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# policing-authority - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas
# Antics
# Antics

Garda Commissioner says some people's 'antics' were deserving of Covid fines over Christmas

Feb 25th 2021, 5:58 PM 23,832 Views 48 Comments

Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.

# policing-authority - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

53% of people who received fines for breaches of Covid regulations were aged 18-25
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

53% of people who received fines for breaches of Covid regulations were aged 18-25

Feb 23rd 2021, 4:24 PM 31,722 Views 57 Comments

Around 85% of 5,784 fines were issued to people for leaving their homes without a reasonable excuse.

# policing-authority - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Lack of training and guidance key weaknesses of Adult Cautioning Scheme according to report
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Lack of training and guidance key weaknesses of Adult Cautioning Scheme according to report

Feb 4th 2021, 5:55 PM 16,788 Views 19 Comments

The report says that only one Garda can recall receiving specialized training for the adult caution scheme.

# policing-authority - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Garda probe into missing DNA samples finds 489 outstanding cases

Nov 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 25,915 Views 9 Comments

Drew Harris said there is a “small risk” that some of these individuals have engaged in other crimes.

# policing-authority - Thursday 12 November, 2020

ICCL calls on Gardaí to stop using 'humiliating' anti-spit hoods after NI Policing Board report
# Irish Council Civil Liberties
# Irish Council Civil Liberties

ICCL calls on Gardaí to stop using 'humiliating' anti-spit hoods after NI Policing Board report

Nov 12th 2020, 2:25 PM 26,003 Views 46 Comments

Since the start of the pandemic, anti-spit hoods have been used 118 times by Gardaí.

# policing-authority - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

This map shows a breakdown of where Gardaí have used Covid-19 powers
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

This map shows a breakdown of where Gardaí have used Covid-19 powers

Nov 11th 2020, 2:25 PM 49,212 Views 14 Comments

The Policing Authority has said Garda powers to enforce Covid restrictions should be as limited as possible, and used sparingly.

# policing-authority - Thursday 15 October, 2020

'Not a universal problem solver': Policing Authority cautions against more Covid-19 powers for gardaí
# Monthly Report
# Monthly Report

'Not a universal problem solver': Policing Authority cautions against more Covid-19 powers for gardaí

Oct 15th 2020, 1:21 PM 16,266 Views 24 Comments

The Policing Authority’s monthly report on garda powers was published today.

# policing-authority - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Oversight body commends gardaí for work during Covid crisis but says it'll be 'challenging' to meet targets
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Oversight body commends gardaí for work during Covid crisis but says it'll be 'challenging' to meet targets

Aug 6th 2020, 9:13 AM 18,467 Views 29 Comments

The Policing Authority today published its half-year report.

# policing-authority - Friday 5 June, 2020

'New level of respect and acceptance' experienced by gardaí during Covid-19 restrictions
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

'New level of respect and acceptance' experienced by gardaí during Covid-19 restrictions

Jun 5th 2020, 4:34 PM 20,560 Views 27 Comments

The Policing Authority published its fourth report into the use of new garda powers since 8 April.

# policing-authority - Friday 20 December, 2019

Gardaí self-reflection on failings wouldn't have happened five years ago, Policing Authority chair says
# Josephine Feehily
# Josephine Feehily

Gardaí self-reflection on failings wouldn't have happened five years ago, Policing Authority chair says

Dec 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 12,856 Views 23 Comments

Josephine Feehily said yesterday that An Garda Síochána has evolved as an organisation since 2014.

# policing-authority - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Inherently worrying': Review of homicide cases finds flaws in 28 investigations
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

'Inherently worrying': Review of homicide cases finds flaws in 28 investigations

Dec 19th 2019, 1:34 PM 8,772 Views 7 Comments

The Policing Authority said today it wants a number of recommendations acted upon by gardáí to “ensure public confidence”.

