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21st September 2023
Senior gardaí to meet with Oireachtas officials today to discuss security review
Thirteen arrests were made yesterday during a protest of 200 people outside Leinster House.
Last month
August 2023
Taoiseach says Govt won’t remove Garda Commissioner if he loses no-confidence vote
The Garda Representative Association is balloting members amid a deepening dispute over plans to change the rostering system.
Garda group to push ahead with no confidence vote after meeting with Commissioner
A meeting this morning in Garda Headquarters and Drew Harris failed to reach agreement on the rosters dispute.
This year
Weekly reviews of areas 'prone to anti-social behaviour' to take place under new crime action plan
The Garda Air Support Unit and the Garda Mounted Unit will be deployed to Dublin City Centre to enhance Garda visibility.
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
Garda bosses say officers didn't facilitate bus 'headcount' in Clare
Assistant Commissioner Eileen Foster added that she “can’t imagine” any officer facilitating such a thing.
Gardaí to be based at 'transport hubs' at Dublin's Heuston and Connolly train station
Justice Minister Simon Harris said there will be better coordination between transport providers and the gardaí.
Garda representative group brings court action against Commissioner over rostering arrangements
The action has been brought by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).
Industrial action by mid-ranking gardaí 'absolutely' possible in dispute over new roster
Sergeants and inspectors demonstrated outside Garda Headquarters today to show their frustration at proposed new working arrangements.
Increasing Garda retirement age to 62 under consideration, says Taoiseach
Varadkar has spoken to the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the measure.
Garda Commissioner calls for additional safety equipment and introduction of body cameras
Commissioner Drew Harris met with the four Garda representative associations this evening on the issues of assaults on Gardaí and recruitment.
Last year
Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.
Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan says Kinahan reward is a 'game changer'
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has offered up to $15m for information about the three key Kinahan figures.
Gardaí should gather evidence of Russia's war crimes by interviewing refugees, says Flanagan
The former justice minister has written to the Garda Commissioner asking for the the gardaí to take statements.
Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action
The changes have been pushed back until at least late March.
'A great honour': Drew Harris granted extension to remain Garda Commissioner until 2025
Cabinet granted the two year extension at a meeting this morning.
Garda Commissioner issues written apology to man wrongly convicted of 1971 killing of Una Lynskey
19-year-old Una Lynskey was killed near her home in Co Meath in 1971.
All time
Detective's contempt case against Garda Commissioner struck out after settlement reached
The High Court heard that Detective Garda Aidan Bracken had suffered PTSD while working on organised crime cases.
Women's Aid says cancelled 999 calls 'troubling' as Policing Authority asks: 'If my call is cancelled, how do I know?'
Drew Harris earlier apologised to hundreds of domestic abuse victims who had their 999 calls cancelled between 2019 and 2020.
Drew Harris: 'We don't regard a dentist's appointment in Tenerife as being a reasonable excuse to travel'
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 says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests
Yesterday in Dublin, gardaí arrested 11 people following an anti-lockdown protest in the city.
Garda Commissioner restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case
Drew Harris tested negative for Covid-19 at the weekend.
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 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 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.
QIH directors meet Garda Commissioner for investigation update
In September, QIH director Kevin Lunney was taken from near his home and assaulted.
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 says he's 'anxious' for cross-border cooperation post-Brexit
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking on RTÉ One’s Crimecall this evening.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?
Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.
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.
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.
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.