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# commissioner
'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025
Cabinet granted the two year extension at a meeting this morning.
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# Climate Change
Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.
# classy gesture
NFL inviting 7,500 'heroes' to Super Bowl
Commissioner Roger Goodell said the workers — mostly from hospitals and health care centres in Tampa and Florida — were being recognised for their service during the pandemic.
# EU Trade Commissioner
UK is showing 'no real sign' they want Brexit trade talks to succeed, says Phil Hogan
“I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think so,” the EU trade commissioner said.
# garda hq
Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident'
“A newly installed bollard malfunctioned,” a statement from the force said.
# Drew Harris
'I am Irish': New Garda Commissioner says he'll lead by example to restore public's trust in the force
Drew Harris was speaking with Miriam O’Callaghan on RtÉ Radio One.
# Drew Harris
Judge to decide tomorrow if challenge to new Garda Commissioner's appointment will go ahead
The State, represented by Remy Farrell SC, has opposed the application, and argues MacAirt’s action is “unstateable and novel” and should be dismissed.
# job fairy
€250k a year and policing experience 'not essential': Search for new Garda Commissioner begins
Salary can be as high as €250k a year and you get 30 holiday days.
# Breath tests
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.
# blue lines
Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?
The spread of gardaí around the country displays a clear imbalance according to new figures.
# Fallout
Gardaí begin 'lessons-learnt' review of Jobstown protest investigation
The review will look at key learning points, practices which require improvement, and any other issues of note.
# terror resources
Gardaí have filled just a fraction of counter-terrorism roles they promised at the start of the year
The Commissioner has claimed that enough resources are in place to deal with a terror attack.
# are we ready?
Senior gardaí claim armed units could respond to O'Connell Bridge terror attack within eight minutes
The Commissioner today said the force is taking our national security very seriously.
Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals
Jim O’Callaghan has said he is also losing confidence in the Justice Minister.
# Courts
Judge dismisses Go Safe speeding cases, calling them a 'charade' and 'embarrassing'
“I am not going to waste the court’s time with these cases,” Judge Patrick Durcan said in Killaloe yesterday.
# Scandal
Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'
Although many questions were asked, few were answered.
# Depleted reserves
Garda reserve membership has fallen 13% in four months
Fianna Fáil has called on the Justice Minister to start recruiting more members onto the reserve force.
# Gardai in crisis
'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were frustrated by the Commissioner’s last of clarity in some of her answers.
# Gangland
Most Irish people would support emergency internment for gangland suspects to combat gun violence
The findings result from a new poll conducted for by Claire Byrne Live and Amárach Research.
# live exports
Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty
When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.
# new boss
Being a woman makes no difference whatsoever --- Commissioner
“It’s very important that we don’t stereotype each other by gender or anything else. It’s down to human interaction…”
# Top Job
Profile: Who is the new Commissioner of An Garda Síochána?
Meet Nóirín O’Sullivan, the first female head of An Garda Síochána.
# Big Philly Style
Phil Hogan is settling into his role in Europe - and he wants to look after farmers
Not just Irish farmers.
# massaging
Crime statistics 'not an exact science'
This comes alongside the publication today of the Garda Inspectorate report.
# in the door
Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner
Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.
# hogan knows best
Big Phil's finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)
He’ll face a grilling from ‘Ming’ and Sinn Féin before the role is secure, but the Kilkenny politician’s widely expected to be confirmed as planned next month…
# the commish
My "track record of delivering" won me EU role, says Hogan
Phil Hogan’s been named as Agriculture Commisioner. His record of “being able to deliver in difficult circumstances” swung the job for him, he says.
# acting up
These are the temporary, Tetris-like moves being made so the Gardaí can fill 28 senior roles...
The force needs to hire 28 superintendents and chief superintendents. Here’s how the Government’s planning to make it happen.
# homicide spike
Commissioner: Gardaí seeing a "rush to violence" across society
Noirín O’Sullivan says the spike in homicides in the past year is not attributable to organised crime, but to domestic and other issues.
# Not saying
We asked these two ministers who they'd like Ireland's next European Commissioner to be*
* But neither of them wanted to answer the question.
# Friday
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s been talking about revelations at the Ian Bailey case, what the new Commissioner had to say… and Brucie quitting.
# Gardagate
GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner
A report outlining concerns about the recording of incoming and outgoing calls at a garda station in Waterford published last year was not sent to the Department of Justice.
# Whistleblowers
IN FULL: Martin Callinan's statement on his 'decision to retire'
“In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family, I have decided to retire.”
# Penalty Points
Minister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated
Fergus O’Dowd said he stood over his comments that “the whistleblowers did a fantastic job”.
# Gardaí
Whistleblower was subjected to 'bullying and intimidation'
Mick Wallace TD has said an independent inquiry is needed into at least three issues concerning An Garda Síochána.
# As Gaeilge
Gardaí examine practices after complaint about use of Irish language
An absence of staff with competence in both official languages of the State is one of the main factors restricting state bodies in their delivery of services to the public in Irish, according to a report.
# Garda cuts
'I have given as much as I can' - garda speaks out against pay cuts
The garda source said many colleagues have difficulties with the potential impact of industrial action but they feel they are backed into a corner.
# Cuts
Gardaí bring bank statements to Commissioner meeting to highlight cuts
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said after the meeting he hopes nothing will be said or done to interfere with the public’s support.
# Magdalenes
Europe's human rights chief says Magdalenes deserve State apology
The call by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights puts further pressure on Enda Kenny.
# x-ray vision
New York police try out high-tech tool to detect hidden guns
The device can detect hidden metal from a distance and will allow police officers to scan people who may be concealing a gun.