# policing-authority - Friday 18 October, 2019

Review of adult caution scheme after juvenile prosecution scandal
# Crime
# Crime

Review of adult caution scheme after juvenile prosecution scandal

Oct 18th 2019, 12:48 PM 15,583 Views 18 Comments

A review of the juvenile diversion programme found thousands of reported crimes were not prosecuted.

# policing-authority - Friday 23 August, 2019

Gardaí hiring for 'extremely challenging' role of Deputy Commissioner
# Hiring
# Hiring

Gardaí hiring for 'extremely challenging' role of Deputy Commissioner

Aug 23rd 2019, 12:06 PM 18,061 Views 21 Comments

The government has asked the Policing Authority to nominate a person for appointment to the position.

# policing-authority - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Significant concerns' as only half of Garda reform targets have been met - Policing Authority
# Policing Plan For 2018
# Policing Plan For 2018

'Significant concerns' as only half of Garda reform targets have been met - Policing Authority

Apr 25th 2019, 9:04 AM 11,799 Views 26 Comments

There had been an increase in assaults, robberies, and very little progress in tackling hate crime, the report said.

# policing-authority - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'Over-promising and under delivering': Policing Authority critical of garda approach to implementing change
# Garda Reform
# Garda Reform

'Over-promising and under delivering': Policing Authority critical of garda approach to implementing change

Apr 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,688 Views 8 Comments

The Policing Authority said that some gardaí have expressed “cynicism and scepticism” to proposed changes.

# policing-authority - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Garda reform: Policing Authority and Garda Síochána Inspectorate to be replaced
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Garda reform: Policing Authority and Garda Síochána Inspectorate to be replaced

Dec 18th 2018, 3:24 PM 12,586 Views 27 Comments

Work has been underway over the past three months to implement the recommendations.

# policing-authority - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes
# Breath Testing
# Breath Testing

'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes

Aug 8th 2018, 2:46 PM 11,454 Views 20 Comments

The authority has outlined a series of concerns about how the force operates.

# policing-authority - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns
# Homicide Figures
# Homicide Figures

Policing Authority denies it 'told tales' on garda civilian staff who raised concerns

Mar 21st 2018, 1:51 PM 11,501 Views 8 Comments

The analysts said they were pressured to sign off on inaccurate data.

# policing-authority - Friday 2 February, 2018

Justice Minister is 'extremely concerned' at reports that homicides weren't properly investigated
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Justice Minister is 'extremely concerned' at reports that homicides weren't properly investigated

Feb 2nd 2018, 6:29 PM 16,124 Views 40 Comments

The gardaí said that they have evidence to back up their claims.

# policing-authority - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Policing Authority 'frustrated' with delay in garda review of unrecorded homicides
# Homicide Figures
# Homicide Figures

Policing Authority 'frustrated' with delay in garda review of unrecorded homicides

Feb 1st 2018, 3:23 PM 7,214 Views 16 Comments

A review was due to be published last June.

# policing-authority - Monday 29 January, 2018

Policing Authority to question garda commissioner about missing homicide figures
# Missing Figures
# Missing Figures

Policing Authority to question garda commissioner about missing homicide figures

Jan 29th 2018, 1:51 PM 10,259 Views 24 Comments

The review was due to be published last June.

# policing-authority - 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.

# policing-authority - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again
# Analysis
# Analysis

Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again

Nov 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 10,803 Views 63 Comments

It is time now for the finger-pointing to stop and for that culture shift we’ve been hearing about for years to begin.

# policing-authority - Thursday 2 November, 2017

How and why under-pressure gardaí faked checkpoints
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

How and why under-pressure gardaí faked checkpoints

Nov 2nd 2017, 6:01 AM 26,895 Views 52 Comments

It’s detailed in a report from the Policing Authority.

# policing-authority - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Gardaí reported fake checkpoints - and falsified 400k more breath checks than previously thought
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Gardaí reported fake checkpoints - and falsified 400k more breath checks than previously thought

Nov 1st 2017, 5:50 PM 21,457 Views 67 Comments

Gardaí are having their fingers rapped over breath tests again – this time by the Policing Authority.

