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Today’s News

'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport

Rank-and-file gardaí have warned they are not prepared for the types of terrorist attacks that have been happening in Europe.

Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'

Deputy Commissisioner John Twomey stressed all of these deaths were fully investigated.

Yesterday’s News

Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'

Garda management will present an interim report on the breath test scandal to the Policing Authority this week.

'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai

The Commissioner was responding to personal stories of gardai who had been attacked, including one who needed 22 staples in his elbow.

Garda colleagues of Tony Golden 'will never get over what happened' to him

The Garda Ombudsman last week launched an investigation into the events surrounding the garda’s killing.

Monday 24 April, 2017

Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'

The head of the Garda Representative Association said the role of managers is to ensure lower ranks are properly supervised.

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.

Church of Scientology cleaning up needles on Dublin's Sheriff Street

The church has said it was welcomed by locals when volunteers visited recently to plant flowers.

Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I watch the news and cry and cry': Venezuelans in Ireland on the chaos back home

20 people have been killed in three weeks of clashes at anti-government protests.

Thursday 20 April, 2017

Irish soldiers 'depend on loan sharks and welfare payments' to support their families

Family members gathered outside barracks all across the country today to highlight pay issues.

Monday 17 April, 2017

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

The initiative is aimed at encouraging disadvantaged groups into the teaching profession.

Longford community 'devastated' by theft of tabernacle from church

The discovery was made yesterday morning by a local priest when he arrived to prepare for Easter mass.

'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness

The number of homeless 18-24 year olds has shot up in the last three years.

Garda's wrist broken in Dublin assault

Two men are due in court this morning in connection with this incident.

Sunday 16 April, 2017

Appeal for volunteers to help make hospitals happier places for sick children

If you’re cheerful, reliable and have just two or three hours to spare a week, this might be for you.

Saturday 15 April, 2017

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq

The UN has warned Temen is on the brink of a famine caused by conflict.

Friday 14 April, 2017

Sun suspends Kelvin MacKenzie over 'unfunny' Ross Barkley column

Merseyside Police are investigating whether his comments constitute a ‘racial hate crime’.

Cyclist seriously injured after being struck by lorry in south Dublin

The man is being treated at St James’ Hospital.

Here's What Happened Today: Good Friday

The Tallaght hit-and-run, redundancies in Roscommon and a fatal stabbing in Jerusalem – it’s the Fix.

Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya

As reports continue to emerge, Russia has said it does not have any confirmed information about violence against gay men in the region.

'She's a curious little thing': Meet the first tropical stingray to be born in Ireland

The Atlantic Cownose Ray is listed as a near threatened species and could face extinction in the future.

Dublin Bus is selling 67 of its double-decker buses

Last year the company added more than 100 new buses to the fleet.

Two men due in court over robbery and false imprisonment in Finglas

The men were arrested yesterday and were held by gardaí overnight.

Thursday 13 April, 2017

€12,000 has gone missing from a Dublin garda station

A detective superintendent has been appointed to investigate how this happened.

Witnesses, DNA and a murderer's own guilt: From unsolved homicide to case closed

The garda serious crime review team is tasked with examining cold cases, but how does our system compare with other jurisdictions?

Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?

A 24/7 counselling service was launched for gardaí last year.

Gardaí want law to force cyclists to wear high-vis vests and helmets

Sergeants and inspectors said they want people to take responsibility for their safety on the roads.

'You have to swallow it and get on with the job': Gardaí say policy favours bullies over victims

One sergeant said he has felt a ‘fear of doing the wrong thing’ from Day 1 at Templemore, for the last 33 years.

The unsolved case of Felix McCann: Savagely beaten to death in a south Dublin shed

What happens when nobody advocates for the victim?

Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'What did she go through?': The unsolved murder of a young Clare woman

Interpol is involved in the worldwide investigation into the death of Emer O’Loughlin.

Commissioner to sergeants and inspectors: 'You're the supervisors - so what happened?'

Following a closed session with AGSI delegates, the Commissioner said “no one actually has the answers, as of yet”.

'People are blaming us': Gardaí say scandals are making it harder for them to do their jobs

The general secretary of AGSI said “the finger of blame is pointing downwards without any evidence”.

Jim Mulqueen: A 'lovely, educated' man murdered in his own home at 92

The elderly man, who is fondly remembered by his community, was murdered during a suspected break-in.

Monday 10 April, 2017

Children of gardaí subjected to 'horrendous harassment' on social media sites

Middle-ranking gardaí are calling for people who identify them online to be prosecuted.

Dessie Fox: The violent killing of an 'incredible family man'

As part of this week’s Getting Away With Murder Series, we go back to 1990 and the killing of a father-of-three in Kildare.

'No wonder we feel abandoned': Gardaí hit out at Minister for being 'too busy' for them

The minister informed the association on Thursday that she would not be attending their annual conference due to Dáil commitments.

Gardaí want people who identify them on social media to be prosecuted

The annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors starts later today.

'Murderers still on our streets': How does a homicide case go cold?

Families of victims say the toughest thing for them to cope with is not knowing what happened to their loved ones.

Sunday 9 April, 2017

Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders

One of these orders was used recently for the first time in England and Wales.

Saturday 8 April, 2017

Here's how to check if your bank overcharged you on your mortgage - and what to do next

Up to 15,000 people are affected by the tracker mortgage scandal – but even people who were never on a tracker may have been overcharged.

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