garda Headquarters ends without resolution on rosters dispute
The dispute centres around a new proposed roster which both the GRA and AGSI have rejected.
# Garda
Garda suspended over investigation into claim he hired a man to sexually assault a colleague
The investigation is centred around a garda in the west of the country.
# Kerry
Brother of Tom Dooley charged with his murder at Tralee cemetery
Tom Dooley died following a row during the burial of a young woman at a funeral.
# Kerry
Peacemaking video will form part of garda investigation into death of Tom Dooley
Tom Dooley died in an alleged stabbing during a funeral at a cemetery in Tralee yesterday.
# Tralee
Man dies, woman injured after attack at a cemetery during funeral in Co Kerry
The incident shortly before midday in Rathass Cemetery in Tralee.
# Court
Limerick garda detective and businessman sent forward for trial on corruption charges
The trial date, 2 May, 2023, was fixed when the case was brought up for mention before Ms Justice Patricia Ryan.
# cancelled calls
Review into 999 calls finds report of 'serious sexual crime' cancelled while call was in progress
A previous internal Garda review found that there were more than 200,000 cancelled 911 calls between 2019 and 2020.