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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# An Garda Síochána

# Burglaries
More home burglaries last summer than in winter, new figures show
The trend “reverses traditional crime statistics”, gardaí say.
6th June 2023
# Crime
Man assaulted by a large group of men on Dublin's Aston Quay on bank holiday afternoon
It is understood that a man, aged in his early 30s, is being treated for stab wounds.
This week
4th June 2023 - 7th June 2023
# Gardaí
Teenager arrested after break in at Leinster House released without charge
A file is being prepared for the Garda Youth Diversion Programme.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Fatal Accident
Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Offaly
A male aged in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Last month
May 2023
# Drugs Seizure
Man arrested after €3.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Balbriggan, Co Dublin
One man in his 20s was arrested.
# bravery
11 gardaí to be honoured for 'exceptional bravery and heroism'
Among the recipients is the late Inspector Sam Donegan, who was killed in an explosion on the Cavan/Fermanagh border in 1972
# Roof Collapse
Man in critical condition after building partially collapses in Dundalk
The man was walking past the building as bricks fell from the roof.
# Carlingford
Man in his 40s dies after jet ski incident on Carlingford Lough
A woman remains in a stable condition in hospital.
# Gardaí
Minister Harris to open new Garda control centre at €40 million Heuston Station facility today
An Garda Síochána operate four regional communication control centres on a 24/7 basis.
# An Garda Síochána
GRA welcomes Policing Authority's 'considerable' concerns over Garda disciplinary process
There were 110 gardaí suspended from the force as of July 2022.
# Watching the Watchdog
Garda watchdog handing half of its cases back to gardaí to investigate
Solicitors, complainants and former GSOC staff voice frustration at slow investigations with few resulting sanctions.
Gardaí can “decide there is no breach, take no action and provide no rationale” when GSOC finds evidence of Garda misconduct
There is no appeal mechanism, even for serious criminal allegations against gardaí
Complainants told Noteworthy that they had lost faith in GSOC
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is GSOC fit for purpose?
Targets missed in at least 70% of GSOC complaints investigated by gardaí
Targets missed in at least 70% of GSOC complaints investigated by gardaí
A report by
Alice Chambers
Most cases handed to and completed by gardai last year exceeded time limits.
Median length of garda-led investigations has never been near the agreed timeframes
Gardaí investigating gardaí brought in to prevent GSOC becoming “snowed under” by “less serious” complaints
# scammers
Fraudsters impersonating gardaí target schools with scam emails
Some scammers have even sent fraudulent emails in Irish.
This year
# Galway
Gardaí investigation launched after man found dead in 'unexplained circumstances' in Galway
The man, who was in his 40s, was found behind a retail premises in the Ballybane area.
# Crime
Renewed appeal after deadly attack on Cork pensioner
Florence O’Sullivan (68) was attacked at Glentrasna Court in Cork city on 11 March and later died in Cork University Hospital.
# High Court
Garda Sergeant convicted of sexual assault challenges dismissal from the force
Sergeant Cathal Middleton claims his dismissial is flawed and in breach of fair procedures.
Analysis: This week's policing storm illustrates the differing views on the roles of Gardaí
The criminologist Dr Ian Marder explores the myths and realities of policework and looks at where else we might invest.
# caherciveen
Garda Commissioner stands by decision to arrest man and woman in Kerry Babies case
Harris urged anyone with additional information relate to the case, however small, to come forward to Gardaí.
Gardaí and delivery firm Fastway among those reprimanded by watchdog for data breaches in 2022
The Data Protection Commission said there were 5,828 GDPR data breaches reported last year, down 12% on 2021.
# Missing Person
Gardaí searching for teen girl missing from Co Louth
Anyone with information on Kayleigh’s whereabouts is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station.
# Gardaí
Labour Court finds age limit of 35 for new Garda job applicants is 'discriminatory'
Commissioner Harris told the Labour Court that he believed that an age cap of 35 for An Garda Síochána “is essential”.
# Tony Gallagher
Ex-Inspector says target focused leadership and 'stats' has left Garda morale on the floor
Tony Gallagher retired last year after a career which saw him decorated with a Scott medal for bravery.
Last year
# Gardaí
Cannabis worth €2.4 million seized after gardaí intercept two vehicles in Dublin
Gardaí searched a residential premises in Dublin’s south inner city and a business premises in west Dublin.
# An Garda Síochána
Gardaí have intercepted 77 assassination attempts since Regency murder, report reveals
The research shows the amount of drugs seized by Gardaí last year increased by 73.5% to €63.68 million.
Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation
A report by
Maria Delaney and Geela Garcia
Our investigation finds 35 referrals of human trafficking in sector – but no prosecutions.
US report states Ireland has systemic deficiencies in victim identification, referral and assistance
Alleged trafficking victim: "It hurt. I felt the punch land. I told him if he did that again I’d report him."
# An Garda Síochána
Sexual crimes and domestic abuse top policing priorities for public, garda survey finds
91% of those surveyed said they had trust in An Garda Síochána.
# redacted lives
Gardaí investigating 20 alleged crimes related to Mother and Baby Homes
In total, 89 complaints have been made to gardaí to date.
In total, 89 complaints have been made to gardaí to date, Órla Ryan reports
Most of those cases have been closed, but 20 remain open and are currently being investigated
Garda Commissioner says it would be difficult to prosecute people given the length of time that has passed
# not on target
Garda retention: Rise in number of trainees quitting before they qualify as full members
There are more than 300 fewer gardaí in the force compared to two years ago.
'People are so upset': Protests at Garda college after locals locked out of pool after 40 years
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Locals have told The Journal that they are no longer permitted to use the swimming pool – those affected include a Special Olympics team.
Policing Authority 'not satisfied' with Garda Commissioner's comments on Traveller profiling
A report by
Michelle Hennessy
Commissioner told the Policing Authority that he didn’t believe the gardaí undertake racial profiling.
Commissioner told the Policing Authority that he didn't believe the gardaí undertake racial profiling
Investigation by Noteworthy and The Journal examines ethnic profiling of Travellers, gardaí reaction and changes required
Policing Authority: The oversight body will "not be leaving this alone"
# Gardaí
Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position
Tara McManus has been a member of An Garda Síochána since February 2000.
# garda down under
Sun, sea and a fast-track policing job as Western Australia seeks gardaí for Aussie beat
Western Australia Police, headquartered in the city of Perth has launched a major campaign to recruit guards to their ranks.
# compensation
Bill to overhaul Garda Compensation Scheme completes passage through the Oireachtas
The main objectives of the Bill is to reduce the length of time it takes for compensation claims to be dealt with.
# corruption threat
Justice Minister publishes plan to counter internal corruption threat within An Garda Síochána
It contains actions to address recommendations of a Garda Inspectorate’s report last year.
# garda culture
Cultural audit of gardaí finds job satisfaction high but identifies a number of work pressures
Durham University was commissioned by An Garda Síochána to carry out an independent survey.
# operation tara
Two arrested after Gardaí seized €127,000 of cannabis in Dublin
Gardaí searched a house in Drimnagh yesterday evening at around 7:00pm.
# suspended
110 gardaí on suspension including 17 for 'sexual offences'
Twenty three gardaí have been suspended so far this year.
# Organised Crime
Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang
The move is the latest in a wave of international action against the Kinahan cartel.
# policing authority
26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.
# Gardaí
A new recruitment drive for An Garda Síochána has launched today
Budget 2022 has provided for the recruitment of up to 800 gardaí and 400 Garda staff this year.