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#An Garda Síochána

# an-garda-siochana - Today’s News

Less than half of Irish public think An Garda Síochána is well-managed

A new garda survey found a high level of trust in gardaí with 75% of people saying officers in their area can be relied on to be there when needed.

# an-garda-siochana - Friday 28 June, 2019

Gardaí arrest 17 people and seize two luxury cars in targeted 'day of action'

Gardaí arrested people who have outstanding warrants issued by the courts.

# an-garda-siochana - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Protest concerns raised by civil liberties body after reports of Direct Provision residents being targeted

There is a “pattern of intimidation and harassment” of protesters by gardaí, ICCL has said.

# an-garda-siochana - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Garda management feared Sikh members could win discrimination cases over turban ban

Earlier this year the force announced a change to rules in relation to uniforms to allow the wearing of turbans and hijabs.

# an-garda-siochana - Friday 21 June, 2019

Both justice minister and Garda Commissioner apologise to Majella Moynihan in person

The details of Moynihan’s case came to light last weekend following a radio documentary which aired on RTÉ Radio 1.

# an-garda-siochana - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Gardaí issue warning over anonymity of children before court in wake of Ana Kriegel verdict

Someone found guilty of breaching the law surrounding the anonymity of children in criminal cases can receive up to three years in jail.

# an-garda-siochana - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Three men arrested in connection with Lee Boylan shooting in Blanchardstown released without charge

A fourth man who was arrested yesterday remains in custody. .

# an-garda-siochana - Monday 17 June, 2019

'If it ever happens again you're sacked' - Majella Moynihan says she was used as an example to other female gardaí

The former garda said she felt pressured by the force into giving her baby David up for adoption.

Gardaí felt use of non-Irish actors in recruitment ads aimed at minorities would amount to 'tokenism'

The new campaign ran for three weeks in April at a cost of more than €400,000.

# an-garda-siochana - Friday 14 June, 2019

Inspectorate launches examination of garda anti-corruption practices

Commissioner Drew Harris last month confirmed a new anti-corruption unit will be up and running by the end of the year.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

# an-garda-siochana - Friday 7 June, 2019

Gardaí issue appeal after Longford fires that caused 'extensive damage' to houses

Gardaí said at this stage in the investigation it is not believed the fires are linked.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Garda Commissioner

The boxing trainer has also launched court proceedings against a number of news publications.

# an-garda-siochana - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

DPP directs no action be taken against detective who shot Jastine Valdez killer

The 24-year-old woman was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May last year.

# an-garda-siochana - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Parcel bomb probe: Gardaí are asking postal workers who may have seen the packages to get in contact

Gardaí want to eliminate anyone who may have innocently come into contact with the parcels.

France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events

Garda assistance has been requested by France for the months of July and August.

# an-garda-siochana - Friday 24 May, 2019

Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs

Gardaí yesterday appealed to young people in these communities not to get involved in the drugs trade.

# an-garda-siochana - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Internal garda probe after video emerges of €10k cash seizure being flaunted on camera

One of the individuals in the video can be heard stating that the cash had been seized at a checkpoint.

# an-garda-siochana - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money

Gardaí today warned of a significant increase this year in cases of invoice redirect fraud and what is know as ‘CEO fraud’.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget PAC

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget

The Garda Commissioner is appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts committee for the first time today.

'We're willing to change': Senior gardaí say proposal for targeted severance package is 'unsettling'

The Association of Garda Superintendents said its members have been at the fore in reform and want to be part of the modernisation of the force.

# an-garda-siochana - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

'We want to stamp it out': New garda anti-corruption unit will be in place by end of year

The Garda Commissioner said this unit will investigate allegations around drug use and inappropriate behaviour towards vulnerable people.

Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse

The President of the Association of Garda Superintendents said there are constant challenges for gardaí in dealing with drugs and organised crime.

# an-garda-siochana - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud

The Commissioner said he could always do with more resources but his responsibility is to use the budget he is given effectively.

Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources'

Flanagan said he will be meeting with the Garda Commissioner later today about the situation with feuding gangs in Drogheda.

# an-garda-siochana - Monday 29 April, 2019

Missing Dublin teenager found safe and well

17 year-old Alyssa O’Hanlon had been missing since Sunday morning.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Significant concerns' as only half of Garda reform targets have been met - Policing Authority

There had been an increase in assaults, robberies, and very little progress in tackling hate crime, the report said.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'Over-promising and under delivering': Policing Authority critical of garda approach to implementing change

The Policing Authority said that some gardaí have expressed “cynicism and scepticism” to proposed changes.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs

The decision comes alongside a new recruitment drive for gardaí.

# an-garda-siochana - Friday 29 March, 2019

New garda regional headquarters evacuated due to flooding

The building was formally opened in July last year.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 28 March, 2019

New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals

The CEO of Muintir na Tire said this extension of the text alert scheme is already being trialed and the intention is to roll it out nationally.

# an-garda-siochana - Monday 18 March, 2019

€2.5 million contract out for the manufacture and supply of shoes for An Garda Síochána

The Office of Government Procurement is also awarding a tender worth €3.3 million for footwear for the Defence Forces.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Over half of youths not punished for serious crimes due to garda scheme failings went on to reoffend

In more than 2,000 cases an adult who was also involved in the crime was cautioned or prosecuted for the offence.

# an-garda-siochana - Monday 18 February, 2019

Man attacked as paedophile-hunting group broadcasts live 'sting' on Facebook

Gardaí said the manner in which these groups operate has the potential to affect future criminal proceedings.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Drugs, weapons and thousands in cash seized in Blanchardstown yesterday

A number of mobile phones, machetes and motorbikes were found during the search of six properties.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Three boys only cautioned after alleged sexual assault of girl outside local disco, Dáil hears

The incident was caught on CCTV and gardaí were called to the incident in 2016.

# an-garda-siochana - Friday 18 January, 2019

Man (40s) arrested at 450-plant growhouse in Waterford business park

The seizure has an estimated street value of €360,000.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'Damaging' garda report to outline how young people who committed violent crimes went unpunished

An audit of 22,000 cases in the youth referral scheme was undertaken last year.

# an-garda-siochana - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Gardaí to spend €250k a year for a 'vehicle recovery service'

A tender was issued earlier this month for a nationwide recovery service in a contract worth €1 million.

# an-garda-siochana - Thursday 27 December, 2018

More than 400 drivers caught speeding on St Stephen's Day

Gardaí had asked drivers to slow down as speeding is a major factor in fatal collisions.

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