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Dublin: 19 °C Tuesday 17 July, 2018


# policing - Monday 16 April, 2018

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

# policing - Monday 5 March, 2018

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# policing - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

# policing - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

# policing - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots

One nest that has been maltreated for the past 30 years was saved as a result of the operation.

# policing - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts

Despite recruitment restarting, many garda divisions are running at a deficit of members since the crash.

# policing - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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.

# policing - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

# policing - 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.

# policing - Friday 6 January, 2017

The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard

Police safety measures have been adopted full-time.

# policing - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

# policing - Thursday 6 October, 2016

64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny

Operation Thor is a multi-strand national anti-crime strategy.

# policing - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force

The city’s mayor said there is a “long journey ahead of us”.

# policing - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels

The Garda Representative Association has called on the new government to restore their pay and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.

# policing - Sunday 10 January, 2016

'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.

# policing - Monday 2 November, 2015

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

# policing - Friday 16 October, 2015

Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest

Independent councillor Cieran Perry was arrested during the Greyhound lockout last year.

# policing - Thursday 10 September, 2015

There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?

And will they go to rural areas?

# policing - Monday 3 August, 2015

Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life?

A new unit has been assigned to Fort Apache.

# policing - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child

Gardaí have been cleared of any alleged wrongdoing.

# policing - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?

Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.

This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy

Gardaí made €4.7 million from policing events in 2014.

# policing - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

# policing - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Finding – and punishing – those who hurt animals can help stop them harming humans

Norway is setting up a dedicated policing unit.

# policing - Thursday 30 April, 2015

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.

# policing - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

"Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.

# policing - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Paul Murphy calls for "significant response" if Jobstown protest arrests continue

The TD described the arrests as “not acceptable”.

# policing - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Fancy being the gardaí's second-in-command?

The job comes with a nice salary too.

# policing - Friday 5 December, 2014

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'

The Minister for Justice has stressed that reforms will be put in place.

# policing - Friday 14 November, 2014

The head of the new policing authority has been picked - but not everyone is happy

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties are unhappy about the process used.

# policing - Friday 24 October, 2014

Policing 'does not have a link' with reducing the amount of drugs on our streets

That is the opinion of a study commissioned by the country’s drugs advisory board.

# policing - Friday 5 September, 2014

One day's policing in Belfast last month cost more than £300,000

PSNI Chief Constable today issued a report to the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

# policing - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Ombudsman for Children should have a role in new Independent Policing Authority – Logan

She also called for an independent audit of 700 cases where children were removed from their families by gardaí.

# policing - Sunday 24 August, 2014

'We're here to deal with the rotten apples': Thousands rally over chokehold death in New York

An unarmed black man died after being put into a chokehold by a police officer.

# policing - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner

The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

# policing - Monday 4 August, 2014

Poll: Should gardaí be tasked with improving quality of living? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí be tasked with improving quality of living?

Is this a positive move or should resources be focused on crime?

"Only a matter of time" before private security try to take over residential policing

A chief superintendent has made the warning while discussing the Small Areas Policing Programme, where community gardaí will be assigned to individual areas.

# policing - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started

A “global executive search campaign” will be undertaken as part of the open recruitment process to appoint a new commissioner.

# policing - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an 'independent' policing authority?

The Justice Minister has spoken out about the need for an Independent Garda Authority – but what will it take to achieve that?

# policing - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Over 20,000 applications for first garda recruitment in five years

One hundred new recruits due to start their two-year training programme in September.

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