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# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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’.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

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.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Family members of victims to be consulted on how Ireland can introduce domestic homicide reviews

Pressure has been mounting to introduce the reviews after the murder of Clodagh Hawe and her three children.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Call for clarity after PSNI vehicle carrying Drew Harris hits barrier at Garda HQ

The Garda Commissioner was travelling back from Northern Ireland on official business when the incident happened.

# garda-commissioner - 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.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?

There is concern as the March deadline approaches that hundreds of gardaí will be transferred last-minute in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'

Drew Harris said he has a responsibility to show good management of public money.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'No credible evidence' O'Sullivan 'played any part' in campaign against McCabe

Judge Peter Charleton said Superintendent David Taylor had “every reason to lie” about the former Garda Commissioner because he was “bitter” about several things.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 3 September, 2018

Tribunal fallout, resources, rock-bottom morale - The challenges facing the new Garda Commissioner

He comes from a policing background, but there are some very specific hurdles for him to tackle in his new organisation.

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner

They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

High Court dismisses case to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner

Belfast based researcher Ciaran MacAirt had asked the High Court to judicially review the Irish Government’s decision to appoint Harris.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Legal challenge to prevent Drew Harris becoming Garda Commissioner gets under way

Harris ‘lacks the independence’ to fulfill the State’s top policing role, it’s being claimed.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 17 August, 2018

High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner RUC

High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner

The action has been brought by Ciaran MacAirt whose grandmother was killed when a loyalist bomb exploded at McGurk’s Bar in Belfast in 1971.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Donegal County Council passes motion saying Drew Harris should not be hired

The councillor who brought forward the motion said it will now be forwarded to every council in Ireland.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris named as new Garda Commissioner

Nóirín O’Sullivan stepped down from her role in September 2017.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Tribunal to consider if any evidence of 'dark truth' that commissioner was 'going after' McCabe

Mr Justice Peter Charleton outlined 11 questions he will consider when preparing his latest report.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Law to be changed to allow over 55s apply for job of new Garda Commissioner CV

Law to be changed to allow over 55s apply for job of new Garda Commissioner

Former commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan retired from the position last September.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'You really need to think about this' - what Garda legal head says he should've said to Nóirín O'Sullivan

On 11 May 2015, garda policy was to defend whistleblowers. By 15 May, it was impugning Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

The new Garda Commissioner does not need policing experience and their pay could top €200k

A bump of the current €180,000 salary is expected to attract a top candidate.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 23 November, 2017

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.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

That’s according to new figures shared by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin won't apply for the job

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan announced she was retiring on Sunday.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

New Garda Commissioner could come from abroad and be paid more

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said that he accepted the role is challenging, but denied it is a “poisoned chalice”.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 11 September, 2017

Should the new garda commissioner be recruited from outside Ireland? Nearly half of people think so

A poll carried out for Claire Byrne Live said that 48% of us think the next Commissioner should come from outside the State.

Minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan's pension will reflect her 'experience, expertise and rank'

The Policing Authority has thanked O’Sullivan for 36 years of service to the force.

'An unending cycle': These were the scandals the Garda Commissioner faced questions over

Over the past year members of the PAC and opposition parties have called for Nóirín O’Sullivan to step down.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has announced she is retiring

She is retiring after 36 years in the gardaí.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

'The optics are bad': Criticism levelled at Garda Commissioner for taking five-week holiday

Labour and Sinn Féin described the timing of the break as ‘strange’.

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