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# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'You really need to think about this' - what Garda legal head says he should've said to Nóirín O'Sullivan

On 11 May 2015, garda policy was to defend whistleblowers. By 15 May, it was impugning Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

The new Garda Commissioner does not need policing experience and their pay could top €200k

A bump of the current €180,000 salary is expected to attract a top candidate.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal

O Cualáin said reviewing all 505,730 calls made by gardaí to log breath test data would take a number of years.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

That’s according to new figures shared by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin won't apply for the job

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan announced she was retiring on Sunday.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

New Garda Commissioner could come from abroad and be paid more

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said that he accepted the role is challenging, but denied it is a “poisoned chalice”.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 11 September, 2017

Should the new garda commissioner be recruited from outside Ireland? Nearly half of people think so

A poll carried out for Claire Byrne Live said that 48% of us think the next Commissioner should come from outside the State.

Minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan's pension will reflect her 'experience, expertise and rank'

The Policing Authority has thanked O’Sullivan for 36 years of service to the force.

'An unending cycle': These were the scandals the Garda Commissioner faced questions over

Over the past year members of the PAC and opposition parties have called for Nóirín O’Sullivan to step down.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has announced she is retiring

She is retiring after 36 years in the gardaí.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday

Labour and Sinn Féin described the timing of the break as ‘strange’.

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.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 24 June, 2017

New junior minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan 'may well have to resign'

He said some of the revelations to come out of An Garda Síochána “are appalling”.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight

The Commissioner faced a gruelling session at the Public Accounts Committee this week but she let TDs know she is not going anywhere.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump's invitation to visit Ireland

Varadkar said rescinding the invite would cause a diplomatic incident.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job

It’s his first proper week as Taoiseach and he’s already facing his first scandal.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 5 June, 2017

London attacker 'was not under surveillance in Ireland' - Enda Kenny

It’s reported an Irish identity card was found on one of the three attackers.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'Garda HR boss has done a great service to the country' - Alan Kelly PAC

'Garda HR boss has done a great service to the country' - Alan Kelly

The PAC wants to bring the Garda Commissioner in earlier than planned.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 6 May, 2017

The government has confidence in 'decent and competent' Garda Commissioner

The commissioner faced the PAC to answer questions over serious irregularities in the finances of the Garda College in Templemore.

Here's what we know so far about Templemore's 'unacceptable' finances

The Commissioner’s performance at the Public Accounts Committee this week has sparked calls for her to step down.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fianna Fáil AND Sinn Féin have called on Nóirín O'Sullivan to step down this evening

Political parties have rounded on the commissioner after “inconsistent” testimony to the PAC yesterday.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal

O’Sullivan is making her first appearance in front of the Policing Authority since the scandal concerning Garda breath tests first broke.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

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”.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 7 April, 2017

This is what Fianna Fáil's motion about the Garda Commissioner will say

This is what Fianna Fáil's motion about the Garda Commissioner will say

Fianna Fáil has continually said it cannot express confidence in the Commissioner.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Opinion: 'Public inquiries are not just a diversionary tactic. They're necessary'

We need to recognise public enquiries as a means to achieve real changes, writes Dr Fiona Donson.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Mick Wallace: Is it appropriate that Martin Callinan was in Garda HQ 'several days last week'? Charleton Tribunal This post contains videos

Mick Wallace: Is it appropriate that Martin Callinan was in Garda HQ 'several days last week'?

Callinan is one of the central characters in the new tribunal into the Maurice McCabe scandal.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

As it happened: Government to set up external review into garda scandals

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions.

An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions

The Commissioner told reporters yesterday she had heard the “disquiet” around the force’s latest scandal.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Garda was removed from task force due to relationship with woman from criminal family, court hears

GArda Joseph Kavanagh was removed from the Special Crime Task Force last December after gardaí had searched his partner’s apartment.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 24 February, 2017

The Charleton Tribunal has an official (different) name, and its opening statement is due next Monday

We are far more likely to refer to it as the Charleton Tribunal to be honest.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Asked about controversies, Commissioner says there are 'inaccuracies we cannot correct at the moment'

Nóirín O’Sullivan said she was concerned about the impact of recent issues on public confidence in policing.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Michael McDowell calls for the Garda Commissioner to step aside

McDowell, a former attorney general, stood as legal adviser to Maurice McCabe during the O’Higgins Commission of Investigation.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

As it happened: There will be a Tribunal into alleged smear campaign against Maurice McCabe

Enda Kenny will likely announce a tribunal this afternoon.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full

The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation

Gardaí who had worked eight hour shifts, without any breaks, while on witness protection duty brought the challenge against the ban.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Commissioner's email scandal highlights 'dinosaur-like' garda IT system

While the discussion this week focused on security, gardaí want to know when the force will be equipped to police a 21st century Ireland.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 21 November, 2016

Updated: Commissioner used private gmail account to discuss garda business

Reports at the weekend suggest that Nóirín O’Sullivan’s use of a private mail account for Garda business was compromised by a data hack in 2012.

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