# policing-authority - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Sep 27th 2017, 10:16 AM 11,484 Views 23 Comments

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.

# policing-authority - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Sep 18th 2017, 5:55 PM 11,191 Views 50 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

# policing-authority - Monday 11 September, 2017

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.

# policing-authority - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Gardaí reveal 89 homicides over 14 years were not counted due to 'process issue'
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Gardaí reveal 89 homicides over 14 years were not counted due to 'process issue'

Jun 29th 2017, 7:19 PM 13,526 Views 51 Comments

In some cases, only one victim was counted even though multiple people were killed.

# policing-authority - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Head of garda HR steps down from ethics committee amid internal row
# Templemore
# Templemore

Head of garda HR steps down from ethics committee amid internal row

Jun 13th 2017, 10:32 AM 18,092 Views 22 Comments

It emerged recently that one of Barrett’s colleagues questioned in a letter to the Commissioner whether he had breached the Official Secrets Act.

# policing-authority - Thursday 27 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 27th 2017, 12:34 PM 8,691 Views 41 Comments

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

# policing-authority - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed
# Breath Test Scandal
# Breath Test Scandal

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

Apr 4th 2017, 4:07 PM 16,717 Views 43 Comments

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

# policing-authority - Friday 24 March, 2017

'No one believes An Garda Síochana': Calls for shake-up to garda management
# Latest Garda Scandal
# Latest Garda Scandal

'No one believes An Garda Síochana': Calls for shake-up to garda management

Mar 24th 2017, 5:48 PM 20,581 Views 88 Comments

The Policing Authority is to examine the full facts of how and why two massive garda admin errors occurred.

# policing-authority - Friday 24 February, 2017

The Policing Authority chair has a 'degree of confidence' in the Garda Commissioner
# Noirín O'Sullivan
# Noirín O'Sullivan

The Policing Authority chair has a 'degree of confidence' in the Garda Commissioner

Feb 24th 2017, 2:59 PM 10,320 Views 35 Comments

Josephine Feehily said the ongoing “saga” is “potentially corrosive” for garda morale.

# policing-authority - Thursday 23 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 23rd 2017, 4:51 PM 14,604 Views 41 Comments

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

# policing-authority - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

International policing expert to carry out 'root-and-branch' review of An Garda Síochána
# Garda Probe
# Garda Probe

International policing expert to carry out 'root-and-branch' review of An Garda Síochána

Feb 15th 2017, 6:56 PM 18,773 Views 75 Comments

A thorough investigation will be carried out into the administration, ethos and culture of the force.

# policing-authority - Monday 23 January, 2017

'Where there should be aspiration, there is sanction' - Gardaí on their new ethics rules
# Public Confidence
# Public Confidence

'Where there should be aspiration, there is sanction' - Gardaí on their new ethics rules

Jan 23rd 2017, 3:01 PM 10,643 Views 33 Comments

The code commits to standards of conduct like honesty, integrity and the reporting of wrongdoing.

# policing-authority - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Government no longer has power to promote senior gardaí as Policing Authority takes over
# Jobs
# Jobs

Government no longer has power to promote senior gardaí as Policing Authority takes over

Dec 31st 2016, 4:08 PM 10,758 Views 41 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said from tomorrow the Policing Authority will assume its role to appoint senior gardaí.

# policing-authority - Monday 21 November, 2016

Updated: Commissioner used private gmail account to discuss garda business
# Mail Order
# Mail Order

Updated: Commissioner used private gmail account to discuss garda business

Nov 21st 2016, 5:04 PM 31,939 Views 105 Comments

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.

# policing-authority - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Tánaiste to discuss 'critical' garda vacancies with Garda Commissioner
# Top Jobs
# Top Jobs

Tánaiste to discuss 'critical' garda vacancies with Garda Commissioner

Nov 17th 2016, 4:20 PM 6,964 Views 16 Comments

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

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