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# Garda

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Rank-and-file gardaí not ruling out action amid deteriorating relations with Commissioner
GRA president Brendan O’Connor said he had “even less confidence” in Drew Harris now.
Last month
September 2023
Policing Authority says it's 'concerned' over yesterday's protest outside Leinster House
The authority said that the Gardaí’s protection of the public’s right to protest should be equally as important as the safety of others at work.
Justice Minister tells garda union that Commissioner will present 'options' to end dispute
The GRA met the Justice Minister today and will meet Commissioner Drew Harris for crisis talks tomorrow.
Gardaí believe convicted cold case killer Noel Long is suspect in 'large number' of sex attacks
Long, 74, was found guilty in August of murdering Cork woman Nora Sheehan 42 years ago.
Gardaí probe people linked to mysterious disappearance of Cork man earlier this month
Kieran Quilligan was last seen in Cork city centre on 1 September last.
Airport stabbing was 'random, unprovoked' attack, gardaí believe
One man in his 50s was stabbed in an apparently unprovoked incident outside the entrance to Terminal One.
Woman hospitalised after serious collision in Glasnevin involving two cyclists
The woman is believed to have sustained serious injuries, according to a statement from gardaí.
Gardaí plan to roll out body cameras to record incidents with public from 2025
Gardaí said they were unable to give exact costs but it is anticipated that the system would cost in the region of €10m.
August 2023
Man in his sixties charged in relation to 100 kg cannabis seizure at Dublin port
The haul’s estimated value is €2 million.
Gardaí and Revenue seize €2 million worth of cannabis at Dublin port in joint operation
The seizure of 100 kg of herbal cannabis took place yesterday and involved the use of Revenue’s x-ray scanner and the help of detector dog Alfie.
Three teenagers arrested after allegedly joyriding in Dublin last night
Gardaí said the vehicle failed to stop when directed to at 12.30am last night in Lucan, Co Dublin.
Three British tourists treated in hospital after assault in Dublin city centre last night
The incident happened in Fownes Street Upper in the Temple Bar area of the city.
Car driver injured in a collision with lorry near Kilkenny city
The man was injured in the crash at 2.10pm on the N76 at Cuffesgrange in between Kilkenny city and Callan in County Kilkenny.
Missing in action: Ireland's national security strategy has been in the works since 2019
“There are multiple geopolitical risks at the moment… but yet all Ireland does is pay lip service to national security,” said TD Cathal Berry.
New garda industrial relations problem: Civilian staff fear new laws change their employment status
Talks are taking place between garda management, the Department of Justice and civilian garda staff to prevent an escalation.
Pedestrian in his 30s dies after being struck by a car in Co Tipperary this morning
Gardaí are currently at the scene of the incident which happened at approximately 10:30am this morning.
July 2023
Justice Minister: 'We must do better' in how gardaí handle emergency call centre in Dublin
Helen McEntee was speaking at the graduation of 87 new gardaí at the Garda College in Templemore this afternoon.
Garda emergency call log shows 999 callers left on hold for up to 17 minutes
The delays are shown in information provided to The Journal and shows that emergency calls in Dublin were not answered by call takers.
Policing watchdog claims no 'new issues' identified in probe into cancelled garda 999 calls
An internal garda review previously said that more than 200,000 calls were cancelled over a two-year period between 2019 and 2020.
Hundreds of emergency calls to gardaí went unresponded to last evening in Dublin
The garda despatch system in Dublin is handled by Command and Control.
Man charged after seizure of €760k worth of cannabis hash and herb in South Dublin
The raid took place yesterday and targeted members of an organised crime operation in Dublin.
Stolen bus recovered in Dublin after it was taken from a Bus Éireann station in Donegal
The bus was stolen from Letterkenny Bus Station around 12.45am on Monday morning and was later recovered in Dublin city.
Garda investigation launched into senior officer suspected of obstructing money laundering probe
The long service garda, whose role is to supervise and manage gardaí, is based in the east of the country.
Gardaí investigate link between Donegal body discovery and serious assault
Gardaí have been investigating in the area since 25 June.
Body recovered from the water at Sliabh Liag cliffs in Donegal following assault investigation
Gardai had been investigating reports of an alleged assault in the Killybegs and Sliabh Liag area.
June 2023
Plans at an advanced stage to issue armed gardaí with more modern taser weapons
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The new devices will be issued to specialist armed gardaí in the Armed Support Units nationwide and the national Emergency Response Unit.
Garda appears in court charged with dangerous driving and endangerment over fatal N7 crash
Garda John Francis Ryan, of Tallaght station, was summonsed to appear before Judge Joanne Carroll at Dublin District Court this morning.
Garda watchdog sends file to DPP after completing report on fatal shooting of George Nkencho
The 27-year-old died outside his Dublin home in December 2020 after being shot multiple times by members of a Garda Armed Support Unit while wielding a knife.
Garda left with 'serious injuries' after vehicle collision in Donegal last Friday
A Garda motorcyclist, in his 40s, was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital and treated for “serious injuries”.
Inquest into deaths of three criminals killed in N7 crash adjourned after garda served with summonses
GSOC informed Dublin City Coroner’s Court of the criminal proceedings this morning and asked for an adjournment, which was granted.
Former senior garda arrested for alleged sexual offences
The garda, who had retired from the force, has been detained at a garda station in Dublin.
Garda hit with drugs and criminal damage charges after alleged incident at station
The serving garda, who is stationed in the east of the country, was charged earlier this week and is set to appear before court later this month.
Profile: Who is Liam Byrne, the leading Kinahan Cartel figure arrested in Spain at the weekend?
Byrne and a relative have been arrested by Spanish police as part of a global probe.
May 2023
Gardaí assist in Europol operation that freed six children from child sexual abuse
The operation, dubbed the Victim Identification Taskforce organised by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), took place earlier this month.
13-year-old boy killed after tractor he was driving overturned in Mayo named locally
The boy was treated at the scene at Scarduane last night but died in hospital this morning.
Garda bosses look to reduce garda call volume by not responding to minor road crashes
A garda spokesperson has confirmed that they are examining a rationalisation of the incidents gardaí routinely respond to.
Five teenagers arrested over Navan assault all released without charge
A garda spokesperson said that investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Man jailed for dragging Garda on road in Cork, leaving her with life changing injuries
Garda Catherine McCarthy was dragged 80 feet along a road, while she held onto a car, after catching a man buying a large quantity of cannabis.
Prosecution of Garda over N7 crash 'outrageous', says Alan Kelly
The former Labour leader spoke on the matter in the Dáil this afternoon.
Garda group calls out failure to recruit gardaí as new intake falls 33% below target for 2023
Statistics released by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) show just 154 recruits entered Templemore yesterday in the latest intake, far short of the 225 target.