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# drew-harris - Thursday 30 June, 2022

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints

Thu 7:13 PM 19,858 Views 8 Comments

The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action

Feb 23rd 2022, 2:29 PM 24,643 Views 17 Comments

The changes have been pushed back until at least late March.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025
# Commissioner
# Commissioner

'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025

Updated Feb 15th 2022, 5:06 PM 39,266 Views 104 Comments

Cabinet granted the two year extension at a meeting this morning.

# drew-harris - Monday 10 January, 2022

Garda Commissioner issues written apology to man wrongly convicted of 1971 killing of Una Lynskey
# Martin Conmey
# Martin Conmey

Garda Commissioner issues written apology to man wrongly convicted of 1971 killing of Una Lynskey

Updated Jan 10th 2022, 8:51 PM 63,752 Views 31 Comments

19-year-old Una Lynskey was killed near her home in Co Meath in 1971.

# drew-harris - Monday 29 November, 2021

Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached
# High Court
# High Court

Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached

Nov 29th 2021, 4:02 PM 32,892 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that Detective Garda Aidan Bracken had suffered PTSD while working on organised crime cases.

# drew-harris - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up
# Washington
# Washington

Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up

Nov 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,121 Views 0 Comments

The meetings took place last week.

# drew-harris - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’
# 999 Problems
# 999 Problems

Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’

Oct 28th 2021, 10:40 PM 31,969 Views 51 Comments

Policing Authority chairman Bob Collins criticised explanations offered by senior Gardai for the controversy surrounding thousands of cancelled calls.

# drew-harris - Monday 18 October, 2021

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds
# Garda Annual Report
# Garda Annual Report

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds

Oct 18th 2021, 2:54 PM 7,588 Views 8 Comments

The figures were contained in the force’s annual report for 2020, which was published today.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Justice Minister apologises to family of Dara Quigley over 'absolutely unacceptable' leak by garda
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Justice Minister apologises to family of Dara Quigley over 'absolutely unacceptable' leak by garda

Updated Oct 6th 2021, 3:08 PM 51,880 Views 29 Comments

The journalist died in 2017 shortly after images of her were leaked by a garda.

# drew-harris - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Garda Commissioner apologises to domestic abuse victims affected by cancelled 999 calls
# 999 Calls
# 999 Calls

Garda Commissioner apologises to domestic abuse victims affected by cancelled 999 calls

Jun 24th 2021, 3:00 PM 37,962 Views 34 Comments
Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
# Computer Aided Dispatch
# Computer Aided Dispatch

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response

Jun 24th 2021, 9:45 AM 17,942 Views 26 Comments

The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.

# drew-harris - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
# Abuse
# Abuse

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 5:55 PM 17,642 Views 0 Comments

An Garda Síochána has found “insufficient evidence” in the Commission’s report to start any criminal investigations.

# drew-harris - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Garda Commissioner clarifies 'far-left' remark over anti-lockdown protest
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Garda Commissioner clarifies 'far-left' remark over anti-lockdown protest

Feb 28th 2021, 9:21 AM 45,134 Views 0 Comments

Harris yesterday told RTÉ News that both far-right and far-left factions were involved in yesterday’s clashes which left several Gardaí injured.

# drew-harris - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
# Antics
# Antics

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas

Feb 25th 2021, 5:58 PM 23,859 Views 48 Comments

Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.

# drew-harris - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Drew Harris: 'We don't regard a dentist's appointment in Tenerife as being a reasonable excuse to travel'
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Drew Harris: 'We don't regard a dentist's appointment in Tenerife as being a reasonable excuse to travel'

Feb 13th 2021, 7:48 AM 52,423 Views 111 Comments

The garda commissioner also discussed the powers given to gardaí, having Covid-19, and his father’s killing on the Late Late Show.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Fourteen attempted assassinations thwarted by gardaí in 2019
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Fourteen attempted assassinations thwarted by gardaí in 2019

Dec 8th 2020, 8:35 AM 22,870 Views 16 Comments

The figures were contained in the force’s latest annual report.

# drew-harris - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Garda Commissioner says 10,000 images examined but no formal complaints of image-based abuse made
# Online Forum
# Online Forum

Garda Commissioner says 10,000 images examined but no formal complaints of image-based abuse made

Nov 25th 2020, 10:11 PM 26,927 Views 28 Comments

Drew Harris said there were no images of child abuse found among the pictures.

Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases

Nov 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 25,951 Views 9 Comments

Drew Harris said there is a “small risk” that some of these individuals have engaged in other crimes.

# drew-harris - Friday 23 October, 2020

Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests

Oct 23rd 2020, 2:23 PM 16,733 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday in Dublin, gardaí arrested 11 people following an anti-lockdown protest in the city.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Garda Commissioner restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Garda Commissioner restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case

Oct 13th 2020, 9:10 PM 23,270 Views 28 Comments

Drew Harris tested negative for Covid-19 at the weekend.

# drew-harris - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

132 daily checkpoints on main roads - but no extra powers for gardaí to enforce Level 3 restrictions
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

132 daily checkpoints on main roads - but no extra powers for gardaí to enforce Level 3 restrictions

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 7:48 PM 75,882 Views 85 Comments

The GRA president said ‘stricter enforcement of restrictions’ will increase pressure for gardaí.

# drew-harris - Thursday 18 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 18th 2020, 1:37 PM 29,014 Views 36 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking in Castlerea today.

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

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

Jun 18th 2020, 9:51 AM 76,265 Views 58 Comments

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
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

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

Jun 1st 2020, 12:31 PM 15,961 Views 22 Comments

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
# Border
# Border

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing

May 9th 2020, 5:28 PM 25,762 Views 14 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 5th 2020, 4:08 PM 15,914 Views 35 Comments

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
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

May 1st 2020, 11:59 PM 24,256 Views 51 Comments

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
# Gemma O'Doherty
# Gemma O'Doherty

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

Apr 28th 2020, 11:06 PM 134,268 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Apr 8th 2020, 12:17 PM 30,191 Views 61 Comments

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

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 11:12 AM 75,560 Views 108 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Stepaside garda station to officially re-open next month

Feb 27th 2020, 7:58 PM 18,414 Views 27 Comments

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
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

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

Feb 26th 2020, 6:15 PM 41,227 Views 133 Comments

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
# Provisional IRA
# Provisional IRA

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

Feb 21st 2020, 4:04 PM 50,482 Views 297 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Jan 11th 2020, 10:00 PM 26,882 Views 48 Comments

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
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

QIH directors meet Garda Commissioner for investigation update

Dec 18th 2019, 6:29 PM 7,908 Views 0 Comments

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
# Before 60
# Before 60

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

Dec 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,493 Views 44 Comments

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
# Crimecall
# Crimecall

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

Dec 16th 2019, 10:57 PM 9,373 Views 0 Comments

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
# Seamus Ludlow
# Seamus Ludlow

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,240 Views 8 Comments

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
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

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

Nov 27th 2019, 6:41 PM 31,926 Views 98 Comments

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
# Border Crime
# Border Crime

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

Oct 30th 2019, 8:22 PM 20,189 Views 20 Comments

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

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