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# policing-authority - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Senior garda says garda stations are not places for mental health patients
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Senior garda says garda stations are not places for mental health patients

Nov 24th 2022, 7:00 PM 19,895 Views 20 Comments

Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche also said that new plans for removal of gardaí from mental health response requires proper resourcing.

# policing-authority - This year 2022

Policing Authority 'not satisfied' with Garda Commissioner's comments on Traveller profiling
# Blind Justice
# Blind Justice

Policing Authority 'not satisfied' with Garda Commissioner's comments on Traveller profiling

Oct 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 37,717 Views 0 Comments
  • Commissioner told the Policing Authority that he didn't believe the gardaí undertake racial profiling
  • Investigation by Noteworthy and The Journal examines ethnic profiling of Travellers, gardaí reaction and changes required
  • Policing Authority: The oversight body will "not be leaving this alone"
26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints

Jun 30th 2022, 7:13 PM 20,187 Views 8 Comments

The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.

# policing-authority - Last year 2021

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'

Nov 30th 2021, 12:03 PM 13,122 Views 22 Comments

The report says the controversy suggests that supervision and performance management of gardaí is “weak”.

Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’
# 999 Problems
# 999 Problems

Gardaí explanations for cancelled 999 calls ‘perplexing in the extreme’

Oct 28th 2021, 10:40 PM 31,998 Views 51 Comments

Policing Authority chairman Bob Collins criticised explanations offered by senior Gardai for the controversy surrounding thousands of cancelled calls.

Policing Authority says gardaí are continuing to cancel 999 calls
# Investigation
# Investigation

Policing Authority says gardaí are continuing to cancel 999 calls

Oct 14th 2021, 5:54 PM 17,652 Views 33 Comments

Earlier this year, it emerged that more than 200,000 calls were cancelled over a two-year period.

Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety

Jul 21st 2021, 5:55 PM 30,353 Views 29 Comments

Businesses expressed frustration in a report examining policing during the pandemic.

Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'
# Cancelled Calls
# Cancelled Calls

Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'

Jun 25th 2021, 8:56 AM 11,676 Views 32 Comments

The Garda Commissioner yesterday issued an apology to the victims who had their 999 calls cancelled.

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
# Computer Aided Dispatch
# Computer Aided Dispatch

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response

Jun 24th 2021, 9:45 AM 17,998 Views 26 Comments

The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
# Abuse
# Abuse

Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 5:55 PM 17,703 Views 0 Comments

An Garda Síochána has found “insufficient evidence” in the Commission’s report to start any criminal investigations.

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 23,878 Views 48 Comments

Drew Harris was speaking at the Policing Authority meeting today.

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 32,003 Views 57 Comments

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

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 17,008 Views 19 Comments

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

# policing-authority - All time

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 25,965 Views 9 Comments

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

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 26,090 Views 46 Comments

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

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 49,437 Views 14 Comments

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

'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 16,298 Views 24 Comments

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

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 18,490 Views 29 Comments

The Policing Authority today published its half-year report.

'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 20,584 Views 27 Comments

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

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 12,918 Views 22 Comments

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

'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 8,813 Views 7 Comments

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

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 15,693 Views 18 Comments

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

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 18,150 Views 21 Comments

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

'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 11,834 Views 26 Comments

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

'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 8,862 Views 8 Comments

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

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 12,623 Views 27 Comments

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

'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 11,480 Views 20 Comments

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

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 11,544 Views 8 Comments

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

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 16,151 Views 40 Comments

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

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 7,243 Views 16 Comments

A review was due to be published last June.

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 10,291 Views 26 Comments

The review was due to be published last June.

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 28,602 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.

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 10,845 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.

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 26,977 Views 52 Comments

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

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 21,664 Views 67 Comments

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

'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 11,520 Views 23 Comments

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

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 11,207 Views 50 Comments

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

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 41,204 Views 162 Comments

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

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 13,554 Views 51 Comments

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

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 18,137 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.

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