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#garda commissioner

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'No credible evidence' O'Sullivan 'played any part' in campaign against McCabe

Judge Peter Charleton said Superintendent David Taylor had “every reason to lie” about the former Garda Commissioner because he was “bitter” about several things.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 3 September, 2018

Tribunal fallout, resources, rock-bottom morale - The challenges facing the new Garda Commissioner

He comes from a policing background, but there are some very specific hurdles for him to tackle in his new organisation.

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner

They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

High Court dismisses case to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner

Belfast based researcher Ciaran MacAirt had asked the High Court to judicially review the Irish Government’s decision to appoint Harris.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Legal challenge to prevent Drew Harris becoming Garda Commissioner gets under way

Harris ‘lacks the independence’ to fulfill the State’s top policing role, it’s being claimed.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 17 August, 2018

High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner RUC

High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner

The action has been brought by Ciaran MacAirt whose grandmother was killed when a loyalist bomb exploded at McGurk’s Bar in Belfast in 1971.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Donegal County Council passes motion saying Drew Harris should not be hired

The councillor who brought forward the motion said it will now be forwarded to every council in Ireland.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris named as new Garda Commissioner

Nóirín O’Sullivan stepped down from her role in September 2017.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Tribunal to consider if any evidence of 'dark truth' that commissioner was 'going after' McCabe

Mr Justice Peter Charleton outlined 11 questions he will consider when preparing his latest report.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Law to be changed to allow over 55s apply for job of new Garda Commissioner CV

Law to be changed to allow over 55s apply for job of new Garda Commissioner

Former commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan retired from the position last September.

# 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.

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