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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Garda Siochana

Last year
# motion
GRA to approach Justice Minister over Garda Commissioner's attitude towards rostering
The motion was passed at a conference today.
All time
# Fall-out
Dublin suspend manager Dessie Farrell for 12 weeks following players' Covid breach
The six-in-a-row All-Ireland champions’ county board has apologised ‘unreservedly’ for a ‘serious error of judgement’.
# Garda Whistleblower
Disclosures tribunal: 'Appalling' idea to hold investigating interviews in station both whistleblower and accused garda worked
The Disclosures Tribunal is in its fifth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of garda Nicholas Keogh.
# Drew Harris
Garda shake-up: Garda divisions reduced from 28 to 19 as part of restructuring
Divisions along the border are “unlikely to see any significant change” until there’s clarity on Brexit, Gardaí said.
Commissioner apologises to garda who faced dismissal for giving birth outside wedlock
In 1985, 22-year-old Majella Moynihan faced disciplinary action after she became pregnant by a fellow garda.
# crime stats
Homicides increase by nearly 20% after review finds gardaí inaccurately recorded all types of crime
234 homicides between 2003 and 2016 weren’t recorded properly by the gardaí.
# missing figures
The CSO will publish crime statistics for the first time in almost a year later today
The stats will be published in a new “Under Reservation” category to indicate that the source of the data is not reliable.
# gsoc
Whistleblowers: The Garda watchdog is getting four new investigators to deal with its mounting caseload
GSOC has the role of investigating protected disclosures made by members of An Garda Síochána.
# Speeding
Speed cameras in Port Tunnel going live from midnight
The fixed charge penalty for speeding currently is an €80 fine and three penalty points.
# called in
Garda Commissioner expected to be brought before PAC earlier than planned
Vice-chair of the PAC Alan Kelly said the commissioner should appear again in a couple of weeks.
# Galway
Driver to appear in court after turning from checkpoint and speeding off on wrong side of the road
The car was abandoned in a supermarket car park and the driver ran off.
# On the rise
'I was a happy-go-lucky guy before the assault but now I'd describe my life as hell'
Gardaí have launched a public awareness campaign to reduce assaults.
# Penalty
Drivers caught recording video as they passed serious crash receive penalty points and a fine
The drivers received three penalty points and were fined €160.
# We want you
Your last chance to apply: Garda recruitment drive ends today
Demand for this year’s positions is expected to be high.
# Cork
Garda who 'lost her ambition' after vicious assault awarded €75,000
Garda Claire Sheehan underwent surgery after suffering a broken nose during the 2007 attack.
Living in fear: Garda cutbacks are deeply felt in rural Ireland
Strong local communities are needed to tackle the increasing threat of rural crime, Darragh McCullough writes.
# our nerves
Lost something at Electric Picnic? Here's your chance to get it back
Just look at those car keys…
# our nerves
This picture of all of the car keys lost at Electric Picnic will give you palpitations
# Courts
Garda detective found bullet on windscreen after being told his life was in danger
Sgt Joseph O’Hara is making a claim for compensation on the basis that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of threats to his life.
# Tragedy
On-duty garda killed in Louth shooting
At least two people have died in the incident, which took place at a house near Omeath.
# Violence
Rise in garda assaults and obstructions 'a cause for concern'
There were 84 incidents recorded in the first three months of this year.
# Attack
Violent footage shows vigilante attack on man
He was punched twice and kicked in the head.
# discrimination in ireland
'They put me down on the ground because I was with a group of black people'
A study by the Immigrant Council of Ireland has led to calls for a better complaints system for migrants who experience discrimination at the hands of public officials.
# Sexual Abuse
Brendan Smyth victim: 'I could have been saved'
Rose said she would consider taking legal action against gardaí who were aware of his abuse.
# Celyn Eadon
A man walked out of court - three weeks later he was charged with killing his mother
The report comes in the wake of the case of Celyn Eadon.
# policing the police
Over 5,000 allegations and one garda dismissed: A look at GSOC's 'most turbulent year'
One in three complaints made last year related to abuse of authority.
# Vacancy
New GSOC chairman will be paid €145,000 - whenever they are hired
The former chairman’s tenure became mired in controversy over reports the office had been under surveillance.
# Part 2
State surveillance: What the government and Gardaí don't want you to know
Part Two of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
# part 1
State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
Part One of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
This garda car has an interesting word on its roof...
Well that was unexpected.
# Garda Siochana
'Surprisingly high': 282 cases of alleged Garda misconduct are being reviewed
That’s a lot.
# Organised Crime
Gardaí seize €700,000 worth of heroin and cannabis in Co Meath
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.
# antisocial network
Gardaí investigated for behaviour on personal social media accounts
The investigations come on foot of a new internal policy on personal social media use.
# cooperating cousins
Irish and UK authorities to launch new terrorist flight watchlist
Irish and UK intelligence sharing is “at an all time high.”
# shiny happy people
Limerick Gardaí to make history with rainbow flag at gay pride parade
Limerick Gardaí to LGBT community: “We’ve got your back.”
# Drug Crime
Gardaí in Dublin arrest dozens on drug charges after six-month operation
Operation Tempest has made landfall…
# Road Death
Two-year-old boy killed after being hit by a van in Tipperary
That brings to 24 the number of pedestrians killed on Irish roads this year.
# the precious
Does any of this jewellery belong to you? Gardaí found it in a raid
Including a pendant with family photos that really should go back to its owner.
# come back to me
Is this yours? Gardaí are trying to reunite you with all your lost stuff
If you’re missing a tool box, a trumpet, or your wedding ring – there is hope.
# Drugs
Gardaí arrest five after €500k ecstasy seizure in Dublin
Equipment, chemicals and 50,000 tablets were found in a series of searches.