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# garda-commissioner - 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 52,152 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.

# garda-commissioner - 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 16,704 Views 0 Comments

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

# garda-commissioner - 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 23,255 Views 28 Comments

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

# 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

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 11:12 AM 75,323 Views 108 Comments

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
# 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 41,047 Views 133 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Jan 11th 2020, 10:00 PM 26,792 Views 48 Comments

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
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

QIH directors meet Garda Commissioner for investigation update

Dec 18th 2019, 6:29 PM 7,894 Views 0 Comments

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
# Before 60
# Before 60

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

Dec 17th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,337 Views 44 Comments

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
# Crimecall
# Crimecall

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

Dec 16th 2019, 10:57 PM 9,355 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 8,219 Views 8 Comments

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
# Border Crime
# Border Crime

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

Oct 30th 2019, 8:22 PM 20,179 Views 20 Comments

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
# Crime
# Crime

Less than half of Irish public think An Garda Síochána is well-managed

Jul 16th 2019, 12:38 PM 19,660 Views 85 Comments

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
# Birthday Honours
# Birthday Honours

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

Jun 7th 2019, 10:58 PM 27,174 Views 70 Comments

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
# Summer Deployment
# Summer Deployment

France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events

May 29th 2019, 6:10 AM 36,564 Views 31 Comments

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
# Clodagh Hawe
# Clodagh Hawe

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

May 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,573 Views 0 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers

May 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 31,182 Views 5 Comments

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
# PAC

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget

May 9th 2019, 12:36 PM 46,325 Views 46 Comments

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?
# Garda Scandal
# Garda Scandal

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

Apr 8th 2019, 5:45 PM 48,015 Views 77 Comments

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
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

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

Apr 7th 2019, 12:59 PM 86,272 Views 144 Comments

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
# Youth Diversion
# Youth Diversion

Over half of youths not punished for serious crimes due to garda scheme failings went on to reoffend

Feb 28th 2019, 6:23 PM 12,717 Views 20 Comments

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?
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jan 24th 2019, 2:58 PM 13,168 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Not Sorry
# Not Sorry

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

Oct 24th 2018, 3:32 PM 31,356 Views 49 Comments

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
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Oct 11th 2018, 12:49 PM 10,781 Views 31 Comments

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
# To-do List
# To-do List

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 12,863 Views 26 Comments

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
# Day One
# Day One

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:06 AM 24,967 Views 51 Comments

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
# Case Dismissed
# Case Dismissed

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 12:27 PM 22,461 Views 85 Comments

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
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

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

Aug 21st 2018, 12:33 PM 19,677 Views 0 Comments

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
# RUC

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

Aug 17th 2018, 5:57 PM 109,510 Views 0 Comments

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
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

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

Jul 25th 2018, 6:10 AM 55,138 Views 83 Comments

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
# New Role
# New Role

PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris named as new Garda Commissioner

Updated Jun 26th 2018, 8:57 PM 80,640 Views 178 Comments

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
# Charleton Tribunal
# Charleton Tribunal

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

Feb 8th 2018, 6:15 PM 12,118 Views 0 Comments

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
# CV

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

Feb 6th 2018, 8:34 PM 12,652 Views 42 Comments

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
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

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

Jan 16th 2018, 6:05 AM 15,055 Views 0 Comments

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
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

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

Dec 12th 2017, 10:49 PM 17,662 Views 53 Comments

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
# Breath Tests
# Breath Tests

Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal

Nov 23rd 2017, 6:01 PM 28,459 Views 129 Comments

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
# Line Of Duty
# Line Of Duty

Over 290 gardaí injured while on duty so far this year

Sep 24th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,236 Views 69 Comments

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
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

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

Sep 13th 2017, 5:15 PM 17,171 Views 52 Comments

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
# Hats In The Ring
# Hats In The Ring

New Garda Commissioner could come from abroad and be paid more

Sep 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,633 Views 74 Comments

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
# Top Job
# Top Job

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

Sep 11th 2017, 11:35 PM 13,207 Views 62 Comments

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'
# End Of The Line
# End Of The Line

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

Sep 11th 2017, 1:50 PM 41,160 Views 162 Comments

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

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