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#garda commissioner

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 6 May, 2017

The government has confidence in 'decent and competent' Garda Commissioner

The commissioner faced the PAC to answer questions over serious irregularities in the finances of the Garda College in Templemore.

Here's what we know so far about Templemore's 'unacceptable' finances

The Commissioner’s performance at the Public Accounts Committee this week has sparked calls for her to step down.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fianna Fáil AND Sinn Féin have called on Nóirín O'Sullivan to step down this evening

Political parties have rounded on the commissioner after “inconsistent” testimony to the PAC yesterday.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal

O’Sullivan is making her first appearance in front of the Policing Authority since the scandal concerning Garda breath tests first broke.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Commissioner to sergeants and inspectors: 'You're the supervisors - so what happened?'

Following a closed session with AGSI delegates, the Commissioner said “no one actually has the answers, as of yet”.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 7 April, 2017

This is what Fianna Fáil's motion about the Garda Commissioner will say

This is what Fianna Fáil's motion about the Garda Commissioner will say

Fianna Fáil has continually said it cannot express confidence in the Commissioner.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Opinion: 'Public inquiries are not just a diversionary tactic. They're necessary'

We need to recognise public enquiries as a means to achieve real changes, writes Dr Fiona Donson.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Mick Wallace: Is it appropriate that Martin Callinan was in Garda HQ 'several days last week'? Charleton Tribunal This post contains videos

Mick Wallace: Is it appropriate that Martin Callinan was in Garda HQ 'several days last week'?

Callinan is one of the central characters in the new tribunal into the Maurice McCabe scandal.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

As it happened: Government to set up external review into garda scandals

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions.

An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions

The Commissioner told reporters yesterday she had heard the “disquiet” around the force’s latest scandal.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Garda was removed from task force due to relationship with woman from criminal family, court hears

GArda Joseph Kavanagh was removed from the Special Crime Task Force last December after gardaí had searched his partner’s apartment.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 24 February, 2017

The Charleton Tribunal has an official (different) name, and its opening statement is due next Monday

We are far more likely to refer to it as the Charleton Tribunal to be honest.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Asked about controversies, Commissioner says there are 'inaccuracies we cannot correct at the moment'

Nóirín O’Sullivan said she was concerned about the impact of recent issues on public confidence in policing.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Michael McDowell calls for the Garda Commissioner to step aside

McDowell, a former attorney general, stood as legal adviser to Maurice McCabe during the O’Higgins Commission of Investigation.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

As it happened: There will be a Tribunal into alleged smear campaign against Maurice McCabe

Enda Kenny will likely announce a tribunal this afternoon.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Garda whistleblower report will not be published in full

The former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in last October.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation

Gardaí who had worked eight hour shifts, without any breaks, while on witness protection duty brought the challenge against the ban.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Commissioner's email scandal highlights 'dinosaur-like' garda IT system

While the discussion this week focused on security, gardaí want to know when the force will be equipped to police a 21st century Ireland.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 21 November, 2016

Updated: Commissioner used private gmail account to discuss garda business

Reports at the weekend suggest that Nóirín O’Sullivan’s use of a private mail account for Garda business was compromised by a data hack in 2012.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Tánaiste to discuss 'critical' garda vacancies with Garda Commissioner

Enda Kenny has said the independent Policing Authority will appoint senior gardaí early next year.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Garda Commissioner orders gardaí to work on strike day, calling it 'unprecedented' and 'gravely damaging'

It is unclear what action will be taken if gardaí ignore the directive.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

GSOC chair: 'We need more teeth to be able to investigate gardaí'

Judge Mary Ellen Ring spoke frankly to TDs and senators today.

# garda-commissioner - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'I have fewer colleagues. I have less money. I have more work': Garda pens open letter to Commissioner

Garda numbers have declined significantly in recent years, from 14,500 in 2010 to 12,801 in 2016.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 10 June, 2016

Middle-ranking gardaí say they won't implement the commissioner's new plan

The AGSI says members won’t engage with any other productivity measures until their pay issues are addressed.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Frances Fitzgerald says gardaí will 'go after drug dealers who flaunt their assets'

The Tánaiste also said she was “shocked” by a recent claim the then Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan met PAC chair in a car park.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 30 May, 2016

Nóirín O'Sullivan "was not aware" of secret meeting between former Garda Commissioner and PAC chairman

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness told the Dáil last week that he met with the former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in a hotel car park two years ago.

# garda-commissioner - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Policing Authority expresses 'deep unease' at garda management culture

The authority, which met with the Garda Commisioner today, also spoke of the impact of systematic failures on victims.

It doesn't deal with complaints, so what does the Policing Authority do?

Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan is before the authority today – but she won’t be asked about those transcripts.

# garda-commissioner - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Former minister Pat Carey to sue gardaí over leak of allegations

High Court proceedings were launched by the former Fianna Fáil TD late last week.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

The Garda Commissioner, the transcripts, the tape and the unanswered questions

Garda Nóirín O’Sullivan and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald had a difficult night.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 25 April, 2016

Rank-and-file gardaí don't think much of their boss's stance on station closures

The Commissioner appeared before the Policing Authority for its first public session today.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Gardaí won't take their eye off gangland thugs, says Commissioner

The Commissioner said investigations into gangland deaths are progressing well.

# garda-commissioner - Saturday 27 February, 2016

'It's no surprise there are shootings on our streets. There is a gaping hole in gangland intelligence'

Retired garda Trevor Laffan writes that the Commissioner of An Garda Siochana and Minister for Justice have shown little leadership.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

# garda-commissioner - Monday 4 January, 2016

Want to become a garda? Applications close this week

A total of 600 new garda positions will be created this year.

# garda-commissioner - Friday 27 November, 2015

"When I joined... I was one of a tiny minority" - the Commissioner wants more women gardaí on the force

There are 600 new Garda positions on the way in 2016.

# garda-commissioner - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Garda challenges his dismissal for stealing €600 from social club

Garda Wayne Hoban claims the Commissioner’s decision was unfair and seeks to quash the decision to dismiss him.

What was in Martin Callinan's black bags? Lucinda says a criminal probe may be needed

The Renua leader called the Dáil confidence debate “very disappointing”.