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# drew-harris - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'An attack upon society': Garda Commissioner appeals for information on shooting of Colm Horkan

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking in Castlerea today.

Garda Commissioner names officer who was shot last night as Detective Garda Colm Horkan RIP

Garda Commissioner names officer who was shot last night as Detective Garda Colm Horkan

The Garda member was shot last night while on duty in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

# drew-harris - Monday 1 June, 2020

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.

# drew-harris - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing

Drew Harris and Simon Byrne conducted a joint patrol with local officers on the Tyrone/Monaghan border today.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'Disgraceful attacks': Gardaí were spat or coughed at over 50 times in recent weeks

Members of An Garda Síochána use anti-spit guards as a “last resort” in some incidents, Drew Harris said.

# drew-harris - Friday 1 May, 2020

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint

The incident occurred on Dublin’s quays earlier today.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Explainer: What powers do these 'last resort' measures give to gardaí? And will these powers be extended?

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has argued that these laws aren’t needed given the public’s compliance with the Covid-19 restriction measures.

# drew-harris - Friday 13 March, 2020

Coronavirus measures: Retiring gardaí asked to stay on and 325 Garda students to be sworn in

Coronavirus measures: Retiring gardaí asked to stay on and 325 Garda students to be sworn in

The announcement means that Garda annual leave has been limited and that Garda training has been deferred.

# drew-harris - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Stepaside garda station to officially re-open next month

Garda commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the station, which closed in 2013, would re-open on 9 March.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the ‘war is over, the IRA is off the stage’.

# drew-harris - Friday 21 February, 2020

Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald reacted to Drew Harris’ comments by saying: “The war is over, the IRA is off the stage”.

# drew-harris - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing

The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

QIH directors meet Garda Commissioner for investigation update

In September, QIH director Kevin Lunney was taken from near his home and assaulted.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Six months pay to be offered to senior gardaí to encourage early retirement

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will seek 30 senior Garda officers to avail of the severance package.

# drew-harris - Monday 16 December, 2019

Garda Commissioner says he's 'anxious' for cross-border cooperation post-Brexit

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking on RTÉ One’s Crimecall this evening.

# drew-harris - Monday 2 December, 2019

Family of man shot dead in Dundalk in 1976 to meet with Garda Commissioner this morning

His family have long maintained Ludlow was an innocent victim of a loyalist death squad.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Garda Commissioner concerned about rise in right-wing extremism in Ireland

Harris said there needs to be a consistent approach by gardaí in dealing with hate crime.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Garda Commissioner says threatening posters against Quinn directors will be removed from lampposts

The Taoiseach said the State won’t be found wanting in ensuring that law and order prevails.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'If you feel uncomfortable or threatened, report it': Hate crime definition introduced for gardaí

The Garda Commissioner said gardaí want to encourage victims to report these incidents to them.

# drew-harris - Monday 30 September, 2019

Armed gardaí to begin policing border region from today

The unit will be made up of twenty gardaí from other units across the country.

# drew-harris - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres

In July, Minister Simon Harris said exclusion zones outside hospitals and GP surgeries will be a “major priority”.

Visits of Trump and Pence this year cost An Garda Síochána between €15-18 million

The figure was about half the security costs for Pope Francis’ visit last year.

Fears that rural areas will lack resources after 'out of the blue' garda shake-up GRA

Fears that rural areas will lack resources after 'out of the blue' garda shake-up

An Garda Síochana reduced its garda divisions and its regions as part of a restructuring model.

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Garda shake-up: Garda divisions reduced from 28 to 19 as part of restructuring

Divisions along the border are “unlikely to see any significant change” until there’s clarity on Brexit, Gardaí said.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Drew Harris 'won't speculate' on border posts but says region will get more gardaí and armed support

The Garda Commissioner says the force is “ready” for Brexit.

# drew-harris - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Garda divisions to reduce from 28 to 19 under major shake-up of the force

The changes were announced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this morning.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Garda Commissioner apologises over handling of Brian Stack murder investigation

The family of murdered Brian Stack met with Drew Harris at Garda HQ this morning.

# drew-harris - 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.

# drew-harris - 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.

# drew-harris - Friday 7 June, 2019

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris awarded for PSNI role in latest round of Queen's honours

Harris’ award was announced in a statement by the Policing Authority this evening.

New Garda recruits set to be stationed in areas hardest hit by gang violence

A total of 55 Garda have been assigned to the Coolock and Blanchardstown areas.

# drew-harris - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers

The minister said it is incumbent on all members of the gardaí to abide by the code of conduct as they go about their work.

# drew-harris - 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.

# drew-harris - 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.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Garda Commissioner says he can't talk about HQ jeep crash because of personal security concerns

The jeep was involved in an incident late last month.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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 - Monday 8 April, 2019

Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?

Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.

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